Happy, Healthy Holidays!
The holidays are already stressful enough. So, if you are trying to eat healthy or cater to food sensitivities that can only add to the work. For our Thanksgiving meal I wanted to cook a meal that was gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and egg-free for my family.
I loved the recipes I found to make our Thanksgiving a little healthier. The sweet potato casserole, gravy, biscuits, stuffing, and biscuits added elements to the meal that are traditional favorites. My family didn’t notice any lack of flavor with these better for you versions, and some of them they liked better!
I loved that the cranberry sauce was SO EASY to make, and I was able to put it together while I was cleaning dishes one night. Many dishes I could make ahead and save time on the day of. It made the holidays so much less stressful.
My Favorite Part of Thanksgiving
My favorite way to start the day is by doing our local Turkey Trot in Lansing. We love to dress up and run together. This year, I let Noah out of the jogger right before the finish, and we were able to jog in together. It was so fun!
Plus, we get to see all of our friends from our running group. It is such a fun, happy atmosphere along with the exercise.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Check out the original recipe here. For our version, we used a banana instead of the egg. It worked great, and the banana added some nice sweetness to the taste. I even made this a week ahead and froze it to save time on the actual day (and space in my refrigerator).
Caramel Cheesecake Bites
Check out the original recipe here.
Other Recipes I Made
- cranberry sauce
- sausage and apple stuffing – We used applesauce instead of egg, gluten-free bread, and extra apple instead of celery, and bone broth instead of stock.
- brined turkey
- gluten-free biscuits
- vegan carrot cake