It's probably no surprise that I don't like Thanksgiving. Like...at all....
BUT like a good little 'Murican I celebrate with the best of em and contrary to popular belief, I also eat. Not a lot. But I do eat. Last year we went meat free which was awesomely impressive, particularly for my carnivorous and not at all interested in changing her ways mother. This year I'm not so lucky but that's ok.
The menu is planned, at least on my part and a big thanks to GreenBEAN Delivery for helping me with that part. Basically what happened is this. We usually get our bin on Tuesdays but the holiday changed the schedule so we got it Monday. With a Tuesday delivery I have until Monday afternoon to "customize" my bin, meaning replacing things I might not like for whatever I want. Well since everything shifted up a day I missed my chance to customize and ended up with what they gave me. Well done GreenBEAN because we hit a nice little Thanksgiving jackpot! Yams, Cranberries, Potatoes and the like.
So, what do vegetarians make for Thanksgiving?
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Muffins
The muffins make a lovely breakfast and the squash makes a wonderful and hearty main course surrounded by the mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce! Those are the foods I'm responsible for but my mom is usually good for some mac and cheese, deviled eggs and a bean dip appetizer.
I'm one of the lucky few who does not overeat and that's what I should be really thankful for. So many people struggle this time of year and I totally understand why. But as the saying goes, "Worry about what you eat between Christmas and Thanksgiving, not Thanksgiving and Christmas." It's true that it doesn't take much to sabotage your healthy eating habits and weight loss goals but keep in mind that there are a lot more meals throughout the year and if you're getting those meals right, it's ok to indulge (just a little!) for a few weeks.
I'm setting my food issues aside as best I can and (following doctor's orders of course) going to enjoy eating a holiday meal with my family. I'm also particularly excited about listening to Christmas music tomorrow night! Yep, I've managed to avoid it this year until after Thanksgiving and can happily overdose on it for a few weeks.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!