After Thanksgiving Diet

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

How did you do on your diet on Thanksgiving Day?

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As to our holiday, we spent the day at my dear old mother's house with my brother's family.

My biggest challenge of the day was preparing the turkey, the stuffing, the gravy, the sweet potatoes  and a few desserts to take to the festivities.

Because we live about fifty miles away, keeping everything piping hot was managed by layers and layers of thick foil and the fact that traffic was particularly light along the way.

Over the years I've experimented with a plethora of  personal recipes and concoctions - enough to fill a mini-grand canyon.

My favorite turkey recipe of all time is the most simple and I've provided that below and hope that you'll try it if you are planning on preparing a turkey this holiday season. It was the star of the show - and received more compliments than anything on the table.

I hope that you'll continue to visit this journal page though out the holiday season for loads of recipe tips, more tasty recipes, activity suggestions, weight loss tips, and weight loss motivation. And now for the recipe:

Sky's Simple Turkey Recipe

To prepare your turkey, you'll need the following ingredients:

One turkey - completely thawed, washed with the neck & the 'goody bag'  removed

1 small bag of frozen onions & celery - the chopped variety

Salt & Pepper

Olive Oil OR Cooking Spray

2 Sticks of Light Margarine

How to Prepare Roasted Turkey

On the stovetop, saute the bag of frozen onions and celery using cooking spray or a bit of olive oil. Next, fill the cavities of the turkey with the sauteed mixture.

Roasted turkey recipe.Salt & pepper the turkey. Insert one stick of light margarine in the large cavity of the turkey. Cut the other stick into slices and place between the skin and the breast meat. Although the margarine adds a bit of calories - it adds an unbelievable amount of juiciness to the bird.

Place into a roasting pan and add about 4 cups of water. Cover with foil and bake as directed. After the turkey is cooked 1/3 way through, be certain to baste every 20 minutes.

Remove the foil about 30 minutes before cooking time ends so that turkey will turn a lovely golden brown. I always take care to wrap the wings in foil at this point to prevent them from getting over-done. Keep in mind that the turkey will continue to cook after it is removed from the oven and needs about 30 minutes of resting time before it is carved.

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