Top Tips for Eating Healthy During the Holiday Season

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3. Pies

Pies are a nice treat and don’t have to be those sugar and fat laden ones you see for sale in your supermarket.

Baking a pie from scratch means you control the ingredients and you can make it a healthful treat for your family. Don’t use those cancer causing hydrogenated GMO vegetable oils such as soy, canola, or corn oil. Don’t use shortening either, instead, use either a natural plant based fat, like coconut oil, or use natural animal lard instead of processed vegetable shortening.

Make the filling from fresh or frozen organic fruit and instead of overly processed GMO sugar, use coconut sugar or palm sugar. You really won’t notice much a difference in the taste, but you will notice that you taste a whole lot more natural fruit and less of the sugary flavor.

You might even want to try a “raw” pumpkin pie. Cook the crust, and then add raw pumpkin puree. Serve this in a bowl because it tends to drip quite a bit, but you might be surprised at how good it tastes without the sugar, milk, and cooking. You can add some cinnamon and nutmeg to it, but try leaving the pumpkin just the way it is.

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