Remember how this week’s Wellness Intention is to practice mindful eating? There’s a good reason I chose this intention… it’s because this time of year is food madness, people.
Seriously. If I see one more holiday coffee drink, pass by one more tray of homemade cookies, or have to sit through another meeting with desserts present I think I might freak out. And it’s only December 4th. Gulp.
One of the best lessons that I am constantly re-learning is how to have a healthy balance with food. I believe that food is so much more than simply nourishment for our bodies. Food is a form of love, comfort, and, of course, pleasure. After all, if we’re not enjoying what we’re eating, then what’s the point?
This is why I want to share an awesome dessert resource with you created by my friend Leanne Vogel of Healthful Pursuit. Leanne is the master of all things sweet and somehow still totally-good-for-you and she just released her latest project: her Christmas Dessert Freedom Cookbook. If you plan to do any holiday baking this season you really need to get your hands on this. Stat.
The Christmas Dessert Freedom Cookbook is a 35-page, full-color PDF digital/ebook with paleo, vegan & gluten-free dessert recipes. Inside you’ll find ten healthy and holiday-inspired recipes which are egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, grain-free, corn-free, peanut-free, and soy-free!
Leanne has recreated classic favorites like gingersnaps, peppermint bark, rum balls, tiramisu, pecan pie bars, and sugar cookies using whole foods and real ingredients like almond flour, coconut butter, flax seeds, coconut milk, tahini, maple syrup, and dates.
Yum. I mean, come on, check these out…
If this sounds like something you might be into, you can check out Leanne’s Christmas Dessert Freedom Cookbook here. (And, psst, it’s only $10!)
Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season,