How I Survive the Holidays Sugar Free
The holidays are upon us and with a family that can not tolerate sugar AT ALL it can really become a challenge and turn joy into stress. Health Freedom Idaho member Jill shares her holiday successes in her blog healingfoodie. Great advice and easy to impliment, making one less stress for the holiday season.
Fail-safe recipes and ideas that get the family through the holiday keeping our health on track.
Here are some other great tips:
I always have a stocked pantry with items that I can whip up a delicious desert to take along.
I try to stock my freezer with a variety of grab and go sizes for on the go.
Potluck? I make 2 trays just so that I can have a back up in case my 1st tray is devoured before my family gets the chance to dish up.
Here are some of my go to items.
- Carob chips, great for cookies
- Medjool dates (dates and almond or pecans make great graham cracker crust replacements and fill with fresh fruit sprinkled with cinnamon)
- Almonds and pecans
- Almond flour
- Almond butter or I make my own in my Vitamix
- Grass fed butter
- organic extra virgin coconut oil
- organic peanut butter
- unsweetened cocoa or carob powder
- raw honey (or less to taste)
- Saigon cinnamon
- Pure vanilla
- Himalayan sea salt
SIMPLE SUGAR FREE DESSERT
I can blend up some pecan and dates into a crust in my Vitamix and press into a pie plate and toss some strawberries inside and sprinkle cinnamon on and chill or freeze in 15 to 30 mins.
- 1.5 cups medjool dates
- 1.5 cups pecan
- 2 cups fresh strawberries or other topping.
- Dash of cinnamon
This recipe and more healing tips found on her blog.
The most important piece of advice? Plan, prepare, and party
Author: Healing Foodie
I am a mother of five children and 120 pounds on a heavy day. I grew up eating the average American diet and seemed pretty healthy until I found myself exhausted and struggling with kidney stones, sleepless nights and unmanageable skin issues. I stumbled across the answers that would soon unlock some keys to my healing and recovery. Eliminating added sugars, eating whole non GMO food, fermenting and gardening, homeschooling and my continued learning. Come join my journey and continue your own.