Happy, healthy holiday feast

Who didn’t feel miserable and bloated after eating a bountiful, delicious Thanksgiving dinner? This girl!

As my mom and I prepared the menu for this year’s feast, I suggested we prepare a primarily “clean” Thanksgiving meal for the family. She knows how important my clean-eating journey has been this year and happily agreed to change things up a bit. And I’m here to tell you I did not, nor did my family, feel one bit deprived. My pecan-pie loving uncle even approved! (For the record, we did provide a good ol’ pecan pie for him.)
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The menu:
Free-range turkey
Green beans (flavored with clean seasonings and olive oil)
Quinoa/kale salad with pomegranate seeds on top
Roasted fall vegetables (sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, parsnips with salt, pepper, garlic powder & minced onion) *soak in olive oil and seasoning the night before … delish!
Golden roasted Brussel sprouts
And some good old-fashioned mashed potatoes (hey, remember I said “primarily clean” ;))

And THIS …
Clean no-bake pumpkin pie with coconut milk whipped cream
IMG_7644We got the recipe here (sans chocolate sauce). It was so good! The recipe calls for a banana, which I really liked – a perfect complement to the pumpkin taste. The whipped cream was so easy to prepare! Put the can of coconut milk in the fridge over night, and when you’re ready to whip it up, scoop out the hard layer on top (save the liquid part for smoothies!). Place in mixing bowl, add some vanilla and cinnamon and blend. I actually enjoyed it better than regular whipped cream.

See how easy and delicious eating clean can be?!

Cheers to healthy & happy living!

 

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