For most of us around the country, just the thought of heading outside to exercise is unbearable. Even for the most physically fit individuals, keeping up with a fitness regime during the winter months isn’t easy. While we may have a few more cold months ahead of us, there should be no excuse for not getting in some exercise.
The holiday season has us cooking like professionally trained chefs. But most of us are far from. Often, we’re asked to cook meals that we never could have imagined or that we only see chefs on television prepare. And when it comes to meat, things can get even more complicated. If you’re like us, standing in front of the meat counter can be just as confusing as it is frustrating. There are just so many options.
Gingerbread men, classic sugar and chocolate chip, shortbread, snickerdoodles, and biscotti...and that’s just the beginning! Christmas cookies really bring out the inner cookie-monster in all of us, right? But since this is the year of the healthy holiday season, we have to upgrade that cookie situation too.
The holidays can get expensive as you begin to check people off your gift list, from your sister’s latest boyfriend to your summertime landscaper. Purchasing a gift for everyone on your list can be time-consuming, pricey and nearly impossible. A great way to help solve this difficult situation is to consider making special, handmade gifts from home.
Holiday parties, family feasts, Christmas cookies, eggnog, hot chocolate…is your holiday spirit all wrapped up in a month-long, festive food coma? We say ‘tis the season for giving, but I would argue ‘tis equally the season of gluttony. Don’t get me wrong, we all deserve some indulgences (I will gladly have mine in the form of pecan pie), but we all know overindulging only leaves you in couch potato mode and squeezing into your wardrobe. What’s happening on the inside matters too, and in the season of having a good heart, we want to keep yours in tip-top shape.
During the busy holiday season, it’s easy to put your green habits on the back burner in your rush to get everything done. We tend to excessively consume and waste during the season. This year, you can start a more sustainable holiday tradition. We’ve broken down how to have a successful, eco-friendly, simple and festive holiday season.