5 To-Dos For Thanksgiving

First off, I would like to thank everyone for sharing my Thanksgiving recipes. Even if you have not planned or prepared there’s still time to download this shopping list and make everything in no time.

Complete Whole Food Plant Based Thanksgiving Menu

We can still enjoy food at no compromise of taste and without animal products, oil & highly processed parts of the whole plant foods.

In fact, omitting items like eggs, butter, oil, and dairy from your holiday menu, means you can eat more of the foods you love without the tired, sluggish, gross feeling of bloat and discomfort afterwards.

Let alone the extra calories in butter from oil, and margarines, you really want to get the most out of the food you eat this holiday! Here are some health swaps you can make to save calories:


2Including a balanced plate of starchy and non-starchy fruits & vegetables  is highly suggestible to keep you satiated and satisfied without over-consuming calories!

3Starting with soups!

This will help manage your entree portions. Try this soup made from the water after boiling potatoes in my Purple Maple-Pecan Mash


Why go all in on one sitting? Spread it out!

We all are kind of happy Agustus was greedy and gulped down the chocolate river, but don’t be like Agustus–it never turns out very well.

How about seconds, thirds, and save room for dessert through out the entire day!

BE THE TAST TESTER: You take a little of each. You know theres always a LOT to go around. And then you come back to attack your favorites. This way of eating allows you to spread out your consumption and take what you need the second time around

TRY TO BE THE SPACER: You have a Starter. You wait a little and then you have an entree. Maybe some tea or coffee, and a walk, then you have enough room without feeling like a nasty stuffed sausage, to really enjoy dessert! 

NOT THE ONE AND DONE: You pile everything on the plate so much that mountains of mash flow streams of savory mushroom gravy all over your maple pepper brussels sprouts  and you yourself end up feeling just like the stuffing!

5Make Room. Go for a walk!

Just after all of this, and no matter how you choose to eat, before sitting and enjoying some laughs or cry’s with family and friends–Go for a walk!

Sitting can cause uncomfortable acid reflux. Fiber may be more protective than animal products in the first place, but get up and go move before crashing!

Research shows that regular post dinner walk and >3 hour dinner to bed time interval were associated with reduced acid reflux symptoms. 

Which dietary pattern may also help reduce symptoms? Check this out:

After all, save some room for later. Enjoy your holiday! Don’t forget to Like and follow me on Instagram @teddieddie