Fit Mama Monday: A Clean-Eating Thanksgiving

There are only three Mondays left before Thanksgiving. With so many of you doing the Clean Up with Green Mountain CrossFit, I wanted to begin providing support for planning the year’s most anticipated meal. Are you wondering what to serve or eat to remain clean for the day? Me too, so I’m in planning mode. Over the next three Mondays I’ll be providing three delicious turkey day feast menus, all of which are Clean Up compliant (no dairy, wheat, soy, sugar, etc). Each menu will have either links to the clean recipes or the recipes will appear right here on my blog. Feel free to link back to the blog and share these menu ideas around! Here’s the first installment. Bon appetit!


Thyme & Garlic Roast Turkey from the Gracious Pantry

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Cashew Mushroom Gravy from In Sonnet’s Kitchen


Cauliflower Carrot Herb Mash from Multiply Delicious


Nutty-Fruity Kale Salad

Homemade Applesauce


Nutty-Fruity Kale Salad

The Salad:

1 T extra virgin olive oil

pinch of salt

10-15 Lacinato kale leaves, sliced crosswise into thin strips (1/4”)

½ cup walnuts broken into pieces

¼ cup dried apricots, chopped

¼ cup pomegranate seeds

The Dressing:

¼ cup lemon juice or pomegranate juice

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp grain or dijon mustard (check ingredients)

1 clove of garlic, minced

salt & pepper to taste

Massage the kale with the olive oil and salt to tenderize it. Add other salad ingredients. Mix dressing ingredients and toss with salad.


Homemade Applesauce

1-2 Tbls. apple cider

10 apples, cored and cut into chunks

1 cinnamon stick

pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

Place ingredients in a large pot over low heat. Cook until apple begin to mash easily with a wooden spoon. Remove cinnamon stick. You can leave this sauce chunky or pass it through a food mill for smooth sauce. Serve warm.


One thought on “Fit Mama Monday: A Clean-Eating Thanksgiving

  • Melissa Olander

    Yes! These recipes look amazing! Especially the cauliflower/carrot herb mash! I must try!

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