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Tips for Cutting Sugar in Your Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means you are likely thinking about the menu if you are hosting the feast this year. While this can be a fun and exciting time, as a family caregiver it is important to make sure you are also paying attention to any dietary restrictions your senior might have. If they are like many elderly adults, their doctor has recommended that they cut down on their sugar intake. This is important for controlling calories, maintaining a healthy weight, and also managing a variety of health problems, including diabetes. Fortunately, cutting down the sugar in your Thanksgiving feast does not have to mean sacrificing flavor or variety. There are simple ways to make healthier choices while still enjoying a delicious and satisfying holiday meal.

Caregiver in Walnut Creek CA: Tips for Cutting Sugar in Your Thanksgiving Feast

Caregiver in Walnut Creek CA: Tips for Cutting Sugar in Your Thanksgiving Feast

Use these tips to cut sugar in your Thanksgiving feast:

  • Try sucralose sugar replacement products in drinks or non-baked goods. These are usually a one-to-one ratio with traditional sugar.
  • Look for baking blends that use a combination of sugar and sucralose to cut sugar while maintaining the integrity of the baked good.
  • Simply remove sugar from recipes if it is not critical to the dish. You will likely find you don’t even notice the difference. For example, don’t add sugar to vegetables, macaroni and cheese, or gravy.
  • Cut down on the amount of sugar your family consumes by making small individual desserts rather than large family-style desserts.
  • Opt for fruit-based desserts such as baked apples with cinnamon and spice rather than desserts high in added sugar.


Home care can be extremely valuable for you as a family caregiver during the holiday season. This time of year tends to be busy and stressful for anyone, but when you are dealing with the care needs of an elderly adult in addition to the needs of your family, your home, your career, and yourself, it can feel overwhelming. Having an in-home senior care services provider can be a tremendous source of stress relief and peace of mind. The customized services of this care provider allow your parent to relax and enjoy the holiday season, participate in events and activities, and manage their challenges and needs in the ways that are right for them. This can include being available during events so your parent can continue receiving care and support, while you focus on enjoying the activity yourself.

If you or an aging loved one are considering caregiver services in Walnut Creek, CA, contact the caring staff at Provident Home Care. Call today (877) 572-3411.



Robin Conley RN, Owner and CEO

RN, Owner and CEO at Provident Care - Modesto, CA
When my grandmother’s health began to deteriorate... My greatest fear was that something would happen to her when I couldn’t be there. She had become unsteady on her feet, forgot to take her medications when she was supposed to, was not eating meals that fit into her dietary restrictions and often failed to recognize signs that she was getting into trouble. I knew that it was her firm desire to stay in her own home, but the amount of oversight I knew she needed was sometimes overwhelming for me to do alone. This is where my journey started! Providing care to seniors in our community is not just a job for me... It is something that has touched my life personally and something that I am passionate about! I know firsthand the worry and uncertainty caused when someone you love becomes ill or injured and how overwhelming the responsibility of caring for a loved one can be. I also know that finding a compassionate caregiver can often restore health, provide seniors with a renewed sense of control and independence, reduce depression, and relieve family members so they can once again be a caring son or daughter. So if you find yourself or someone you may know, in this situation... Our team of care managers and professional, compassionate caregivers at Provident Care would be honored to help you care for your loved one. Our staff is committed to caring for our clients as if we were caring for a member of our own family.

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