We all are a bit gluttonous on Thanksgiving…it sort of goes with the territory..or maybe that’s just me 🙂
This year we are heading to the Big Apple again to take in the Macy’s Day Parade. We went last year–and had such a great time–we decided to go again!
So…for my favorite FODMAPers –don’t fret….I’ve got you covered when it comes to Thanksgiving and your tummy.
FODMAP friendly Thanksgiving Menu Ideas
Appetizers: Create a beautiful cheese platter with FODMAP friendly crackers, grapes, sliced red pepper strips, olives and pickles. Maybe a side of buffalo chicken meatballs or tomato mozzarella bites? Or enjoy sea scallops wrapped in bacon or deviled eggs as a tasty low FODMAP appetizer. You could always whip up some of my FODMAP-friendly hummus too!
Main entree: Why, turkey, of course! (no FODMAPs here!)
Gravy: Make a homemade gravy with the drippings, homemade chicken broth and thicken with cornstarch, brown rice flour or potato starch (salt and pepper to taste).
Veggies: Mash up some white potatoes with a bit of garlic infused oil and lactose free milk, sautéed green beans, maple syrup drizzled carrots, and/or perhaps a ½ sweet potato topped with a little maple syrup, dash of cinnamon and chopped walnuts. Or maybe my Autumn Salad recipe? I love the maple Dijon dressing on this salad….yummmmmy!
Cranberry sauce: Choose a product made with sugar not high fructose corn syrup—look for organic brands. Or better yet, make your own cranberry orange relish with fresh cranberries, orange and a hint of sugar.
I do hope you enjoy your turkey day! I am feeling quite thankful that I will see all of my three kids for the holiday! What are you thankful for?