One Week! One week till the official holiday madness begins Thanksgiving (here in the US)! And yet I feel like already it’s piling up… stores are stocked with their best red, greens, silvers, golds, you get it… and meal planning! What are you fixing Thursday for this years Turkey Day?
Here are a few of my favorite easiest holiday recipes!
Clean Eating Thanksgiving Recipes
15 minute Cranberry Sauce
- 1 bag ripe cranberries
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup sugar
In a sauce pan put in all ingredients. Heat on med-high and bring to a boil. Boil for 3-5 minutes and turn to a simmer for 10 minutes. Take off heat. You can serve warm or place in fridge to cool and thicken up more.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- 3 whole sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg (optional)
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
In a large part of water, place potatoes and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes or until potatoes are softened when poked with a fork. Transplant to a dish and pour in remaining ingredients (except pecans) Mash together. Sprinkle pecans on top and serve.
Ratatouille… my secret recipe
This is my secret recipe and Dan’s favorite thing for me to fix for the Holidays. But I am going to share it with you!
- 1/3 cup Olive Oil
- 1 large onion sliced
- 2-3 med zucchini sliced (I like to slice at an angle for appearance)
- 1 small eggplant peeled and cubed
- 1-2 green bell peppers cut into strips
- 3 tbsp wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cans diced tomatoes (or plum)
- 1 tsp each of basil and oregano
- 2 small cloves diced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
You are going to need a large skillet (I use a pot I would make soup in). Heat the oil up in the pot and sauté onions and garlic until onions are transparent. While this is going on put zucchini, peppers, and eggplant into large mixing bowl and flour the pieces lightly. Throw it all in the pot, cover and cook slowly for 30 minutes. Add in tomatoes, basil and oregano. Let simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes. You will see the mixture thicken. Add salt and pepper and serve it up!