Thanksgiving Meals Change with the Times


The Thanksgiving Day spread is ever-changing in America. Thanksgiving table traditions vary from family to family and year to year.Food expert Jodie Eisenhardt says turkey is still the star of the meal - but the future will hold more variations on your side dishes. Eisenhardt says with the current focus on healthful eating, you many have vegetarians and vegans at your table this year. "“Gluten Free is a really big trend now. So – to be mindful of your guests you might go toward a cornbread dressing which can certainly be made gluten free.” Many of you are buying components online like organic potato puree and foods that mimic meat and stay vegetarian. Eisenhardt says buying a fresh turkey and organically grown vegetables is good

"As Houston becomes so much more of an international city, I think you’ll see much more diversity with our Thanksgiving traditions," says Eisenhardt. No matter how healthfully you cook - feel free to get creative - even with dessert. One of Eisenhardt's favorite new recipes is, in her words, "Maple bourbon cream pie with smokey bourbon, and some organic brown sugar and a Greek yogurt topping to it.” Me oh my...we love pie. Just don't forget the marshmallows for your candied yams. After all, tradition is still important.


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