Planning healthy meals for the family during the holidays can be tough. Everyone wants the traditional turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie but they are not always the healthiest options.
Here are OPEX Fitness Regina we try our best to find our members healthy substitutes that keep the family happy but don’t sacrifice flavour! Try these five Thanksgiving recipes that are sure to please not only your family but your nutritional goals too!
Appetizer – Spinach and Artichoke Dip
This spinach dip has a unique alternative to cream cheese, cashews! Using cashews helps you cut down on processed foods over the holidays and tastes just like cheese when it is done! We know what you’re thinking, “WHAT? There’s not way cashews can taste like cheese!” Try it for yourself! You will not regret it.
Side Dish #1 – Roasted Grape, Bacon & Kale Salad
Try this amazing salad that is sure to impress your guests and your taste buds. Filled with vitamins, healthy fats and flavour make sure you make enough for leftovers or seconds.
Side Dish #2 – Slow Cooker Cauliflower Rice
Trying to watch your carbohydrate intake this Thanksgiving? Why not try this slow cooker cauliflower rice recipe that will help you lower your carbs but will still give you something to soak up your gravy!
Main Dish – Italian Style Stuffed Peppers
This recipe is a great alternative to turkey or an amazing side dish to the traditional Thanksgiving bird! Filled with protein and low in carbohydrates, these peppers are easy to make and always a favourite at our houses!
Dessert – Pumpkin Pie Apple Dip
What can we say, pumpkin at Thanksgiving is a must! Try this pumpkin pie dip for dessert instead of the traditional pumpkin pie to save on the carbohydrates. With your choice of dipping tool you can use apples, plantain chips, graham crackers or, our favourite, celery!