Once again, I’m struggling to find a proper intro for one of these posts and will pretend you’re just skipping past it in anyway ;). If you don’t: how has your weekend been going? Tell me about any cookie baking or Christmas preparations going on! For us, there has been quite a bit of the former and hardly anything of the latter. We actually haven’t even decided on our Christmas dinner yet. Well, as far as I’m concerned I’ll be fine as long as there’s a -lot- of Rotkohl on the table. Preferably some potatoes, too. Easy to please for once.
Speaking of pleased I hope that’s what you will be by the selection of great links down here. Happy reading and …
Good good [food for thought]
What matters via Life in Limbo
A simple question that can serve as way to deeply reflect on what did and didn’t work for us in the past, what we need more of and how to get it.
Our Challenges Are Our Greatest Gifts via Healthy Hits the Spot
Something I’m sure many of us can see to be true in their lives, too. Hard in the moment of our struggles can not only make us grow but allow us to help others facing the same hardships.
Good good [advice, inspiration and other worthwhile reads]
Proof and reminders that the holiday season doesn’t have to be one of spending many many dollar bills.
The Best Body Positive Books to Build a Better Body Image via Avocado a Day Nutrition
I’ll definitely put at least one of these on next year’s reading list.
An amazingly thoughtful post from the perspective of someone who has gone through the hell of an ED and can understand both sides.
Actionable ways to accept, then love your body via The Real Life RD
Body love doesn’t happen overnight but is an evolution that these little steps help reach.
10 Rules of Being a Grown-Up, Holiday Edition via The Kitchn
Funny but also true. Though #3 should be a year-round thing and #9? Well …
Food and health
Are you eating too much protein? via Popsugar
One of the rare posts giving more realistic suggestions of how much we really need.
How Do I Eat Healthy If I Hate Veggies? via hello healthy
I’m going to assume none of you reading actually loathes them in general but these tips might also help you incorporate those vegetables you don’t quite like just yet into your diet.
46 Life-Changing Baking Hacks Everyone Needs To Know via BuzzFeed
From baking troubleshooting, DIYs and time-savers: Really smart and super handy ideas in here.
Good good [food]
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies via Minimalist Baker
Because these are a vegan + gluten-free version of the pretty much best cookie concept ever.
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds via The Healthy Maven
Hi, addictive deliciousness. These would probably make a really good last minute Christmas gift, too.
Whipped Rutabaga Mash with Quick Tomato Confit via Heart Beet Kitchen
Watch out, mashed potatoes! You might just get some fierce competition by the unsuspecting and often neglected rutagaba here.
Crustless Bacon Brussels Quiche via Vegan Yack Attack
While I don’t remember ever having bacon pre-vegetarian days the decidedly savoury cheesy goodness in this speaks to me.
Happiness-inducing today: I’m sick and today has been a litte rough there but … being able to lend an ear to a friend and encouraging her.