Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: November 16, 2009

Dr. Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.It's holiday time, and that means food. I believe that you should splurge on holidays, but at the same time it's just as easy to not overdo it as it is to eat everything in your path. One of the toughest places for people to stick to healthy eating habits is parties.

They can be a real pitfall, because many times we go to those parties at the end of the day, and the buffet table, with all those different choices, greets us with our empty stomach. Eat a little something before you go. Cut up an apple or have a handful of nuts and eat them before you go. Here are a few ideas to help you eat well and eat healthy at the holidays: 5 Tips for Healthier Holiday Dining

Thanksgiving Menu

Turkey DinnerDays like Thanksgiving and Christmas and your birthday are the ones when you're supposed to not "behave." There's a time and a place to splurge, and these are those times. I've created a Thanksgiving menu for turkey and all the trimmings, including a downloadable shopping list that serves six. Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey White Bean Soup

This is the perfect recipe for your leftover Thanksgiving turkey, and it's so simple. The hardest part is taking the turkey off of the bones, and after that it's a one pot soup. Low in saturated fat, sodium and calories, but really high in fiber. So satisfying and you'll feel great about eating a fine, delicious soup that's great for you.

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users and those with GERD / Acid Reflux. It is low in sodium as well as lactose-free and gluten-free.

A Healthy Pregnancy
with Faith Bontrager, RN, BSN

Faith Bontrager, RN, BSNLast week the NIH released their ranking of the healthiest and unhealthiest states. Obesity levels do play a role in ranking, but other measures of nutrition are not specifically addressed in the ranking. Does nutrition make a difference in the health of the state? It does to babies! If you compare the NIH ranking with the CDC's breastfeeding report card, higher breastfeeding rates are definitely associated with healthier communities.

Keep Up With Dr. Gourmet:

Follow Dr. Gourmet on Twitter
Find Dr. Gourmet on Facebook

The Dr. Gourmet Diet Plan
for Coumadin Users:

The Quality Calorie Diet for Coumadin Users

Includes a complete six-week plan of The Quality Calorie Diet for Coumadin Users, with weekly meal plans, shopping lists, and over 90 Coumadin-safe recipes. Just $19.95 for the paperback book and $14.95 for the eBook. Order yours now!

How Much Vitamin K
Is In...?

Vitamin K Amounts in Common Foods

Listed both alphabetically and also in order of the amount of Vitamin K in the food, this downloadable list will help you know exactly how much Vitamin K you're eating in hundreds of common foods. Just $4.95 for the 50-page eBook - buy yours now!

© 2009 Harlan Bros. Productions | www.drgourmet.com