Thanksgiving is next week and I can't wait! I can't wait to eat! But more importantly I can't wait to be around my family laughing and creating moments to remember forever. Now I know we will all have our staple thanksgiving dishes around the table. But I really want to add a few healthier and lighter dishes to the rotation. So I searched the Internet for great healthy holiday recipes and here are three we should try this year!
This Spice Crusted Roast Salmon with Ginger Beets sounds like comfort food but still light and healthy. And the beets are a great addition to any meal. Beets are great in helping digest your food. It’s filled with magnesium, potassium and fiber which all aids in removing waste. My husband is a vegetarian so he’ll love this salmon!
Candied yams are a staple during thanksgiving but I'd like to change it up this year (although it may still find its way on my table) and try something new. I saw this recipe on my favorite show “The Chew”. Chef Michael Symon makes a Crispy Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Sage. The best part about this recipe is you serve the maple syrup on the side. So everyone gets to add their share of sweetness to their own plate.
I know i'm pushing it with this last recipe but it looks so good! We always have an influx amount of apples around NYC during this season so why not indulge in a Apple Pie smoothie! And it’s a whole lot less work than attempting to making an actual pie. Have the the young people that didn't help with cooking, prepping or set the table, make the smoothies.
So in no way am I trying to remove our favorites dishes from the dinner table. If our goal is to make lifestyle changes, then implementing new and healthy recipes for thanksgiving is a great way to keep the momentum going. No need to make crazy weight loss goals come January if we make healthier decisions during the holidays. So I’d love for you to share your dishes. Just to remember please tag #heavenlynature! And feel free to hold me accountable to making these wonderful dishes!