Making the Holidays Healthy
First, I want to say Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Americans!
To finish out our theme this month of using food for medicine, I wanted to offer some more tips and ideas on how to make the holidays more healthy for you and your loved ones this year!
- Try replacing sugar with honey, molasses or stevia.
- Find healthy substitutes for the ingredients in your favorite holiday recipes. (Maybe give fresh green beans instead of canned a try in that green bean casserole?)
- Take time for yourself each day to reduce stress. Enjoy a bath, book, or walk.
- Stock up on spices and herbs. They are an easy way to get healthy flavor and healing properties from the plant kingdom into your diet.
- Drink tea at least once or twice a week, preferably green!
- Take preventive health measures. Try elderberry, ginger, garlic, echinacea and fire cider. Support your immune system!
- Get outside in the fresh air every day!
- Eat with the seasons. Often the crops that are most abundant for the time of year are helpful for our bodies too.
- Try to balance your heavy meals with some fresh produce each time. (Like a salad with the pot roast and potatoes.)
- Enjoy each day for what it has to offer and remember to be grateful! 🙂