Zionsville Times Sentinel

November 29, 2012

Tips for surviving the season for holiday eating

By Mark Moreland/Times Sentinel columnist
Zionsville Times Sentinel

— Please sing along…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Where the parties are plenty, my plate’s never empty, and it all stores right here (point to either stomach or rear-end).

We all know what’s coming: Holiday parties!  And have you looked at the calendar? There are four, count them, four weekends before Christmas. How many parties you will attend this year? If your intent is to minimize the holiday damage, you need a plan. Read on for help.

Bring a dish you know you can eat. Honor your fellow party-goers and yourself by bringing a healthy and delicious dish (Yes, this combination can exist, and everyone can win). Bring the recipe with you because everyone will want it. Good places to start include www.eatingwell.com and www.thenakedkitchen.com.

Safety in numbers. You will know people at these parties, so set up some accountability before-hand. Tell your friend your game plan and give them permission to call you out, in a socially appropriate way, of course. Chances are they will ask you to return the favor and you both win.

See Wednesday's paper for the full story.