I LOVE Thanksgiving. I actually, honestly, love hosting Thanksgiving at my house
because I get to keep all the leftovers because we start decorating for Christmas the second Thanksgiving is over
because we've started some new family traditions that we are really enjoying (that sounds better, doesn't it?).
This year, since I have total menu control (read: no one else to help me with the cooking), we are having a Trim Healthy Mama Thanksgiving. A good one. I am making an amazing turkey recipe that I've made before, delicious sides, and thirty-five desserts (not really, it just feels that way). This is an “S” or low-carb meal, but be aware that there ARE small amounts of carbs, which can stack up. If you eat TONS of this food, you may end up in S Helper territory – which is totally fine, and still a part of the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle. If, however, you decide to go off-plan, you can always use my Cheat Recovery Meal Plan to get back on track on Friday!
Here is my Thanksgiving Menu with a free printable shopping list. This is what the menu looks like, but to get the clickable links and see the recipes you'll need to download the PDF with the blue “Download” button at the bottom of this post. That's where you'll get the printable version.
**Note – the turkey recipe linked calls for brown sugar, and I substitute Just Like Brown Sugar, or just omit it entirely. It's tasted great to me both ways BUT I know that as the centerpiece of the meal you want to be extra careful and may not be comfortable with substitutions. You can always substitute a family favorite turkey recipe or any other turkey recipe that doesn't call for sugar.
If you need low-carb sweeteners or baking blend, you can get those at the here:
The shopping list is a little different from my normal monthly shopping lists – I listed the ingredients by meal instead of ingredient type/aisle because I know some people have family favorite recipes they will want to substitute for the recipes listed here. I hope that makes it easier for you. Happy Thanksgiving!
Printable Trim and Healthy Thanksgiving Menu and Printable Shopping List: Download