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Gratitude: A Healthy Holiday Guide For a Paleo Thanksgiving

Nov 2

Hello hello! I am SUPER excited to announce my friend Christina (@Addicted To Lovely) and I have written Gratitude: A Healthy Holiday Guide For A Paleo Thanksgiving.  It’s your personal guide to a stress-free, mindful, and delicious holiday season.   The idea actually came about when Christina visited back in August. We had so much fun talking about our goals, dreams, and new projects we were thinking about. Then, it was almost simultaneously the idea came to us! So many people struggle around the holidays with eating, stress, and overall mindfulness. There are tons of cookbooks for Thanksgiving recipes but what if we made a guide that made everyone’s lives easier, and included more than just recipes?

We created a guide filled with everything you could ever want in a holiday handbook. Get ready for an extra festive, simple, stress-free and super yummy Thanksgiving! If you are excited about the Holidays then you will LOVE this! On the other hand, if you’re thinking, “NOT ME! I hate the holidays, they stress me out!” then…guess what? You’re DEFINITELY in the right place. We know that the holidays can be stressful, overwhelming, and sometimes a flat-out nightmare. All of the planning, cooking, chores, family drama, and food-induced comas can sometimes suck the fun out of what should truly be a day to relax, enjoy, and be thankful.

That’s why we created:


This year, we want you to focus on connecting with others, treating yourself, and truly enjoying the day. The key to a stress-free holiday season is to start it off right with an incredible Thanksgiving, and we’ve provided all the tools you’ll need to do just that. We created healthy versions of all classics, included new recipes, and also provided a guide to stress less and take control over the holidays. We want to help you lower the stress and make the holidays a time of gratitude and joy. Not just saying that but DOING it.

We had so many recipe ideas but our goal was to make this ebook simple and delicious for you guys! We included over original 20 appetizer, beverage, dessert, mains, and side recipes. The best part is, they are your favorite Thanksgiving classics but with a healthy paleo spin!

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the Ebook and thought it would be best to address them all in one place:

Thanksgiving Ebook FAQ:

Q: You mention the Thanksgiving Ebook is Paleo. What is Paleo?

A: Paleo is a diet consisting of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit. It excludes dairy, grain products, refined sugar and processed food. Therefore all of the recipes in the ebook are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and refined sugar free!

Q: Are any recipes vegan? 

A: Yes!  Many are vegan, and all desserts are paleo, vegan, and refined-sugar-free.

Q: Are the recipes complicated? Do I need lots of cooking experience? 

A: No! We’re keeping it VERY simple when it comes to cooking. These dishes require minimal ingredients and minimal effort. Whether this is your first time cooking for Thanksgiving or your 20th we got you covered with easy recipes anyone can make!

Q: Thanksgiving always makes me so tired and bloated! Will these recipes make me feel that way too?

A: In this guide we used wholesome ingredients won’t leave you feeling heavy, tired, or drowning in a sugar coma after. Simple, healthy recipes, delicious flavors, and lots of options – that’s how we like to do Thanksgiving.

Q: The Holiday Season stresses me out, can this help?

A:  Yes! We are right there with you and EXACTLY why we created this! We have an entire section of the book dedicated to managing family, digestion, mindset, exercise, and eating habits. All things that can increase our stress levels during the holidays.

Q: I struggle with indulging and binge eating during Thanksgiving and the overall Holiday season, do you have any advice?

A: Yes! We’re going beyond the menu and sharing our best advice when it comes to  indulging in holiday treats, staying active, and avoiding digestive distress after all of that turkey.

Q: Since this ebook is labeled as “healthy”, Will the food even taste good?

A: YES! I’m not just saying that. We had taste testers for the all the recipes, including my husband Matt, and he is the most honest critic! I know if he approves, then it must be good!  These dishes require minimal ingredients and minimal effort, but they pack a big punch in terms of flavor. Get ready to impress your family and friends! They’ll never guess how simple and healthy everything is!

Q: I have many holiday gatherings I have to cook for such as parties for work, friends, family, and church. Are there any recipes that are quick and easy? 

A: Yes! Many of our recipes can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes with minimal ingredients. That way you can bring a appetizer or dessert to your work party without breaking the bank or losing sleep!

Q: Is it a cookbook?

A: A Cookbook and MORE. We’ve included over 20 recipes for appetizers, drinks, mains, sides, and desserts. We kept the recipes simple and low in ingredients.

Q: What type of recipes can be expected?

A: All of your favorite classics such as pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, and turkey. PLUS some delicious new ones such as chocolate pecan brownie bars, maple spiced cookies, pumpkin pie dip, and many more!

Q: What else is in the ebook besides recipes?

A: This is your guide to a stress-free, mindful, and delicious holiday season. You can expect a Thanksgiving day checklist, how to re purpose leftovers, a custom calendar of what to do the week leading up to Thanksgiving, common turkey questions such as how to pick the right size turkey, regulate hunger hormones, optimize digestion, ways to be mindful about eating and exercise, grateful even if family is driving you crazy, and techniques to lower stress levels.

Q: Where do I purchase the ebook?

A: CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE EBOOK! It is also available under my “Ebook” tab at the top of my website.

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  • Reply Carla Patterson Nov 19 at 8:14 am

    Wow, this looks extremely tasty. Thanks a lot for sharing <3 I literally became hungry just by looking at the pictures. I wonder how good it will taste once I actually prepare it. WOW!

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