#47 – Christmas Survival Guide

Are you stressed about over-eating or over-indulging during the holidays? Do you travel to visit relatives, and you are anxious about eating a nourishing ancestral diet while away from home? What about the children – are people stuffing them full of sugar plums when you wish they were eating something else? Alison and Andrea tackle all these questions and more in this episode centered around surviving the holidays, and walking into the New Year feeling nourished and healthy!

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What We Talk About:

  • Why getting clear on what’s important to you over the festive season is so important
  • Ways to celebrate Advent
  • Making your space joyful
  • Creating decorations from nature
  • How to eat well and stay sane if you’re hosting
  • Ancestral dishes that you can prepare in advance
  • How you can eat well if you’re not the one cooking/choosing the food
  • Ancestral dishes you can take with you to other homes
  • How to get in good food if you have to fly
  • Children and Christmas food
  • Overindulging
  • Is it worth it?!

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Resources:

Fermented cranberry chutney

Andrea’s Advent books:

Hallelujah by Cindy Rollins

A Christmas Carol

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