Christmas Morning Breakfast

The countdown has started and now is the time to get the food ready for the Christmas holiday. I know not everyone celebrates Christmas, but everyone enjoys the festivities of a celebration and that’s what this Food for Thought is about: celebratory food. We can all relate to that! Here’s a Christmas Morning Menu that’s […]

Countdown to Christmas Dinner: Get Your Checklist

saving dinner christmas countdown blog

It’s only a few days until Christmas! Are you ready for your next big feast? With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget that we could save ourselves a lot of work the day of by doing more prep leading up to the event. Frankly, I think we […]

Eat Nutritiously to Fight Holiday Depression

Man in winter coat walking down a snow-covered, tree-lined road

We are completely entrenched in the Christmas season and for so many, also completely entrenched in holiday depression. Having gone through holiday bouts of depression myself, I will never discount anyone’s depression. I will tell you however, there are things you can do to fight the oppression of depression. Even if you don’t “feel” like […]

Savor

a childs hands holding an elaborate christmas ornament

This morning, I received an email ad from a kitchen supply store telling me to “savor the holidays.” As I was about to delete it, I started thinking about the word “savor” and what it means. What I aim for in my life is to live in such a way that I savor ALL days, […]

Guilt-Free Winter Sips

Hot chocolate being poured into a white ceramic mug surrounded by a teal tea towel and little bits of chocoate

Winter is here, and baby, it’s cold outside! Everyone enjoys a cup of something warm but you know the drill–most of the time, these things are calorie bombs in a cup! So how do we navigate this desire for warm beverages vs. the stuff out there that will pack on the pounds and make your thighs […]

Four Free-Range Holiday Decorations

Today we’re not talking about food. Don’t worry— as we approach the holidays, there’s going to be plenty of food talk. But, there’s more to the holidays than food . . . like the decorations! And I don’t know about you, but factory-made plastic doesn’t really say Christmas to me. Now, we all have our […]

14 Healthy Options for Christmas Parties and Potluck!

Cookies, cocktails, cheese and hors d’oeuvres. There’s temptation at every turn during the holidays, but even though it’s tough to stay on track, it’s certainly not impossible. As far as I’m concerned, the toughest part of the holidays when you’re trying to stay healthy and trim is all those potlucks and Christmas parties. I find […]

It’s Almost Time

Thankgiving turkey and sides on platters on a white table

We are closing in on Thanksgiving in and everyone knows what that means… food! And I do mean FOOD– glorious, wonderful, delicious food! The very best kind, too… celebratory, Thanksgiving-y, delectably aromatically intoxicating. I know; way too many adverbs and such, but I get positively giddy and worked up when it comes to Thanksgiving. This […]

Leanne’s Favorite Food Swaps

In life, it’s the little things that count. Not the great big momentous occasions, but the daily moments that all strung together, make up your own personal circle of life. We cannot measure the quality of our lives by the big events like birthday celebrations, weddings, baptisms and graduations. It’s the day-to-day stuff that makes […]

Paleo Tahini Pumpkin Pie and Maple Cardamom Coconut Whipped Cream

You can’t have the holidays without pumpkin EVERYTHING!! But for those of us trying to stay away from dairy, gluten, and refined sugar – the holidays can feel like the 7th circle of hell – running into temptation at every corner! So after some recipe testing, we finally found a delicious holiday classic that’s actually […]