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Thanksgiving Preparation Timeline and Tips: Guide to Thanksgiving Planning

Diabetic Gourmet Magazine

This is the ultimate guide to planning a healthy, happy Thanksgiving. From turkey selection and meal planning, to prep work and tips to make life easier on Thanksgiving day. This year may just be the year to hone your holiday cooking and party planning skills!

Instead of relying on grocery store prepared foods or catering companies to supplement your holiday meal, consider the money that can be saved by selecting some great diabetic Thanksgiving recipes [1] with a well defined timetable of tasks.

This planning guide starts a few weeks before the holiday feast. Your food budget will be rewarded and your guests will truly savor a traditional Thanksgiving meal (or you can try some more unique Thanksgiving recipes [2].

Four to three weeks ahead:

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Two weeks ahead:

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One week ahead:

Fall Produce Guide

Three days ahead:

Two days ahead:

Reduced Sugar Apple Pie Recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake

“Saute Wednesday” or One Day Ahead:

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Thanksgiving AKA “Turkey Day”

First tasks of the day:

Cornbread and Dried Fruit Dressing

Second tasks of the day:

While the cooked turkey is resting:

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Porcini Mushroom Gravy