Every blog in the health and fitness world has a post either out right now or coming out soon about Thanksgiving. There’s this insane amount of pressure for me to do the same.
- “Create a healthy Thanksgiving menu!”
- “Put together fall-flavored pumpkin spiced apple cinnamon warm goey crisp yet still protein packed desserts!”
- What about, “How to burn off all those Thanksgiving Day calories?”
I actually did that last one….two years ago. It hardly got any response. Maybe that’s because Strong Figure was brand then. And maybe it’s also because we published the workouts the day after Thanksgiving and everyone was more concerned with shopping. One of our first lessons learned about posting articles was that we should never post on a holiday. No one has time to sit around and read blog posts when they’re not bored at work. Duh.
So THAT said, I decided I’d compile the BEST of the BEST Thanksgiving tips. From food, to fitness, heck–I’ve even got your shopping deals–here’s ONE post that will bring you what you need for a healthy, fun, Thanksgiving holiday!
What to COOK:
Paleo-Friendly Thanksgiving Meal Plan
Boston Market Sweet Potato Recipe
7 Healthy, Simple Thanksgiving Side Dishes
How to Prepare for Thanksgiving–Day by day infographic guide
How Much to SERVE Your Guests:
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen: How Much to Serve Your Guests
Where to SHOP:
Black Friday Dick’s Sporting Goods Flier
How to WORKOUT after pigging out:
Kettlebell Circuit for Total Body Training
Last Year’s Holiday BURN-workout that no one saw
If I missed something, feel free to add it in the comments section below. Let’s get all the great ideas on here!!
PS–What’s your favorite Thanksgiving tradition? If you think mine is shopping, guess again! It’s having left over turkey sandwiches on toasted bread and mayo. Guilty, guilty pleasure, and long time dad and daughter tradition. It reminds me of “Home.”
Amber Vesey says
For those with Celiac Disease, food allergies/intolerances, check out my HOW TO article for having a Happy AND Healthy Thanksgiving when you are NOT hosting !http://www.eatsandexercisebyamber.com/1/post/2013/11/how-to-have-a-happy-healthy-gluten-free-thanksgiving.html
Stephanie Wimer says
Thanks Amber! I think it’s really hard to eat healthy when NOT hosting so thanks so much for posting!! Great resource!