Weekend Warriors – Thankful for HEALTH, FAMILY and FEAST

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Stress Less and Keep It Simple Silly! We all have lots of researching, preparing, cleaning, cooking, baking, decorating and impressing to do in the near future, let alone deal with relatives.  With these healthy recipes, substitutes, and tips you can keep the extra holiday stress weight away and be in control of your own choices by preparing your Thanksgiving Family Feast plan ahead of time, saving time to get to that extreme Turkey Burn workout before all the stuffing.

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Skips, Subs, and Sweets Save the Day

You can make simple ingredient substitutions to create healthy recipes that don’t sacrifice taste and enjoyment.  To create healthy recipes, first look at what’s on hand in your own pantry. You may have healthier ingredients available and not realize it.  Then shop local groceries with in-season produce sales and coupons. If it all fails, you can always find great events to do or restaurant coupons on our sites GoDavis.biz & GoWeber.biz

1- Skip overloading the plate, start small portion control, wait 30 mins.

2- Skip Full-Fat Dips, Eat Yogurt Dips

3- Skip Some Alcohol Calories, Drink Wine Spritzer or Kombucha

4- Skip Candied Yams, Eat Roasted Sweet Potatoes

5- Skip Dark Meat, Eat White Meat Turkey

6- Skip Store-Bought, Eat Homemade Stuffing

7- Skip Traditional Gravy, Eat Low-Fat Gravy

8- Skip Cranberry Sauce, Eat Cranberry Relish

9- Skip the Casserole, Eat Fresh Green Beans

10- Skip White Flour Rolls, Eat Whole-Wheat Rolls

11- Skip Eggnog, Drink Cider

12- Skip Pecan Pie, Eat Pumpkin Pie

INGREDIENT IN RECIPE — SUBSTITUTE WITH THIS INGREDIENT.  Use this substitution guide to help reduce the amount of fat, salt, sugar and calories as you prepare healthy recipes.

Bacon — Canadian bacon, turkey bacon, smoked turkey or lean prosciutto (Italian ham)

Bread crumbs, dry or white — Rolled oats or crushed bran cereal, whole-grain bread

Butter, margarine, shortening or oil in baked goods — Applesauce or prune puree for half of the called-for butter, shortening or oil; butter spreads or shortenings specially formulated for baking that don’t have trans fats

Cream, cream cheese, full fat — Fat-free or low-fat cream cheese, Neufchatel, or low-fat cottage cheese pureed til smooth, fat-free half-and-half, evaporated Skim milk

Eggs — Two egg whites or 1/4 cup egg substitute for each whole egg

Flour, all-purpose (plain) — Whole-wheat flour for half of the called-for all-purpose flour in baked goods

Fruit canned in heavy syrup — Fruit canned in its own juices or in water, or fresh fruit

Rice, white — Brown or wild rice, bulgur wheat, pearl barley

Salad dressing — Fat-free or reduced-calorie dressing or flavored vinegars

Seasoning salt, such as garlic salt, celery salt or onion salt — Herb-only seasonings, garlic powder, celery seed or onion flakes, or finely chopped fresh herbs

Sour cream, full fat — Fat-free or low-fat sour cream, plain fat-free or low-fat yogurt

Soy sauce — Sweet & sour, hot mustard, low-sodium sauce

Sugar or Syrup — Half sugar in baked goods; add vanilla, nutmeg or cinnamon to intensify sweet, applesauce or sugar-free syrup

Recipe

Green Jello with Homemade Whipped Cream

by Melissa Spelts

This is a fun and easy St. Patty’s day dessert, plus it’s green jello and we live in Utah so there’s that… My family especially loves it with my homemade whipped cream. I make Jello Jigglers and cut them into cubes. Follow the Jello instructions using one or two boxes depending on the amount of mouths you’re feeding. I let mine set in a 9×13 pan and put it into fancier cups or dishes after it sets.

Homemade Whipped Cream...

1 pint of whipping cream

Pour into a mixing bowl along with agave (to taste).

1 tsp. vanilla

Beat 3 to 5 min or until stiff.

 

Grilled Turkey and Avocado on sourdough

Turkey and Avacado sandwich, Syracuse Connection magazine, recipe

by Melanie Harris

1 Serving

2 slices of sourdough bread

2 tsp butter

½ c. shredded parmesan cheese

1 slice of mozzarella cheese

3 slices of turkey

½ avocado (cut in slices)

Spread butter on one side of both sourdough slices. Sprinkle shredded parmesan cheese on top of the butter.

Put one slice of bread buttered side down on the griddle or pan. Add mozzarella cheese, turkey and avocado. Place the second slice of sourdough bread on top butter and shredded parmesan side up. Fry on both sides until browned and enjoy. So yummy!

*Posted with permission from Syracuse.com