Homemade for the Holidays

santa-behind-christmas-treeSome of the best gifts I’ve ever given or received have been treats that have come from the kitchen and nothing spreads the spirit of the holidays like giving a home made gift.

When most of us think holiday treats, we likely think of the traditional sugar and flour laden cookies and breads, decadent chocolates or other sugary goodies.  But, what if those kinds of treats no longer fit in your lifestyle?  And, more importantly, what if your goal is to share your healthy lifestyle with those who mean the most to you?  Do you forgo the holiday treats for good?  Absolutely not!  Healthy and tasty are not mutually exclusive.  Use these homemade goodies to treat those you love to how delicious healthy eating can be!

And for a delicious topping to spread over the Berry Good Scones or Banana Bread try:

Orange Honey Butter


  • 1 stick Kerrygold butter, softened to room temp
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp orange zest


  1. With a fork cream together all ingredients until well blended.
  2. Place in decorative containers, or in jars for gifting.
  3. Refrigerate until firm

And, if cooking just isn’t your thing…give these gifts a go!  Perfect for anyone looking to jumpstart their health in the New Year.


2 thoughts on “Homemade for the Holidays

  1. hownottokillyourparents says:

    I love this. It’s a way to spread a healthy mindset without being all preachy and obnoxious. Thanks for the ideas. 🙂

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