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Prevention Christmas Review…and a reminder!

Firstly, I have to praise you guys for such insightful, meaningful responses to my last post. You amaze me! It appears most all of us could stand to improve our intuitive eating and foodship. I was thinking of you ALL when I wanted another coconut bite last night! I held off for 10 minutes, drank some water, conversated, and I did still want that coconut bite…so I had one! My Christmas dinner is pictured below + a green salad (not pictured). I did pretty well, I think!

Question: Did you exercise intuitive eating after that friendly reminder? Did you improve your holiday “foodship” from last year?

Anyways, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday! It is certainly white in Chicago!

It was a white Christmas in Chicago!

Our Christmas was wonderful, and filled with…

Check out that asparagus cookin’ away!

Mom wanted to know if her Italian Christmas dinner was blog-worthy. Answer: HECK YES! It was wonderful, mama!

Christmas Dinner — Chicken Marsala, spinach lasagna, and proscuito-wrapped asparagus
Lily helped unwrap gifts..
Hubby teaching Lily how to become a skate-boarding bulldog

One of my favorite gifts was something I stole from a good game of Dirty Santa — Christmas mini dishes and bowls. The mini dishes look like boobs!

My Christmas boobs! 😉

We also received custom wedding ornaments (so cute!), University of Illinois ornaments, games, and the down comforter we’ve wanted for our bed.

And I think most of you recall, Mark and I got one another a treadmill for Christmas. Love it! I haven’t gotten a workout in since Tuesday evening, but my brother and I are headed to the tennis club after lunch!

The deadline for the Prevention Cookbook is quickly approaching now! The Prevention Cookbook is currently packed with over 70 bloggie-inspired recipes!! You submit a recipe (email to [email protected]), and you receive a cookbook AND a chance to win this giveaway package!


So here’s what I’m thinkin’ for the Prevention Cookbook…

  1. If you submit at least 1 recipe, you will receive a copy of the “cookbook”.
  2. If you submit at least 1 recipe, you will win 1 entry into a giveaway drawing (TBD as to what the prize will be, but I ASSURE you, it will be worth copying, pasting, and emailing me a favorite recipe!).
  3. If you submit a recipe to one of several “categories”, you win additional entries into the giveaway. Two recipes….2 entries…three recipes…3 entries, and so on*. And, of course, our recipe book grows.
  4. Your blog site/name will be associated with your recipe(s) — hello, blog traffic! (Side note: Heretofore, don’t pick a horrible recipe!)
  5. Recipes should be relatively healthy (i.e. lard is bad, canola oil is good). If you have the nutritional information for your recipe, each recipe you enter wins you an ADDITIONAL entry for a total of 2 entries each and a total of 12 entries!
  6. Email me your recipe(s) by January 1, 2010 (WEIRD, 2010!) to [email protected]

Recipe categories will be:

  • salad
  • soup
  • appetizer and hors d’oeuvres
  • entree and main dishes
  • casseroles and side dishes
  • desserts and sweets

On January 1st, participants can expect a cookbook filled with delicious recipes delivered straight to their inbox, helping to start the new year right! Get to sendin’!

Thank you for such a great response to the cookbook, I am so excited to get to cookin’!

Who’s heading out to SHOP today??!

Not me. Be safe!

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  1. December 27, 2009 / 6:14 am

    aww what a FUN christmas! that asparagus looks AMAZING! have a great day girl!

  2. December 27, 2009 / 6:46 am

    Your christmas dinner looks so wonderful! My sister wants to go shopping but I think we might do one or two stores. I don’t know if I can handle the crowds. haha.

  3. December 27, 2009 / 7:45 am

    A recipe will be on its way to your inbox VERY soon; I promise! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The food looks really yummy! And I love the dishes! Fun! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    No shopping for me today… Enjoy your day!

  4. December 27, 2009 / 11:53 am

    Bahaha at the Christmas boobies. Too funny!
    Looks like you had a great Christmas.

    I went out and shopped today while it snowed and snowed. Luckily, the husband drove:)

  5. December 27, 2009 / 11:59 am

    omg lily is the best!!! yes I did go out to shop today but just for a little bit! I got a cute sweater from BCBG that was 70% off! love those deals!

    have a great evening and merry xmas!

  6. December 27, 2009 / 12:06 pm

    Looks like a fun Christmas! The spinach lasagna looks great! Love your boobs (haha). I’m going to have to think up another one of my favorite recipes before January 1st.

  7. December 27, 2009 / 9:29 pm

    Yes! The hubs and I both practiced intuitive eating (and of course I totally thought about your post). =) We made fondue (cheese, chocolate, fruits, veggies & bread) so we really got to be extra picky. It is nice to sit down to eat and not have a huge plate of food sitting there. Neither one of us felt stuffed at all, pretty sure that is a first for us on Christmas!

    Btw, I love the picture of you! Your hair is so cute! =)

  8. December 28, 2009 / 1:22 am

    Love the Christmas boobs!! lol, I would have thought the same thing ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m starting a new cookbook myself, which I’ll be talking about on my blog soon. I have lots of recipes, but I’ll send you one in the category that you are lacking, let me know!

  9. gfear
    December 29, 2009 / 8:56 am

    I wanted boobs for Christmas too, but I didn’t get ’em!

    I’m going to have to speak to Santa about this……

    Good point of the “foodship” or relationship with food. Many of us can get a little dysfunctional around this time of year, which I think the diet industry preys upon in January. But weight loss diets/products only seem to make the relationship with food worse!

    I’m still searching for the best messages to give my clients, too.

    Georgie Fear RD

  10. December 29, 2009 / 2:42 pm

    LOL @ the Christmas boobs!! I hate it when I’m the only one who thinks things like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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