I like to cook and eat during the holidays. I don’t concern myself too much with low fat cooking on Thanksgiving, it is a celebration after all. On the other hand, I don’t want to pack on extra pounds either. (By the way, you may have heard that people typically gain 5 to 10 pounds during the holidays. This claim may be a bit exaggerated. Studies show that most people gain about a pound, only 10 percent of people gain more than 5 pounds. Not that it is an excuse to overindulge. The bad news is that those extra pounds are hard to lose and they add up over the years.) I don’t pour spoonfuls of melted butter over food if I can help it, so I was receptive to the idea of checking out healthy Thanksgiving recipes from EatingWell. I think I will give their Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie a try. You can’t go wrong with the pumpkin and ice-cream combination.
For tips on how to avoid packing on extra pounds, check out this article from NIH News in Health.