You probably already know what you are going to be having in front of you for your choices, right?
Here's my hypothetical Thanksgiving meal.
Potatoes? Check. (Don't overdo it.)
Something green? Check. (If there won't be, offer to bring it: green beans or salad or brussels sprouts.)
Cranberries? (I love tart cranberries, but if you don't, even the sugary ones are usually grain-free.)
Make your own gravy with the drippings and a paleo starchy powder if you must.
Most of the meals at our house consists of 2-3 main items, so 5 seems indulgent. Ha.
Skip the stuffing/dressing. Or make a paleo version, perhaps?
Skip the rolls.
Skip the marshmallows.
Skip the mystery dishes.
Skip the corn. (Sometimes I don't.)
Save room for dessert!
I've had enough pumpkin by this time of year that I would actually take the time to make something apple-y… served with real ice cream or whipped cream on top.
In case you think my list is too boring, here's a menu to make your mouth water. Just goes to show that eating in a way that is good for you can hardly be called deprivation… quite the opposite. (Just don't go cross-eyed looking at my blurry photo.)
|credit to coach Dan for this one|
Now, I'm not cooking this year. My parents will be making their ah-mazing homemade stuffing. Yes, my family actually stuffs the turkey. It is hard to pass up and is truly only made once a year. So, I may have some. And suffer the puffy-ness. We shall see. I just can't eat it 5 days in a row :)