Cooking during the holidays?
How about including your pets? In case you missed them, I wrote a couple of columns on Vetstreet recently that give you advice on how to avoid holiday weight gain in your pet (and you) as well as some simple, healthy and low-calorie recipes for your pets. If you want these sorts of articles and lively conversation about pet and health topics, be sure to follow me over on my Facebook page.
We’re in the final stretch of that terrible trifecta of weight gain: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. The 39 days in between these holidays offer a multitude of meals for your family to gorge upon. The trouble is that we also share these food celebrations with our pets, resulting in the accumulation of unwanted pounds for all of us.
By the time the last bit of confetti has fallen, many of us are in desperate need of a fresh start — and a diet. So what’s an animal lover to do? How can we share the holidays with our pets in a more healthful manner? continue reading here…
The holiday season is here, so bring on the goodies! I love the smell of my kitchen this time of year: simmering sweet potatoes, roasting almonds, aromatic amaranth.
OK, maybe my kitchen smells a little different than yours, but you get the idea. I’d like to offer a few healthy, easy, low-calorie treats for the fine feline and dandy dog in your life. Prepare these alongside your own cooking and offer them to your pets instead of our (almost always) high-calorie fare. continue reading here…