holiday; holiday season; thanksgiving; christmas; holiday challenge menu; turkey; caramelized onion; sausage stuffing; brussel sprouts; green bean casserole; turnip; parsnip; potato hash; acorn squash; cranberry sauce; pumpkin cheescake; paleo sangria; the 30 clean

TAKEN FROM OUR THANKSGIVING DAILY DIGEST AND MODIFIED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE HOLIDAYS:

TIP OF THE DAY: EARN YOUR HOLIDAY MEAL!

Even though there is an opportunity for this year’s holiday meals to be your healthiest, we still know there is a tendency to overeat and also to forget about your physical well-being. So, if you haven’t done it already, plan a Christmas Eve morning “walk/run” with your family or neighbors so you can burn some calories before you eat and also start the holiday feeling accomplished!

By no means must you stick to the menu provided below. We have simply gathered some of our favorite compliant recipes in hopes that it will save you time (time researching, not time cooking!) and worry that you might not be eating something within our clean guidelines. The degree of difficulty in making these meals ranges from easy to gourmet, so for that reason we have “Pinned” several different recipes for you on our Modified Holiday Challenge Pinterest Board and Drinks Board for you to choose from!

Now, let’s get to the grub.

[title size=”1″]THE MENU:[/title]
[title size=”3″]TURKEY[/title] Maple Glazed Roasted Turkey
from The Healthy Foodie
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[title size=”3″]STUFFING[/title] Caramelized Onion & Sausage Stuffing 
from PaleOMG
[title size=”3″]VEGGIES[/title] Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts
from Paleo Savvy
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[title size=”3″]CASSEROLE[/title] Green Bean Casserole
from Fed&Fit
[title size=”3″]STARCHY VEG 1[/title] We know you LOVE them so here are 2!
Buttery Thyme Turnip & Parsnip Puree
from Buzz Feed
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[title size=”3″]STARCHY VEG 2[/title] Sweet Potato Hash in Acorn Squash
from ChowStalker
[title size=”3″]SAUCE[/title] Because you’ve gotta have the Sauce!!
Cranberry Sauce
from Amazing Paleo
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[title size=”3″]DESSERT[/title] And it all comes down to this!! We know you have been waiting – and this time Molly and I are in agreement!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Goodness
from PaleOMG (And OMG is right!)
[title size=”3″]LIBATION[/title] So this one was kind of tough, but we found you something.
Paleo Sangria
from PaleoNomad (You can also add a bit of pure Apple Juice if you juice it yourself.)
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In peace & health,
Heather & Molly