Thanksgiving is coming up!
A special time of the year where families get together and enjoy each other’s company, feast, and a reminder to be thankful.
My favorite part of thanksgiving is how families get together, because when they don’t live nearby it is a good tradition to come together to talk, laugh, love, and remind each other distance doesn’t change the love we have and thankfulness of having them in our life. Even though Thanksgiving is once a year, it’s important to be thankful everyday!!!
The good food involved is of course yummy and I am excited to be in charge of my favorite dish(es)! Hello Sweet potato Mash, Apple crisp, Chocolate Covered Katie’s recipe: Pumpkin chocolate chip pizookie, and Dairy-free vanilla ice cream.
Recipe #1 Sweet Potato Mash
4.5lbs sweet potatoes
1.5tbs coconut oil
1/3cup nature’s hollow xylitol maple syrup
1/2tsp sea salt
1.5tbs coconut milk from can
1. Preheat Oven to 425 F
2. Poke holes on sweet potato and Bake for 1 hour
3. Combine other ingredients in a large bowl.
4. When sweet potatoes have cooled, scoop the insides out of the peel into the bowl.
5. Stir, Serve, and Enjoy!
Recipe #2 Apple Crisp
Peel, core and slice apples. Mix 1/2cup of the maple syrup and cinnamon and stir into apples.Put the apples in the prepared pan.
Combine other ingredients until well mixed and crumbly. Spread over the apples.
Bake 30 min or until brown on top. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe #3 Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pizookie (Chocolate Covered Katie)
Recipe #4 Vanilla Ice Cream
1 can of coconut milk (use the rest of the can used in the recipe above)
1 large or 2 small frozen bananas
1tbs vanilla extract
1.Blend ingredients together
2.Freeze for 4 hours
Let me know if you try any of the above recipes!
If your thinking,” Man, I hope I don’t go overboard and end up binging on all this good food and reverse my progress I’ve made.”
If you decide right now to have portion control on your thanksgiving dinner, which will still be completely satisfying and filling. Such as 1/4plate turkey, 1/2 plate veggies, and 1/4 plate starchy food, 1 small serving pumpkin desert and 1 small serving apple desert with vanilla ice cream( which my versions above are healthy and lot less fat/carbs). That right there is making a decision and planning for success.
I am thankful for Jesus giving me this wonderful life to live.
I am thankful for my family and the relationship I have with them.
I am thankful for special friends God put in my life.
I am thankful to be able to do my passion for a living.
I am thankful for good health.
I am thankful to own a car to drive.
I am thankful to have a house to live in.
None of this and many more, I will not take for granted. None….Thank You Lord
Lord, Help me on the days where I want. I have YOU which is enough and already overflowing with goodness. Help me to let go of any greediness and always be satisfied with the one and only, YOU, Lord.. For to be forever thankful and never forget what you did on the cross. You are all I need. Always and Forever. Thank You Jesus!
Psalm 23 ESV
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! I HOPE ITS FULL OF JOY, LOVE, LAUGHTER, AND PEACE! xox