thanksgiving2016

It doesn’t seem possible that Thanksgiving is a few weeks away. With the 80-90 degree temperatures outside, it feels more like September than November. But ready or not, Thanksgiving 2016 is upon us. WeightWise has put together some of our favorite recipes for you to use this holiday season. 

Thanksgiving 2016 Menu

Spatchcock Turkey

Golden Brown Cooked Turkey

We enjoy this recipe for Spatchcock Turkey so much better than a traditional bird. For one, it cooks much faster. It also will cook more evenly throughout the bird and retain more mositure for a better taste.

Carrot and Rutabaga Mash

Mashed Carrots and Rutabaga

Carrot and Rutabaga Mash can be the perfect substitute for mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving. Rutabaga has a very similar texture to a potato but taste more like a turnip. The carrots give it a little sweetness to round out the flavor. You will enjoy this low carb substitute for potatoes!

Sausage and Herb Stuffing

stuffing

This recipe for sausage and herb stuffing is a low carb version of stuffing that is loaded with protein and veggies. It is a great, guilt-free option that will keep you on plan and still give you that traditional feel.

Roasted Beets and Pumpkin

Roasted Beets and Pumpkin

Roasted beets and pumpkin creates an earthy & sweet duo that will compliment many main courses. We love it along side the spatchcock turkey for Thanksgiving this year. Plus it is such a beautiful and colorful dish to brighten your table.

Baked Apples with Cocoa Pecans

Baked Apples with Cocoa Pecans & Cream

Ditch the guilt and the high carb desserts along with it. This recipe for Baked Apples give you something to enjoy at the end of the meal. *Remember: all fruit is naturally higher in sugar so it is best to keep fruit in moderation if you are looking to lose weight. 

Holidays can be tough when you are trying to live a healthier lifestyle. But I hope this menu makes Thanksgiving 2016 just that much easier for you to enjoy. 

Happy Holidays from the WeightWise family! 

For other Thanksgiving recipe ideas, check out our 2015, 2014, and 2013 Thanksgiving menus.