Ayurvedic Thanksgiving Menu
Thanksgiving is around the corner! You’ve been searching for the perfect menu to serve your guests so we’ve created a list of Ayurvedic options that will keep everyone at your table from feeling bloated the next day! Thanksgiving is usually considered a “day off” from eating well, but why not offer a menu that balances your doshas to accelerate digestion and boost immunity? Besides, your guests will be impressed with the unique options, making it a one-of-a-kind holiday!
To start the festivities, guest can sip on this spiced mulled cider which will help them easily digest all of the delicious food that they are about to enjoy, not to mention it tastes great.
You can also start off the menu with a coconut curry lentil soup that is sure to get everyones mouth watering right before the main course.
And now for the main course which you will not have to break thanksgiving tradition for because turkey is perfectly acceptable in an Ayurvedic diet. However, the exact cut is different for each dosha. Pitta and Kapha doshas should opt for white meat, whereas Vata doshas should go for dark meat. Also, try buying fresh local organic turkey as these are hormone free and are the best to nurture your Ayurvedic diet.
To accompany the turkey, try this brussels sprout dish, which is especially fitting for kaphas who struggle with overeating. This vegetable is great for your colon and we love any food that helps us treat our bodies like temples, even on Thanksgiving.
For those with a sweet tooth, mashed sweet potatoes or fennel are great options. You can also top both of them off with a light cranberry sauce or gravy sauce. And there are gravy options for those who are vegetarian and those who are not.
Finding delectable healthy dishes for serving can be difficult, but roasting the veggies brings out the sweetness without adding any sugar. Your bodies will love you the next day and you won’t feel like you missed out on anything. In fact, you’ll be hoping for leftovers!
If you’re looking for a revolutionary dish, try Yoga Journal’s quinoa pancakes with creamy saffron sauce. Saffron, a seasonal appropriate herb, will get you in the right mood for the holidays. Plus, this gluten-free and high protein option supplies your body with the nutrients it needs to get through all of that Black Friday shopping.
Last but not least, what’s Thanksgiving without dessert? There are plenty of options that will make dessert guilt-free for you and your guests. Some of our favorites include figs with ginger, date-nut snowballs, and apple chutney with indian spices.
Dosha Pops will be trying out Ayurvedic dishes like these in a small Ayurvedic Thanksgiving luncheon for health and wellness experts which we’ll tell you all about in upcoming weeks so stay tuned and hope you all have a happy holiday!