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Well of Life Center for Holistic Healthcare

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‘Tis the season for gathering with friends and families around meals and recipes that have been passed through your family’s generations. Holidays are most enjoyable when you are at your best, with health and energy to carry you through the hustle and bustle of hosting, shopping, and celebrating!  Follow along as our clinicians post weekly tips in preparation for HEALTHY, happy holidays!

One nice thing about hosting during the holidays is that it allows you to have some control over the food being served. This allows you and your family to enjoy yourselves without going overboard and getting off track! Most of the time, a few healthy swaps or new options can go a long way towards creating a more healthy, but still delicious holiday meal! Here are some ideas to keep your event focused around healthy foods:

Appetizers are the easiest way to incorporate healthy options. A great option is a board or tray full of cut up veggies, grapes, rice or almond crackers, raw or goat cheese, mustards, raw nuts, homemade hummus and guacamole.  Turkey or chicken mini meatballs are easy to prepare and an excellent option as well!

Traditional recipes can often be made healthier with a few simple ingredients swaps. Use organic butter and healthy cooking oils instead of Crisco and canola. Try coconut palm sugar instead of white or brown sugar. Instead of purchasing canned cranberry sauce, try making your own using maple syrup or coconut sugar to sweeten it. Stuffing can be made healthier using sprouted bread with nuts and some brussel sprouts, turkey sausage or cranberries to add bulk. Sweet potato casserole can be topped with coconut flakes, chopped nuts and healthy sweeteners instead of marshmallows. (Next week, we will be sharing a recipe for another favorite: the Green Bean Casserole!)

If your family or guests will partake in wine, it is important to choose better options. Bonterra is in most local stores and is a better choice. Dry Farm Wines and Thrive Market carry good wines as well. The Organic Wine Exchange is a website that allows you to choose from even stricter selections. 

Pinterest and Google searches are great places to find alternatives to traditional recipes. Try typing in the original recipe and add some key words like “healthy,” “Whole 30,” or “Paleo,” and options will often pop up. There are so many delicious recipes that can be made healthier. Whether you swap out ingredients, find alternative recipes or just look up new recipes in healthy cookbooks or websites, remember to have fun! You can bet most of your guests will love what you come up with!

 

 

Our Wellness Services

Please click on one of the below links for more information about each type of modality we offer.

CHEMICAL PEELS

A chemical peel is a technique which involves the application of a variety of chemical solutions to remove the damaged outer layers of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface.

FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture may be used to nourish, rehydrate, and tone your skin, while reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and improving the skin’s elasticity.

MICRODERMABRASION

Microdermabrasion removes dead and flaking skin and stimulates the production of young skin cells and collagen.

INFRARED SAUNA

Our infrared sauna creates a blend of wavelengths that have been shown to lower blood pressure, increase core temperature, aid in weight loss, and so much more!

IONCLEANSE FOOTBATH

This relaxing, therapeutic foot bath helps detoxify the body at a cellular level and restore balance to all of the body’s systems.

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