check out this quick guide to your thanksgiving meal that will keep you on track and fresh faced. remember that it takes 1-3 months for an acne lesion to form and show up on the surface of your skin. that means that the pumpkin pie that you eat on thanksgiving may not show up as acne until new years eve. to ensure clear skin when the calendar turns to 2017, make these substitutions on turkey day.
TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING FOODS THAT CONTAIN DAIRY
pies contain butter in their crust and can contain sweetened condensed milk + heavy cream in their fillings (especially in pumpkin and pecan pies).
mashed potatoes are traditionally made with lots of butter and heavy cream.
instead ask your host ahead of time to take some of the boiled potatoes out of the pan before adding butter and cream. add a little salt and pepper and mash your own bowl sans dairy!
green bean casserole can be made with butter, cream, and sometimes canned soups (like cream of mushroom) that contain dairy and soy.
instead skip the cassarole or ask your host to set aside some cooked green beans before they casserole them. you can also offer to bring a delicious paleo version that will be sure to please all of the foodies at the table.
gravy can contain cream, butter and white flour.
instead skip it or ask your host to set aside some turkey drippings for you before they add the thickeners. this recipe uses coconut milk and potato starch to make the worlds best paleo gravy.
bread usually contains dairy when made from scratch and can also contain soy if store bought.
salad dressing can contain dairy in the form of cream and cheese or soy as soy bean oil or soy lecithin.
instead enjoy your salad without the dressing or make a simple vinaigrette like any of these.
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