Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Perfect Thanksgiving Dishes

Happy Thanksgiving week, lovelies! For a foodie like myself, this week is a big one! You can bet your sweet cheeks that I look forward to piling my plate high at least twice on this festive, food-filled day!! Oh my heavens, it's a holiday for the books for foodies!

If you're still planning your recipe list for Thursday, I have some delicious recipes I created just for the big day! When you're piling your plate high and eating more food than your belly cares to handle, it's important to make sure your filling up on healthy and nutrient-dense foods, as well.

I have created four recipes that are packed with nutrients and a serious punch of deliciousness! I promise that your guests won't be disappointed!

(from left to right, clockwise)

Dairy free and vegan, this casserole is sweetened with ripe bananas, organic brown sugar and a touch of coconut oil.

A fresh, wholesome, and nutrient-dense salad ... spinach tossed in a light dressing with toasted almonds, granola and fresh, juicy pomegranate seeds. 

This is the perfect combination of savory with a dash of sweet and a touch a creamy goodness. This dish, alongside your stuffing and turkey, is sure to leave everyone's taste buds dancing with joy!

A healthier alternative to the traditional apple pie: trading white flour for wheat, using half the butter, less sugar (but still amazingly sweet), and no shortening! 

On this holiday celebrated around food, I would like to encourage you to think about those who are going without. One in six Americans fight hunger on a daily basis. There are many families who won't be able to celebrate 'round a turkey and way too much food. Unfortunately, there are many who will be woried about having enough food for their families. So if you're able to this holiday, I encourage you to drop of a turkey or some holiday fixins at your local food bank. Ensure that no food is wasted. Remember to give when you are able. Share in food with one another. And help #fighthunger amidst a time when you have so much to be thankful for.

xoxo Lauren

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