I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner. The weather here in Wisconsin is still really beautiful and it just doesn’t make it seem like the holiday season yet. But, my kitchen says otherwise. The next couple weeks I am sharing all Thanksgiving inspired recipes in hopes to inspire some of you to have a healthier, yet, delicious holiday! Family and friend get togethers can be tough during the holiday season and I want you to be fully equipped to be able to enjoy yourself but not get off track with your health goals. The Thanksgiving recipes I will be sharing will be healthy, easy and delicious. No one will even realize they aren’t eating sweet potatoes loaded with brown sugar and they will still be elbow deep in them!
I heard a statistic the other day that between Thanksgiving and Christmas the average person consumes 1,600 extra calories every single day. My mouth dropped and couldn’t believe it. For many people, that’s how many calories they should be eating for the entire day. Not extra! With those additional 1,600 calories a day, the average person gains .5 to 1 pound a day. A DAY! Luckily, that doesn’t have to be you this year. It is possible to stay healthy through the holidays and stay on track with your goals. Over the next couple weeks I will share some helpful tips to ensure you stay on track. My first tip, hold yourself accountable. Find a friend, family member, co-worker, anyone to check in with on the daily or weekly. Set small goals for each other and help each other to reach those goals. It can be as simple as not eating the the holiday treats that people bring into the office, it could be bringing a healthy treat into the office. Or, it could be to not miss a workout through the holiday season or to bring a healthy dish or two to any holiday gathering. Accountability is your first step to having a healthy holiday season!
If you are someone who thinks they would benefit from an accountability partner but you aren’t sure who to ask, ask me! I will be anyone and everyone’s accountability partner through out this very tempting time of year. Comment below, shoot me an email or reach out to me on social media. I am here to help!
Honey and Lime Roasted Sweet Potato
- 2 large or 4 small sweet potatoes, cubed
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos
- 2 tbsp organic raw honey
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all ingredients except for the sweet potatoes in a small bowl and mix well.
- Place the cubed sweet potato chunks in a large bowl and drizzle the honey and lime mixture over the top. Gently toss until the sweet potatoes are well coated.
- Spread the sweet potato cubes out on the baking sheet and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Stir or flip the sweet potatoes and cook for an additional 20-25 minutes.
- Serve right away!