Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Post Thanksgiving Eating Guide

Now that Thanksgiving is over and the indulgent feast is behind us, it's time to detox a little with some healthy dishes.  Sure, you may be thinking that the holiday season is just upon us and there will be so many other opportunities to indulge, but why not give your tummy a break with a few of these nourishing foods:

Healthy Stuffed Peppers - I love this recipe because it uses homemade, non-processed tomato sauce and can be a very versatile dish. You can make it veggie friendly or with lean meat too - I prefer the latter and like to use some lean ground turkey into the stuffing.  

My Healthy Bolognese - If you don't want to give up on hearty foods, I highly recommend this healthy take on Bolognese sauce, which uses fresh ingredients such as mushrooms, tomatoes, basil, and some chicken sausage in place of pork.  

Turkey Chili - If you've got some turkey leftovers (or have ground turkey on-hand), this is a nice dish to make. It keeps well in the fridge for a few days or you can freeze it and save it for a busy weeknight dinner.

Turkey Sliders and Salad - This recipe brings me back in time, as Dan used to create these little sliders a lot, especially during football season.  They're filling and tasty and are always a big hit whether for a small casual dinner or larger parties.

Shiitake Mushroom Soup - There's nothing like a delicious hot soup in the winter.  This one is especially earthy, with plenty of shiitake and baby bella mushrooms and I supplement the cream with a healthier alternative.  It's really nice to cozy up with a heaping bowl of this and watch your favorite holiday movie.  

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