holiday tips

Shipping Tips For Your Homemade Food Gifts

It’s that time of year where the mailman and the UPS guy are super busy shipping lots of gifts to our loved ones.  One of the most personal gifts you can send your friends or family is their favorite homemade cookie or cake.  Shipping these gifts can be a little tricky though.  You don’t want them to arrived broken, crushed, or stale.  Follow these simple tips to ensure your gift arrives in one piece.   Moisture is key – Use coconut oil in place of other oils or butter when baking your tasty treats to keep them super moist and […]

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Maintain Your Weight During the Holidays

Save the weight loss goal for January. Tis the season for irresistible holiday appetizers and cookie exchanges! My goal this time of year is simply to maintain my current weight. How do I avoid packing on the holiday pounds? With a few simple tricks:   Make time for exercise. Okay, so that one seems obvious. But with the sun setting so early this time of year, and all the extra “to-do’s” on my list (shopping, baking, and of course, travelling) it can be really easy to make up excuses for missing my usual workout routine. Put it on the calendar […]