Pumpkin Oatmeal

Ingredients:

1/2 cup oats

1/2 Tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1 3/4 cups almond milk

Top with :

1/2 Tsp cinnamon

3 tbsp pecans, chopped

Directions:

Combine oats, cinnamon, pumpkin, and almond milk and set aside for overnight. Heat on the stove or in the microwave and top with cinnamon and pecans.

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Mashed Not Potatoes

Thanksgiving just isn’t the same without mashed potatoes.   Mashed cauliflower is very similar, but saves a lot of carbs.  You can also customize them for whatever your crowd likes.

 

Ingredients:

1 small cauliflower (or 4 cups florets)

2 ounces sour cream

2 tablespoons butter

4 ounces chicken broth

¼ teaspoon garlic and onion powder (or 1 fresh garlic clove)

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Thoroughly wash cauliflower and split it into florets. Place cauliflower flowers into the slow cooker bowl and pour chicken broth over it. Cook on high temperature for approximately 2 hours. Mash florets with the help of the hand mixer or blender until you receive homogeneous texture. Stir in butter, sour cream, or whatever toppings you prefer. I like to top it with fresh parsley or dill.

Zucchini Chips

These are super easy to make since the slicer does most of the work. It’s a healthy alternative to the usual snack/appetizers that people usually serve at holiday parties.

Ingredients:

1 large zucchini

1 tsp olive oil

Salt to taste (we use Cajun seasoning)

Directions:

Slice the zucchini thinly. I use a mandolin slicer like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074TW6GTL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_vACeAbTS8C1HP

Place slices on baking sheet and brush with the olive oil.

Bake at 225 degrees F for 2 hours.