First off, my intention is NOT to restrict anyone’s Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a holiday where we celebrate what we are thankful for- not to focus on what we can not have.
Indulging in your favorite dishes this holiday will not completely sabotage your weight loss goals, but life is full of options, and it doesn’t hurt to have some “guilt free” options to choose from this Thanksgiving.
1. Orange Herb Roasted Turkey Recipe from: Inspired Taste
A great option for smaller gatherings!
Nutrition: 478 calories
24 g fat, 0.8 g saturated fat
7.5 g carbs
57.9 g protein
2. Stuffing Balls Recipe from: Inquiring Chef
I LOVE this recipe because servings are already created in sensible portions!
Nutrition: 161 calories
9.4 g fat, 5.3 g saturated fat
16.3 g carbs
3 g protein
3. Balsamic Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe from: Recipe Runner
A low carb fibrous veggie dish…with BACON. Who doesn’t like BACON!?
Nutrition: 180 calories
11.2 g fat, 3.4 g saturated fat
13.8 g carbs
7.9 g protein
4. Healthy Pear and Apple Crisp w/ Quinoa Recipe from: Simply Quinoa
Guilt free dessert, please!
Whatever is on your Thanksgiving table, enjoy! Take the time out to be thankful for the people in your life as well as the food on the table.