November means Thanksgiving is on its way, bringing with it a table overflowing with delicious food. Food always has been, and probably always will be, an integral part of Thanksgiving dinner. In fact, the average American consumes around 3,000 calories in that one meal alone. That’s more than most people need in a single day. If you add in calories from the other meals and snacks you’re well over the recommended intake for the average American.
Before guilt sets in at the thought of eating all that food, let’s get something straight. Don’t feel guilty. We should eat and enjoy good-tasting food–food that God so generously provides for us. We should eat with a spirit of thankfulness and joy as we share our table with others. But too much isn’t wise either. Thankfully there are some simple things we can do to make our Thanksgiving a little healthier, while still enjoying the food and fellowship. Click here to go to Not Quite Amish Living and read the rest of my post outlining simple steps for a healthier Thanksgiving.