• Christina Montano

Wellness Wednesday


Would you like to have your cake and eat it too?


Here \'s how...add vegetables to your holiday sweets.


The holidays are upon us and there is usually a cookie tray or a decadent cheesecake or truffles on the table at holiday parties or at the in-law's home.


Indulging oftentimes feels awful, “Sugared - Out” as we call it in our family.


Here's what to do.

Eat lots of protein. This will curb the craving for sweets. Drink plenty of water or tea.


Before you go to the sweets table drink a cup of water or tea before you reach for your favorite cookie…the liquid will help fill you up and you may eat less.


Go for treats made with dark chocolate, Dark chocolate is good for most of us as it is rich in copper, zinc, magnesium, and iron.


Or avoid the high-sugar sweets altogether and make delicious low-sugar cakes filled with hidden veggies.


Instead of heavy pastries make a chocolate zucchini cake with added shredded carrots or, better yet, bake a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, keep it light with maple syrup and a bit of vanilla.


You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy chocolate avocado cake or avocado mousse. Yum!


Big bowls of steamed broccoli are delicious and if you cut them into small ‘trees’ they will be more appetizing for younger kids. Top off with grass-fed butter and add a grass-fed organic steak or free-range chicken.


Remember to buy local and support your farmers!


With the input of veggies, protein and delicious low sugar desserts... you can have your cake, and eat it too!


Happy Baking


Bon Appetit


P.S. As always healing is available in the form of massage therapy, holistic guidance coaching, & energy healing. Gift certificates also available.


Peace &Light,


Christina