Montefiore's Department of Clinical Nutrition Offers Simple Tips to Help You Savor the Holiday Feast
NEW YORK CITY, NY (November 24, 2008) -- The turkey is roasted to succulent perfection, the table is set with your best china and linens, and an abundance of colorful side dishes are making their way from the kitchen to the dining room.
It's Thanksgiving, a day to savor the pleasures of good food and the company of family and close friends. While turkey and all the fixings followed by a sumptuous selection of pies and sweets are hard to resist, simple choices you make throughout the day can help you enjoy a healthy holiday feast without overindulging. Try these tips suggested by Miriam Pappo, MS, RD, director of clinical nutrition at Montefiore Medical Center:
Make savvy substitutions when cooking and baking
Build a well balanced plate at the Thanksgiving table