Avery's precious preschool creation will adorn our dinner table this Thanksgiving! Photo: Nathan Kam
I don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering just thinking about the Thanksgiving feast (or should I say feasts) I’ll be enjoying with family and friends in just four days. Buttery roast turkey hot out of the oven, savory stuffing, honey-baked ham, sweet potatoes, green-bean casserole, homemade gravy and all of the fixings most local families are treated to over the holiday season. As I like to say, Thanksgiving is the precursor to a whole lot of good eating over the next couple of months.
When it comes to good health, we recognize that the holidays can be dangerous, especially for those of us watching our weight, calorie intake and doctors' demands to limit salt, fat and sugar consumption. We will be confronted with tough decisions at the dinner table (many rivaling lavish Las Vegas buffet counters). How do we eat well and consume less while not offending our hosts, who most likely spent days in the kitchen preparing the holiday feasts before us?
What is a responsible Thanksgiving Day feast consumer to do? Here are my five tips for avoiding the infamous kanack attack:
From our family to yours, we wish you a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Go ahead and splurge on the pumpkin pie. It’s a special day, for goodness’ sake!
Nathan Kam is a Honolulu public-relations executive, husband and a proud daddy of two incredible kids, Ensen (5) and Avery (2), who enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling, blogging and golfing. You can reach him via email, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or via his personal Kam Family Blog.
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