Friday, November 16, 2007
Time to bust out the elastic waistband!
No, no. I jest. I'm certainly not condoning over-eating this holiday season. However, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you know what that means...food, food and more food. In the past week alone, I've been subjected to a massive office Thanksgiving meal spread, a holiday business dinner and another turkey meal hosted by buddies. And now I'm heading off to a friend's going-away party, where I guarantee there will lots of junky appetizers making the rounds. Sigh. All the heavy food is literally making me feel too big for my britches.
Ever seen Charlotte's Web? Remember Templeton, the gluttonous rat, after he binge eats at the fair? I'm hoping to avoid feeling - or looking - like that, come Thanksgiving.
Between the appetizers, main course and dessert, it's estimated Americans will scarf down 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving. Ain't that a shame!
But there are some ways to curb the potential holiday weight gain: for starters, cut down on the sugar. If you're open to cutting down on the calories, here are some sucralose-based recipes perfect for the big day. I'll be back next week with even more Thanksgiving Day food tips.
Have a great weekend!
The Great Pumpkin Pumpkin Pie
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Sweet Southern Pecan Pie