Healthy Thanksgiving: I shared My Tips on Good Morning CT Weekend

Thanksgiving is just about here! If you are still trying to figure out what serve your guests take a look at my tips below and watch my segment on Good Morning CT Weekend! You can wow guests this holiday with non-traditional ways to satisfy those holiday cravings.

Many people gain unwanted weight during the festive season that they never lose. Over the years that can truly add up. I am here to help you enjoy the holiday season without sacrificing the taste.

*APPETIZERS

DADA Daily

Expand the palate of your guests with the these yummy appetizer options. DADA offers chic functional snack foods for everyone to enjoy. Making snacking fun and delicious. These two options are my favorite!

  • Crispy Almond Butter Brussels Sprouts

  • Matcha Latte Truffles

SPROUT FOODS

Sprout foods is a great option for offering tasty and healthy holiday favorites for little ones before they are able to eat the real deal. They also have a variety of snacks for toddlers and tots that allow them to nosh on something healthy before the big feast.

*STARTERS

I like to start my meals with a salad, so whether hosting Thanksgiving or bringing a hostess gift, you can’t go wrong with putting together a beautiful seasonal salad.

I found this festive Autumn Greens Salad from over 250 delicious recipes on WisconsinCheese.com.

It’s packed with leafy greens from the arugula and spinach, antioxidants from the dried cranberries and walnuts… BUT the real crowd pleaser is “crowning” it with Sartori SarVecchio® Parmesan cheese.

*SOUP/BONE BROTH

There are many unique ways to add bone broth to your meal. I like idea of adding Brodo to my stuffing, really offers a kick when it comes to taste and health benefits. Pan roast local, seasonal veggies and finish them by glazing the pan with broth, a little chestnut honey, grass-fed butter and fresh herbs. YUM!

I also like the idea of serving a cup to our guests in a teacup before the meal. It will help you do the hard work of digesting a 2,000 calorie meal.

Styled by Marlie Massena and  Bloomingdale’s  at Short Hills Mall, NJ.  (Blazer:  Anine Bing )

Styled by Marlie Massena and Bloomingdale’s at Short Hills Mall, NJ. (Blazer: Anine Bing)

*DESSERT

Daily Harvest

The brand that delivers chef-crafted and organic plant-based food - has launched NEW Cookie Dough available in three delicious flavors: Chocolate Chia, Coconut Lemon, and Cacao Nib.

These ready-to-bake cookies are gluten-free cookies and made from whole, plant-based ingredients.

For a limited time, Daily Harvest’s Cookie Dough will be delivered in a festive holiday box, making them the perfect under $50, for anyone who enjoys indulging in dessert without the added guilt.

Each limited-edition gift box ($48) includes three boxes of 12 cookies. Just pop them onto a baking sheet and into the oven or eat the cookie dough raw straight from the freezer!

LARABAR

No pie? No problem! Satisfy pie cravings with LÄRABAR Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Pecan Pie or Cherry Pie bars - each bar has nine ingredients or less.

These bars are vegan, kosher, non-GMO and gluten-free -making this a fall snack you can feel good about.

PARTAKE FOODS

These cookies are perfect for little ones and adults! If you have guests with allergies this is also a great option because they are nut free and made in a nut-free facility and free of the top 14 allergens. The cookies also:

  • Gluten-Free

  • Vegan

  • Non-GMO Project Verified

  • Kosher

Made with simple, whole food ingredients like sprouted ancient grains, fruits, veggies, and 25% less sugar than our competitors

Made without gums, stabilizers, starches or anything artificial

Started by a local NJ mom whose daughter suffers from multiple food allergies - I was frustrated with the lack of tasty, nutritious snack options. 2 kids in every classroom in the US suffers from a food allergy.

Happy THANKSGIVING!

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