Happy Thanksgiving week, loves! This is the week that kicks off the season we all look forward to all year long. Time with friends, family, laughter, playing games, catching up on our lives, counting our blessings, planning our shopping adventures for those on our nice list and of course, delicious food. You can’t forget yummy food!
To help you stay ahead of your health goals, I’ve gathered some delicious low-glycemic dishes I’ve found around the interwebs for you to make or bring to your Thanksgiving lunches and dinner festivities this week! Enjoy!
1. First up is the very obvious vegetable side dish. From my own archives, this veggie side dish I adapted is healthy, quick and easy to make so you’re bound to make a vegetarian/vegan happy! Or if you’re hosting, you can fire up the grill any meat, you might as well make some veggie kebabs while you’re at it!
2. Instead of the high glycemic version, try this amazing vegan mac n’ cheese recipe. My roommates made it one night and it tastes just like the real thing!
3. A clean green bean casserole recipe? Say what?! Yes, please!
4. How about some soup? I had some butternut squash soup for the first time a few weeks ago and didn’t expect to like it at all. Guess what? I loved it! This butternut quash soup recipe from Mara looks amazing and is a must-try!
5. Instead of sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, how about roasted sweet potatoes minus the sugar?
6. No one really thinks to bring a healthy drink like cranberry mint lime sparkling water to a party!
7. Let’s not forget dessert! How about some amazing cacao-peanut or vanilla-banana ice cream?! Go ahead. Click on the link and look at the photos and tell me you making this quick dessert won’t make you the most popular person at the party! Go ahead!
If you do decide to go the turkey route and have leftovers (you’re bound to have leftovers of something, right?), check out this awesome turkey sandwich recipe (sorry, moist-maker is not included).
What’s your favorite side dish from the list? Remember that it’s okay to have balance so a serving of high glycemic goodness here and there isn’t going to kill you. Just balance it all out and control your portions to keep your energy levels up so you don’t binge and have regrets later!