Last year I published a post about my Thanksgiving menu (check it out here!) and a lot of people said it was super helpful. I’ve been asked a ton of times already what foods I’ll eat during the holidays and to point them to yummy recipes. Well, here ya go folks! Here are some tips to make it through the holidays and lots of recipes down below. And FYI, last I counted I was above 101 recipes, so enjoy the extra treats 😉
#ChronicLife Tips for the Holidays:
1. Get familiar with Food Substitutes
Use EVOO or Ghee instead of butter.
Make coconut sweetened condensed milk (recipe below) or make a dairy free cheese (recipes below too!)
Try a can of coconut milk instead of cream or milk.
Make your pies with an almond flour crust, instead of a gluten laden one!
Use brown rice flour, almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca starch, etc for your baking.
Need bread crumbs? Use a mix of almond flour, tapioca starch and/or coconut flour
2. Take a dish with you that you know you will be able to eat.
Try one of the 101 recipes below!!!
3. Do things on your own terms.
There’s no right or wrong way to do the Holidays! Whatever makes you feel happy, comfortable and in control – that’s what you need to do. Pace yourself, avoid triggers that you know will make you sick and DON’T APOLOGIZE FOR IT!!!!
4. Be kind and patient with yourself.
You’re doing the best you can, under the current conditions. If you could do better, you would! So be patient and love yourself above all!
PS. if you can’t make your holiday menu from this list, there’s no hope for you 😉 haha!!
Food can be delicious AND nutritious. Using the right ingredients will not only make your body feel 10000 times better after eating, but will also help give you the fuel you need to make it through the holiday season.