Here's everything you need to have a healthy holiday mind and body: from my 7 fave ways to keep you on track to my MUCHO, healthy, low carb alternatives to your fav T-Day drinks and dishes and Conscious Communication guide. LMK what works for you! And happiest, healthiest holidays to you and your loved ones.
7 fave ways to keep you on track during the holidays!
Be mindful, gracious and grateful:
1.Hydrate! Have your low sugar green juice/protein shake with MCT oil only that day
2.Move! Do a HIIT upon rising to get in good frame of mind. Take a long Finish the day with a set of squats,
3.Fill up on lowest carb options: the meat (turkey, ham, etc) and the low carb vegetables (salad, spinach etc).
4.Remember to eat slowly deep breathe and chew well.
5.Avoid ALL grains // Skip the stuffing, breads, and high sugar/carb desserts and vegetables.
6.Bring your own alternative: a bread, side dish, or dessert from my selection. If you can not bring your own, stick to the basics, just eat more of that.
7.Use coconut charcoal capsules: 1 before first bite or drink + 1 for every alcoholic drink + 2 after last bite/sip + 2 upon rising.
Healthy T-Day Menu // Low Carb Recipes for your favs
How to make any recipe healthier:
Meat: Remember to use only grass-fed, gmo-free and organic whenever possible.
Cheeses: make them grass-fed, raw as well whenever possible.
Instead of bread crumbs // Use ¼ cup of almond meal
Instead of mashed potatoes // Mashed cauliflower
Instead of sugar // Monkfruit in the raw
Pumpkin Pie Martini from All Day I Dream About Food
Low Carb Cranberry Juice from Fluffy Chix Cook
Cranberry Ginger Mulled Wine from All Day I Dream About Food
Pumpkin Spice Hot Buttered Coffee from Healthy Living How To
Organic wine if going to drink
Cheddar Cheese Straws from All Day I Dream About Food
Low Carb Sausage Rolls from Up Late Anyway
A very Italian style Antipasto: Appetizer tray Skip the cheese if you are dairy-sensitive!!
Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Ham This would be an easy finger food to pass around before dinner
Fav Turkey Recipes
A must read post to bake the perfect turkey: 17 Thanksgiving Turkey Mistakes Everyone Makes
A great keto-bacon-lover recipe: Bacon Blanketed Turkey (skip the root veggies or give them to a non-keto guest!)
Mushroom and Sage Rolled Turkey Breast from All Day I Dream About Food
Smoky Paprika Bacon Wrapped Turkey from Cooking on the Weekends
Dry Brined Turkey from That Skinny Chic
Adobo Butter Turkey from Nutmeg Nanny
The Best Roast Turkey from Bakeaholic Mama (Paleo and Whole 30)
Garlic Aioli Roasted Turkey with Lemon Parsley Au Jus from Epicurious
Roast Turkey with Wine and Herbs from Barefoot In the Kitchen
Beer Brined Turkey from The Beeroness
Herbed Mayonnaise Roast Turkey from Nutmeg Nanny
How to Smoke a Turkey from Foodie with Family
Citrus and Herb Butter Roast Turkey
Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey from She Wears Many Hats
Turkey Breast Roulade with Grain-Free Herbed Stuffing
Easiest Thanksgiving Turkey from West of the Loop
Flavor Injected Herb Roast Turkey from Yours and Mine are Ours
Duck Fat Turkey Breast with Green Onion Puree
Porchetta Style Roast Turkey Breast form Bon Appetit
Oven Roasted Cajun Turkey from Sassy Southern Yankee
Roast Turkey Legs from Vodka and Biscuits
Garlic Herb Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast from Whitney Bond
Crockpot Turkey Breast from Chelsea’s Messy Apron (skip the carrots)
Dry Brined Orange Rosemary Turkey from Flavor the Moments
This is a great post about making gravy: How to Make Low-Carb Gravy
How to Keto-Vivica - modify it: DO NOT use corn starch or any other flour.
Your best option for gravy thickener is:
Psyllium Fiber Excellent thickener. Tip: make sure you do give it time to expand before adding more, or you will end up with a rubber ball gravy!
Gourmet Stuffing - The Nourished Caveman
Sausage Stuffing YUM! (skip the parmesan for dairy-free option!) Food Network
Shrimp and Bacon Dressing To make it low-carb use coconut flour instead of tapioca flour.
Southern Cornbread Stuffing from Buttoni’s Low Carb Recipes
Grain-Free Paleo Biscuit Stuffing from Deliciously Organic
Sour Cream & Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower from All Day I Dream About Food
Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash from A Sweet Life
Delicata Squash and Sausage Gratin from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Hazelnut Roasted Brussels Sprouts from All Day I Dream About Food
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Browned Butter from A Sweet Life
Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Casserole from A Sweet Life
Green Beans with Creamy Mushroom Sauce from A Sweet Life
Green Bean Casserole from Peace, Love and Low Carb
Sweet Potato Casserole from Maria Mind Body Health
Bread and Biscuits
Cheddar Jalapeño Cauliflower Muffins from I Breathe, I’m Hungry
Garlic Parmesan Biscuits from Satisfying Eats
Cranberry Jalapeño “Cornbread” Muffins from All Day I Dream About Food
Mile High Keto Biscuit Mix from Fluffy Chix Cook
Cheesy Skillet Bread from All Day I Dream About Food
The Ultimate Low Carb Pecan Pie from All Day I Dream About Food
Pumpkin Chai Mug Cakes from I Breathe, I’m Hungry
Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake from Healthy Indulgences
Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars from All Day I Dream About Food
Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling from No Bun Please
Gingerbread Pumpkin Bars from Healthy Living How To
Maple Walnut Creme Brûlée from Bob’s Red Mill
Crustless Pumpkin Pie Dairy free option: Use coconut cream instead of cream -Nourished Caveman
Pumpkin Pie Pudding - Nourished Caveman
Fudgy Macadamia Chocolates (These will be the highlight of the party) -Nourished Caveman
Order from Paleo On the Go!
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