How to Create a Healthier, Family-Friendly Charcuterie Board

Appies & Snacks, Holiday Dishes, Snacks

How to make a family friendly charcuterie board that even the kids will love!

The holidays are here, and with it comes a whole lot of BUSY!  Did you know that the average person spends a whopping TWO WEEKS worth of time getting ready for the holidays???  With gifts to buy, dinners to prep and parties to attend, let’s face it, time is of the essence (isn’t it always when you have kids?).  It’s the time of  year when people let nutrition slip bit by bit (or shall I say bite by bite?).

While some holiday indulgences are to be expected, it’s good to have some tricks up your sleeve that help you incorporate healthy options for your family in a pinch.  And why not start with that holiday party?

Charcuterie boards have been a holiday staple at EVERY party that I can remember.  But they are always filled with foods that aren’t exactly kid friendly.  What a miss!  Kids love snacking, so why not build a healthier charcuterie board that even the kids can enjoy!?  People often make separate dishes for the kids, but I’m a big fan of dishes that the whole family can dig into (translation: less work).View The Post

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Day 11

Living, Nutrition

Genuine Health Giveaway valued at $600 on the fraichenutrition.com blog!

There’s something about starting a new week with a healthy breakfast that simply sets the stage for a successful day…and week!  I start nearly every day with a green smoothie made with Genuine Health products, and am so excited to share the gift of health with you for Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway (you still have time to enter ALL of them on the blog for the record!).  We are giving away $600 worth of my FAVOURITE products from them!  What a way to start the New Year right?!

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Day 10

Living

Enter to win a $217 set of Epicure Good Food Real Fast Meal Kits on the fraichenutrition.com blog!

What if there was a magic fairy that could make weeknight meal planning a BREEZE and help you put delicious, healthy meals on the table in minutes without the pain of staring at the fridge hoping something will jump out at you and scream ‘make me!’?  The wait is OVER!  We’re giving away the gift of STRESS FREE DINNERS for a month of meals planned for you with Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway which includes 3 SETS of the Epicure Good Food Real Fast Meal Kits, each valued at $217!  Three lucky winners will have these delivered to their door in time to kick off the New Year with a whole new organized and healthy you!  Can you smell a New Years Resolution brewing???

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Day 9

Living

Good bakeware makes the PERFECT gift! Enter to win $600 worth of Paderno Professional bakeware on fraichenutrition.com!

Happy weekend!  With just a couple weeks to go until Christmas, if you’re like me you have your baking hat on and are ready to make a floury mess in the kitchen.  Baking has been a passion of mine since I was a little girl, which makes Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway extra special: $600 worth of AMAZING PADERNO Professional Bakeware!

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Orange Hemp Muffins & 10 Other Ways to Use Hemp Hearts (plus a giveaway)!

Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Nutrition Posts, Smoothies

Orange Hemp Muffins & 10 Other Ways to Use Hemp Hearts (plus a giveaway)!

Have you ever wondered what makes a food a ‘superfood’?  It’s a term that’s thrown around rather loosely these days!  According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

superfood

noun  su·per·food \ ˈsü-pər-ˌfüd \

Definition of superfood. plural superfoods. : a food (such as salmon, broccoli, or blueberries) that is rich in compounds (such as antioxidants, fiber, or fatty acids) considered beneficial to a person’s health.

I had the opportunity to partner with Manitoba Harvest this month to host another GIVEAWAY and develop a couple of recipes showcasing this ‘superfood’, which begs the question: do Hemp Hearts qualify as a superfood?  And my answer is YES!

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