Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner - Keeping It Under Control

Thanksgiving meals are not known for their low calorie choices.  In fact, most people don't pay attention to the concept at all (until too late) choosing instead to figure out just how much food they can possibly cram into every square inch of their body cavities.  It's amazing how large the stomach can expand when force-fed huge gluttonous amounts of gastric delights.  Then when its all over, everyone retires to the closest couch to lament on how much they ate and how bad they feel.  Gradually the conversation transitions to snoring, as much of the family burns off the food they just consumed.  If only sleeping really burned off those thousands of calories.

Sadly there is nothing very healthy about the traditional Thanksgiving meal and all the successive meals composed of the leftovers.  But it doesn't have to be that way, as their are plenty of creative ways to cook healthy for this annual food marathon.

Check out this article by Stepfanie Romine - Comfort Foods Without All The Calories which provides some creative food options for the big meal.  Who ever said that you have to eat an unhealthy meal at Thanksgiving.  This year, give yourself and your family an early Christmas Gift - no unnecessary pounds! 

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