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Monday, December 3, 2012

Day 3 of Giving: Thinking Outside of the Box


Eat-Clean Diet Ambassador Jill Holland it hear with us today to share her tips for thinking outside of the box this holiday season. This is an important concept especially when our pocketbooks are feeling a little less than flush. Thanks Jill. 
I remember as a child, the excitement of Christmas. We’d make our lists for Santa, set out the cookies and milk for his trip back up the chimney, and quick snuggle into bed so that he could fill our stockings and leave gifts under the tree. Oh what a sight to wake up to in the morning!

Fast forward the years, and our family settled into a new groove of focusing on family over what was under the tree. This really works for Santa, as it gives him a break, and, well, you know that he would now get fresh cut veggies, a handful of almonds, and a tuna pouch from me! Oh…..and some organic apples for his reindeer.

Fast forward again to today. Christmas can be financially overwhelming for so many. It begs the question of how can we give more with less, or, let’s push that further to zero dollars, or just pennies. What’s the perfect gift, you ask? I think it’s health – and it doesn’t come in a box! You’ve been eating clean with The Eat-Clean Diet and Tosca Reno, and have seen the benefits, and the compliments. Now you can pay that forward and help others – be their mentor.

I’ve come up with some ideas for you!

Make a Recipe Book: print out your favourite recipes that you have created or used.

Organize a Pantry or Fridge: help a friend learn what Eating-Clean foods to keep on hand. Throw out those science experiments!

Be a Grocer Guide: tag along on the next grocery trip to swap in clean foods.

Host a Clean Meal: invite someone to a new experience of how good ‘good’ tastes.

Now, for just pennies and a little creativity try…

• Bake a clean treat to share, like this Cranberry, Apricot & Walnut Fruitcake. Be sure to include the recipe in your gift!

I wish you and your families a happy, healthy and joyous holiday!

Merry Christmas!

Jill Holland
Eat-Clean Diet Ambassador
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6 comments:

  1. I love all these ideas so much. As a teacher I love when my students back me cookies instead of a store bought gift. A little note attached and you have a great Christmas gift.

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    1. Hi MissHaneefa - This is Jill....thank you for the great feedback! I agree, a gift is really from the heart, and it sounds like you have received some really special gifts! Merry Christmas! :-)

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  2. It is so important to remember the reason for the season and so awesome to have so many healthy blogs and recipes out there now a days! http://shhfithappens.wordpress.com

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    1. Hi Fit-ABulous - (this is Jill) - thank you for your encouragement of others' efforts too! Merry Christmas! :)

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  3. What great ideas! Thanks for giving us the gift of this blog! Now I can can start working on my gift list and don't have to worry about how I am going to pay for everything!

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    1. Hi laursch - (this is Jill) Thank you! I'm so pleased that this ignites a stress free way of giving for you, and even more that you are able to in turn help those around you! One other thing on the list should've been 'a smile'....you just gave me that! :) Merry Christmas!

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