Keep Your Kitchen the Fat Burning Kitchen This Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is often a time to spend enjoying the finer things in life with our families, but of course it is all too easy for this to quickly descend into a never-ending feeding frenzy, running all the way through Christmas and beyond! It doesn’t have to be this way, and there are in fact countless examples of healthy Thanksgiving recipes and snacks that you can add to your family’s menu to practice a little ‘damage control,’ and keep your kitchen the fat burning kitchen it is the rest of the year, even through the holidays.
All of the Fun with Less of the Junk
Consider starting off your meals with something like such as pumpkin soup. Low in carbohydrates and rich in fiber, this nutritional powerhouse of a soup tastes incredible with a little added all-spice, getting your Thanksgiving meal off to a sweet start.
When it comes time for the main event, the bird, why not consider opting for a healthier alternative stuffing recipe?
Using wild the fat burning kitchen ingredients like rice or quinoa as the base for your stuffing provides a gluten-free alternative with far more protein, and adding dried fruits such as apricots and cranberries will continue the sweet trend we started with our pumpkin soup; delicious!
Another great addition to your main meal is to add a side salad, but it doesn’t have to be a boring bowl of plain old leaves.
Instead, you can just as easily throw together a few ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and lemon juice to create a healthy, and very tasty vinaigrette, that will add a little extra zest, and bring even the very blandest of salads to life!
Desserts from the Fat Burning Kitchen
Dessert seems to be where things get a little more complicated because we’re always going to want something to satisfy our sweet tooth after a hearty Thanksgiving meal.
Providing you’ve covered all of your bases with the rest of your meal by adding plenty of fresh leafy greens and vegetables, and by not going over the top with the amount of fats and refined carbohydrates, then there should be no problem indulging in a nice slice of pie.
If you are going to enjoy a sweet treat like this, then instead of accompanying with a big dollop of ice cream, why not consider rustling up a simple fruit salad that the whole family can enjoy.
Apple, banana, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, and anything else you can think of; the options are endless when it comes to this kind of afters dish, and for a little extra-added flavour be sure to add some coconut shavings or desiccated coconut over everything!
So don’t think that you can’t enjoy Thanksgiving with your friends and family because you are watching your diet, just be smart, plan ahead and remember to get in a workout. One way to burn off some extra calories before your turkey dinner is to plan a family game of football. This will get everyone’s heart pumping and gets the whole family together for a little fun!