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Healthy Vegan Thanksgiving

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Healthy Vegan Thanksgiving

Here is one holiday vegan meal that is healthy, and delicious! It is balanced, and filled with powerfoods! Everyone will love it. It is all also gluten-free and white sugar-free.

The Festive Meal Includes:

  1. Nutritious Nut Loaf - Filled with nutritious nuts and seeds.
  2. Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce – Diana’s healthy version of a favorite.
  3. Baked Squash with Vegetables – Lots of alkalizing vegetables for dinner.
  4. Asparagus with Lemon Juice – A special veg with lemon juice.
  5. Wheat-Free Ginger Cake – You won’t believe how good this tastes. Your body can also feel how balanced it is!

Links to all the recipes are above. Basic ingredients are listed below for your quick review and shopping list.

Busted Thanksgiving Myth:
It was generally understood that the people got sleepy because of the amino acid tryptophan in the turkey of their Thanksgiving or Christmas meal.  Tryptophan in the brain then helps to create serotonin which makes us happy and sleepy.

It turns out any protein meal has enough tryptophan to possibly cause sleepiness – even a vegan meal.

The real culprit is all the carbohydrates.  The carbohydrates cause a rush of insulin which in turn causes the muscles of the body to absorb all amino acids except tryptophan.  This leaves a high percentage of tryptophan in the brain and voila – you are on the couch sleeping and not helping clean up.

Nut Loaf

Ingredients:
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup almonds
10 almonds for decoration
2/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)
1 cup short grain brown rice
1/3 cup soya flour
4-6 tbsp Braggs or soya sauce
1 onion
2 pieces of celery
1/4 cup water
2 tsp basil
2 tsp. marjoram
2 tbsp flax meal

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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7:41PM PST on Nov 30, 2011

i find a lot of people ridicule vegan foods thinking they're tasteless, then they try them and discover how delicious they really are. so invite a meat eater to a vegan feast.

1:17PM PST on Nov 17, 2011

Another food to cook is fried eggplant. Get one eggplant or more for more people. Wash it and then cut the skin off and cut eggplant in thin slices. put milk and/or some water in one bowl and then another bowl put Aunt Jemima corn meal or some corn meal. And then season the eggplant slices with garlic powder,parsley and then put eggplant slices in milk and then corn meal and then put slices in skillet and fry until crispy. And eat them with hot sauce,barbecue sauce or ranch dressing. It is scrump dill pipe delicious.

10:46AM PST on Nov 17, 2011

Great recipes, thank you.

10:34AM PST on Nov 17, 2011

thanks

8:13AM PST on Nov 17, 2011

finally, a vegan who didn't name their dishes faux beef or pork. Good luck to those of you who choose this lifesyle.

6:30AM PST on Nov 17, 2011

Amazing how many people think you can enjoy eating if you're vegetarian or vegan. This shows otherwise!

4:34AM PST on Nov 17, 2011

thanks

1:33AM PST on Nov 17, 2011

Great article. Thank you

12:29AM PST on Nov 17, 2011

thanks (:

9:51PM PST on Nov 16, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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