Tuesday’s WOD:
Shoulder Press: 5 x 8-10 reps.  Heavy as you are capable of.
5 Rounds
12 Pull Ups
21 KB Swings
1 Shuttle Run
Whole Food Holiday Recipe Roundup!
I get SUPER DUPER excited for the holidays every year because I LOVE to bake and cook and of course most importantly SHARE my food with family and friend’s.  Here is a list of my all time favorite staples for the upcoming holidays!!  I hope you enjoy these too with your family and friends!! Happy Holidays!!
Sirloin Tip Roast w/ Gravy: 
Braised Chuck Roast:
Cauliflower & Leek Mash: Planning to use some of my homemade beef bone broth brewing at home to steam the cauliflower and leeks, and add a little ghee into the mixture.  Once it’s ready I am planning to whip it up w/ the hand mixer & voila! If you wanted to make this vegetarian use veggie broth, if you wanted to make it vegan use veggie broth & olive oil or coconut oil.  This is a great option for those not eating potatoes but wanting to indulge with a good homemade paleo gravy.
Mushroom Gravy: I created this recipe by accident when trying to make a base for a quinoa risotto for some friends of mine who are vegan a few years back.  The gravy turned out so delicious and has now become a staple!  SUPER simple to make too!
Green Bean Casserole: One thing I crave EVERY Thanksgiving or Christmas is green bean casserole.  Growing up this consisted of Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, onions, canned french green beans & french’s onions baked in the oven.  If I ate that same dish today I would definitely be doubled over in pain so the next best recipes I have found is this amazing recipe from Grassfed Girl or Detoxinista.  This is definitely a holiday staple in our house!
Sweet Potato & Chipotle Gratin: This recipe is so GOOD!  Just a word of suggestion to slowly add the chipotle (be sure to buy the brand that doesn’t have gluten in it at Whole Foods if you are steering clear of gluten).  I found this recipe on Jen’s Gone Paleo.  Here is a link in case you would like to test it out as well this Thanksgiving.
Sautéed Cider Kale: 
Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts: 
Stuffing (or dressing):  All of these are SO GOOD!  This year I am doing a BreadSRSLY gluten free sourdough stuffing but slightly different than the recipes listed below.  This year I am using my creative cooking brain to try and chef up something unique since I haven’t been able to really do this in a long while!!
Sweet Potato Puree w/ Apples & Sage:
BREAD & BISCUITS…WHAT?!  Sign me up…Who doesn’t love or crave bread during the holidays?!?  If you have ever ate it my guess is you crave it.  I know I do from time to time!!  These are great options for your holiday gathering without all of the bad for you stuff!
Grain Free Challah:
Sweet Potato Bread:
Paleo “Cornbread” Muffins:
Desserts are definitely something I can’t steer clear of when the holidays roll around…so that means making myself a treat or two worthy of sharing.   My favorites have always been pecan, pumpkin or apple pie – call me a traditionalist but I like what I like.  HA!  I have thrown in a few others yummy recipes good measure.  These are my TOP choices as of today for Thanksgiving desserts!  Enjoy!
Sweet Potato-Pecan Pie:
Apple Pie:
Pumpkin Pana Cotta:
Maca Chocolate “Power” Brownies:
Chocolate Hazelnut Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies – Grain Free:
Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Have a wonderful stress free – healthy, relaxed and happy holiday season!!!
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