Eating Healthy for the Holidays

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes
I've been cooking Thanksgiving for my family for almost 10 years now. It's one of my favorite holidays to cook for and I look forward to it all year long. However, this year I happen to be 3 weeks into my Whole30 and some of those traditional recipes arent going to make the cut. 😉

If you're looking for some healthier versions of your favorite foods, check out some of these links below.

Acorn Stuffing - Vegan, Gluten Free
Whole30 Stuffing - Whole30, Paleo
Cranberry Sauce - Whole30, Paleo
Warm Fruit Compote - Whole30, Paleo and Vegan

Some other simple swaps you can do to for a healthier meal are:

- For Mashed Potatoes sub half the potatoes in your recipe for mashed cauliflower.
- For your green bean casserole, cut out some of the sodium and calories from the condensed mushroom soup by making your own! Saute chopped onions and mushrooms and combine with a cup of unsweetened canned coconut milk. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bonus: This will also make it Whole30, Paleo and Vegan!
- Skip the gravy. What?! No gravy on Thanksgiving?! I know it may sound crazy, but of all things Thanksgiving its on the bottom of my list of foods that I must have. Also, when you have gravy your more likely to go for extra rolls to dip in it.

Layn Chess

With a decade of training in "All things Fitness" Layn Chess has competed in competitions from bodybuilding, ultra-running, and even Ironman triathlons. On top of obtaining his NASM CPT, he furthered his experience with certifications including FMS, MobWOD, StrongFirst Kettlebell SFG1, CrossFit L1, and USAW L1. He's worked with clients ranging from athletes to those with injuries, people trying to learn better technique to those just wanting to be healthy for a lifetime. Layn currently focuses on educating the community through social media and blogging.