The Sun Gypsy’s Guide to Beating Bloat this Thanksgiving Season
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we know you have your favorite Thanksgiving feast on the brain!
From turkey coated in cranberry sauce, to mashed potatoes drowning in gravy, and of course delicious yams covered in gooey sweet marshmallows…
What you’re probably not thinking about is the bloat, and maybe even some extra lbs, that come with it!
Is there any way we can have our annual favorites without battling bloat, for us bikini-lovers?! Fear not, sun gypsies! We searched Pinterest to find our favorite healthy and bloat-free Thanksgiving recipes, consider these an upgrade to traditional Thanksgiving classics. We also found a list of the top culprits for bloat in Thanksgiving feasts. Keep these in mind when you’re eyeing those balsamic roasted Brussels sprouts…
According to healthyeating.sfgate.com…
The top belly-bloaters in Thanksgiving dishes are…
• Brussels Sprouts
Alternative Veggie Side Dishes:
Lemon Pepper Asparagus
Quinoa with Roasted Pumpkin, Zucchini and Basil Pesto
When it comes to Thanksgiving feasts, our eyes are often bigger than our stomachs. It’s hard to not overindulge when there’s a huge array of festive food displayed across the table. One way to prevent overstuffing yourself, is by filling up on greens. Eating your greens keeps you full, gives you plenty of healthy nutrients, and prevents overindulging in those dinner rolls, potatoes, and green bean casserole that’s tempting you. Here are a couple of our favorite salad recipes that are packed with Seasonal favorites and flavors that will keep you full and fulfill any taste or craving.
Arugula Salad with Caramelized Squash and Pomegranate Ginger Vinaigrette
Fuji Apple Kale Salad with Maple-Spiced Hazelnuts
A Thanksgiving meal is not truly complete if it does not end with pie. However if your watching your stomach, or your waistline, you know that pie isn’t the most forgiving of treats. We found a couple healthy alternatives to your favorite Fall pies that are friendly to multiple different diets. These recipes are both gluten-free and vegan. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Pie With Macadamia + Coconut Shortcrust
Easy Raw Apple Pie
Beating bloat doesn’t stop with just food. Try taking a walk after enjoying your Thanksgiving Feast. Staying active helps your body to fully process the food you consumed and gas from staying trapped in your system.
We hope you find these tips to be helpful and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
– Tayler Werk, House of Au-ORA