Looking for a way to prepare some Thanksgiving dishes that won’t undermine your efforts to eat healthy? Bel Air News & Views sponsor Angela DeBrigida has some suggestions straight from her Transitions Lifestyle System, a total-system approach that promotes healthy food choices, behavior modification and menu plans.
Thanksgiving Tips & Recipes…
If you are traveling to someone’s house for Thanksgiving, offer to provide something that you enjoy and know is low-glycemic, which means it won’t cause your blood sugar to spike. For example, a veggie tray, a fruit tray, baked potatoes, pumpkin pie….yum!
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Here are three healthy ways to prepare fresh sweet potatoes:
1. Clean them and wrap them in aluminum foil. Bake them at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (or more depending on size). Top with a pat of butter & cinnamon.
2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into quarters. Add just enough butter to flavor. Bake for 30-45 minutes & top with cinnamon.
3. Cook them and mash them
Crust…chop pecans in a food processor. Add just enough butter to bind and mix butter & pecans in the bottom of a pie dish. Take 100% pumpkin (Libby’s canned is a great suggestion). Mix with agave natural sweetener to desired sweetness. Add cinnamon NOT cinnamon sugar until desired taste. Bake at 350.
Angela can teach you how to use the Transitions Lifestyle System to transform your lifestyle. Come to a FREE introductory class. Classes meet Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at R4 Salon & Spa, 15 Churchville Rd., Bel Air. Angela is starting classes on Fridays 6 p.m. at Tempo Bicycles & Fitness (formerly Conte’s), 5 Bel Air Parkway in Festival at Bel Air.
To learn more about the Transitions Lifestyle System, visit mdtransitions.shutterfly.com
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