I grew up looking forward to spending various holidays with my family - playing games, being around those I love and, let’s be honest, indulging in some of my favourite home-cooked holiday meal staples and desserts (my uncle’s apple crumble has always been my favourite). The reason why I loved the foods I ate during these family gatherings on holidays is because I didn’t get to enjoy them at just any time, they were ‘special’ and saved for special occasions.
But as I grew older and my way of eating changed, I found that my body reacted less favourably to some of my cherished holiday favourites or that my family didn’t always provide options that worked for my eating routine or my body. So, I decided that I would start preparing and bringing some tasty dishes to the table at each family gathering. This way I could ensure that there would be something that I could enjoy, plus I got to share it with the rest of my family and maybe even introduce them to something they had never tried before!
Here’s what I’ll be making this year - Pumpkin Pie Tarts with Coconut Whipped Cream. Bonus: they’re made from whole foods, natural sweetener AND they’re dairy-free! They can be made ahead of time and last for about 3 days in the fridge.
What’s your favourite holiday dish? Let us know by using the #loyobo on Facebook and Instagram and let us know if you try out these Pumpkin Tarts. Brownie points if you follow the recipe and make your own whipped cream too;)
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!