well folks- the big turkey day is among us. i cannot believe that it's late november already. i wanted to address this stress-filled issue for all of us since some of you are new to program and have never dealt with a holiday on-program. i was on-program for Easter and found it easy if I planned ahead.
for thanksgiving, i have planned a typical menu with pretty much all of our usual favorites. turkey, squash, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, and dessert...here's my game plan:
for stuffing/dressing (the debate continues), i first cube up and toast up an entire loaf of Ezekial under the broiler and use that in place of conventional white bread....for my mashed i always use half potato, half cauliflower/parsnip/turnip combo for the nutrients...for my green bean casserole i toss raw sliced shallots in arrowroot and then pan-fry them to top my casserole, and then for my gravy i use corn starch (arrowroot would work for those on CEA-HOW)...our dessert is a crustless pumpkin pie: i mix the filling, then bake and serve it in little cups with optional whipped cream. i also do an apple crisp with splenda, oatmeal, etc.
so you see, a holiday can be had. yes, it's for sure different than what i had two years ago. but i'm doing better and feeling well, and my health is waaaaaaayyyyyy more important than one day...i wish you all well during this holiday season. -m-