healthy holidays

Episode 61 | 5 Ways to Give Grace & Stress Less During the Holidays

On today’s episode we are giving you 5 ways to take some of the stress out of the holidays and give yourself grace to really relax into the season and spend more time family, friends and those in need. Plus, we’re announcing the winner of our conscious holiday gift basket!

We are big believers in really sinking into life, feeling all the feels, enjoying the little moments and taking the time to live intentionally. We hope these 5 actionable steps will help you to have a beautiful season with your loved ones, with a little less overwhelm and guilt and a whole lot more joy!

This is our final episode for 2017, but we will be back to share our passion for healthy living on Monday, January 8, 2018! We absolutely love putting out actionable healthy living content for you, but we are definitely looking forward to a few weeks of quiet before the start of a brand new year!

Thank you Sunbasket for sponsoring this episode! Click here to get $35 off your first order!

Highlight Reel

03:13 | Giveaway winner announced! Woohoo! (Please contact us!)

09:27 | How the comparison game can steal your joy

12:15 | How a little planning can give you extra time during the week

20:51 | Justine’s tip for how to eat during the holidays when you have different eating styles

24:45 | Our take on holiday indulging (hint: it doesn’t involve guilt)

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Episode 59 | Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Oh friend, the holidays are upon us and we are beyond excited! This is definitely the most wonderful time of the year in our eyes!

On today’s episode, we are sharing some of our favorite conscious gifts, supporting companies who are making things cleaner and greener and doing business better, for everyone in your life–the precious mamas who bless so many, the fashionista, that fitness enthusiast, the kiddos you love so much and we can’t forget all the men out there, plus a few more in between!

We love to do this type of episode, just as we did last year, because we believe that the businesses we support have the ability to create positive impact in our world with the products they create, the good they support and the way they do business.

And since we’re feeling all giddy about the holidays, we wanted to bless one lucky gal with a few of our favorite clean beauty goodies and tasty holiday treats! All you have to do to enter is head to iTunes or your purple podcast app and write a review for the Colorful Eats podcast! That’s it! And if you’ve already written a review, you’re automatically entered to win!

The deadline to enter is November 30 and we’ll announce the lucky winner during Episode 61 going live December 4!

Thank you Sunbasket for sponsoring this episode.  Be sure to listen along to get $35 off your first order!

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For the Moms in your life…

For fashion splurges

  • Everlane
  • Cuyana
  • Flannel PJs, Lake Pajamas

For the home body & kitchen lover

For the fitness enthusiast in your life...

  • Apple Watch
  • Outdoor Voices apparel

For the outdoorsy in your life…

  • Patagonia
  • Hunter rain boots

For the men in your life…

For the kiddos in your life…

  • Palumba
  • Cuddle & Kind
  • Banner Toys
  • VONbon

For the beauty lovers…

Gifts that go beyond:

  • Samaritans purse
  • International justice mission
  • Compassion international

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Episode 16: Cheers - Ways to "Healthfully" Enjoy a Drink

Photo by Caroline Potter If you haven’t listened to Part 1—our festive, sustainable holiday gift guide episode and part 2— flourishing through this festive season, be sure to start there!

In today’s episode, we are talking alcohol...a touchy subject for some, but we wanted to shed some light on an area that can really impact our health significantly during the holiday season. As with anything, balance is key and we’re sharing ways to keep your cocktails healthy and bright while being mindful of your limits, bully bartenders and sneaky alcohol marketing.

We’ve got a few favorites in the spirit and wine department that we wanted to share with you that may make cocktail decision making a whole lot easier. And for all the non-drinkers in the room— we didn’t forget about you! Having tasty non-alcoholic drink options is a must and we’ve got some great ideas for festive holiday drinks!

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This podcast episode is proudly sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association: Real Education for People Who Believe in Real Food.

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Episode 15 | Flourishing Through This Festive Season

Photo by Caroline Potter If you missed Part 1 of our healthy holiday series, we share our favorite gifts with a focus on healthy treats and sustainable, fair-trade companies. Plus, we are giving you our FREE “Festive & Sustainable Holiday Gift Menu” and a huge giveaway for you all! The giveaway closes tomorrow, Tuesday, so be sure to go have a listen!

In today’s episode, Part 2 of the series, we are sharing how to navigate the holiday party food table while keeping your traditions and holiday spirit alive! We’re also getting specific on foods to avoid and ideas for dishes and treats to bring along that will be a big hit no matter the crowd. And since we’re all thinking about it- how in the heck do you navigate the dessert table!? We’ve got some tricks up our sleeves and we’re sharing them with you today!

The holiday’s can mean so many different things to people and we believe that being mindful of your own experience and desires for your health is key to having a more joy-filled and healthful season. We’re hoping this episode gives you some great ideas to help make all your holiday parties, family gatherings and celebrations a bit easier to navigate!

PS—Don't forget, today is the last day to enter our HUGE podcast Christmas giveaway.  Find the details HERE.

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Episode 14 | Festive, Sustainable Holiday Gift Menu [and a freebie!]

Episode 14 | Festive, Sustainable Holiday Gift Menu Jingle bells, jingle bells….

Today we are starting a 3 part holiday series, kicking it all off with our holiday gift guide!

Yes, we are starting the holidays early because we want to encourage intentionality and thoughtfulness with our gift giving this year! Because as you know, we believe that healthy living encompasses more than just what you put in your mouth and for this episodes sake, we are encouraging a stress free, joyful and thoughtful holiday season!

In today’s episode, we share a bit about some of our favorite ethical and fair trade companies and how your purchase gives back to really create sustainability in the marketplace.

From beauty and skincare and kitchen gadgets to healthy stocking stuffer nibbles and apparel, we’ve pretty much got a little something for everyone on your list. Plus we spill some of our favorite ways to decrease the holiday “buying” stress so you can really relax into and enjoy the reason for the season (and keep those adrenal glands healthy!).

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Giveaway Details

We’re gifting one lucky duck...

To enter the giveaway, follow these 4 simple steps...

  1. Follow @alowellness and @caroline__potter on Instagram
  2. Subscribe to the Colorful Eats podcast in iTunes.
  3. Download the “Festive and Sustainable Holiday Gift Menu” 
  4. Comment below with one thing on your holiday “Wish List” when you have completed all the steps!

Giveaway ends Tuesday, November 22. United States only please.

[Video] 4 No-Brainer Tips to a Healthy Holiday Season

photo-11 The holiday season is upon us and there is no better time than now to make healthy choices for ourselves and our family. But this is no easy task my friends. Not with all the cookie exchanges, party invites and lazy days lounging by the fire.

I absolutely adore fall and the start of winter because it means more excuses to throw parties, spend extra time with loved ones and cook up a storm. I’m sure I’m not alone in this.

These very things we are so grateful for during the season can be the very things that leave us 10 lbs heavier at the start of the New Year, tired and in a sugar coma. The holidays have become for many, a time of total and utter indulgence, but I’d like to challenge you to a better way this year.

One that involves YOU feeling fabulous by the start of 2015.

So, how does one conquer the holiday season and come out victorious?

Take a peak at our very FIRST YouTube video for tips to nourish and flourish this holiday season!

Head over to YouTube: CHECK IT OUT HERE!


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