Happy Thanksgiving!๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒฑ

I cooked and cleaned for four hours today and was mindful of what I made but tried to keep the spirit of Thanksgiving! Here are some of the highlights from start to finish:


Cornish hen (16 oz. total) 220 calories per 4 oz.

Voila!!!


I cooked green beans they are extremely healthy! Almost similar to drinking water! lol A whole cup will only add about 34 calories to you!๐Ÿƒ


Now potatoes can be less forgiving. They are a โ€˜starchy vegetableโ€™ and a WHOLE HALF CUP will cost you 110 calories!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

I was going to add my healthy brown long rice, but honestly this was enough. And of course I have leftovers!!!

So I topped the meal off with a cup of hot tea โ˜•๏ธ and tea can be very low calorie even with a tspn of sugar youโ€™re running under 30 calories. I prefer tea over coffee especially in the evening itโ€™s better for you!

Finally, I had to add in a dessert so I baked cookies.๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช


Each one of these peanut butter delights will run you about 100 calories. It was worth it. I had ONE and stored the others.

Well there you have it! My Thanksgiving was thought out and planned and portion-sized. I love stuffing and turkey but Iโ€™ve made turkey before, and today I wanted to try to make a Cornish hen for the first time. It was delicious!๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ“

About Zina

Zina Hermez has authored the Best-selling book, Not Without God: A Story of Survival. Sheโ€™s been featured in numerous articles, guest posts, podcasts, websites, newsletters, and magazines. Sheโ€™s been featured on ESPNโ€™s โ€˜Solutions from the Huddleโ€™ broadcast and on Grace and Truth Radio World. Zinaโ€™s written hundreds of articles and has taught thousands of students. Additionally sheโ€™s appeared in Christianity Today, the Suite T blog, and Southern Writers magazine among other places. She writes on faith, science, and overcoming adversity. She is also a major foodie and loves to help others. You can connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Linked In, or Twitter.


Author: Zina Hermez

I'm a teacher, writer, and speaker. I got into publishing when I joined a Christian writers' group online where I met a few select authors who mentored me. My life changed. Through classes, webinars, and friendly emails, I've been encouraged to write. I started my blog to cope with my spinal injury in hopes of helping people.

11 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒฑ”

    1. Yes, a few years ago, circa 2015. My love of the desert southwest as a dream came true since the first time I was here in the 1970s.

      The desert is an important part of my life today, yet with technology not thought of back then, we (family) stay connected.

      Why the tear-eyed emoji? Frankly, I am so much happier today as a very single man and will remain this way until the end.

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