This guy really cracks me up!! 🙂
Haha! The Nutcracker is just one of the wonderful memories I made this Christmas week. Before I dive into ‘healthy posts’ for the New Year, I figured I’d reflect on the past week or so and the activities that led up to the special day! Last Saturday I went to the Nutcracker Ballet with my family! We’ve gone for the past few years and it’s become a festive family tradition that I look forward to every year!
The day before Christmas Eve I spent baking with friends! We made lots of coconut macaroons and chocolate covered cookies and cherries! YUM! We wore fun festive aprons, listened to music, laughed a lot, and pretty much just enjoyed the “Christmas Spirit!” We ordered take-out (a delicious salmon salad for me!) and watched the movie, Hitch… not exactly a holiday classic, but lots of fun nevertheless.
I love baking! I used to nibble my way through every recipe, but I’m a lot more disciplined these days. I actually saved my calorie-laden treats for Christmas day!
Everybody knows this is the season to indulge in sweets, but I really try to keep my meals balanced and healthy! For most of my breakfasts this week I made stovetop oat bran which I topped with a sprinkle of brown sugar and almond milk! I love it… definitely the right way to start the day! For lunches and dinners, I enjoyed gluten free corn tortillas, eggs, grilled chicken, spinach salads, sweet potatoes, and lots of Fuji apples.
I spent Christmas Eve with a bunch of my crazy cousins at my grandparents’ house! We go there every year and it’s always a fun time. They decorate their house beautifully and we spend the night eating too much food, singing Christmas songs (off-key), reading Christmas stories, opening presents, laughing, and making memories! I love my family and I am SO blessed! This is a picture of me and my cousin Sage!
I spent Christmas day with the other side of my family and we had such a great day! More cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and dessert trays. I’ll admit it, I indulged in treats and sweets, but wow, they were tasty! Now, it’s back to ‘healthy eats’ to finish out the year and to welcome in 2015! I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and that you made memories that make you smile.
How about you? What are your favorite Christmas memories??