I have a surprise for you guys!

You know how thanksgiving is in 7 days?! Well, I am going to post a Thanksgiving recipe each day till Thanksgiving! It is going to be a blast and you guys won't want to miss a post.

This upcoming holiday doesn't have to be one where you're stuffed to the bone and you wish you wouldn't've eaten such a heavy meal. This Thanksgiving is going to be different; you can eat healthy foods that will leave you feeling light and 100% satisfied. To help you out and give you some ideas, I'll be featuring some Thanksgiving favorites! Be excited people! Here is recipe # 1 of 7...

Tools You'll Need:

  •        Roasting pan
  •        Meat thermometer
  •        Measuring cups
  •        Measuring Spoons
  •        String
  •        Paper towels


  •        1 turkey (16 pounds)
  •        ¾ cup olive oil
  •        ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  •        1 tablespoon sea salt
  •        10 apples (sliced in half and cored)
  •        5 sprigs rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and arrange rack as low as possible in the oven.
  2. Remove the bird’s gizzards (eek!).
  3. Rinse turkey and dry using paper towels. Tie its legs together with a string.
  4. Place turkey (breast side up) in a roasting pan.
  5. Put rosemary and two apple halves inside turkey. Sprinkle turkey with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, adding sea salt to taste.
  6. Place remaining apple wedges around the roasting pan.
  7. Place roasting pan in the oven and roast for 4 hours (15 minutes per pound). *Note: if you see the turkey’s skin browning too soon, cover turkey with foil.
  8. To know when you’re turkey is done, check its temperature by sticking a meat thermometer into it’s thigh. At 175 degrees, the turkey is done.
  9. Once turkey is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool off for 20 to 30 minutes. Carve and serve!

* Serves 12

* Nutritional Information (per serving): 435 calories; 22.8g fat; 22.6g carbohydrates; 34.7g protein.


About The Author

Mariel Lewis

I'm an avid Paleo blogger passionate about health and fitness! I love cooking with natural ingredients. This passion drives me to dream up fun culinary creations that not only nourish the body but taste great! Eating healthy doesn't have to be a drag, try some of my Paleo recipes and let me know what you think! :)

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