Even as a nutrition therapist, I don’t expect you to always say “no” to every indulgence, but I also don’t want you to start the new year feeling tired, sick, and emotionally exhausted. Here are a few of my tips and tricks that get me through an indulgence during the holidays, or really anytime you’re […]
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10 Healthy Thanksgiving Dishes to Please a Crowd
In my nutrition business, I get a lot of questions from clients about how to handle the holiday season. My answer, enjoy yourself and don’t feel restricted, but try to make healthy choices wherever possible. Today I have 10 recipes for you for a delicious, healthy Thanksgiving.
How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
We work really hard to avoid artificial ingredients in our home, including artificial coloring. So when it comes to Easter, I feel awful taking our beautiful eggs and smothering them in red 40. We decided to try a natural approach. Not only did it work but it was way more fun than dropping pellets in […]
How to Survive the Holidays with Your Health Intact
How do we survive the holidays without health crashes and sugar comas. What if you don’t want to abstain from Christmas cookies, fudge, hot chocolate and peppermint kisses (a must-have). So if you want to abstain from treats, I have tips for you. But if you want to indulge a bit, I have tips for […]
What You Should Bring to Your Child’s Valentine’s Day Party
Last year I was asked to bring in a fun Valentine’s Day snack to my kids’ school Valentines’ Day parties. I wanted to do something fun but actually provide the kids what I’d consider a nutritious snack. Here’s what we came up with.
What are we Teaching our Children at Christmas?
“Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” Charlie Brown shouted. He’d spent the day trying to answer this question. Lately I feel a bit like Charlie Brown. Each year, Christmas becomes less about Christ and charity and more about shopping, decorating and catching that great deal. Is thee really a way to […]
10 Minute Christmas Present – Homemade Coasters
Last year for Christmas we gave our family things they’d need for a family night. This included a game, a movie, popcorn, hot chocolate and these adorable coasters (for the hot chocolate, of course). I’m not the kind of person that can find an adorable craft on Pinterest and make it come to life, so […]
To Elf or Not to Elf; It’s Not a Moral Question
In my Christmas reading (okay let’s be honest. The”reading” I’m specifically referring to is me browsing Facebook while I wait for my son to get out of school), I’ve seen two different types of blog posts, written and rewritten by moms convinced they’re right. The subject: Elf on the Shelf.
Thanksgiving Dinner Place Cards to Help You Show Gratitude
Every year we make place cards for Thanksgiving dinner. This year we were short on time so we made these adorable little pumpkins. They may be our cutest place cards yet and they only took a few minutes each!
Give This a Try Before You Carve Your Jack-o’-Lantern This Halloween
In honor of Halloween, I thought we’d look at some fabulous pumpkins and check out some methods you may have not thought of for creating the perfect jack o lantern.