The holidays are, first and foremost, about being present with the people you love. This theme often gets clouded by the buying, list making and checking, and partying fueled by junk food and cocktails—all of which can release cortisol, causing stress for our bodies and minds.
So what can we do to make the holidays better for us without getting in the way of all the fun? Consider hosting your own laid-back holiday events or starting a new tradition while taking care to serve snacks made with ingredients that are organic and allergen-free (i.e. without gluten, soy, peanuts, eggs, GMOs)—but don’t sacrifice taste. This makes it easy for everyone to feel good while indulging a little.
Here are five festive (and delicious) ways to make the most of this holiday season: