Wednesday Wow: Gobble till you Wobble!

tgvngThe big day is almost here. ThanksGiving 2013.

Who cares that folks think it’s tied to that crazy man thinking he made an discovery whilst folks were already here. I am looking forward to getting my “feast”on! Although we haven’t planned out a menu yet, I got a feeling it’s going to be delicious! The girls are very excited to be doing the bulk of the cooking. I hear them planning and brainstorming between the two of them. columbus1

Recipe: Classic (Whole Wheat) Bread Stuffing

Recipe: Classic (Whole Wheat) Bread Stuffing

15 Conversation Topics to Avoid at Thanksgiving Dinner

Lemon-shortbread cookies - yum! by Common Sense Homesteading

Lemon-shortbread cookies – yum! by Common Sense Homesteading

I do know our dinner mission is to eat Clean, go Green and burn Mean.

Chasing Supermom Here's another delicious alternative to pumpkin pie!

Chasing Supermom
Here’s another delicious alternative to pumpkin pie!

Thanksgiving Stuffing Poppers with a Cranberry Jalapeño Dipping Sauce

Here’s a note from No Excuses Just results.

‘Tis the season to be healthy!  Use these tips to make your Thanksgiving just a little healthier.

  • Don’t starve yourself the morning of Thanksgiving just so you can eat everything in sight.  Eat your meals like you normally would.  This will help prevent overeating during dinner.
  • Eat a small snack or appetizer about 1-2 hours prior to your Thanksgiving meal.  Try some fruit or a salad.  Again, this helps prevent overeating.
  • Use smaller plates.
  • Use alternative seasonings/ingredients (i.e. olive oil spray instead of solid butter, lemon juice instead of salt, turkey instead of pork, 2% instead of whole milk).
  • For casseroles, use reduced fat condensed soups (i.e. cream of mushroom/chicken/celery).
  • Avoid adding salts or sugars after your food is prepared.  Adding seasoning after the food is cooked doesn’t allow them to fully dissolve, so you actually end up consuming more salt or sugar than necessary.
  • Don’t try to eat every item that’s on the menu.  More than likely, there will be leftovers, so save it for the next day.  However, if you must have everything, fix small portions of each item.
  • Take a walk after eating.
  • Drink more water instead of sugary drinks.
  • Try mashed sweet potatoes instead of mashed white potatoes.  Sweet potatoes have more fiber.
  • Introduce more colorful vegetables like sweet peppers, tomatoes, red cabbage, etc.
  • Do your workout first thing in the morning to avoid delays and interruption.
  • Stretch while watching the football games.  With a full day of football, you can burn a lot of calories by doing some light stretching throughout the entire day.

See I only shared the good stuff! 🙂 I hope this gives you some ideas for a happier and healthier Thanksgiving.  We wish you and your loved ones the best during this holiday season.  Enjoy!


“One should eat to live, not live to eat” -Benjamin Franklin


(ooook, I’ll try my friend.)

It was brought to my attention the there is a mom in the QC with four children. They are living in a hotel. In the family is ADD, ADHD, ODD, social depression and other insecurities. My goal is to find them a house by the 25th of next month. Call me crazy, but even after loosing my own young  daughter, I believe in miracles.


This is not my family. We could never pose for a picture like that. Bless their hearts!

~pulling up my shirt sleeves