Thanksgiving is TOMORROW and many of us are thinking about FOOD! If you’re working on mindfulness around health and fitness this holiday season, you may try to restrict yourself from any and all indulgent foods, OR you may throw your hands up, eat whatever you want, and hope to recover next year.
However, a tried and true approach to healthy holiday eating involves moderation in both directions. Fill up on foods that you know are good for you, then let yourself enjoy modest amounts of the treats you love the very most. Chew slowly, savor, and enjoy your delicious holiday plate, then wait a bit before you decide whether you’re truly hungry for more.
If you’re tasked with making a holiday meal or bringing a dish this year, make something you know you’ll feel good about putting on your own plate. Here are a few recipes we’re excited to use this year:
An alternative to mashed potatoes:
A healthier dessert option:
Chocolate Avocado Truffles
A meatless alternative or addition to your turkey meal:
Pumpkin Quinoa Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
A Paleo treat:
Paleo Pumpkin Muffins
Skeptical? So were we. We dare you to try these recipes and see if you’re as pleasantly surprised as we were!