Thanksgiving and the holiday season are often synonymous with rich, indulgent meals that may not always align with our anticancer lifestyle goals. However, this doesn’t mean we have to compromise on taste or the joy of festive cooking. To prove this, Ananda Kaplan, our talented Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) and recipe developer, has crafted a collection of Thanksgiving-inspired dishes. Ananda, with her extensive culinary background, including training at the French Culinary Institute and over a decade of experience as a chef, has created recipes that are not only healthy and anti-inflammatory but also incredibly delicious. These dishes are perfect for keeping your holiday meals aligned with your health goals while still delighting your taste buds and impressing your guests.
Our Wild Rice Stuffing, created by Ananda, offers a nutritious and gluten-free alternative to traditional stuffing. Packed with mushrooms, herbs, chestnuts, cranberries, and nuts, it’s a dish rich in flavors and textures.
For dessert, Ananda’s Pumpkin Custard is a must-try. This gluten-free, refined sugar-free treat brings the essence of the holidays in a smooth, creamy pumpkin blend, simple to prepare and perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.
As the holiday season unfolds, Ananda brings us two delightful recipes: Roasted Apples and Cranberry Sauce. The Roasted Apples are not just a treat for the palate but also a nutritious choice, free from refined sugars. The Cranberry Sauce is a healthier take on the classic, using natural sweeteners like pears and maple syrup, infused with flavors of ginger, orange, and cinnamon.
Ananda’s innovative Leftover Thanksgiving Chili transforms your holiday leftovers into a delightful and nourishing meal. This lighter green chili, loaded with turkey, holiday veggies, and spices, is a comforting and nutritious way to enjoy the flavors of Thanksgiving even after the big day.
Enjoy these perfect blends of festive flavor and anticancer lifestyle choices. Chef Ananda’s dishes are crafted to add zest to your holiday meals while focusing on health. Enjoy a holiday season that’s as nutritious as it is delicious!
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