It is true, “you are what you eat,” and with Thanksgiving around the corner, there is no better time to be cognizant of what you are putting into your body. What you eat will have a direct and indirect influence on your ability to hear and on your overall health. Luckily, these effects are positive ones! Good nutrition is good for your overall health and well-being, so try to make the extra effort this year and pay attention to what you put out on the dinner table. Click here to read more about which essential nutrients you can receive from food, and learn how they can keep your ears healthy and happy.
This Thanksgiving, eat your way into better health. Check out these yummy and healthy Thanksgiving hearing loss recipes that are chock full of vitamins and nutrients.
Deviled Eggs, Avocado Style
• 6 hard-boiled eggs, cut in half
• 1 avocado
• 2-3 tsp of fresh lime juice
• 1 tbsp. of chopped parsley
• 1 tbsp. of chopped cilantro
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• Pinch of paprika for garnish
1. Remove the yolks from the hard-boiled eggs and place in a bowl.
2. Add the avocado, lime juice, parsley, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Mash and mix all ingredients with a fork.
3. Add in the mixture to each of the egg halves.
4. Garnish with paprika.
Herb Seasoned Roasted Turkey
• 1 thawed 12-pound turkey
• 3 cloves of garlic, minced
• 1 tbsp. of thyme
• 2 tbsp. of rosemary
• 2 tbsp. of sage
• 2 onions (cut up into wedges)
• 2 ribs of celery, chopped up
• 2 carrots, chopped up
• 4 radishes, chopped up
• Olive oil (as needed)
• Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 400 º F.
2. Remove heart, neck, liver and giblets. Ensure that the neck and the main cavity are clear.
3. Rinse the turkey with cool water, and then pat dry.
4. Rub the whole turkey in olive oil.
5. Season the outside of the turkey with some herbs, salt, and pepper. Place in large roasting pan.
6. Stuff the main cavity of the turkey with radishes, celery, carrots, onions, garlic, and the remaining herbs. Use kitchen twine to tie the legs together.
7. Cover the cavity with aluminum foil.
8. Roast the turkey at 400 º F for 20 minutes.
9. Reduce the temperature down to 325 º F and roast for 1 ½ to 2 hours.
10. Reduce the heat down to 250 º F and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 º F.
11. Remove the turkey when done and let cool for at least 20 minutes.
• ½ cup of buckwheat groats
• 5-7 tbsp. of water
• 2 tbsp. of cacao or cocoa powder
• 1 tbsp. of vanilla extract
• ½ tbsp. of honey
• 7 dates (Medjool dates are recommended)
1. Blend buckwheat groats in a food processor until it is a fine, flour-like consistency.
2. Add dates, honey, vanilla, and the cacao/cocoa powder into the blender and blend well.
3. While mixing, slowly add the water.
4. Line a pan with parchment paper and slowly scoop out and spread out the mixture.
5. Put into the refrigerator overnight.
6. Pull out a pan and cut into bite sized squares. Store in an air-tight container and keep in the fridge.