So how did I do it? I really don't think there was any special methodology or formula. I ate a big salad at both T-meals which filled me up a lot and then I ate lots of veggies and fruits. I left out the stuffing and breads for the most part (I did have a small roll at my in-laws). I didn't eat turkey this year which was really weird for me b/c it's a pretty big deal for my family. Anyway, I didn't really miss it much. There was so much other yummy stuff to sample.
I tried to keep my portions small (for the most part), and I still felt full - VERY full at that! I did have a little dessert. My sis made a killer gluten-free/sugar-free apple pie that I had a small slice of, and my mother-in-law made like 6 pies (apple, pecan, pumpkin, sugar cream, and chocolate - whew!) that I took 1 bite samples of. Yum. :) That's about it. Oh, and I drank a lot of water so that I would stay full and not want to nibble!
All in all, I really enjoyed my Thanksgiving this year! I didn't feel stressed out about what I was going to eat and that was nice! I made a super-delicious Vegan Green Bean Casserole that I wanted to share the recipe to. You can find it on this site:
I also made one of my fav fall salads using a recipe from Little House of Veggies. You can find it on this site:
On top of holiday feasting I also had the privilege of running away to Indy with my husband last weekend. We had a blast to say the least. It was filled with some delicious food! One of my favorite meals was from a restaurant on Mass Ave. called R Bistro. I wish I would have taken my camera in with me to photo our amazing food and dessert. It is a quaint little place - small and charming. If you blink you might miss it!
The restaurant is situated next to a chocolate shop (perfect placement in my opinion) and seats about 20 tables. The menu is fresh, all organic/free-range/grass-fed, and a lot of the veggies come from a garden behind the restaurant. They change the menu every week to take advantage of whatever is in season. Such a cool concept! There are a handful of entrees and always a meat-free option. I had tomato and red lentil soup as an appetizer, celery and parmesan tart with roasted pumpkin and a wild greens salad with a sherry vinaigrette for my entree. Our dessert was perfect - dark french-pressed coffee with chocolate truffles (2 truffles - one dark chocolate, one milk chocolate). Ahhh-mazing! :) Definitely check this place out if you are in Indy! Here is their website:
You can sign up to receive menu updates each week and then plan a time to visit when the menu suits your tastes. You will not be disppointed! :)
Have a GREAT week!!