Planning Tips For Busy Parents During Thanksgiving
The beginning of school seems long ago and suddenly it is November. Fall is a wonderful time to gather with family and friends. It is also a time when busy parents tend to get even busier.
Thanksgiving is a special time for family and friends to gather together, enjoy seasonal foods and appreciate things we are grateful for. Thanksgiving and the holiday season is also a busy time for parents with the emphasis on food preparation and eating! Throw in the added holiday stress and it can be a challenge to keep up with good nutrition, calorie management and being active. With a little planning, you can take steps to create a healthy and fun holiday season with less stress! Ready to get started?
Thanksgiving food planning tips:
Take time to plan your meal - planning ahead can save time and be less stressful
Simplify your menu – less thanksgiving dishes and desserts means less to prepare and less to clean up!
Make a shopping list - download our printable thanksgiving shopping list guide
Shop early - look for bargains on nonperishable foods
Make it a potluck – save time and have family and friends help with some of their favorite healthy side dishes
Prepare some foods in advance - appetizers and desserts can be prepared in advance, reducing your "to do" list closer to the holiday
Reduce your “To Do” list – prioritize to create time for rest, fun and being active
Written by Anne Kolker
Written on Oct 12, 2011
Last updated on Oct 20, 2014