A healthy Thanksgiving
I know this seems ridiculous (more marshmallows on that sweet potato casserole, yo!), but just hear me out. While I love the traditions of Thanksgiving (family, food, wine and football), I don’t particularly love feeling stuffed and unable to move from the couch (especially with a mobile toddler) after dinner. As such, I’ve been researching some healthier festive recipes to accompany that succulent bird. Here are the winners:
- Arugula, grape and almond salad: as you know, I would put arugula in my morning oatmeal if I could. I can’t get enough. With sweet grapes and crunchy almonds (and a refreshing Chenin Blanc, perhaps?), this appetizing salad comes in around 200 calories.
- Roasted delicata squash with quinoa salad: While this one may require a little more work, I like it for several reasons: it’s from Michael Symon (what up, Ohio!), it’s gluten free and it contains arugula. Next…
- Apple and onion stuffin’ muffins: This one has a stick of butter, yes, but the stuffing comes in muffin form (i.e. automatic portion control).
- Herb roasted turkey with maple gravy: I love all of the quintessential Thanksgiving herbs this dish contains, but adding a maple gravy? So unexpected. Kind of like having the main course and dessert at the same time.
- Beet and apple salad: You knew I couldn’t have a Thanksgiving without beets!
What dishes will you be making on Thanksgiving (healthy or not)?
[Images via Bon Appetit, Food Network and Food and Wine]