Love the simplicity of Thanksgiving: gathering around the table with family and friends to recognize our blessings and give thanks. No gifts, just a basic meal of turkey, vegetables and of course, pie! And the best part of Thanksgiving? Everyone can contribute — by bringing a side dish, making dessert or to helping clear the table. A special bond is created when we come together and share. And who doesn’t like a little help in the kitchen?
So in the spirit of Thanksgiving, the members of The Energized Body Team would like to share with you a few of our favorite side dishes.
- My assistant Amy will be making her Gluten-Free Stuffing. I am sooo grateful for her help with everything!!
- Chef Laura Henry-Zoubir has a new Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Salsa Verde for us to try. I am thankful for her help with the hummus production!
- The Exotic Shredded Carrot Salad was a big hit at my Thanksgiving table last year! Thanks to my friend and EB Cleanse participant Maura for sharing this recipe from Kirpalu — must get there in 2015!
- Lastly, I give you a favorite of mine: Roasted Vegetables with Beets and Dates — so simple and the dates add a nice pop of sweet to complement savory dishes.
I hope this gives you some new recipes to bring to your table this year. I offer my thanks to all of you who have made the efforts to prepare a healthy healing meal for your family. I know it can be tough at times but it’s so worth the effort!
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!