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November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving CLEAN eating – Round Up

I almost thought about titling this weeks post:
Turkey and Pretty Flowers. Seems fitting right?!


A little hodge podge of yummy foods + a pretty flower arrangement + Being surrounded by family= The Perfect Thanksgiving!

Where does the time go?! Am I the only one still scrambling to figure out what to make for Thanksgiving?
I thought I would share some Clean Recipes to keep everyone on track during the holidays!

In the past I have always just made my thanksgiving meals with plenty of butter, cheese, cream, and tons of sugar! Maybe not all in the same dish, but ya know let’s just say I was not “aware” of what I was eating. And Lord knows I didn’t want to count calories on thanksgiving.

But alas after our “Feast” I’m always left feeling soooo full and the inevitable food coma, in which I say “O my gosh I ate too much” but then three hours later “Who wants turkey sandwiches?!” Ha! Well this year I am turning a new leaf.

Yes I am going to have Mac N cheese, turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing on Thanksgiving. But what I am NOT going to do is stuff my plate and mouth FULL of food and be oblivious to how much I am actually eating. Since completing Jamie Eason’s week workout program I have gotten used to smaller portions, and it has actually been really great! I get full very fast and I am in tune with my body so I know when to stop before I get the dreaded “food baby.”

Here’s some of the recipes I am going to be trying out this thanksgiving 🙂

Let’s start with Dessert, shall we?! Let’s be honest, that’s all we really care about!

Clean Pumpkin Pie

Clean Apple Pie
{The Gracious Pantry}
Garlic & Herb Smashed Potatoes
{Linda Wagner}
Paleo Green Bean Casserole
{Fed and Fit}

Greek Yogurt Mac N’ Cheese
Clean Cornbread
{The Gracious Pantry}
Clean Corn Bread

Clean Eating Turkey Stuffing
{Dayna Deters Fitness}
Clean Eating Turkey Stuffing #eatclean #cleaneating

Quinoa Stuffed Turkey Breast
{Skinny Supper}
Quinoa Stuffed Turkey

Pomegranate-Glazed Stuffed Turkey
{Clean Eating Mag}

Pomegranate-Galzed Stuffed Turkey

In addition to Eating Healthy it’s also nice to have a pretty table!
I LOVE adding fruit slices to my flower arrangements for that extra pop of color!

DIY Orange Slices Arrangment

DIY Orange Slices Arrangment
I have done this same trick in a previous Post: SUMMER PARTY. I LOVE the color that it brings to the table and it is soooo easy!

DIY Lemon Slices Flower Arrangment

Citrus Flower Arrangement
*I aplogize in advance, for not having images of the process. I forgot to take pictures.

Supplies Needed:
-Clear Vase
-Smaller cup or glass to fit INSIDE the large vase
-6-8 oranges / lemons
-knife (to slice fruit)
-burlap or ribbon (to tie around vase)
Step One: Slice your oranges / lemons. I like the mixture of both, but you could stick with just one fruit.
Step Two: Take your small cup & place INSIDE your large vase. There needs to be enough room in between the two pieces of glass to slide your slices in.
Step Three: One by one stack your fruit slices in between the two glasses, creating a wall of oranges.
Step Four: Fill the small cup with water and place your flowers inside. This allows the flowers to remain in fresh (orange free) water.
Step Five: Tie a ribbon or burlap trim to the outside of the vase to finish it off!

Have a great Thanksgiving Everyone!! 

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  • Rachel

    Looks yummy! There’s so many delicious healthy/veggie thanksgiving dishes you don’t even miss the fatty, bad ones (bleck! Like canned cranberry sauce or stuffing…) Chris and I have been making healthy thanksgiving meals since we got together and we love it! I’m trying out the honeyed sweet potato casserole and paleo cranberry sauce recipes from this year…hope they turn out right!

    November 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm Reply
    • aleshahaley

      Thats so awesome Rachel!! It’s so funny I never really thought about healthier options or even using fresh ingredients for the holidays.. how horrible! LOL I always just thought O well its Thanksgiving, its suppose to be yummy food. Its only recently that I realized you can still make amazing foods that are not full of all that butter and processed stuff.

      OMG Im guna have to try the cranberry sauce recipe! I didn’t realize they had that on

      Sounds so yummy!

      November 27, 2013 at 11:35 am Reply
  • Mandie

    Oh wow!!! What a great collection of yummy looking foods!!! So glad you shared 🙂 And the pretty flowers…gorgeous!!!!!!

    November 27, 2013 at 11:31 am Reply
    • aleshahaley

      Thanks so much Mandie!!

      And seriously the flower arrangement is sooo easy! And it always wows my guests 🙂

      November 27, 2013 at 11:36 am Reply
  • Olena@iFOODreal

    Thank you so much for sharing, girl! And my recipe on top?! Wow, thanks a lot!!!

    November 28, 2013 at 4:24 am Reply

      Of course!! I am so excited to try your pumpkin pie recipe!! Seriously looks amazing!!

      November 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm Reply

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