• 16Nov

    We polled the GMM office staff for their favorite Thanksgiving foods…and we came up with a pretty decent spread! What will be on your table on Thursday?

    Q: What is your all-time favorite Thanksgiving dish/side/piece de resistance?

    A: Judi: Stuffing recipe that is now being prepared by the fourth generation of my family. Still chop the ingredients in a wooden bowl by hand.

    Bethany: Mashed potatoes topped with my grandmother’s homemade egg noodles. It’s a lot of carbs, but delicious comfort food!

    Katherine: I love all the traditional green bean/broccoli casseroles so much, but when my grandma started bringing roasted brussels sprouts, it changed my Thanksgiving world. YUM!

    Ashley: Sweet baked potatoes topped with candied pecans. My mom has been making this at Thanksgiving for years. She is particular about choosing the darkest Red Garnet sweet potatoes.

    Philip: Anything with beets or brussels sprouts!!

    Jess: We have a family recipe for a pumpkin dip with cranberry and orange – delicious! Served with pecan crackers…yum….

    David: I’m Southern – cornbread dressing with gravy! Also sweet potato casserole with pecans.

    GMM staff are fans of good cooking - as exhibited at Food Day 2012 in October.

  • 14Nov

    With Thanksgiving around the corner, now is the time to consider what your diet next week might look like. You CAN plan ahead and have a week of healthy nutrition and balanced meals each day. A little thought goes a long way. Contact GMM if you have any questions or need any help prioritizing your diet during the holidays.

    Mindful eating to me means taking the time to making healthy eating a priority.

    It’s not just about being mindful in the moment, but purposefully taking an hour or two each weekend to plan my upcoming week along with what I will eat when.

    When I do this, I eat well and generally feel well about what I’m eating.  The weeks I don’t plan well or grocery shop, I am victim to more mindless eating and grabbing the easiest thing to eat out of sheer convenience or necessity.

    Planning for me is the key to mindful eating.

    - Bethany Smith, RD, CSO, LD, GMM Community Wellness Representative


    Bethany, making a healthy vinaigrette for a GMM cooking demonstration.