The 25 Day Self-Care Advent Calendar Challenge is Back! This year marks the 4th annual Self-Care Advent Calendar Challenge! December 1st- December 25th, 2021 when you sign-up you will receive a daily self-care challenge.
2020 & well let’s face it… 2021 has been a hard year for many people for a variety of reasons. During covid, I felt a lot of pressure that I should use the time to get ahead on work, create something new, learn something new, etc. With many people showcasing the many things they were able to accomplish over covid with the “extra downtime”, I felt pressure to achieve or complete something big…. but the reality felt very different for me. I did not have creative energy during the lockdown, I found it challenging to get “motivated” to make and accomplish ‘to-do lists’ and instead I found myself focusing my energy on rest and recovery.
There is something about the smell of ginger cookies baking that just makes my house smell like Christmas. Now I like a good gingersnap cookie as good as the next person but I am a huge fan of the softer ginger cookies that melt in your mouth. My issue with most of them is they are loaded with cups of white sugar, oil and or butter to achieve that texture. I have played around with a few recipes in hopes to master all the components of a good ginger cookie while still keeping it nutritious.
Now in part two, we are going to talk about some tips in HOW you can set the stage at home to introduce the IDEA of adding in new nutrient-dense whole foods into your child’s meals in a way that does not cause a food strike in the home and helps lay the groundwork for healthy relationships with food in the future.