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Friday, October 5, 2012

Thanksgiving Menu Plan Giveaway

Happy Thanksgiving from me and my girls!
It's Thanksgiving Weekend here in Canada, but Americans you can participate too since your holiday is a 2 months away.

The big question is... how can we have a Clean Carb Thanksgiving? This is HOW!

This is how I am eating even though my competition next weekend. I am still able to have some Thanksgiving treats...

Our Family Thanksgiving Menu (recipes straight from The Eat-Clean Diet Series)

1. Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup

2. Charcuterie Board with yummies from Seed to Sausage!

3. Roasted Pear and Spinach Salad with Spiced Pecans

Mains and Sides
1. Stuffed Pumpkins

2. Brown Rice and Apple Stuffing OR Ezekiel Bread Stuffing

3. Lemon and Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

4. Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts (directions from The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook)

4. Turkey Roasting (directions from The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook)

5. Lentil Terrine Meatless Option from The Eat-Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook


1.  Coach Rita Catolino’s Non Dairy, Non Grain- but oh so yummy Thanksgiving Pumpkin pie!

2 Handfuls Almonds
4-5 Medjool Dates (soak in water for 30min)
1 Tablespoon Organic Coconut Oil

Pulverize almonds until they turn into a fine meal (watch carefully as to not make almond butter). Add dates and a little of their liquid. Continue to puree. Add the Coconut oil and pulse for another few seconds. Spread the mixture  (I use hands) on a nonstick small pie plate. Bake at 375 for 7 minutes (watch not to burn) to crisp up. Remove. As crust is cooling, make filling.
Puree Pumpkin (can, jar or real pumpkin- not the pumpkin pie filling- “JUST PUMPKIN”)
6 Dates or dried figs (soaked)- Pureed
2 eggs (Free Range)
2 Tablespoon of coconut oil or all natural almond butter
Halved Pecans or Walnuts for top
Drizzle of All Natural Maple Syrup
All Spice or Cinnamon or Pumpkin Pie Spice

Add pumpkin, eggs, coconut oil ,puree dates and spice. Blend together for a couple of minutes. Fill crust. Place pecan halves on top and drizzle with Maple Syrup. Bake at 350 for 12-15 min. Broil in oven for a few minutes to caramelize top. Enjoy a slice (1/8 of pie) as a perfect pre workout meal!

2. Berry Bowl - just rinse a few berries and top with lemon zest!


  1. We're having a locally raised duck, local veggies, and going to enjoy a good, clean meal.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Thank you for sharing with us, Tosca! This is a great blog entry to share with my EC Challenge Group! I love this!!!

  3. Sounds yummy! Have a gobblin' good Thanksgiving!

  4. This is perfect, definately going to be using these, thanks! Happy thanksgiving :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing, Tosca!! I love this menu!

  7. I'm going to try this wild rice and mushroom stuffing - no bread involved at all. I'm hosting six people for Canadian thanksgiving tomorrow - I live in Hong Kong and this will be their first thanksgiving. How exciting! I wish I had seen your post earlier because the lentil and wild rice terrine sounds delicious.

  8. This is fantastic. However, I'm on a ship and will no doubt have an awesome meal made for me. I'll have to save this for when I come home and have Thanksgiving dinner with my husband.

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  10. All sounds wonderful! However the link to the lemon cinnamon sweet potatoes takes you to the ezekiel bread stuffing recipe page. Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. If you wanted to make the pumpkin pie, but have people with various nut allergies, what would be a good, clean substitute that would still produce a great product?


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