The Brain Warrior Holiday Meal Plan

My family and I simply refuse to feel deprived because we make the choice to feel energetic instead of overweight and foggy during any holiday. We want our focus to be where it’s supposed to be: on gratitude and helping others during the holiday.

We feel blessed and we want you to join us. You can enjoy your holiday with your loved ones more than ever with these simple, brain-healthy swaps:


Tana’s Marinated Turkey: If you’re serious about having the moistest turkey anyone has ever tasted, try soaking it in a wet brine for 18 hours before moving to preparation. But beware! You will become the designated turkey maker in the family forever! This recipe can also be adapted to roasted chicken.


Amen Holiday Stuffing: A favorite in our house. We often eat this as a main course with gravy and salad. Delicious, grain free, dairy free. You can also make this a vegan stuffing by increasing the amount of squash, apple and nuts and eliminating the meat.


Amen Guiltless Gravy: Enjoy the comfort of gravy with your meal, knowing it’s packed full of nutrients that help brain function.


Clever Kale Slaw: Why have coleslaw when you can change it up to the more nutritious Kale Slaw?


Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes: A healthier alternative to your traditional mashed potatoes. You’ll be surprised by how delicious these taste.


Smooth Sweet Potato Soup: Sweet potatoes raise blood sugar slowly. They’re rich in beta carotene, vitamins A and C, as well as many minerals.


Apple Cinnamon Crisp: Who says apple crisp isn’t healthy? They obviously haven’t seen this recipe. It even helps reduce inflammation. Top with Coconut Milk Whipped Cream.





Related Blogs

Avoid These Things When You're BBQing for the Summer Holidays
The sun is shining, the drinks are on ice, and you’re ready to grab some...
Danger! When the Diagnosis Is Wrong
Most of us trust medical professionals to guide us through the process of healing our...
7 Fun Ways to Keep Moving on Hot Days
With the mercury rising and family vacations pulling us away from our typical routines, it...
Does PTSD Ever Actually Go Away?
For the roughly 8 million people in the United States with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),...
Are Those Mocktails Actually Bad for Your Health?
Whether you’re celebrating Dry January or Sober October, joining the “sober curious” movement, re-evaluating your...
7 Ways to Beat Procrastination and Get Stuff Done NOW!
Let’s face it. The past few years really threw most of us for a loop...
5 Ways ADD Can Empower Your Life
Having ADD (attention deficit disorder) or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is something a lot...
3 Ways to Cope with Angry Kids
Even though the U.S. has largely returned to “normal,” the impact of the past two...
Mom Guilt—The Unnecessary Burden of Motherhood
If you’re a woman with kids, I’m sure you know all about mom guilt—the belief...