December

Healthy Holidays

December’s theme is Healthy Holidays. While there are some tips and tricks to manage holiday stress and eat better, these tips can certainly be used year-round. See below for articles, recipes, and support from our wonderful community of holistic nutrition professionals.

Articles

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  • Feel Better Immunity Tea – Make a big pot of this “feel better” tea this winter; it’ll make you want to curl up on the sofa with a good book and be all cozy. It can help support your immune system and digestive system. Extra tip: this can also be enjoyed cold in the summer months. Recipe from Sisley Killam, R.H.N.

Holiday Wellness

  • Nourish Your Wellbeing to Beat Burnout – After a long year, it’s time to rest and reflect. Sharon K. Summerfield, R.H.N. explores the topic of burnout and some strategies we can incorporate to help us beat burnout. It’s important to take care of your mental wellness, all year round.
  • The Benefits of Deep Breathing to Improve Overall Wellbeing – Take a moment this busy holiday season to practice some deep breathing. This has many benefits and can help you through stressful times and keep you going through the new year. This is a simple thing to do and a step to living more holistically and balanced. Article from Tamryn Burgess, R.H.N. 
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Could this be the easiest rice pudding you’ve ever made? Sometimes we just want to curl up with something comforting, cozy, and delicious. Perfect for cold winter nights. Give this recipe from Karolina Gnat, R.H.N. a try.

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Are you confused by this interesting root? Ginger is warm, spicy, and full of nutritional benefits. Ashleigh Grange, R.H.N. shares a little ingredient 101 on fresh ginger and how you can incorporate it into sweet and savoury dishes. She also includes some great recipes to try!

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A unique take on baked potatoes. Get inspired by this fun new twist on a classic side dish. This is a super healthy and balanced vegetarian meal with protein, carbs, fibre, and healthy fats. Yum! Recipe from Stephanie Kay, R.H.N.

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This is a beautiful way to incorporate roasted veggies into your meals. This salad has tons of flavour, nutrients, and it’s so colourful! We love this for a side dish this holiday season. Recipe from Nicole Kaumanns, R.H.N.

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Dairy-free no-bake dessert perfect for the holiday season. Healthy fats to keep you full and help you absorb a bunch of vitamins and minerals. Recipe from Rejan Magee, C.H.N.C.

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Crispy and golden on top and tender in the middle, this is a warming delicious stuffing recipe that will be the perfect side dish to your holiday meal. Recipe from Stephanie Kay, R.H.N.

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Bethany Bierema, R.H.N. shares this beautiful cake that also happens to be gluten and dairy-free. This tender cake is naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup and is sure to be a hit with your family this holiday season.

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Here is a fun twist on a holiday recipe from Roslyn Kent, R.H.N. that also happens to be vegan. This sweet and tart cranberry salsa is bold and slightly spicy and pairs perfectly with tortilla chips and crackers.

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Christina Anania, R.H.N. takes a favourite cookie and turns them into a healthy and delicious no-bake dessert to satisfy that sweet tooth. 

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Think risotto is too rich and heavy? This creamy vegan lemon risotto will be a great side for your holiday dinner that won’t weigh you down. Add sweet & salty brussels sprouts and you’ve got a winner! Recipe from Roslyn Kent, R.H.N.

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CSNN Grad, Ricki Heller, shares her favourite sugar-free holiday confections to “prove that you CAN have a delicious–even decadent–holiday season, and stay healthy, too.”

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You’ll never guess the secret ingredient in these festive cookies. Laura Brining, R.H.N., shares her yummy recipe that is perfect for the holidays.

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There are different approaches to a gut-healthy holiday meal, but for those interested in a paleo diet version of a Christmas dinner, CSNN Grad, Tracey Reed, shares her simple tips.

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Articles via EcoParent

Handmade gifts are thoughtful and sustainable. Why not give these crafts a try this holiday season? These little pocket heart charm ornaments are a sweet gift and smell lovely. Or get your littles ones involved and check out these handmade gifts they can help make here.

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Holidays look a little different and can be stressful in new ways this year. Consider integrating one or more of these activities into your self-care routine to enhance your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being.