The Thanksgiving Table


Maybe you’re hosting the Thanksgiving dinner?  Maybe you’re going somewhere and have been invited to bring a dish?  Whatever the case, Thanksgiving, like no other holiday, focuses on the dinner table.  This is a wonderful thing as we get to talk and laugh and share stories with friends and family.
I’m wondering what will be on your table?  Will you have the staples?  Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, rolls, green beans, pumpkin pie?  Does the Thanksgiving Dinner table give you a sense of positive anticipation?  I can’t wait to get to eat Aunt Carol’s dressing?  Does it give you a sense of dread?  I’m going to eat way too many desserts!  My buttons will start popping!
What if you approached the Thanksgiving Dinner table differently this year?  What if you were the one to bring a healthy dish?  What if you focused on the people AROUND the table instead of what is ON the table?  What if you moved a little before you went to dinner?  How about inviting family to go for a walk after dinner?
We’ll be touching more specifically on some of these things a week from now.  But today, I just want to consider the basics.  WHAT will be on your table?  Do you want to make something a little different?  Do you want to be the one to introduce a healthy option?
Maybe you have a good option you always take.  Tell us about it!  Maybe you have a dish that you just LOVE and can’t live without but you’d like to “healthify” it.  I’m up for the challenge!  Send it to me.  Let me see if we can come up with a healthier version.
Can’t wait to hear from you!

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