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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Healthy Ideas to Excite your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday to gather with friends and family to show how thankful you are for the many blessings in your life.  But it is also a holiday to stuff yourself full with tasty food that may not be the best choice for you on your health journey.  Here are a couple of cute ideas we found to excite your Thanksgiving and incorporate some healthy choices to your feast.

Fruit and Vegetable Turkeys.

 How cute are these turkeys?  They will absolutely put an exciting spin on your normal fruit and vegetable platter! 
The only problem you may have is they are  they are TOO CUTE to eat!

Use your favorite fruits and vegetable to make these beautiful food art pieces.  Be creative and have fun!  This would be a perfect project for the kids to do to contribute to the preparation of Thanksgiving dinner!

Almond Berry Cobbler from The Healthy Edge

1 Tbsp coconut oil
2 cups fresh or frozen organic blackberries
2 cups fresh or frozen organic raspberries
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup gluten-free flour (or whole wheat flour if you have no gluten allergies/sensitivities)

1 1/2 cup whole rolled oats
1 cup raw, unsalted almonds, chopped
1/2 cup coconut oil, liquefied
1/2 cup honey

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 1: Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add berries and sauté for approximately 2–3 minutes. Add the honey and continue cooking for 5–7 minutes.  Slowly stir in the flour, being careful not to mash the berries, until all of the berries are coated and the mixture thickens. Remove from heat, set aside.

Step 2: Melt 1/2 cup solid coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat until coconut oil is liquefied In a large bowl combine the oats and almonds. Add the coconut oil and honey. Stir well to thoroughly coat the oats and almonds.

Step 3: Line a casserole dish with half of the oat mixture to form the bottom layer. Spread the berry mixture over the bottom layer. Top with remaining oat mixture.

Step 4: Bake the cobbler for 30–35 minutes until berry mixture is bubbly. Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving warm.

For more ideas for a Healthy Holiday Season, check out the Healthy Edge Holiday E-Book.  Filled with over 20 recipes your family and guests will love!  Including: Healthy Edge Cheeseball, Broccoli, Edamame and Potato Gratin, and Raw Apple Pie!  Download your copy today for only $5.95!!

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