Weekly Eats 4

Hi Friends!

Time to finally recap Thanksgiving break eats! Let’s get started.

Tuesday night/Wednesday morning

1. my original menu…didn’t end up making all of it, but close
2. ready to be made into soup
3. hey mom, can I get some of the sweet potato?
4. Curried Sweet Potato Soup
made with no celery and vegetable broth, not chicken
5. watching Christmas Vacation by the fire
6. tic tac toe, three pets in a row
7 & 8. Cranberry Sauce
reduced to 2/3 c sugar
9. egg sandwiches for hubby

Wednesday/ Thursday

1. Grandma’s Jello
2. Vegetarian Stuffing
3. Cranberry Corn Muffins
4. we picked up our packets for the turkey trot
5. ran the turkey trot Thanksgiving morning
6. Packed up a cooler for Thanksgiving
I packed carrots and hummus for us to eat as an appetizer, brought cranberry sauce and jello to share, brought fresh green beans for dinner since I don’t like green bean casserole, brought vegetarian stuffing for us, and a couple black bean burgers, plus a quinoa/wild rice mix for protein
7. my thanksgiving plate
8. tired pup
9. busted out the xmas decorations!


1. we got the carpets cleaned so we took the boys on a walk
and spent a lot of time outside
2. leftover soup with wild rice & quinoa mixed in &
topped with cranberry sauce
and a side of stuffing
3. Tucky’s bed relocated to the couch while the carpets dried
4. making vegetable broth for soup
5. Turkey dumpling soup is tradition the day after Thanksgiving,
This year I made it with fish and lentils
6. yes we ate all the stuffing in 2 days so i made more :)
7. soup for dinner!
8. i LOVE spending time looking at actual cookbooks
9. also did some magazine reading


1. Finally got around to photographing bars from a week ago- recipe soon!
2. working on a side project to healthify peanut blossoms
3. Protein Packed Hot Mexican Layer Dip
4. Lentil Banana Muffins- recipe soon!

So there you have it! And now I’m hungry again :)


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. You made more stuffing the day after Thankgiving? You are officially my hero.

    Also, I can’t wait for those muffins! I love lentils.
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  2. I love your family.
    and cranberry sauce.
    I love me the sauce.
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  3. You are making me hungry too! Great recipes! I have never made my own cranberry sauce so maybe I will try it for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!
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  4. Lentil banana muffins? Holy cow you get more creative with each recipe!!
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  5. Healthified peanut butter blossoms – NEED.TO.KNOW! :)
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  6. So many wonderful healthy eats! I have been wanting cranberry sauce ever since Thanksgiving (clearly I did not get enough!)
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  7. That Turkey Dumpling Soup has me salivating :) Definitely going to get the ingredients together to make it! Thanks for the inspiration!
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  8. Another beautiful post of foods! Where do you come up with your healthy versions of sometimes unhealthy eats? Love the substitutions you make!
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  9. ooo healthified peanut butter blossoms just made my day! All of a sudden I”m so hungry from looking at this post :)
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  10. Healthify’ed Peanut Blossoms sound awesome….can’t wait to see the recipe! I have the same ‘Not your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook’….the Lentil Chili is really yummy!
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  11. I’m excited for that bars recipe!
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  12. It all looks wonderful. I admire how you love to create in the kitchen! btw I saw the instagram picture of your orange cat and dog, it made my day… I can think of so many titles for that picture. They’re adorable little friends.
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  13. I’m officially hungry after seeing your recap! =)
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