Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I mean, who doesn’t love a holiday that revolves around eating comfort food?
In case you are traveling this year or busy cooking the bird, I wanted to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving in advance! I’m thankful for each and every one of you that stop by to read my blog. I wanted to give you some insight into my turkey day this year. Consider this to be a What I Ate Wednesday of the future.
We try to only travel for one holiday, if you’ve ever traveled over Thanksgiving and Christmas you can imagine why. Last year we stayed in Arizona and went out for dinner on Thanksgiving since it was just the two of us. I really liked this because we could each choose what we wanted and didn’t have a mountain of leftovers after. (And we all know I hate leftovers). Well, this year we decided to cook because Greg said he “missed the leftovers” last year. Ok hunny, you win.
Call me crazy, but I could care less about the turkey on Thanksgiving. I’m all about the side dishes. As long as I have some potatoes, green beans, a slice of pie and a glass of red wine I’m a happy camper. I stocked up at Trader Joes this weekend. If you are ever in a pinch, they have some great Thanksgiving side dishes, none of which are healthy. But who cares about that on Thanksgiving?
This year on the menu we have:
- Butternut squash & creamed spinach gratin
Needless to say my oven will be preoccupied for most of the day. Oh, and Greg has to find room to cook a turkey in there too. He asked for leftovers, so I’m going to give him leftovers!
So how do I keep from overdoing it on turkey day? By eating and drinking of course!
I swear, this is my strategy. Drinking water all day and eating a healthy breakfast with adequate fiber and protein to keep you full as well as snacks throughout the day will help prevent overeating.
Nothing bugs me more when people starve themselves all day because they are “saving” their calories. Sorry people, that’s not how our body’s metabolism works.
What are you having for Thanksgiving this year?