christmas

  • Christmas Morning Smoothie

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    This nutrient-packed breakfast tastes just as delightful as it looks. A perfect way for adults to channel their inner child, and the healthy fats will keep your kiddos going strong all morning long.

    ½ ripe avocado

    1 teaspoon green sugar

    2 cups low-fat, soy, or almond milk

    1 cup frozen organic strawberries

    1 frozen banana

    Handful of ice cubes

    Blend the avocado, green sugar, banana, ice cubes, and 1 cup of milk on high until smooth. Pour into two tall glasses until each is half full. Add strawberries and remaining 1 cup of milk to blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour the red smoothie on top of the green smoothie—do not stir or mix so you have two distinct layers. Top with a squirt of whipped cream and a sprinkle of green sugar, if you desire. Source: The Sneaky Chef

  • The Joy of Doing it Differently

    For years, I traveled north for Christmas— packed up my partner, kids, dog, and a car full of gift-wrapped presents and hustled the I-5 corridor from Portland to Seattle.

    Releasing worn-out traditions, creating new experiences
    By Sara Wiseman
  • Overabundance

    Are you dreading it already? You know, the whole shopping/gifting/cooking/cleaning/eating/drinking/socializing/relatives/traveling season just ahead?

    Trade Stress for Gratitude This Holiday Season
    By Sara Wiseman
  • Turkey: An American Institution

    From very early on, American folklore featured pilgrims gathered at the Plymouth settlement to celebrate their first successful harvest in America. Despite romantic interpretation and embellishment of this first Thanksgiving banquet, historical accounts are clear on one detail—it most certainly included the wild American turkey.

    You get what you pay for, but not necessarily what you bargained for.
  • Turkey: An American Institution

    From very early on, American folklore featured pilgrims gathered at the Plymouth settlement to celebrate their first successful harvest in America. Despite romantic interpretation and embellishment of this first Thanksgiving banquet, historical accounts are clear on one detail—it most certainly included the wild American turkey.

    You get what you pay for, but not necessarily what you bargained for.
  • Happy, Healthy Holidays

    Delicious holiday-inspired meals are often devoid of important nutrients and full of fat, sugar, and excess calories. The combination of holiday stress and unique, savory food often ends in a nutritional disaster and a wider waistline.

    The holiday season is the highlight of the year for many people. It's time to be around family, spend time with loved ones, take some time off work, exchange gifts, laugh, and of course, eat.
    By Brooke Holmgren