Here are some healthy holiday recipes to make this season, plus festive family activities and seasonal decorating ideas!
Ho..ho..ho.. Happy December!
while it has been announced Halloween is my favorite holidayI really cherish the holiday season.
I enjoy extra time with friends and family (many gatherings again = so much fun!), light the gas stove and light the solo burner, and slow down with lots of R&R time with Christmas music playing.
Both Mazen and Birch are in a really interesting age where Christmas time is just pure magic. While Santa Claus has faded for one, the other is in spirit!
Now that the Christmas shopping rush is over (you’re not done shopping!?), I’m here to enjoy gingerbread cookies, hot mugs of tea, and cheesy Christmas movies.
Healthy recipes for the holidays
This Christmas Charcuterie Board features a red, white, and green theme for a festive spread! Follow the step-by-step instructions to learn exactly how to put together a beautiful painting for your holiday occasions.
When I think of Christmas, I think of bourbon (probably because my grandparents loved Manhattan). This easy 5-ingredient bourbon balls recipe I shared is a family favorite and makes a great addition to any holiday cookie exchange or party dessert spread!
These whole grain chocolate chip cookies made from pieces of foil and drizzled with eggnog are so easy to make! Perfect with a cup of fresh fruit, coffee or…more eggnog!
4. Cranberry Spiced Punch via Half Baked Harvest
This spiced cranberry is something special! Cranberry jam with warm spices, sweet honey, fresh citrus and lots of vodka. Mix everything together to create an easy, festive, pitcher-style cocktail that’s simple, warm, and delicious.
5. Cheese Ginger Molasses Cake By making thyme for health
I love molasses cookies!!!!
Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies are soft and delicious, spiced with hints of ground cinnamon and ginger. So perfect that no one will be able to tell it’s vegan, gluten-free, and refined-sugar-free!
6. Almond flour and sugar biscuits Via Fit Foodie Finds
Grain-free, sugar-free, these almond sugar cookies are a fun way to enjoy a classic, healthy holiday tradition.
Fun family activities for the holidays
- Read Christmas books with the children. I keep ours hidden in the attic so when they come down they get their time to shine at bedtime.
- Sip (fork) the eggs. (I love bourbon in mine!)
- Bake cookies and deliver them to your neighbors.
- Take a drive to see the Christmas lights or visit the Boar’s Head or holiday light tours at Veritas Vineyards.
- Get a group of friends together and sing Christmas carols with the neighbors or the community center.
- Get creative with KiwiCo Christmas crafts. we had fun Santa’s workshop and the Christmas carousel. KiwiCo is Now on AmazonSo ordering a la carte has never been easier.
- Watch the classic Christmas movie. Home Alone is my favourite!! followed by dwarf.
- Build a snowman or go sledding, if the weather permits, of course.
- Check out last year 10 holiday tips for parents for more ideas
Find home decor for the holidays
If you love decorating for the holiday season, but aren’t into a sea of Santa Clauses and bright reds and greens, you’ve found some neutral holiday items that are chic, cute, cozy, and festive. I learned that Simple holiday decorating With natural elements it is the perfect blend of festive and calm for me.