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Protecting Your Pets for Christmas

Holiday Pet Safety

You may not have realized that the holidays can be a dangerous time for your furry friends, but these holiday pet safety tips can help.

Make sure your Christmas tree is anchored so it can’t tip and fall when your pets jostle it.

Christmas tree water may contain fertilizers and is a breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause upset stomachs in pets.

Christmas Trees and Your Pets

 

Avoid mistletoe and holly. Holly causes nausea in pets, and mistletoe upsets their stomachs and can cause heart problems.

Avoiding Poisonous Christmas Plants

 

Kitties love sparkly tinsel, but when they nibble on it, it can cause blocked digestive tracts, which can lead to expensive surgery.

Protecting Playful Kitties

 

Keep wires and glass and plastic ornaments out of paws’ reach to avoid electric shocks and cuts to feet and mouths.

Curious Kittens and Ornaments

 

Make sure batteries aren’t left in pets’ reach. They can cause burns to the mouth and esophagus when punctured.

Toy Safety Around Pets

 

As you count down to the new year, avoid confetti strings, which can get stuck in pets’ intestines, and noise poppers and fireworks around timid pets.

Fighting Pet Fear

Smart Holiday Snacks

Healthy Holiday Snacks

This week, we had some healthy holiday snacks for your get-togethers.

First up are simple Healthy Pomegranate Chocolate Candy Cups.

Healthy Pomegranate Chocolate Candy Cups

Healthy Pomegranate Chocolate Candy Cups

 

This Candy Cane Nice Cream is perfect for the whole family.

Candy Cane Nice Cream

 

Whip up these Healthy Almond and Cinnamon Christmas Star cookies for Santa.

Healthy Almond and Cinnamon Christmas Stars

 

This Skinny Peppermint Fudge is perfect as a gift or for holiday parties.

SKINNY PEPPERMINT FUDGE

 

If you prefer savory snacks, make these easy Cranberry and Feta Pinwheels.

Cranberry and Feta Pinwheels

 

This Warm Gingerbread Breakfast Smoothie is easy and delicious.

warm gingerbread breakfast smoothie

 

Throw together Gingerbread Glazed Roasted Nuts for party finger food.

Gingerbread Glazed Roasted Nuts

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A Healthy Holiday Together

Healthy Holiday Breakfast

This week, we featured healthy holiday breakfast recipes for your holiday vacations.

First up is simple and hearty Slow Cooker Gingerbread Oatmeal your family will love.

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Slow Cooker Gingerbread Oatmeal

 

Pop this Veggie-Loaded Breakfast Casserole into the oven while your family opens presents.

Veggie-Loaded Breakfast Casserole

 

Clean Cranberry Orange Scones are perfect for a light breakfast before big holiday meals.

Clean Cranberry Orange Scones
Image and Recipe via Amy’s Healthy Baking

 

Make these delicious Vegan Cinnamon Rolls for a guilt-free morning indulgence.

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Image and Recipe via Hot for Food

 

Winter Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Bowls with Gingerbread Granola are super simple.

Winter Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Bowls with Gingerbread Granola

 

One-Bowl Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins with Maple Vanilla Glaze are great at home or to take into the office.

One Bowl Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins with Maple Vanilla Glaze

 

Whip up Breakfast Fajitas with the ingredients you have on hand for an easy holiday breakfast.

Breakfast Fajitas

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Safe and Happy Holidays

Holiday Safety Tips

These important holiday safety tips can help you have a happy and safe season. Make sure you’re decorating smart with the 12 Days of Safety.

12 Days of Safety

 

Angel hair for decorating is made from spun glass and can irritate your eyes and skin. Wear gloves or use non-flammable cotton instead.

Avoiding Angel Hair

 

Spraying artificial snow can irritate your lungs if you breathe it in, so follow the directions carefully.

Spraying Fake Snow Safely

 

Make sure poisonous plants, like some poinsettias, are above the reach of children and pets.

Safe Decoration Placement

 

Choose your gifts wisely. Give older family members presents that aren’t heavy or awkward to carry.

Safe Gift-Giving

 

Be aware of the dangers of coin lithium batteries when giving gifts during the holidays.

 

Make sure you have a designated driver from holiday parties, and be prepared for driving in the snow during holiday travel.

Drive Smart During the Holiday Season

 

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Get more important decorating holiday safety tips for a healthy and safe holiday season.

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Thanksgiving Desserts Done Right

Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts

This week, we have some healthy Thanksgiving desserts for you to whip up for this week’s holiday celebrations.

These delicious Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are a crowd-pleaser.

Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Image and Recipe via Amy’s Healthy Baking

 

This 5-Ingredient, No-Bake Vegan French Silk Pie will be a hit for the holidays.

5-Ingredient, No-Bake Vegan French Silk Pie

 

These Pumpkin Pie Cups help you keep portions under control.

Vegan & Grain-Free Pumpkin Pie Cups

 

Make these No-Bake Berry Tarts to bring a simple and gorgeous dessert to the party.

No Bake Berry Tarts with Cashew Cream

 

Lots of leftover sweet potatoes? Whip up a Sweet Potato Nice Cream Split.

Sweet Potato Nice Cream Split

 

 

Salted Caramel Pecan Pie Tarts are surprisingly good for you.

Salted Caramel Pecan Pie Tarts + Vitamix Giveaway! (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

 

This Spiced Hot Fruit Bake is perfect for the holiday season and chilly nights.

Easy Spiced Hot Fruit Bake {Gluten Free}

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Making Quince Recipes Accessible

Healthy Quince Recipes

This week, we featured healthy quince recipes for the in-season fruit, which is great in both sweet and savory fall dishes.

This Maple Roasted Brussels Sprout and Quince Salad is perfect for holiday potlucks.

maple roasted brussels sprout and quince salad

 

Make comforting Beef and Quince Stew for the next chilly fall night.

Beef and Quince Stew
Image and Recipe via Not Quite Nigella

 

This Quince, Pumpkin, Eggplant, and Quinoa Salad is a great side or lunch.

Quince, pumpkin, eggplant and quinoa salad

 

Explore new flavors with this Saffron Chicken with Quince.

Saffron Chicken With Quince

 

This Roast Moroccan Lamb and Quince is perfect for a weekend meal.

Roast Moroccan Lamb and Quince
Image and Recipe via SBS

 

Taste the world with this savory Persian Quince Stew.

Persian Quince Stew

Persian Quince Stew (Khoresht-e Beh) – Mom’s Treat

 

Whip up an easy dessert with this Honey & Pistachio Stuffed Quince.

Honey & Pistachio Stuffed Quince
Image and Recipe via Global Table Adventure

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Spooky Holiday and Fall Treats

Halloween and Fall Treats

This week, we featured some healthy fall treats, perfect for Halloween, that will keep your kids happy and healthy for the holiday.

First up is a warm and tasty Fall Harvest Hot Apple Cider.

Fall Harvest Hot Apple Cider

 

Healthy Caramel Pumpkin Dip is a great alternative to your kids’ favorite fall snack.

Healthy Caramel Pumpkin Dip {Vegan}

 

These Clean Cinnamon Pecan Pie Bars are perfect for the holidays.

Clean Cinnamon Pecan Pie Bars

 

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls will fill your house with the smells of fall.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Image and Recipe via Amy’s Healthy Baking

 

Try these Maple Pecan Baked Stuffed Apples for a twist on a classic.

Maple Pecan Baked Stuffed Apples

 

 

Make these delicious Pumpkin Snickerdoodles instead of your average cookie.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

 

These Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes are healthier than fried.

Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes

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