Thanksgiving is an awesome time, so don't think I'm being a Debbie Downer here. Sitting down to that enormous dinner on Thursday night just got me thinking about family meals and how hard it is to know what you're eating.
Who knows how many calories are in a slice of grandma's famous apple pie, or how much saturated fat is in the scoop of ice cream on top? Too bad we can't just turn the plate around and see the nutritional info.
If you're a label reader like me, it could drive you crazy not knowing what ingredients are in the food you're eating, or what the calorie, carb, or sugar content is. Since most people aren't as health-conscious as I am, they don't necessarily care that they're serving crackers loaded with trans fat, or that they could have used non-fat plain yogurt in their potato leek soup instead of heavy cream.
So you're going to have to use common sense and your best judgment when you sit down to eat home-cooked meals. I'm not saying you to skip out on any part (especially that amazing apple pie), but remember these three easy tips, and you should be good to go.
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