I cannot believe it is already the week of Thanksgiving!!
Being such a big foodie Thanksgiving is naturally one of my favorite holidays! This year I am heading to my family’s house on Cape Cod and I am looking forward to spending a few days relaxing, cooking, and of course EATING! While I will splurge during the Thanksgiving meal I do plan to get my workouts in daily, drink my superfood shake each morning and make sure I drink plenty of water.
My Dad loves the sweet potato recipe from Boston Market so over the past few years I have been making him this copycat recipe. It has become a HUGE hit at the table and I get asked for the recipe repeatedly so here it is!
Since this recipe is so NOT 21 Day Fix approved here are some tips to set you up for success on Thanksgiving day as well as a video from 21 Day Fix creator Autumn Calabrese on “How to Survive Thanksgiving Dinner”.
9 Weight Loss Tips During Thanksgiving – from Nutritious Life
My tip for you? Control what you can control but also enjoy the holiday time and all the yummy foods and drinks that come with it! The worst thing you can do is totally deprive yourself – if you do that you are setting yourself up for a much larger splurge in the future that may not be as easy to get back on track from after.
What are you doing to celebrate Thanksgiving? What are your favorite recipes? Comment on this post to share 🙂
- 6 large sweet potatoes
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups mini marshmallows[br][br]
- [b]FOR THE OATMEAL STREUSEL[/b]
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 6 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 6 tablespoons cold butter
- Preheat the oven to 400 F.
- Pierce the potatoes with a fork and roast in the oven for 45-60 minutes until cooked through and soft. Let cool.
- Lower the oven temp to 350 F.
- Once cooled cut in half and scoop out the potato into the bowl of a mixer (or a large mixing bowl). Whip potatoes until smooth.
- Mix in brown sugar, heavy cream, melted butter, cinnamon, and salt.
- Pour the mixture into a casserole dish and set aside.
- Grind the rolled oats in a food processor. Pulse in brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Add cold butter. Pulse until pea-size bits form.
- Sprinkle the streusel over the potatoes. Bake uncovered for 60-75 minutes until the cooked through and the streusel has browned.
- Immediately sprinkle marshmallows on top. Either let sit for 10 minutes or place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until the marshmallows start to brown.