The holidays, oh god snacky things all over the office, you can't help yourself. Dinners, pot-lucks, drinks, parties, weird holiday sweater events, all spilling over with food. So much food! You'll go mad guilting over ever morsel that hits your lips, so focus on the good food when responsible for yourself. You know in the morning before work, or durning your lunch. If you eat well two meals a day that's 60% of your diet and a lot of veggies. So what to make.... obviously a daily green smoothie, this will up your intake of leafy greens, raw veggies and fruits this month and prove key to floating happily through the holidays. And if you haven't done the green smoothie thing, it's time. Keep with clean, real food. There will be plenty of opportunities for indulgent meals and treats. When making eats for yourself use whole foods and eliminate the dairy, meat, refined flours, sugars and processed packaged stuff. That kind of food* multiple times a day weighs your mind and body down... lighten up with plants as often as possible. Recipe ideas... click here. * in this case I use the word loosely....

Lunch with Little Bro Yeesss it's a long weekend and Good Friday so no eating meat today... or any day ever again.... just kidding... kind of. We got a great question from our friend Beth, who Cat and I worked with in our studio days
I’ve been flirting with raw food and finding it very interesting. Something I was wondering was how you deal with going to dinner at friend’s/family’s houses? How do they handle your eating habits? Do you just go with the flow, eat what they make and then get back to the raw food when you’re back at home? Or are they on board with you? I think I would have a hard time getting my mother to wrap her head around raw food.
Basically yes, I go with the flow when I'm at other people's houses while trying to make the best decisions I can. All my people know I don't eat meat, that's a hard rule, but it seems almost everyone these days is up for a vegan meal and it's been getting easier and easier. And my mother has totally come around and is enjoying the benefits of eating raw foods on the regular... it can happen! If I am concerned about there being nothing for me to eat, I bring something safe and delicious to share, then there's no getting stuck or feeling like a picky jerk. I usually have a green smoothie before I go out so I'm not tempted by an empty stomach (good trick, try it). And ultimatly it's more about how you eat most of the time. Whenever good food goes into your mouth you're that much better off. Have a super good weekend and thanks Beth.