Micah Ryan, M.D.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means many families and friends are gathering together for feasts, football games, float watching, shopping and other fun festivities. While every gathering has different traditions, most families enjoy feasting with loved ones.
Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cornbread, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie are among the favorites for many. So how do you balance individual preferences and cultural blends of your family while having fun on Thanksgiving?
Offer a variety of food options to appease pallets, but try not to overstuff yourself. You are not a turkey! More choices lead to more options and more family interactions. Take time to prepare dishes with your family, from finding the perfect recipe, grocery shopping for the ingredients to cooking.
With such a variety, there should be a dish to satisfy family members!
Thanksgiving is about enjoying time with family. We wish families a Happy Thanksgiving weekend from Boys Town Pediatrics!