Tips For A I Kicked Sugar Thanksgiving Feast
Updated: Jun 6
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, and confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie
Thanksgiving is the most iconic meal of the year Americans partake in, consuming more than 3,000 calories from dinner alone, according to the industry group, Calorie Control Council.
With more than 100 million Americans who now have diabetes or pre-diabetes, this means it's time to rethink those traditional Thanksgiving recipes. Let us celebrate life, love, and good health. Lets us rejoice and enjoy the bountiful food the earth has provided for us, not Big Food.
Many Thanksgiving dishes are often prepared with canned and packaged ingredients that have loads of refined added sugars. Don't stress; cooking a sugar-free Thanksgiving meal is actually easier, simpler, and a whole lot healthier than those classic dishes full of sugar, fat, and salt, and trust me at the end of the day your body, mind, and heart will be a whole lot more grateful.
I'm not suggesting having a bland, tasteless meal; I'm talking about choosing some healthier ingredients and aiming for less sugar. Bring your awareness when planning your dishes to avoid refined added sugars. With a plethora of recipes available at the click of your fingertips, it's easy to achieve a lighter, healthier Thanksgiving meal that tastes delicious. Imagine a meal that leaves you feeling full, satisfied, and happy without having loads of unrefined sugars, artificial sweeteners, or the guilt.
Here are some alternatives to the top culprits you should avoid or alter that will make it easy to cut the sugar, and that won't affect your classic Thanksgiving feast.