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KAYLEIGH CHRISTINA CLARK IS THE CO-FOUNDER + COO OF CLEARSTEM SKINCARE,
MODEL, CO-HOST OF THE BALANCING YOUR HUSTLE PODCAST,
WELLNESS PERSONALITY & BLOGGER, AND HOLISTIC HEALTH COACH.

A Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Healthy Thanksgiving

Dec 1

Oh Thanksgiving!

Can I just say a few words about Thanksgiving?  For starters, it’s my absolute favorite holiday, and rivals as my favorite day of the year.

A day where everyone stops and thinks about what they are grateful for & where social media is all positive vibes.

There are no presents, no fits over if your bf/gf/whatever got the “right” gift, just pure happiness. I love it. Which made it even harder this year not going home for Thanksgiving. Matt and I opted to stay in San Diego which I was super bummed about, but again, it was Thanksgiving and I am grateful for so many things in life!

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This year we did a little double duty for Thanksgiving. We spent the first part of the day and evening with our amazing friend’s Eric & Liz. Can I just brag for a second about my girlfriend Liz, I mean how cute is that Thanksgiving table and all the decorations? She’s amazing!

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Since Liz is now going gluten-free and dairy-free because of allergic reactions her little bundle of joy Emma is having from breastfeeding, we decided to cook an entirely gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free Thanksgiving meal.

Now you may be thing WTF did we eat??

We ate everything you normally would at Thanksgiving, just with some fantastic modifications!

Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Modifications

Turkey – Swapped processed basting and seasoning packets for fresh, organic herbs

Mashed Potatoes – Instead of butter and cream we used coconut milk creamer and coconut oil

Gravy- Rather than white flower we used almond flour, bone broth instead of stock, and coconut cream instead of regular cream

Strawberry Dessert with Graham Cracker Crust – Used coconut whip cream instead of regular, and Annie’s Bunny Gluten-Free Grahams rather than regular graham crackers

In addition we also had maple and bacon glazed green beans, maple balsamic brussel sprouts, and a cranberry butternut squash lentil salad.

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HOLY GOODNESS!!!  It was the BOMB.COM

This was the first Thanksgiving where I felt full, but not food coma status.  I still had energy and felt amazing.  After a wonderful dinner and afternoon with Eric, Liz, and their daughters we took off for our other friends, Allie & Curt’s house to watch the Steelers game and kick back with a little wine. We spent the rest of the evening laughing, enjoying each others company, and playing with their kids! Everything Thanksgiving should be about.

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Do you guys have any healthy recipes to add for Christmas or Thanksgiving next year?  I would love to hear your ideas!  Leave a comment below 🙂

xx Kayleigh Christina

 

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