Happy Merry Christmas

Happy Merry Christmas and Holiday Weekend!

Doesn’t it always seem that the holiday weekend just sneaks up on you and WABOOM! It’s here! The following are some oh-so-delicious holiday recipes I have stumbled across and must share!

Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cakes

Pumpkin is not just for Halloween or Thanksgiving! Why no, no it is not.

Thanks “Girl Seeks Farm”! Cooking directions: girlseeksfarm.com 

Christmas Guacamole

How fun and festive and delicious does this look?! I think very.

Thanks “What’s Gaby Cooking?” ! Cooking directions: whatsgabycooking.com

Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Onions

YUM!!!

Thanks “Oh She Glows” ! Cooking directions: ohsheglows.com

Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Cranberries

Oh no you did not! Yes- ok, you did. Brussels sprouts with cranberries? Genius.

Thank you “Pioneer Woman” Cooking Directions: thepioneerwoman.com  

<<<<WARNING>>>>  Dangerously delicious territory ahead… not for the dieting, or faint-at-food heart. I think I am satisfied just oogling at this photo… almost …

However I will probably make something more like this…

Garbanzo Cookie Balls

Can you guess the secret ingredient?

Thanks “Spabettie”! Cooking directions: spabettie.com

Or (and by or I mean and) this….

Almond Butter Rice Crisp Treats

Thanks “Oh She Glows!” Cooking directions: ohsheglows.com

Now now you may be thinking…

GASP! ”Healthy Grocery Girl! Are all these foods really that healthy for me?”

My answer… Yes. Yes, Indeed. Why?

1. It’s about quality of ingredients and the quantity you eat. Choose REAL ingredients like the recipes above, eat a sensible amount and ENJOY EVERY SINGLE BITE.

2. It’s Christmas! or Hanukkah! or Kwanzaa! Don’t be a scrooge and just eat carrots and lemon water. Boorrrinngg.

3. Diets are lame. Yes I know they help millions of Americans lose weight and then gain it back six months later. My view? You can still reach your health goals and enjoy eating real food. I have seen it happen- I live it- it’s possible- don’t be scared.

What are you cooking for the holidays? Please comment and share!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! and Happy Healthy Eating!

Your Healthy Grocery Girl

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