Got a golf nut to take care of this holiday season? If you’ve ever wondered where to go shopping for great Christmas or holiday gifts, you need go no farther than a quick visit to The Golf Collection.
These guys have it all from golf gifts to executive gift ideas that any business man or woman would love to receive. Last year I got my husband (my favorite golf enthusiast) a “Trunk-It” which is a cool car trunk golf organizer. This organizer is amazing as it provides a place to stash your golf shoes, golf balls, tees, markers and many other golf sundries that would otherwise just weigh down your golf bag or be rolling around the trunk of your car.
This year I’m looking at the executive putter stand that is made from quality hardwoods and finished with a rich stain. My hubby would love to have this in his office where he can store his other putter and squeeze in a few rounds between meetings. My kids may get him a couple of premium golf towels because, as you probably know, a golf nut will go through at least one per season.
We all love Thanksgiving Dinner and the fond memories associated with the holidays. We also hate feeling fat the next day. I have some suggestions to up the nutritional content by: reducing calories, raising your fiber, vitamin and antioxidant intake. Turkey is rich in tryptophan that your body uses to make serotonin the chemical your brain uses to improve mood and reduce sugar cravings. Consider cooking a turkey breast so you eat the white meat with a lower fat content.
Think about a wild rice stuffing that has fruit added in place of a bread stuffing. Add baked sweet potatoes that pack a whopping 8,800 units of vitamin A in one potato alone. You can add a spoonful of natural maple syrup and fresh ginger to glaze your potatoes. Roast your vegetables with olive oil, rosemary or Italian seasoning. You can make butternut squash fries (vitamin A 22,868 IU per cup!) by peeling, seeding and slicing your squash into lengthwise strips, coating with olive oil, salt & pepper, and baking for about 40 minutes.
Spinach salad adds wonderful color to your meal and contains 13 flavonoids with anti cancer properties effective against prostate, colon, and bone cancer. Sprinkle your salad with flax seeds, sunflower seeds or pomegranate seeds or sliced red apple. A simple vinaigrette of apple cider vinegar and olive oil will do the trick. Serve a glass of red wine to help keep your heart healthy, and have a happy Thanksgiving.