Thanksgiving is around the corner and it’s time to start cooking. During this food holiday, it’s hard to keep on track with diet and exercise. So try these recipes to give you a little help in the diet department. As for the exercise, get out for that Turkey Trot Friday morning!
Fresh Green Bean Casserole: This recipe is play on that good old classic grandma used to make.
1 pound of fresh green bean s (ends cut off)
1 cup of milk
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 small packet of mushrooms sliced
1 Large white onion
Dash of Pepper
First dice half of the onion and slice the rest of it. Take the diced onions and gently sauté it with avocado oil until golden brown. Place these onions aside, and now sauté the sliced onions in the same manner. In a large baking dish, place the green beans, milk, soy sauce, mushrooms and diced onions with a dash of pepper. Stir and place in the oven at 350 degrees.Bake about 20 minutes or until the mixture is bubbling and the beans are soft. Top with sliced sautéed onions and serve!
2. Fresh Cranberry Sauce: This recipe is quite tasty and healthier than that canned cranberry jelly!
1 package of fresh cranberries
½ cup of Splenda sugar
Directions: First grate half of the orange rim and set aside. Squeeze the juice out of the orange and set aside. Place the sugar, cranberries, orange juice and orange rim in a large pot. Place on the stove over medium heat. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the cranberries are soft and start popping. Chill and serve.
3. Mashed Cauliflower: This recipe will give you a healthier option over those white mashed potatoes.
One head of cauliflower
Fresh chopped garlic
Dash of pepper
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 cup of milk or almond milk
Directions: First steam the cauliflower until it is soft. Then gently chop the cauliflower into small bite size pieces. In a large pot, add cauliflower, garlic, oil, pepper and milk.Using a hand mixer, blend until smooth and creamy. Garnish with parsley as desired.