Prepping for Turkey

Thursday...THURSDAY...this Thursday which is two days away, is Turkey day here in the Grand Ole' U.S. of A. I am hell bent on making sure I eat CLEAN this Thanksgiving. I want to share the recipes I plan to make, although have not yet begun. I will be making two desserts, 1 cranberry dish to split, and a vegetable to each house I go to.

Here is what the interwebs have brought me::

1st dessert will be:
Paleo Pumpkin Pie!
Honest to Goodness though every Paleo recipe I find is near to impossible to make. OR should I say complicated. Talking about grounding down pecans & Walnuts...and strange ingredients I've never heard of, so if you have an awesome easy to use Pumpkin Pie recipe, I am WAY all ears.
This is my plan though until I can find a good one.

1 cup almond flour
1 tsp of coconut palm sugar OR 1 tsp stevia or truvia or whatever floats your boat.
2 tbsp coconut spread (melted)
Add to almond flour until a dough starts to form, then press into a pie pan.

1 can of puree pumpkin(Not the pie mix)
3/4cup of coconut palm sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2tsp salt
1/2tsp ginger
1/2tsp nutmeg
2 eggs
1 can of coconut milk

Preheat Oven to 425 degrees F
Mix cinnamon, salt, ginger, and nutmeg in a small bowl. In a larger bowl beat eggs, stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mix. Gradually stir in can of coconut milk. Bake at 425 for 15mins reduce temp to 350 degrees F; bake for 40-50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
I am not planning on adding cool whip to mine...I KNOW! Call the news media! Unless I can find a non-dairy whipped topping.
I will make this pie on Wednesday(Night before Thanksgiving)

The Paleo Apple Crisp will be going to my parents house! I found the best recipe over at Paleo Newbie!
Here's her picture,

I seriously can't wait to try this recipe it looks easy and delicious!

I really, REALLY enjoy simple. I also REALLY enjoy cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving. I swear it's the best stuff on the planet!
I found the simplest recipe for cranberry sauce over at Cook Eat Paleo. I will also be making this the night before, along with the apple crisp. Or Wellness Mama also has a GREAT recipe that can't be passed up.

For now as far as the vegetables go I'll probably just make my now famous(to my family) roasted rosemary carrots.

I am establishing my plan now for thanksgiving day. I plan to run in the morning so if I do end up overindulging that I will at least have my blood sugar levels somewhat stabilized from the morning run. I have been requested to go play video games with the oldest nephew. 'Cause I'm a cool aunt. LOL! No worries there, but when it comes to food & having a Thanksgiving lunch & dinner, my plan is to eat the turkey that's made. Skip the skin. Eat whatever vegetable I end up bringing, and a slice of Pumpkin Pie at lunch & a slice of Apple Crisp with dinner. Cranberry sauce...not going to lie, I'll probably be the only one eating it at, at least one of the family gatherings so I'll be eating it at both places :) I'm undecided if I'll be eating potatoes or not.

My Aunt over at Knit Together had a great post recently where she discovered Savory Bacon Butternut Squash Souffle. Now that I might HAVE TO try! I'll see what is available at both places, but as long as it's clean, whole & no additives I should be just fine. OH! For breakfast I will probably splurge a little and have 2 fried eggs, mixed berry gluten free pancakes, (up in the air on the pancakes since I'll be having two desserts, but I'll post our breakfast on Thursday) and possibly turkey bacon. LOL! Turkey all day!

I think the key is when being on ANY kind of diet plan, whether it's vegan, or paleo, or Atkins, the KEY is to PLAN AHEAD! Have a game plan. We get STRESSED OUT when faced with two many choices and end up picking the wrong thing. Don't pick the wrong thing.When you pick the wrong thing, you hate yourself, and when you hate yourself, you continue to make bad choices. Don't make bad choices, go with a game plan. Keep it clean, and remember to drink your water.

Happy Early Turkey Day everyone,



Anonymous said…
Now we have to start planning for Christmas dinner, lol! I
Amanda Goe said…
I really do need to start looking into what I'll be making...especially since I won't be partaking in Grandpa's famous blueberry pancake breakfast :(