It’s Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. My extended family is getting together in the town my grandma lives; it's a place that every time I visit conjures up happy childhood memories.
From my experience, my American friends love to learn that Canadian Thanksgiving is just like American Thanksgiving – the same menu and the same decorations – we just celebrate earlier. And because of this, we don’t really associate it with the start of the holiday season.
I’m so happy I have Alberta to call home and to be celebrating Thanksgiving (even if it's from afar) this weekend. But, my family often teases that they knew I was destined for California living. So while I’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, I’ll be adding a touch of summertime to my meal at home, and will also be serving it in Californian-inspired sunshine-y dishes.
This recipe below will be on my menu.
Wishing all Canadians a very happy Thanksgiving!
Healthy Berry & Grape Waldorf Salad
This Waldorf salad is a nice side-dish to enjoy during the autumn months while still incorporating aspects of summer. The earthiness of apples and walnuts are nicely balanced with the sweetness of berries.
1 large apple, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 cup seedless grapes, sliced in half
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup reduced fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
1 cup frozen and thawed raspberries
1. Combine first 5 ingredients and stir until will mixed.
2. Stir in Greek yogurt.
3. Gently fold in the raspberries.