Every holiday season we ask a few friends to join us here at The Kitchn for a series of guest posts. The topics range from favorite holiday recipes to family memories and traditions. Today's guest: Jess Goldman, Sodium Girl, talking about health during the holiday period. Yes, I know Christmas is over, and Hanukkah nearly is as well, but there is a whole week of feasting left through New Year's, and these tips may come in really handy.
Most of the year, we eat for sustenance. Yes, of course, we eat to socialize, too. But in general, we snack to cure rumbling stomachs. We lunch to break from the work hours. We dine at night to close the day. And we breakfast in the morning to fuel up for the new one ahead.
And most of the year, if you're on a special health or allergy-related diet, you navigate these food-focused engagements rather easily. You stuff your bag with treats to keep full. You eat where and when you can. You make satisfying meals at home to curb cravings, all while keeping tabs of those nutritional goals.
But during the holidays, that's a different beast.