Dr. Purdy’s Healthy Thanksgiving Menu

I have been so blessed by the fact that I don’t have major dietary restrictions such as celiac, dairy intolerance, severe allergies, etc.  However, I like to eat for health and prevention, meaning I avoid inflammatory foods as much as possible.  While I am a big supporter of the 90/10 rule, meaning 10% of the time I allow myself to eat what I want with no associated guilt, Thanksgiving food is not where I prefer to really spend my 10%.  I feel that it’s unnecessary to eat a bunch of wheat and cheese until I fall asleep and miss out on a day of watching football with the whole family.  Thus, this year I’ve put together a menu that I know everyone in my family will love and that I will feel good eating. These recipes are so good that no one even has to know that they are naturopath/nutritionist approved.

Roasted Organic Turkey

This is a staple that is on most every table for Thanksgiving.  You can use whatever traditional family recipe that you choose.  We usually roast ours slowly for a delicious, moist bird.

Walnut and Kale Quinoa Stuffing

This side item is a staple at our house for dinner parties.  The spices are so delicious that none of my friends even complain that I’m constantly serving them kale.  It’s even gluten free and offers you leftovers that you’ll feel good eating all week.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries

This side dish is packed with vegetables, dietary fiber, and healthy colors. It’s gluten free, paleo, and vegan so it can feed all of your guests, regardless of restriction. Plus, you can reuse some of the ingredients from the kale salad when making this dish which will help to save on the total grocery bill.

Crockpot Herbed Mushrooms

Anything that I can throw into a slow cooker and forget is my kind of recipe.  That’s exactly what these mushrooms are.  With limited oven space, these are a blessing.  I’m serving mine over steamed green beans to replace the traditional, preservative-filled green bean casserole.

Garlic Potato and Cauliflower Mash

If you haven’t started using cauliflower as a substitute for many of the sugar-laden white foods, it’s time to get in on this trend.  Pizza crust, breadsticks, mashed potatoes, and creamy soups can all be made from cauliflower.  I find the texture of a cauliflower mash to be slightly different from mashed potatoes so for the holiday, I’m including real potatoes and cutting them with cauliflower.  No one will know the difference!  Plus, you can trick the kids at the table into eating vegetables without them even knowing.  Win!

Paleo Pumpkin Bars

For dessert, we’re trying out a brand new recipe with these paleo pumpkin bars.  I love pumpkin pie, but the same taste and texture can be created with better ingredients.  This dessert gets its sweetness from dates, honey, and coconut milk: all whole food versions of sweetener that provide dietary benefit as opposed to just plain white sugar.

Admin | November 1, 2016

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We offer customized nutritional planning for your individual health needs. These plans are intended to help you gain success when first getting used to healthy eating habits or when taking an already healthy diet to the next level.

Herbal Medicine

Custom botanical combinations for your individual ailments. Botanicals can be used to treat everyday illnesses such as the common cold, flu, allergies, urinary tract infections, indigestion, and so much more.

Classical Homeopathy

The homeopathic approach to healthcare strives to understand the connections between all of a patients symptoms and identify the underlying state of imbalance. Carefully selected homeopathic remedies are used to treat the patient’s unique state of imbalance to stimulate the body’s innate healing ability and help restore balance to mind, body and spirit.

Naturopathic medicine is an integrative approach to healthcare, combining the innate wisdom of nature with advances in modern science. Naturopathic medicine is founded upon traditional healing principles and focuses on treating the root cause of disease rather than symptom management.

Individualized treatment plans facilitate the body’s innate healing ability to restore balance and maintain optimal health and wellbeing. Patient education is an essential component to Naturopathic care, empowering patients to have an active role in creating the level of health and vitality they desire. Treatment plans may include homeopathic and botanical medicines, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical prescriptions, dietary recommendations and lifestyle counseling.

Dr. Purdy serves patients throughout the Dallas metroplex.  Many patients prefer meeting at their home, as opposed to the office, for convenience as well as the opportunity for additional lifestyle education.

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The Holistic Health Center of Dallas utilizes Naturopathic Medicine, a distinct system of health care emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health. We utilize a combination of traditional and alternative medicines. Naturopathic doctors (ND’s) are primary health care practitioners that have found success in blending both sides of the health care paradigm to find healing for their patients.

The scope of diseases treatable with Naturopathic medicine has no limitations. Common primary care issues such as infections, hormonal imbalances, skin issues, and minor injuries are successfully treated everyday by Naturopathic doctors. Even more important is the prevention of, relief from, and reversal of chronic, serious, degenerating illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, auto-immune diseases, chronic headaches, allergies, and many more.

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Dr. Purdy has always been passionate about health. With a background in the gym industry and as a competitive athlete, she has always held fitness in high regard. However, it wasn’t until later in life that she realized there was more to fitness than physical appearance and body composition. After using nutrition to treat health issues in her own life, she became passionate about the idea of using food as medicine. She believes that every patient can find healing faster if they have a healthy foundation.

Dr. Purdy aims to eliminate obstacles to health for her patients by treating the whole body as one unit. She works with many different health concerns including depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, metabolic syndrome, and autoimmune disorders. She spends the majority of her practice helping patients achieve long-lasting weight loss and has a special interest in optimizing performance level in athletes looking for an edge.

In her spare time, Dr. Purdy enjoys traveling, playing soccer, and Olympic weightlifting. She loves to spend Sundays watching football with her husband and rescue puppy, Maleah, while dominating in her fantasy league. She also spends a fair amount of time trying to find new whole food versions of her favorite southern recipes.

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I love that Dr. P does house calls.  We went through my kitchen and outlined meal plans together to help keep me on track.

Amy J.

Dr. Purdy did wonders for me through her healthiest you program.  I started the journey just to lose weight, but ended up healing many other health issues along the way.  I'm healthier than I was ten years ago and still improving.

Gina G.

Dr. Purdy is so knowledgeable when it comes to combining traditional and alternative medicine.  She helps me know which alternative therapies are safe to try while using my diabetes medication.

Rebecca L.

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In office appointments are available at the featured address in McKinney.  Check back soon for the unveiling of our second location.  If this location does not meet your needs, inquire about naturopathic house calls.

Address

5900 South Lake Forest Dr Set 300, McKinney, TX 75070

Phone

214.702.8850

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Nutritional Counseling

We offer customized nutritional planning for your individual health needs. These plans are intended to help you gain success when first getting used to healthy eating habits or when taking an already healthy diet to the next level.

Herbal Medicine

Custom botanical combinations for your individual ailments. Botanicals can be used to treat everyday illnesses such as the common cold, flu, allergies, urinary tract infections, indigestion, and so much more.

Classical Homeopathy

The homeopathic approach to healthcare strives to understand the connections between all of a patients symptoms and identify the underlying state of imbalance. Carefully selected homeopathic remedies are used to treat the patient’s unique state of imbalance to stimulate the body’s innate healing ability and help restore balance to mind, body and spirit.

Naturopathic medicine is an integrative approach to healthcare, combining the innate wisdom of nature with advances in modern science. Naturopathic medicine is founded upon traditional healing principles and focuses on treating the root cause of disease rather than symptom management.

Individualized treatment plans facilitate the body’s innate healing ability to restore balance and maintain optimal health and wellbeing. Patient education is an essential component to Naturopathic care, empowering patients to have an active role in creating the level of health and vitality they desire. Treatment plans may include homeopathic and botanical medicines, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical prescriptions, dietary recommendations and lifestyle counseling.

Dr. Purdy serves patients throughout the Dallas metroplex.  Many patients prefer meeting at their home, as opposed to the office, for convenience as well as the opportunity for additional lifestyle education.

AT HOME

Optimize Your Weight

Train For Your Next Event

Balance Your Hormones

Get Your Energy Back

Find Freedom From Pain

Heal Your Digestive System

About HHCAbout HHC

Natural Health solutions for all

The Holistic Health Center of Dallas utilizes Naturopathic Medicine, a distinct system of health care emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health. We utilize a combination of traditional and alternative medicines. Naturopathic doctors (ND’s) are primary health care practitioners that have found success in blending both sides of the health care paradigm to find healing for their patients.

The scope of diseases treatable with Naturopathic medicine has no limitations. Common primary care issues such as infections, hormonal imbalances, skin issues, and minor injuries are successfully treated everyday by Naturopathic doctors. Even more important is the prevention of, relief from, and reversal of chronic, serious, degenerating illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, auto-immune diseases, chronic headaches, allergies, and many more.

As featured in:

glamour-logo
mbg logo

Dr. Purdy has always been passionate about health. With a background in the gym industry and as a competitive athlete, she has always held fitness in high regard. However, it wasn’t until later in life that she realized there was more to fitness than physical appearance and body composition. After using nutrition to treat health issues in her own life, she became passionate about the idea of using food as medicine. She believes that every patient can find healing faster if they have a healthy foundation.

Dr. Purdy aims to eliminate obstacles to health for her patients by treating the whole body as one unit. She works with many different health concerns including depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, metabolic syndrome, and autoimmune disorders. She spends the majority of her practice helping patients achieve long-lasting weight loss and has a special interest in optimizing performance level in athletes looking for an edge.

In her spare time, Dr. Purdy enjoys traveling, playing soccer, and Olympic weightlifting. She loves to spend Sundays watching football with her husband and rescue puppy, Maleah, while dominating in her fantasy league. She also spends a fair amount of time trying to find new whole food versions of her favorite southern recipes.

HELLO

I love that Dr. P does house calls.  We went through my kitchen and outlined meal plans together to help keep me on track.

Amy J.

Dr. Purdy did wonders for me through her healthiest you program.  I started the journey just to lose weight, but ended up healing many other health issues along the way.  I'm healthier than I was ten years ago and still improving.

Gina G.

Dr. Purdy is so knowledgeable when it comes to combining traditional and alternative medicine.  She helps me know which alternative therapies are safe to try while using my diabetes medication.

Rebecca L.

REVIEWS

  • NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING
  • CLASSICAL HOMEOPATHY
  • HERBAL MEDICINE
  • DRAINAGE AND DETOX

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