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Gratitude

 

I love this time of year!! I truly am so very Thankful for you!!

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust

 

Thanksgiving is a special tradition filled with family, friends, lots of food and alcohol. You can enjoy your Thanksgiving while accomplishing your weight loss and health goals, all while enjoy your favorite holiday foods. No need to worry. There is a way to enjoy your Thanksgiving and still keep your nutrition and fitness goals.

Did you know that the average person will consume approximately 2500-3000 additional calories during the Thanksgiving eat-a-thon?

 

I’ve put together this Ebook with my tips for having a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving. Plus healthy holiday recipes, a workout to get you all ready for Thanksgiving! Download below!

No need to throw your diet to the wind during this special time. You can enjoy your day without overdoing it! Download my ebook for my Happy Healthy Thanksgiving tips and more.

 

Try these fun Healthier Holiday Recipes!

 

Pumpkin Breakfast Bake

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Pumpkin Breakfast Bake

  • Author: Kristin McConnell
  • Yield: 8 people
  • Category: Breakfast

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs (, separated)
  • 1 cup stevia or coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup arrowroot flour*
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil (, not melted)

“Icing”

  • 1 tsp pumpkin
  • 1 tsp xylitol or a few drops liquid vanilla stevia
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • stevia to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9×13 baking pan with coconut oil or spray.
  2. Whip egg whites in mixer until they become foamy are start to stiffen up.
  3. Mix egg yolks, pumpkin and seasonings in another bowl, adding arrowroot last
  4. When whites are ready, fold in yolk mixture, then coconut flour until blended.
  5. Pour into baking pan and bake for about 18 minutes.
  6. Mix preferred icing recipe. When bake has cooled off till slightly warm, pipe or spread icing over!

Notes

**You can sub arrowroot flour for corn starch** ENJOY!

 Cauliflower Potato Bake 

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Cauliflower Potato Bake

  • Author: Kristin McConnell
  • Yield: 3
  • Category: Side Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 Head Cauliflower
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • Salt & Peper to taste

Instructions

  1. Grease oven safe pan with coconut oil set aside.
  2. Chop cauliflower, potatoes, and onions put in oven safe dish.
  3. Add garlic, salt, and pepper.
  4. Put in the oven and bake at 350*F for 30 minutes or until fully cooked.
  5. Take out of the oven put shredded cheese on top but in the oven on broil until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.

Notes

Enjoy!

 

Mashed Cauliflower

 

 

 

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Mashed Cauliflower

  • Author: Kristin McConnell
  • Yield: 6 people
  • Category: Side Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 medium  head  cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoon  cream  cheese ( softened)
  • 1 tablespoon grass fed butter
  • 1/4   cup  grated  Parmesan
  • 1/2   teaspoon  minced  garlic
  • 1/2   teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8   teaspoon  freshly  ground  black  pepper
  • 1/2   teaspoon  chopped  fresh  or  dry  chives ( for  garnish)

Instructions

  1. In a medium-size pot, bring water to boil over high heat.
  2. Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces.
  3. Cook in boiling water for about  6  minutes,  or until well done.  Drain well;  do not let cool and pat and ring cooked cauliflower in a cheesecloth.
  4. In a  bowl with an immersion blender,  or in a  food processor,  puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, parmesan, garlic, chicken base, and pepper until almost smooth.
  5. Garnish with chives.

Notes

Hint:  Try roasting the garlic and adding a  little fresh rosemary to a whole new taste.

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Cocunut + Rum

 

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Try this low carb, low-calorie drink. Coconut Bai is an antioxidant-infused drink with only 5 calories. Add a 1 ounce of rum to make a healthier adult beverage.

You’re welcome! 😉

Another option add ice and blend for a frozen healthier Pina Colada.

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About Kristin McConnell

Hi! I'm a Proud Mama ???? Married to my best friend. I'm a Certified Fitness & ? Nutrition Trainer. Living in Colorado! Helping others live a Happy, Healthy & Strong ?? www.ihffitclub.com

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