POP QUIZ: What has this month always been about? Family and turkey, right?
Well, here at Prevention we like to keep everybody on their toes (including ourselves!), so we’ve taken a slightly different approach to November this year. For one thing, we recognize that family doesn’t always bring comfort and joy, and that a lot of people are lonely around the holidays— sometimes even when surrounded by other people. Our look at how loneliness is an important health issue (“A Quiet Crisis,” page 62) will, I hope, give you the reasons and tools to connect with people you value who help you feel valued right back.
On a lighter note, instead of giving you Thanksgiving recipes— I bet you’ve got your sweet potatoes all figured out—we’re giving you pizza. For me, pizza actually says family even more than turkey and potatoes, since I have roots in the two pizza capitals of the U.S., Chicago and New York City. It’s the perfect food to feed the crowd who stuck around after Thanksgiving but can’t eat another bite of stuffing—and in my house, at least, it’s the meal we would eat every day if it were better for us. So our test kitchen staff put their incredible minds to it and came up with the healthy pizza recipes on page 76 that you could eat every day. And folks, I would never let you eat a bad pizza, or even a mediocre one. So please enjoy! And as always, if you have thoughts on pizza or anything else, you can reach us at let[email protected]vention.com.
This is happiness: two of my favorite guys (my brother and my son) sharing a pizza my husband made.