Happy Healthy Thanksgiving!

The holidays can be a challenging time to eat well, especially with so many delicious options around Thanksgiving. Ever wondered how to make a traditional Thanksgiving, just a lot healthier? We’ve rounded up some tasty ideas for healthy Thanksgiving dinner alternatives, plus some dishes that take minimal time and labor. This way, you can embrace the holiday while caring for your health and enjoying as much time as possible with family and friends.

If you love pumpkin pie…Try a vegan and gluten free version

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If you love rich green bean casserole…Try green beans protein of nuts and antioxidants of cranberries!

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If you love creamed corn…try a recipe with less butter that’s sweetened completely with honey!

If you love loads of moist stuffing…try this grain-free vegetable root stuffing!

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And finally, if you’re looking to save some time and labor in the kitchen, but enjoy just as tasty of a bird, we recommend trying Cornish game hens! Everyone can help make their own mini bird, bringing the family together not just around the table, but in the kitchen, too.

A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO OUR LIVING BEAUTIES, SUPPORTERS AND COMMUNITY!

Living Beauty Movie Review: Miss You Already

Our Living Beauties were treated to a special pre-screening of Miss You Already, an inspirational film about friendship through cancer starring Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore. We’re thankful to the film’s team for letting our women have a special, reflective night out together at the theater! Now that the movie is out, here’s one Beauty’s take on her viewing experience:

“This film was Beautiful, hilarious and sad. Being a survivor, I related to ‘Milly’ in so many ways and at the same time – surprisingly, it was uplifting!! But it’s as raw as Cancer can be. A must see movie!” -Yolanda C.

We recommend grabbing a close friend and seeing the movie together. It has honest, raw moments, as well as humor and warmth. Overall, it’s a great reminder of the power of sisterhood. Check out showings and times here, then make your own healthy variation of cinema snacks!

Happy Birthday, Amie!

We’re celebrating the birthday of our gorgeous and gracious founder, Amie Satchu. She’s dedicated her heart and soul to supporting Living Beauties, so we asked them to share their birthday wishes with her. These beautiful responses demonstrate just how amazing and treasured Amie is!

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“Best birthday wishes beautiful Amie. Thank you for everything that you do for so many. You truly are an inspiration. Much love from NC.” – Jayne A.

“Happy, Happy Birthday, dear Amie! Much love to you and your beautiful family.” – Cindy S.

“Love you, Amie! I hope you get a little break from mommyhood to have a fun night out! Happy birthday with all our best wishes upon you.” -Vera B.

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“Happy Birthday Amie! I hope you had a great birthday day and I’m sure you celebrated in style!” -Judita M.

“Happy Birthday Amie! You are such a blessing to us all. May your next year be filled with lots of joys and memories as you share life with your family and us! Thank you for creating this loving community. We love you!” -Deb K.

“Happiest Birthday to you, Amie. I thank God for you and all that you do. Love you so much.” -Linda M.

“Happy birthday Amie! Love you and miss you.” -Susan RB.

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“Happy Birthday Amie and lots of love to a beautiful person, inside and out!” -Leslie S.

“Happy birthday to an amazing woman who does so much for others! XOXO!” -H Carol R.

“Happy Birthday Amie! You are a beautiful woman who has touched my life in an inexplicable way through your kindness generosity and most of all for connecting me to such beautiful Living Beauties! I hope you are having a beautiful birthday! Hope to see you at the Holiday gathering.” -Debbie H.

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“Happy Happy Birthday Amie! Wishing you a birthday filled with love & joy that continues on throughout the year! Much love for all you do! Xo” – Sharon H.

“Happy birthday Amie!!” -Ilena B.

“Happy Birthday Aime! Thank you for all you have done for us!” -Norma P.

“Happy birthday Aime. Many blessings to you!” -Emilia F.

Happy Birthday from the entire FFLB community, Amie!

Share more birthday wishes for Amie on Facebook or in the comments, or celebrate by supporting her beloved organization.