Sunday, December 1, 2013

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is over...sigh...time to detox before Christmas. Ha Ha just kidding, I seriously don't know if I will have anytime to think about detoxing during these three weeks before Christmas Break. But I know that eating right, getting enough sleep (which never happens), and exercising (again--hit and miss) is all I need to do to keep my body feeling great!

I had two Thanksgivings this year. One with my family and one with my husbands family. Both were DELISH and I have to admit that I ate foods I wouldn't normally eat and probably shouldn't have eaten. In fact my husband and I stuffed ourselves so much on Thanksgiving (not pleasant) that we did not eat at all on Friday until the evening meal and then we only felt like eating vegetables, I was very surprised, but I felt great the next morning!

I made some dishes to bring so I could make sure my Thanksgiving dinners were more light and healthful. I wanted to share these recipes with you so you can have an idea of what to make for Christmas--everything was soo yummy!

For my family's Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving I brought the Detoxinista's vegetable stuffing which really is a winner! And a yummy sweet salad of my own devising. I will give the recipe soon, but it included cranberries, kale, pomegranates and a sweet maple dressing...

Then for my husband's family's Thanksgiving meal I ended up making Celery Root and Cauliflower Puree with Garlicky Greens...

Also really yummy! the only thing I added to this dish was about 2 cloves of garlic to the food processor with the celery root and cauliflower. I think that adding roasted garlic cloves would have been amazing too.

Then I made roasted red potatoes specially for my husband who wanted nothing else this year :)

For the potatoes I used about 8 red potatoes chopped into chunks threw them in a baking dish and tossed them with olive oil, about 3 chopped garlic cloves, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Then I roasted them in the oven on about 400 degrees for about 30 to 45 min. They were just what my husband ordered!

Finally, I made several healthy desserts...

And not pictured Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Cream ( Which was a huge hit with my brother-in-law who, mostly, steers clear of my healthy food like it was the plague (except for raw cheesecakes).

I hope you enjoy this list of healthy holiday food and that you stay healthy this holiday season!

Happy Juicing!!!