In this video learn what Carol plans to do for her Thanksgiving Dinner. Sign up for the blog updates at Little Choices Matter and she will be releasing recipes all week for the big day.
If you are loading this Thanksgiving try adding these tips to really help your Fat Stores. Also checkout the Healthy Loading Blog post for tips to get in your healthy fats without adding a lot of sugar that may make you sick especially if you are not on your first round and have not been eating sugars.
It may not be easy to load yourself with really fatty, unhealthy items, so here is a list of healthy items you can load on that are high in fat.
Drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sesame Oil, Coconut Oil on everything!
Nuts: Walnuts, Macadamia Nuts, Pecans, Pine Nuts. Nut Butters are also good.
Seeds: Sesame, Sunflower, Pumpkin
Olives: Green or black
Recipes for Thanksgiving
Looking for a nice crunchy snack? This is one of my favorites! The first time I made it, I used honey and it was really good, but I personally prefer Agave Nectar. I have also mixed it in with yogurt, tossed in some raisins and sprinkled with oats and milled flaxseeds. Loaded with protein, fiber, Omega 3’s and so much more! A very healthy, delicious and filling snack!
Other mixings (optional)
Dried banana slices
Core, and peel apple if desired. Slice/chop apple into small bite-size pieces. I love my apple slicer! Put apples in a small bowl. Slightly chop nuts with a nut chopper. Stir in nuts and apple pieces together and then mix in honey or agave nectar. stir well to coat all pieces. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon or apple pie spice. Add any other ingredients you like and enjoy!
Thanksgiving is next Thursday and we wanted to share some great recipes for Phase 2 and mostly Phase 3 that will help you not gain during the feast. For those on Phase 2 it will best to prepare your meals ahead of time and if you feel you are going cheat do it with protein not sugar.
(great to have before company comes or before you begin to spend hours cooking, to fill you up so you are not so tempted)
1 C. Almond Milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie spice (recipe below or purchased)
½ c. cooked pumpkin
½ frozen banana (optional)
1 Tbsp. ground flax seeds
3 -4 drops liquid stevia
Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, raisins, coconut flakes, and cashews. Use raw/unroasted. Mix and enjoy.
3 C. raw nuts
1/4 C. raw honey
1 1/2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp sugar substitute (I use Rapadura) Read More
1/4 cup Stevia
1 tbsp of cinnamon
3 tablespoons spicy mustard
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp of water
1/4 cup gold rum (such as Bacardi Gold®) P4 Read More
Stuffing/Dressing with Ezekiel Bread
5 cups cubed Ezekiel or other sprouted bread
1 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp. Coconut oil
3/4 cup chopped celery
2 1/2 tsp. dried sage
1 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 Tbsp. Signature Blend Spice
1 apple, chopped (optional)
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
finely chopped turkey giblets
3/4 cup turkey stock
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
In a large skillet, cook the onions in oil over medium heat, stirring until lightly browned. Add the giblets, celery, sage, rosemary, and thyme; cook, for 2 minutes while stirring occasionally.Spread the bread cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes at 350, or until lightly toasted. Transfer toasted bread cubes to a large bowl.Pour giblet mixture over bread in bowl. Mix in chopped apples, parsley, and liver. Drizzle with turkey stock and melted butter, and mix lightly. Spoon into turkey to loosely fill.
1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup coconut oil or MCT oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (for Phase 3 or Phase 4)
10 grape tomatoes, halved Read More
1 head cauliflower — cut into florets
3/4 cup water
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/3 cup Whipping Cream
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp onion powder Read More
one dozen large eggs
1/3 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip or ranch dressing
2 tablespoons chopped canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
1 tablespoon hot mustard
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
chopped fresh cilantro Read More
3-4 cups Pumpkin, cooked, mashed
1 onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ cup green pepper, chopped fine
Butter, Sea Salt & Pepper to taste
Fry the onion in oil until translucent or lightly brown.
Add pumpkin and cook until soft.
Mash it with a mixer and top with butter, salt and pepper
4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
2 tsp. Ground ginger
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. Nutmeg
1 and 1/2 cups almond meal or almond flour
3 tablespoons melted butter
3 Tbsp.s Rapadura (whole cane sugar)
Heat oven to 350 F. mix the ingredients in pie pan and pat into place with your fingertips.
Bake for about 10 minutes until the crust is beginning to brown.
½ Cup Rapadura
1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
4 large eggs
3 cups pumpkin
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Mix well using a hand blender or mixer. Pour into pie pan.
Bake at 425 for the first 15 minutes,then turn the temperature down to 350 and bake another 45 to 60 minutes
until a clean knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
Phase 3 Cheescakes
We have gathered all these in one post, click the read more for these recipes.
NY Original Cheescake
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Read More
Baked Apple Pie Phase 2
1 Tbsp. Lemon juice
1-2 tsp. Apple Pie Spice (mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice)
Stevia to taste Read More
Chocolate Delight Candies
For all the Chocolate Delight Recipe variation click here Read More
Chocolate Bites Delight
Chocolate Delight with Nuts
Chocolate Delight with Vanilla
Chocolate Delight with Peanut Butter P3
Peanut Butter Cups