Still deciding what to make for Thanksgiving? How about S’Mores pie, healthy pumpkin pie vegan apple pie or chocolate pecan pie? I’ve got you covered in just one playlist. Watch above. Warning, if you are hungry this will not help.
Need a Thanksgiving dessert recipe that’s simple and cheap to make? For just 100-calories per serving, this healthy option is what I’m planning to bring to my moms. PS. This recipe is super easy to make gluten-free if you omit the graham cracker bottom. It’s also pretty easy to make vegan, to boot!
I just wanted to share with all of you two things that I am thankful for this year.
1. My friends and family’s health. I am blessed to have little to worry about in this category. I know one day I will not be as lucky given the rate of cancer these days and so for that matter I’m thankful for having it.
2. Being able to do what I love for a living. Without each and everyone of you who read my website and watch my videos I would not be able to do this. I am training more in person which is necessary for rent reasons but I’m lucky that I am employed and I love helping all of you.
I have to admit, I did not exercise today on Thanksgiving. I am spending Thanksgiving in Maine for the first time with roomie. We left Boston early this morning, which means I would of had to exercise at 6 am in 20 degree weather without my gloves or hat, which are missing. Sorry but I’m not that crazy! Once we got to Maine, we went to the High School football game, then headed over to our dinner destination. We opted for a more traditional lunch time without apps. This meant eating at 1:30 pm. We are planning on eating the apps for dinner tonight.
Once we got done eating, and the Patriots game was over it was dark. I’m dedicated and I love working out, but I’m giving myself a day off for working so hard this past year. :) I can’t believe it was a year ago I was “eating clean” for Mike D! It was hard to enjoy Thanksgiving then, so I’m enjoying it twice as much this go round.
TIP #4: Instead of heaping on piles of mashed and stuffing, put a single spoon full of each and keep moving. For cranberry sauce, limit to about a 1-1.5 inch thick slice.
Now add the candided sweet potatoes for an extra 355 calories for 3/4 of a cup. Green Bean Casserole for 3/4 cup contains 165 calories, 3/4 cup of glazed carrots for 217 calories, one dinner roll With 1/2 pat of butter scores an additional 125 calories.
The current total is now 1920 Calories and we haven’t even mentioned dessert of alcoholic beverages. This may sound a little overwhelming so to help you understand I have brought you a visual. This video shows you what these typical servings look like.
Now add 2 glasses of wine, 240 calories. A slice of Pecan Pie sadly has 456 calories. Lastly if you like eggnog, you’ll have to add 400 calories to cap it all off! Your new grand total is 3401 Calories!
Did we mention we have not even touched appetizers, what you ate for breakfast or night time nibbles?