Healthy Holiday Food

We’ve been eating high nutrient dense, whole food plant based for 30 years. That’s not the typical fare during the holidays for most families, ours included. So, how can we handle our different food preferences when we celebrate with family and friends? Our ways of dealing with it have evolved and changed over the years, very gracefully and enjoyably. Here’s a little recap:

Whatever you choose to prepare and eat this holiday season, get truly present with your food. When we’re present we begin creating a deeper and healthier relationship with it. We don’t need to “learn” how to eat to have a high level of health. Our bodies know what is nutritious and what isn’t, but we need to be present with our food to “hear” the messages. When we listen and respect that intelligence, we end up having great health and losing weight naturally. What could be better?

One thing we love when celebrating with friends and family is to contribute to the party with a big dish of dark leafy greens and non-starchy veggies, like kale, string beans, broccoli, zucchini, red peppers and onion. It is so delicious, and we’re surprised how often it’s the first dish to be completely eaten up.

Here are some recipes that go well with the Holidays. People rave about them, so try the one that calls to you.

Raw Cranberry Sauce
Raw Kale and Pomegranate Salad
Holiday Stuffed Winter Squash
Greens with Onion and Red Pepper
Mushroom Gravy
Pumpkin Pie

To Your Amazing Health,
Connie and Bill

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