For many people who have recently changed or thinking about making changes in their health or wellness routines, the holidays and health can be stressful. Will I be able to keep up with my typical wellness routine with holiday parties, family time, work commitments? Maybe I should just skip working out or watching my calories until after the holidays, I mean could I really do it anyway? What am I going to eat at that holiday party...or...do I really have to avoid all of those amazingly delicious looking treats to follow my nutrition plan?
"The ultimate goal of eating is to nourish our bodies. My personal goal is to eat for nourishment 95 percent of the time and reserve that last 5 percent for healthy, natural treats" Living Wellness for Growth Groups, 2017, p. 20.
During this holiday season, we want to empower you to continue to make choices that will nourish your body, mind, and soul. That's why over the next 4 weeks we're going to be sharing some great resources with you to thrive during this season.
We’re back for the Living Wellness Pantry Makeover Series this time for our Holiday Baking Edition! We absolutely love the holiday season including all of the amazing treats that fill our homes, hearts, and tummies this time of year. This week's post will include a variety of pantry items that you may want to consider stocking up on as you prepare your lists for holiday baking and menus for holiday parties. We also wanted to let you know we're launching our....
The Holiday Survival Guide blog posts will be right here @ LWGG.org the upcoming 3 weeks leading up to Christmas. We're super excited to share all these resources with you and pray that the knowledge would nourish your homes, families, and communities.
Alrighty, let's dive in! This week's Holiday Baking Edition of the Pantry Makeover Series is going to follow the FOSS Chart from our book Living Wellness for Growth Groups. For those of you not yet familiar with the FOSS Chart, it's a great tool for helping you make the best decisions in any given situation regarding flour, oil, sugar, and salt. We'll give you several healthy alternatives for your holiday baking.
Happy Baking (and eating!)
Pantry Makeover Series: Holiday Baking Edition
FOSS Chart: Flour, Oil, Sugar, Salt
Flours: We've listed our favorites from sprouted wheat flour & bread flour to a variety of gluten free flours for all your baking needs!
Love that this is a 1:1
gluten free flour mix
Many 1:1 GF options taste very rice-y but this one definitely is closer to more of the "whole grain" taste.
Where to Buy:
Sorry, no Amazon link. We've found this one at our local Whole Foods.
Oils: Pass the butter! Grass-fed organic butter is our favorite in the kitchen; however for palate and nutrient variety, we've listed some of our favorite coconut-based products
Sugar: Looking for an alternative to bleached white sugar? We got you covered!
Wow! That was over a dozen of our favorite holiday baking pantry items. Hope you found at least one item that you're interested in learning more about to swap out something from your pantry. Do you see something in your pantry that we missed? We'd love for you to share it with us. Comment below or on social media.
Ashley Darkenwald & Caitlyn Hanson
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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose or treat any illnesses or disease. Please always check with your doctor before beginning any new nutritional or fitness program or before making any nutritional/fitness changes.