Happy Holidays

The holidays are a time of wonderful memories and enjoying loved ones. And, for some, the holidays can be full of stress and worry, especially around food and over-eating.

You can have an amazing experience with food this holiday season. Join us for a few new thoughts:

If you experience stress around the holidays, explore and get curious about the circumstances that seem to create stress. Notice that all circumstances are neutral and only hold the meaning we give them through thought and feeling. When we relax and settle, the meaning we give our thoughts and feelings seems to float on by.

And with food, get present with everything you eat. Really taste, smell and feel the texture of every bite you take. Feel love for the food as you eat it. And, most important, notice how your body receives it. When we do this we get such clear promptings from our body’s wisdom. We learn lots about what our body really wants and needs to thrive.

All blessings to you and your loved ones this holiday season. Especially enjoy getting present with food and the people you come together with.

The recipe is our healthy version of Avocado Toast. A real key to making this delicious is finding a dense, dark rye, very thinly sliced European bread available at most European delis or some health food stores. Enjoy.

To Your Amazing Health,
Connie and Bill

Avocado Toast (Serves 1)

1/2 avocado
1 piece of bread* (explained below)
1 garlic clove, peeled or pinch of garlic powder
sea salt to taste
black pepper to taste
juice of 1/2 lemon

Toast your bread and rub a garlic clove across the bread or sprinkle garlic powder on the mashed avocado.
Slice or mash the avocado on the bread.
Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and squeeze the lemon juice over the avocado.
You can add a piece of lettuce on top if you like.
Serve it with a big salad with lots of veggies and you have a full meal.
*We love this with Mestemacher organic whole rye sourdough bread. It’s delicious and has no oil and a long shelf life. You’ll find it at European delis or some health food stores. It is a processed food, like all bread, so we suggest you go lightly.

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