Clean Twist on Thanksgiving Recipes

Hey there! So I love fall and I love Thanksgiving eats! This is my favorite time of the year. Although the commercial aspect seems to keep starting the holiday season earlier and earlier, mine starts at Thanksgiving. I can start listening to holiday music on XM Radio Holly; Christmas decor comes out of storage this weekend; the Christmas lists get edited and sent to the North Pole. Ahhh delightful! This is also the time of year when we can really pack on the pounds and insulation... Yowzers! Here in the Pacific Northwest we just got greeted with a lovely dose of white, fluffy, cold insulation. Let's just make sure it doesn't adhere to the human specimens.

Hopefully you have gotten your Thanksgiving meal planned and the shopping done. If you are looking for a couple clean eating recipes, I have two favorites to share with you. The first is an awesome sweet potato recipe that is sans marshmallows. No need for the extra calories and sugar! Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet. The second favorite is to satisfy my sweet urge. Don't be scared that it calls for tofu as it made me want to run for the high ground when I first saw it, I dislike tofu that much. Blended up this is the perfect creamy alternative to pumpkin pie. Delish! Enjoy and let me know how they turn out.



Serves 8

4 medium sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch wedges
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 Tbsp. finely grated lemon zest
4 garlic cloves, minced

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, toss potato wedges in olive oil and paprika. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to baking sheet and roast 30-35 minutes, turning potatoes once halfway through.

2. Return potatoes to mixing bowl and toss with parsley, lemon zest and garlic. Serve immediately.

Nutrition facts (per serving):
188 calories
3 g protein
35 g carbs
5 g fat
0 g fiber
0 mg cholesterol
160.5 mg sodium
2 g sugar



Serves 4

1 12-oz package silken tofu
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 1-oz box sugar-free, fat-free vanilla instant pudding mix
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Add all ingredients to a large bowl and blend until smooth. Refrigerate before serving.



Nutrition facts (per serving):
90 calories
4 g protein
12 g carbs
3 g fat
2 g fiber
0 mg cholesterol
263 mg sodium
2 g sugar

Happy, healthy eats!


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