When most of us think of "authentic" Thanksgiving, we think of a large feast provided by loved ones....and a special thanks to Mrs. Smith, Libby, Stouffer, Pillsbury, Stovetop, Jiffy...etc, etc. This was MY "authentic" Thanksgiving tradition during my teen and young adult years-- although, we did also cater some from Furr's Cafeteria.
If you're on this blog then you probably already know by now that almost 4 years ago, I had to drastically change my way of life. At first, it started with the foods I ate, but it quickly evolved into something much greater. I truly believe when you start to honor yourself in such a loving way, via real nourishment, you become much more aware of other areas of your life where you can continue with a FULL life detox (behaviors, friends, etc).
Since beginning this new and improved way of living, I have learned that leading by example is the best form of persuasion. Luckily, I have a supportive family and I have been overjoyed to see the ripple effect in action. When it came to my first Thanksgiving eating clean, I was extremely apprehensive. Not only was I eating clean, but I was on stage 1 of the Body Ecology Diet (which is FAR more exclusive than just eating clean). Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday because I have been a foodie since birth. I assumed that swapping my "tradition" for these different recipes would taint MY holiday. Well, not only was I pleasantly surprised at the outcome of our first CLEAN Thanksgiving spread, but so was my family! It also got me thinking. Thanksgiving is all about gratitude and tradition. If you were to really think about this holiday's origins, you would come to realize that these people joining together weren't breaking bread made from a box with GMO wheat and harmful nonsense. They were eating food made from pure, clean ingredients! This not only adds value to the quality of the food for obvious reasons, but I believe that that labor of love truly enhances the food.
SO, JOIN ME to learn how to kick it old-school with some delicious samples and recipes-- so that you can share a NEW, more authentic Thanksgiving tradition with your family...and when you go around the table and give thanks for your health, you can truly feel like you gifted your family with food that will go to the healing and nourishment of their bodies.