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Celebrate With Healthy Food This Christmas

By | 2017-10-29T15:40:19+00:00 December 19th, 2013|Beverages, Health Tips, Recipes|

happy christmas woman

Eating healthy food for the holiday season! Perhaps that does not sound like fun.

Healthy food can be fun and yummy too.  Best of all it will help you be healthy and your immune system from crashing with a flu or cold.  Every year flus and colds peak after the holiday season.  Let’s not be one of those statistics.  Bonus: you may lose weight instead of gaining it.

What will keep you healthy and strong during the holiday season?

decorative christmas fruit cup

1.    Eat Real Food! Our bodies were designed to digest real food

Real Food is whole food in its most natural state.  It is unprocessed or with very little processing.  Real food does not need a label or fancy packaging.  A lemon is a lemon.  An onion is an onion. Real Food is a whole food that is life sustaining and nourishing.  “My passion is to help everyone, get real food into their bodies!”

A healthy salad is often ruined by drenching it with a highly processed salad dressing from the super market that is filled with artificial flavorings, colourings, preservatives and sugar. Here is an easy healthy alternative.

lemon avocado salad dressing

Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing 

This is so delicious on a salad and leftover dressing will last refrigerated for a few days.

Ingredients:

1 ¼ cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup Avocado
1 large tomato
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp stevia

Directions:

  1. Blend oil, stevia and salt.
  2. Add lemon juice gradually blending  till smooth.
  3. Add water and blend till smooth.
  4. Chop avocado and tomato and mix in with olive oil/lemon juice mixture.

NOTE:  If there is a  link on any ingredient in a recipe – it takes you to the the many powerful health benefits of that particular food. Some foods are so healthy we call them Powerfoods. Follow the link to that  Powerfood to discover many little know benefits and facts.

2.  Replace refined sugars with healthy sugars

I love sweets.  As a child I was addicted to white sugar causing many health problems.  Lots of refined sugar weakens the immune system making you vulnerable to developing chronic conditions.  All that store bought cranberry sauce is full of sugar. It is simple to make your own and so much healthier.

cranberry sauce

Refined Sugar free Healthy Cranberry Sauce

 Ingredients:

1 Package whole, organic cranberries (fresh, not frozen)
1 Organic Apple, cored and chopped
1 Cup Apple juice
1/4 Cup Organic, Brown Rice Syrup
1 tsp liquid Stevia
Pinch […]