Clean Thanksgiving Recipes
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, folks. Put the Christmas lights down and step away slowly. It’s time to give thanks.
I am one of those (seemingly rare) people that wants to take it one holiday at a time. The mad dash for Christmas that starts the day after Halloween makes me feel as though we are in a hurry to move forward–when all I want to do is be present and enjoy the season.
Thanksgiving is really only one day out of the year that overconsumption is encouraged, so it stands to reason that it would be one of my favorite days. This year, however, I am in shoot prep and have to be incredibly strict since the shoot happens to commence the day after my family vacation to Hawaii. An unfortunate coincidence, yes, but a wonderful opportunity to practice self control while traveling.
So, in the spirit of clean holiday eating–which we know is hard to do when attending social gatherings–I have two awesome recipes for you today that will help you stay on track this Thursday.
Sausage & Cauliflower Casserole
- Chop the cauliflower (and sausage links) into one inch pieces. Sprinkle with some of the seasoning and brown lightly in a pan. Transfer to a well oiled medium baking dish. I used my 2 quart ceramic oval casserole, but how cute is this one?!
- Mix eggs and coconut milk with the remainder of the spices and pour evenly over cauliflower and sausage.
- Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until top is golden and liquid is absorbed. If using cheese, sprinkle on top about 5-10 minutes before removing from the oven.
Thanksgiving Protein Muffins
- Dump all ingredients in a bowl and mix together well.
- Pour mixture into a well oiled muffin tin, about 3/4 full in each.
- Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes until tops are golden
- Be very careful not to over bake! They will be dry.