How to have the ideal Thanksgiving Day while being healthy and still eating & drinking everything you want!!
Thanksgiving is TOMORROW!!!
I'm so excited!
Here's how to create the ideal (in my opinion) Thanksgiving Day that's healthy while still eating and drinking what you want! Yep, that's possible.
Here we go:
Wake up, pray/meditate for 5-10min (or longer), think (say out loud, journal) everything you are thankful for. Remember it’s Thanksgiving!!!
Get out of bed drink a glass of room temp water (with lemon if available) to boost your metabolism and get things...moving. lol.
Eat a light breakfast. Here are two suggestions:
Drink a glass of water afterwards
Today you are in one of 4 categories this morning:
1. You are happy
2. You are sad and moving to being really freaking mad
3. You are unbothered
4. You aren't thrilled, a little shocked, but going through your day
Here's my mantra to you today:
Control the controllables...
While this may be a tough pill to swallow, (outside of those who are physically and/or mentally disabled) as an adult, you have absolute control over these things:
1. How you choose to think
2. How and if you choose to move your body
3. What you choose to eat
4. How you choose to react
Every day we are faced with challenges.
Today something will not go as I planned or as I hoped. I control the effect it has on me and how I let it define me, regardless of how bad it is. You have the same choice.
While it may not bring comfort, I hope that this message will bring perspective.
On a lighter note, what CAN bring you comfort is this delicious General Tso's chicken dish that was all the rage a couple of days ago!
I made it last night and took pics of the step by steps and a video on how to make the sauce!
Here are the deets:
1lb chicken breast cut into 1 inch chunks
1⁄4 c arrowroot powder (cornstarch in a pinch)
2-3TBSP coconut, sunflower or olive oil (not extra virgin)
1TBSP minced ginger
1⁄2tsp red chili flakes
2 cloves garlic minced
For the Sauce:
3TBSP rice vinegar
3TBSP Liquid Aminos, Tamari or in a pinch low sodium soy sauce
2tsp hoisin sauce
3TBSP raw sugar (I used sucanat)
1TBSP arrowroot powder
Toss the chicken with the quarter cup of cornstarch and let sit while you mix the sauce ingredients.
Add the rice vinegar, tamari, liquid aminos or soy sauce, hoisin sauce, water, sugar and tablespoon of arrowroot powder in a small bowl and whisk together.
Heat oil in skillet. Only put enough of the oil to coat the bottom for pan frying
Add the chicken to a pan with the oil and fry until crispy. Drain on paper towels.
Drain all but a tablespoon of the oil and add the chili flakes, ginger and garlic.
Cook until you smell the garlic (about 30 seconds).
Add in the chicken and toss, then add in the sauce.
Stir for about 30 seconds until thickened.
Serve immediately. Add steamed broccoli or sauteed cabbage or other veggie of choice to go with!