Cooking with Consideration – Hosting Thanksgiving for Guests with Dietary Needs

Vegan, gluten-free, low sodium, vegetarian, food allergies, diabetes – words that throw a wrench in the best-planned Thanksgiving menu, if you are not cooking with consideration for guests who have special dietary needs or requests. For people with heart disease to food intolerances or dietary preferences, pulling up to the Thanksgiving table can be intimidating, confusing and even scary, “Are those walnuts in the stuffing?”. To have a truly welcoming Thanksgiving dinner, understand the needs of your guests and plan accordingly.

Food Allergies


Eat Healthier with These Changes

When you commit to healthy eating, it means more than choosing fresh veggies over French fries. It's changing the way you eat, too.

Along with the American Diabetes Association, The Center for Diabetes Management at Hillcrest offers these guidelines for healthy eating:

·         Choose a variety of healthy foods, including lean meats, fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains and non-fat dairy products.