Thanksgiving 2014 marks a special moment for our family.
This will be the first time in over 7 years that our immediate family has gotten together for the holiday! Because traveling is always involved, we’ve usually opted to see each other for Christmas instead. This year, we are finally celebrating together in Los Angeles for the entire weekend! We are so excited we can hardly contain ourselves!
Thanksgiving 2014 is also going to be different because our diets and lifestyles have continued to evolve and we are ready to take a healthy approach to this Thanksgiving! Holidays are a chance to indulge, but we’ve been cultivating better habits so that we can choose wisely when possible and enjoy our holiday that much more. Since most people are either traveling to or hosting Thanksgiving dinner, we wanted to share a couple tips for how to have healthy Thanksgiving celebrations no matter what your schedule or meal plans.
We wrote a post on Tips for Eating Healthy during Thanksgiving that we have found really helpful for avoiding overeating and making conscious food choices during the holidays.
We love parties and social dinners – make sure you’re prepared for your diet choices when trying to eat healthy with friends and family in social settings. Trying to eat sugar-free, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free is most likely against the norm for most parties, so it’s best to be prepared!
Traveling is the biggest culprit for us breaking our healthy habits! Read our Tips for Healthy Eating When Traveling so you can keep the cheats out of convenience to a minimum. When you choose to eat something unhealthy, you’ll do so happily knowing you’ve made balanced, wise choices up until then!
If you are hosting dinner this year or are bringing dishes to share, here are some of our favorite recipes that would work well on any Thanksgiving table!
Sugar-Free Apple Crisp (triple the recipe for a crowd!)
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!