Here at Athlete Food we approach Thanksgiving dinner much like we do a big workout. As the cooks, we want to nail it with a table full of awesome dishes. But as eaters, we want to walk away feeling satisfied, but not overdone.
With that in mind, our ideal Thanksgiving meal includes some savvy shortcuts and a few splurges (hello cake pops and chocolate pecan pie!), without leaving you counting down the hours until your next 10-mile run.
To make our feast hearty and festive without overdoing it, we lean towards mostly naturally gluten-free dishes that are vegetable-forward. As a bonus, this strategy allows the special dieters at the table (ourselves included!) to have plates as full as the traditionalists.
So here’s to eating well—but not leaving the table feeling as stuffed as (someone else’s) turkey. We hope you and your families have a Happy Thanksgiving! Now go crush that Turkey Trot. --Team AF
The Athlete Food Thanksgiving Menu
(see links to recipes below)
THE WARM UP:
Athlete Food Cheese Plate
Cranberry Pear Spritzers
THE MAIN SET:
Rotisserie Chickens **
Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Baked Fennel and Apples with Cheddar
Kale and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
Tart Cherry, Pear and Sausage stuffing
Spicy Grilled Green Beans
Butternut Squash Mac 'n Cheese
Carrot Cake Pops
Chocolate Pecan Pie
**(This year we leaving the turkey cooking up to
someone else and we reveal why
in this Another Mother Runner Podcast)