1 x 12oz bag frozen or fresh cranberries
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1 granny smith apple
1 cup water
Bring water to a boil then add cranberries and a peeled / chopped apple. Add the sugar and begin “flopping” the cranberries over instead of “stirring”. Boil for 8 minutes. Let them cool on the stove and then put them in a glass container. They will last in the fridge for weeks.
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Cut the dates in half and take out seed (if there is one). I make 3 per piece of bacon. Wrap date with the bacon and use a toothpick to hold it together. Bake at 425 for 15-18 minutes.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
1 lb bacon
Salt / pepper
Chop the potatoes into small chunks & boil. Fry up the bacon & sauté the onion and garlic. Once the potatoes are soft, strain the water and add chopped bacon, onion & garlic. Add nut milk, salt & pepper and MASH into your desired consistency. ENJOY!
Green Beans, Asparagus or Brussels
The holiday season is HERE! Let the craziness begin. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this time of year. It’s crazy, fun, festive, busy, full of love & family time. It’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of it all so remember to SLOW DOWN and be GRATEFUL for everything that surrounds you TODAY. It’s easy to always want “more”, to be 5lbs thinner, to want those expensive jeans etc… Sit down and be THANKFUL for everything that surrounds you TODAY. I believe that the universe is a powerful tool so it’s important to tell the universe what it is you want but also to thank the universe for your blessings.
Tips for holiday eating:
*SKIP THE BREAD!!!
*Have one plate of food (YES anything you want) but don’t go back for seconds
*Only have a few bites of dessert
*MOVE – get up before the craziness begins and MOVE
*Don’t overindulge in the appetizers. Save your appetite for the meal