Top 3 recipes and tips for a healthy, feel-good Thanksgiving this year

Top 3 recipes and tips for a healthy, feel-good Thanksgiving this year

Our favorite holidays here at Potli are the ones where we get to feast. It’s no surprise Thanksgiving is one of our most-anticipated times of the year. We’ve been dreaming of potlucks and feel-good recipes for ages. Whether you’re whipping up a cozy dinner with family or hosting a (safe) Friendsgiving extravaganza, here’s how to take your Thanksgiving to the next level while avoiding the stress, anxiety, and turkey-induced coma of holiday season. 

All good things come to those who wait 

Don’t rush to get to the main course of the night! Research shows that starting your meal with soup helps you slow down while eating and prevent stuffing yourself too full. Taking time to slow down and savor each bite supports healthy digestion, appetite control, and helps you leave room for dessert. Our favorite Thanksgiving soup recipe is inspired by our Asian roots and California upbringing. It’s rich, sweet, and packs a spicy kick with a drizzle of CBD Chili Oil. Learn how to make our Sweet Potato Soup recipe here for the perfect Thanksgiving starter.

Sugar, spice, and everything nice

Healthy eating during the holidays is all about balance. Don’t be afraid to indulge, as long as you’re not neglecting your veggies. During your main Thanksgiving course, try and pile your plate 50 percent high with non-starchy vegetables like brussel sprouts, bell peppers, and carrots. We love making Honey Glazed Carrots with Ginger as an easy side dish that pairs perfectly with chicken, pork, or turkey — of course. Roasting carrots with honey helps elevate the naturally sweet, aromatic flavor of the vegetable. At Potli, we know honey as our sleep solution. Raw honey is tryptophan-rich, meaning that it helps promote the release of melatonin at night. So go ahead, glaze your vegetables with CBD Raw Honey to sleep better and stress less this holiday season. 

Treat yourself, guilt-free

Feel-good dining is all about eating food that is nourishing, satisfying, and most importantly, delicious. The same goes for dessert! This Thanksgiving, we’re catching pumpkin season while it lasts with a Pumpkin Olive Oil Cake to wrap up the evening. The star ingredient? You guessed it — cold-pressed olive oil. Research shows that olive oil helps reduce anxiety and improve brain function. Potli olive is infused with CBD to keep you happy, healthy, and stress-free during the holidays. If there’s any tension around the holidays in your home, this cake is here to end Thanksgiving on a sweeter note. 

Potli’s top tips to stay chill this Thanksgiving

  • After a big meal, make an Apple Cider Vinegar detox drink, add Potli Honey for better flavor. For a more festive treat, drink it hot with a cinnamon stick.
  • Relax before bedtime with night time tea and Potli Honey. We recommend our Premium Honey or Dream Honey for deep sleep.
  • Take a spoonful of Potli Honey right before you head into your in-laws!