Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Do you love green bean casserole 3 times as much as you like green beans?

Well, do you?  This is an important question because it is very likely you will run into this dilemma tomorrow.

And why 3x as much, you may ask?  Because green bean casserole has 3x's the calories than regular green beans.  If you love it that much -- it's totally worth it.  If you don't, here an opportunity to cut back on your holiday calorie intake.

Me?  I can easily do without green bean casserole.

I can pass up the pumpkin pie too -- but not the homemade, real whipping cream.  So I have some of that on a plate....without the pie.

Salad tomorrow?  I don't think so.  I can have a salad any day of the week -- unlike stuffing.  Or the fruit salad that has dates, maraschino cherries, and some other stuff (that obviously isn't as important to me as the dates and cherries) all held together with more whipping cream (NOT Cool Whip).  That's on my plate, for sure!

Tomorrow isn't real eating (thank goodness!).  It's holiday eating - which means you can pick and choose.  You don't have to eat your veggies.  You don't have to clean your plate.  You can eat dessert first (unless your mom's watching).

Practice eating what you like, taking the time to taste it, and most importantly, being mindful of the company your keeping -- it's not often the focus of our day gets to be spending a meal with those we love.

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