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Entries in healthy holiday eating (3)


3 Healthy(ish) Cookies to Bake This Holiday Season

It’s December – which means the holidays are officially kicking into high gear (although I’ve secretly had my tree up since before Thanksgiving). And with the holidays comes tons of fun activities – cheerful reunions and extra time with loved ones, feelings of nostalgia, twinkling lights, and my favorite – lighting those winter-scented candles on a cold night.

But for many of us, the holidays also signal an uptick in stress – from time constraints, to tight wallets and the stress of finding the perfect gift (and wrapping it!), to trying to navigate the increase in unhealthy foods in every direction. I think we can all agree we’ve got a few more things on our to-do lists this time of the year than normal.

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Healthy Holiday Cookies

The holiday season brings cheer, feelings of nostalgia and the time-old tradition of the cookie swap. But for many of us, it can also be a tough time of year if we’re missing loved ones or feel like we have too much to do — which can make the holidays more stressful.

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5 Tips to Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain

For so many of us, the smell of a warm kitchen on Thanksgiving Day elicits happy memories with close family and friends. It also promises the richness and comfort of our favorite traditional foods. 

Every year my clients ask, “How can I enjoy the holiday but manage to avoid the weight gain?" 

See my tips for a fulfilling holiday below as well as recipes for healthier side dishes that will ensure you get to enjoy the best of the traditional tastes - all while maintaining your good intentions.


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