It’s that time of year again. Christmas cookies, plates of sweets and pies, and too many bread rolls with dinner. There are snacks to be had: Swedish saffron bread, candied nuts, fudge, and Chex mix galore.
If this sounds specific, it’s because that’s what my parents’ house has traditionally looked like on Christmas Day. Scalloped potatoes, yams with marshmallows gently toasted on top, and a can of whipped cream ready to spray onto that slice of variety style cheesecake.
I apologize if I’m making you hungry… But I want to set the stage for what a lot of us deal with during the holiday season. This spread of food might look similar to yours, but inevitably we all admit the next morning that perhaps we ate too much on Christmas Day.
So how can we keep our heads, so to speak? I’m not the only one with eyes bigger than my stomach, and in past years I paid for it with my blood sugars.