turkeyHere are a few recipes that we make at Thanksgiving:

Cranberry Sauce:
1 x 12oz bag frozen or fresh cranberries
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1 granny smith apple
1 cup water

Bring water to a boil then add cranberries and a peeled / chopped apple.  Add the sugar and begin “flopping” the cranberries over instead of “stirring”.  Boil for 8 minutes.  Let them cool on the stove and then put them in a glass container.  They will last in the fridge for weeks.

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Bacon Wrapped Dates
1lb bacon

Cut the dates in half and take out seed (if there is one).  I make 3 per piece of bacon.  Wrap date with the bacon and use a toothpick to hold it together.  Bake at 425 for 15-18 minutes.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes
1 lb bacon
Nut milk
Salt / pepper

Chop the potatoes into small chunks & boil.  Fry up the bacon & sauté the onion and garlic.  Once the potatoes are soft, strain the water and add chopped bacon, onion & garlic.  Add nut milk, salt & pepper and MASH into your desired consistency.  ENJOY!


Green Beans, Asparagus or Brussels


The holiday season is HERE!  Let the craziness begin.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this time of year.  It’s crazy, fun, festive, busy, full of love & family time.  It’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of it all so remember to SLOW DOWN and be GRATEFUL for everything that surrounds you TODAY.  It’s easy to always want “more”, to be 5lbs thinner, to want those expensive jeans etc…  Sit down and be THANKFUL for everything that surrounds you TODAY.  I believe that the universe is a powerful tool so it’s important to tell the universe what it is you want but also to thank the universe for your blessings.

Tips for holiday eating:

*Have one plate of food (YES anything you want) but don’t go back for seconds
*Only have a few bites of dessert
*MOVE – get up before the craziness begins and MOVE
*Don’t overindulge in the appetizers.  Save your appetite for the meal

Be grateful for everything that surrounds you TODAY!!!!  Happy Thanksgiving & CHEERS to a wonderful holiday season.  LIFE IS GOOOOOOOOD!!!!

Amy Approved = Creating Harmony Through Fitness & Whole Foods

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