Haute and Healthy Thanksgiving
Food for Thought
Thanksgiving is a time of appreciation, family, football and delicious comfort food. Each year we embrace this holiday with excitement, joy and a wee bit of anxiety about overeating. However, there are ways to escape feeling like a butterball come black Friday!
Did you know that a cook can nibble up to 768 calories preparing Thanksgiving dinner between 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM? Well, we have some haute and healthy tips to help you stay fit and happy on Thanksgiving and the day after:
Solution #1) Use a ridiculously small tasting spoon- such as a mini teaspoon for tasting your recipes as you cook. Keep this mini teaspoon with you throughout the day and avoid using those extra large wooden spoons for taste testing. While you are at it, enlist family members to taste your delectable creations and share culinary joys before the big meal.
Solution #2) Don’t sample a handful of dried raisins just because you plan to add them to your stuffing recipe- trust that the folks at Sunmaid know what they are doing for 98 years! Thus, no need to gobble down a 30 calorie taste!
Solution #3) Drink water as you cook instead of wine or the fruit juice you were planning to add to a recipe.
Typical homemade butter nut squash soup recipe:
397 Calories 33 grams of fat
Christine’s butternut squash soup:
190 Calories, 6 grams fat, 6 grams protein 30 grams of carbs.
Get the recipe here: http://www.christineavanti.com/KLOVE-New-You-In-52.php
Did you miss Christine's tips this week? Listen now: segment 1 and segment 2