A Healthy Thanksgiving Feast

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It’s the most wonderful food time of the year… We absolutely love to celebrate with family and friends and what better reason than Thanksgiving? A time to pause, reflect, practice mindfulness and open your heart to the people around you… and your stomach to delicious feasting! This year we put together a simple, soulful spread of healthy stuffed turkey, roast potatoes and green beans. Here’s how to make it… 

 

Serves 4

Prep time 20 minutes

Cook time 45 minutes

 

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Quick roast lemon thyme chicken (or turkey) with easy stuffing:

1 butterflied whole chicken (or turkey)

5 sprigs thyme

1 lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon Pepper

 

Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Rub turkey in thyme, lemon, olive oil and season well. Heat non stick pan over medium heat and sear chicken (or turkey) until golden. Transfer to oven tray and cook for 40-45 minutes until juices run clear. At 30 minute mark add stuffing mixture (see recipe below) to tray and bake for remaining time. Stuffing will become golden.  

 

Stuffing:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 leek sliced

1/4 cup pine nuts

1/4 cup pepitas

1/4 cup currants

1/4 cup white wine or ver juice

1/3 cup rolled oats

3 sprigs parsley

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1/4 teaspoon Pepper

 

Heat oil in pan over medium heat add leek and sauté 5 minutes. If sticking add a splash of water. Add remaining ingredients and toss to combine. Pulse in food processor and spoon mixture into pan with turkey. Bake 10 minutes until golden.

 

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Speedy crispy roast vegetables

Serves 4

Prep time 15 minutes

Cooking time 40 minutes

3 cups 2 cm diced potato, squash or pumpkin

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt

Pepper

 

Preheat oven 180C/350F . Boil potatoes 5 minutes. Add squash and pumpkin and boil for another 5 minutes. Drain well and tip vegetables onto lined tray. Toss in oil, salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes.

 

Green beans and asparagus

300 grams green beans

2 bunches asparagus

1 tablespoon coconut oil

Salt

Pepper

Steam 3 minutes, drain and toss in 1 tablespoon coconut oil, salt and pepper

 

 

Tell us how you like to feast for Thanksgiving… 

 

 

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