With the year's biggest holiday feast just around the corner, it's no
surprise that one in four Americans break their diets on Thanksgiving.
But a delicious meal with all of the trimmings doesn't mean you have to
surrender to the Battle of the Bulge. With plenty of healthy
alternatives available, SHOPPERS
notes that your cravings can still easily be satisfied without falling
totally off the wagon.
"People tend to drop their healthy habits over the holidays, which may
feel liberating at first until the weight starts creeping up, leading to
frustration and disappointment," said Jennifer
Shea Rawn, SHOPPERS Registered Dietitian. "But there are plenty of
ways to satisfy your holiday and food cravings without going overboard."
As with any meal - but especially with a big holiday gathering like
Thanksgiving - Rawn emphasizes the importance of eating in moderation.
Her first suggestion is to fill your plate up with protein (turkey) and
greens. By starting with more healthful elements first, you'll be less
likely to overindulge on the less nutritious items.
Rawn also suggests putting a few spins on the traditional holiday
favorites. These recipes are packed with incredible flavor, are good for
you, and will quickly be added to your Thanksgiving menu for all to
"You want to ensure that everyone can enjoy their meal with the utmost
satisfaction," adds Rawn. "That's why it's extremely important to
properly handle the turkey and other Thanksgiving staples during the
SHOPPERS and Rawn have put together a complete guide of Food
Safety Tips for the holiday, including:
For additional holiday preparation ideas and recipes, visit www.shoppersfood.com
or visit the SHOPPERS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Shoppers.
For more food safety tips, visit: www.fsis.usda.gov.
About SHOPPERS:SHOPPERS® Food & Pharmacy, part of the
SUPERVALU family of grocery stores, offers consumers in Baltimore,
northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. a full-service supermarket with
the finest quality and largest variety of fresh produce, USDA Choice
beef, family pack meats, fresh seafood and steamed shrimp, as well as
hot foods, full-service pharmacies and in-store full-service banks. With
56 stores in its banner, SHOPPERS targets the price-conscious consumers
offering over 30,000 everyday low prices and a commitment to save up to
15 percent or more every day with no card needed. For more information,
please visit www.shoppersfood.com.
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