I also make a grain-free stuffing to take to my mom's. This recipe is pretty killer as well.
And if you're interested, my favorite turkey recipe and cranberry butter.
It is definitely more work to make a few of your own sides or rolls, but we leave our extras at home and eat them over the weekend! You can find some of my favorite paleo holiday recipes here.
2 - Plan ahead
We go in knowing that our meat is going to be cooked in less than ideal ingredients and isn't going to be the best quality. This is just a concession that we make. We don't partake in the Honeybaked ham/turkey since they are laden with sugar and additives, but will definitely eat an oven-roasted variety. If we are going somewhere that we know there won't be anything we would eat, we eat at home beforehand and have a cup of coffee or cider at the gathering.
We also talk about what, if any, things we want to eat that are not paleo, and limit ourselves to one thing.
3 - Take a walk
It feels so wonderful to get outside and move around, especially after a day of indulging, sitting and chatting with family and watching football. Even if you don't feel like it and even if it's just for a ten minutes, go outside and take a walk. You will feel so much better!
Happy Thanksgiving week! Wishing you a wonderful week and a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!