Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Clean Eating Thanksgiving Recipes

Clean Eating Thanksgiving Recipes

First before I share my secret clean eating recipes that will keep me on track this week it's important also to give thanks to God for everything he has blessed us with.  And not just during the month of Thanksgiving but daily.  Also with Christmas right around the corner its so easy to think about me, me, me what am I going to get for Christmas, how many presents can I get all the kids.  When that's not at all what Christmas is about.  So stop and ask yourself on Thanksgiving how can I help someone else as you enter into December.  What are you good at what do you have to offer to someone else that can bless them.  I guarantee when you take the focus off of you and put action into helping out someone else that needs your help it will be the best Christmas ever.

Clean Eating Thanksgiving Recipes

Crockpot  sweet potatoes and apples

Clean Eating Thanksgiving Recipes

  • 1/3 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 4 cups of sweet potatoes cut into 2" cubes with skin
  • 4 cups of apples (any) pealed, cored, & sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1/3 of chopped walnuts (or pecans)
  • 1/2 cup of water
Place all ingredients in crockpot and turn heat on medium for 4 hours.  Best if served warm, I love this recipe because you can prep it the day before Thanksgiving and have it ready to turn on the morning of with the work already done.  The entire time it was in the crockpot my son keep asking to have a bit!!  So I'm saying that the recipe is 5-6 servings!!
Clean Eating Thanksgiving Recipes

Clean Eating Corn Bread

1 cup of plain corn meal
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 tsp. of baking soda
2 tsp. of cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. of salt
4 Tablespoons of raw honey
1 cup of non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup of almond milk
3 egg whites
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 cup of frozen corn
1/2 cup of un sweeten apple sauce
Clean Eating Thanksgiving Recipes

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
In a large mixing bowl mix your dry ingredients together next in a different bowl mix all wet ingredients.

Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just barley blended.  Lumps are ok don't over mix. 
Grease a 13x9 baking dish and bake for 15  minutes.
Slice into 12 slices and enjoy!! I also like to make this recipe to go with a good batch of chili!!

Clean Eating Thanksgiving Recipes

Clean Eating Stuffing
 This is as clean as it comes and this is my version of clean stuffing of course I had to add a little bit of butter.  This stuffing also works great for stuff pork chops. 


  • 1 loaf of Ezekiel bread, thawed and broken into bite-sized cubes*
  • 1/2 tsp  dried thyme
  • 2 tsp  dried sage
  • 1 tbl. of parsley
  • 1 tsp  freshly ground black pepper
  •  3 tbl. of melted butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped fine!!
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 5 celery stalks chopped fine!!
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  •  2 to 3 egg whites depending on how moist you want it

  • Directions-
    First you want to take your butter in a small nonstick pan and add celery and onions place heat on medium and cook until translucent. Next take a 9x13 pan and  add your cubed bread, spices, onions, celery, garlic, then pour almond milk over bread.  Take a minute and really start to mix it well, then add your egg whites one at a time, and continue to mix well.  You want the texture to start to feel like it's blended well and sticking together in a ball form so it has enough moisture.  I will add with using this type of bread the stuffing has flavor but for sure needs more moisture then your traditional stuffing. 

    No-bake cranberry oatmeal cookies
    For me making cookies is still important and l love my little helpers in the kitchen.  This year I will be doing the same but I won't be using white flour or white sugar.  This is the recipe I will be using for a cookie exchange as well. 


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup  dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pecan pieces, chopped

  • Clean Eating Thanksgiving Recipes

    Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and wash your hands and mix well with you hands.  This recipe will make 12 small balls, you will want to place balls on a cookie sheet and freeze for 45 minutes.  You will want to store these in a air tight container, these cookies freeze great as well. 

    So what does your Thanksgiving plate look like?  Will it be an all day binge?  I found this picture on-line and found it very helpful as a visual for Thanksgiving, will you be running a marathon afterwards?

    Clean Eating Thanksgiving Recipes

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