This isn’t going to be a preachy “Put the gravy ladle down and back away from the corn pudding” post. I love food. I love the comfort we find in hearty traditional foods in the cooler months.
And I really love how food can bring family and friends together. I don’t take shortcuts on Thanksgiving. I don’t substitute healthy recipes for those cooked from the lessons learned by my grandmothers.
What’s the fun in that?
A little trick I learned years ago when it comes to holiday eating is that you don’t have to “Just Say No!”, but you can put just enough on your plate to satisfy your palate without bursting any buttons.
I found this great guide that helps you eyeball portions for your Thanksgiving dinner plate. Even though it seems obvious to pig out on such occasion, I find that if I get a bite of everything I am just as satisfied as I am if fill up five plates with the same foods. Actually, I feel a ton better when my belly isn’t ready to explode.
In addition, this is a great guide to help you stick to your nutrition plan during the holidays.