You’re on board with benefits of eating healthy, right? You know that food can be medicine, and medicine can be food, right? And you know that your family wants you to eat healthy so you can live longer and spend more holidays together, yadda, yadda, yadda. Ok, so you get it.
Maybe you’re still not sure exactly what to eat. Much less cook. And that’s just on a regular day. The holidays are coming, everyone will be sharing food and breaking bread (Ok, not everyone). So now you’ve got to cook for others. You’re not even sure if healthy food can taste good. Yikes!
Relax. I get it. I’ll help you through it. Just take the time to prepare. Prepare yourself for the onslaught of tantalizing food and tempting treats. Prepare some delicious dishes that will wow your guests. Serve up sides that will make everyone forget they ever liked having meat on their plate. Don’t let the next two months undo all the hard work you’ve put in to the last 10 months! You can do this!
Ok, so panic averted. Now what. Well, you can comb the internet looking for tasty holiday dishes and then try to modify them so they’re actually healthy. OR, you could just watch Chef AJ’s upcoming webinar: Holiday Extravaganza Party where she not only gives you the recipes but lets you watch her make them in an entertaining cooking demo! Some of my most favorite and most frequently used recipes have come from her fabulous cooking webinars in the past.
This holiday feast edition will be no different. If it tells you anything, I woke up this morning with a sneak peek of the recipes at 7am and I had the Creamy Curried Kabocha Soup on the table by breakfast… Yep, it’s that good. Dinner included the Kabocha Soup and a salad with the House Dressing. The Butterscotch Pudding recipe is in the fridge for dessert.
Without further ado, I give you the Holiday Extravaganza Party! Check it out for a list of all the recipes. Mark your calendar for Tuesday Nov 15th, 8pm EST. Don’t worry if you can’t watch the webinar live. You will still be able to watch the replay and get the recipes by email.
Eating well and living well leads to good health. And that’s the real gift that keeps on giving – not only for you, but for everyone that loves you. But just in case that’s not enough and you like your gifts wrapped in a box with a bow… I have a wonderful surprise!
Thanks to Chef AJ’s generosity, you can win access to the Holiday Extravaganza Party for free! There are several ways you can enter to win. Each activity gains you a new entry. Please note the instructions require you to come back to this page to record your activity in order for it to be counted.
1) Post a comment below and tell me what you’re most concerned about this holiday season.
2) Post a comment below and tell me one tool/tactic you’re going to use to sail through this holiday season.
3) Subscribe to Beans Not Bambi (look in the sidebar on the right side of the main blog page), then come back here and post a comment that you did so.
4) LIKE Beans Not Bambi on Facebook, then come back here and post a comment that you did so.
5) Find a post you like on my Facebook page and COMMENT or SHARE with your friends, then come back here and post a comment that you did so (which ones?).
6) Follow Beans Not Bambi on Twitter, then come back here and post a comment that you did so.
If you’re new to Beans Not Bambi, check out my weight loss success story and you’ll find out why I’m a big (well, smaller than I used to be!) fan of Chef AJ and the Ultimate Weight Loss Program she created with John Pierre. And if the thought of preparing or eating healthy food really is daunting, please read back through the posts on this blog. It was designed to help people navigate the transition toward a healthy whole food plant based diet. Always feel free to contact me if you’re interested in more personal support. I’m happy to help!
The giveaway contest will remain open until 12pm EST on Tues Nov 15th and the winner will be chosen with the aid of a random number selection app. The winner will be announced on my Facebook page. Get your entries in now!