You might know “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”
Now I’ve got that tune in my head…
“and a partridge in a pear tree.” 🙂
We don’t actually celebrate Christmas for 12 days at our house, but we DO really ramp up how much we are cooking and baking during this month of December.
The days are shorter, the temperature is COLD where we live, and being inside and enjoying the tree (which is in the same room as our kitchen, since our living room/dining room/kitchen is all one room) can be fun.
What if you are searching for recipe ideas this time of year?
No problem! I’ve got this downloadable PDF recipe book to provide ideas (for you and your kids) on what to have for dinner (and dessert). You don’t have to give your email or do any party tricks to receive the download; just click the link!
What is the background of why I first created this recipe book? This recipe book is actually a companion piece to a course that I started with my dear friend and colleague, Juliette Britton, R.D., several years ago. The course is called Make Nutrition Fun: How “Food Feelings” Affect Your Health, and How to Eat for Optimal Energy and Well Being.
This course is offered right now for FREE on Teachable if you’d like to enroll. Juliette and I have a lot of fun talking about nutrition in a positive, non-judgmental way. There is an amazing quiz that you can take that will allow you to learn your own “food feeling” along with customized strategies and tools to support you and your food feeling for optimal energy and well-being.
You’ll receive helpful tools including the Meal Matrix, SEE food plan, and pantry setup guide.
And as another special gift for you, as part of the course, you’ll receive the #1 bestselling book, Make Nutrition Fun: End Food Fights and Find Family Peace in Just 30 Days.
This book takes you through a 30-day journey to support your healthy relationship with food.
Here’s what Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and Transformational Leader had to say about the book:
“Who knew nutrition could be so fun? Kathryn Kemp Guylay marries the practical with the hilarious. The result: A healthier and happier you. I loved this book!”
What else can we do during this time of year to support our health and well-being?
As Dan Buettner discussed in his book about longevity, The Blue Zones, one of the most important things we can do for our health is to stay connected to our community.
This time of year, we sit down as a family and talk about the causes we’d like to support, with our time, talent AND treasure.
Yes, we volunteer for causes throughout the year, but in December, we make financial donations to support these organizations and their missions.
One of the organizations that supports nutrition for families of all economic situations (with a focus on low-income families) is Nurture. I invite you to read more about Nurture and consider making a tax-deductible donation today.
To your good health and the good health of others!