I don’t know what happened, but we are 9 days away from Thanksgiving. And I get to host the family turkey dinner for the very first time. I have made turkey and all the fixings before my immediate clan of five, but I have never had to host the BIG family meal. I am not nervous. I’ve cooked for 70 guests before. I am so looking forward to cooking a healthy and delicious Thanksgiving meal for everyone. It doesn’t have to be all fat and all sugar and over-indulging on calories. You can have your proverbial cake and eat it, too!
I am happy to announce that I have a guest post over at Bob’s Red Mill’s blog about how to eat healthy this holiday season. It’s easy to do, with small baby steps. You’ve heard most of my tips before, but do check out my post and say hello to great folks at Bob’s Red Mill.
We all seem to have a weakness for desserts. If we didn’t, why would the food porn sites be full of these tempting, high-caloric treats? You don’t need a turducken of desserts to blow your waistline. You know what I mean: the oreo stuffed in a cupcake covered in chocolate. Or candy-bar riddled cookies. After awhile, it’s a bit nauseating and quite frustrating to see my fellow food bloggers going down this path.
Maybe it’s age, a slowing metabolism and having kids of my own that have led me here. But, I won’t skimp on flavor or satisfying my sweet tooth. It took several attempts but I finally perfected my all whole-wheat crust for this Whole Wheat Apple and Cranberry Galette.
The part about baking a galette is that it requires less fuss than a traditional pie. And since I have no patience to make a pie pretty, I always go the easy route!
Tart granny smith apples and fresh cranberries are also lower in sugar than most other fruits. And this crust is made with whole wheat flour, wheat bran and rolled oats provided by, you guessed it, Bob’s Red Mill! It is flakey and crunchy like a traditional pie crust, but full of fiber and whole grain goodness. Make one or a dozen, change the filling to include pears, figs or any of your favorite seasonal fruits. You can also add pecans, almonds or pistachios for added protein and crunch.
You can easily the seasonings of the crust to make a savory galette, using sweet potatoes, string beans, tomatoes or sweet peppers for the filling. You find the full recipe for this whole wheat galette here.
I have another giveaway for you this week. The winner of last week’s contest was Andy from Isabel and Andy Cook.
This week, Bob’s Red Mill wants to help you eat healthy this holiday season, too. They are putting together a great care package of whole wheat flour, wheat bran & quinoa for you to make your holiday feast healthy and delicious. Sorry, U.S. residents only.
How can I enter? This one is super easy:
Leave a comment below about one thing you are really going to do to make your holiday meals a little healthier.
Come on, just one little step. You can do it!
Disclosure: Bob’s Red Mill sent me a variety of product to sample and review. I was not paid to write this post. All the opinions here are truly my own. Fabulous product from a fabulous company! Sorry, this contest is closed.