Can it be? Is it already the end-of-year holidays? With the year-end holidays starting in about two weeks, it may be prudent to get into a mindset to enjoy it and do in a way that minimizes damage. But is that really possible?! And of course, I am talking about eating!
Think about the fact that we actually like many of the healthier foods we eat. Then there are the other foods replete with sugars, refined grains, additives, etc. that we want to eat (even knowing we will regret it).
If we work in an office with others, goodies usually pop up about this time of year – cookies, candies, cakes, pies, etc. They are so hard to resist for many of us (me, for example).
So here are 7 tips to contain the “damage” and still enjoy many of our favorites:
Here is a recipe I concocted one day – it’s great for a cold, wintry day – very nourishing and very delicious and by the way, very good for your liver!
Recipe for Beef and Beet Soup/Stew
-Piece of beef, preferably organic, grass-fed, cut into bite sized pieces
-A few organic beets, cut into chunks
-Any other veggies you would like to put in, like onions, carrots, celery, zucchini, etc.
-Brown the meat and vegetables in the olive oil.
-Place them in a pressure cooker.
-Add enough broth and juice to cover the veggies and beef. The more you add the more thin the sauce will be.
-Season to taste – suggested: salt, pepper, paprika, minced garlic flakes or fresh garlic
-Pressure-cook for 60-90 minutes
It seems easier to love others than to love ourselves. However, self-love can be a precursor to loving others in a healthy manner. So, remember to practice all kinds of self-care.
And, as always, please have a happy, holistically healthy day!