These whole-wheat gingerbread buttons are a good example of why it is better to bake your own festive treats rather than buy commercially produced baked goods. Baking from scratch at home gives you more control and knowledge. Recipes can be adjusted in many ways to reduce sugar, fat and other nutrient empty calories. Knowing exactly what goes into your home bakes is an added bonus. Baking at homes offers the
A healthy picnic is a wonderful way to get people together and the perfect opportunity for a bring and share meal. This divides the food prep load and saves on dish washing. A picnic can be in someones garden, at a central venue or on the lounge floor for an small intimate setting. No matter the venue, the food can be both healthy and novel. I have classified the recipes below as potential picnic food but do follow my Pinterest board for more healthy picnic ideas or trail grazing snack. Hiking and picnicking go very well together and there is the added bonus of exercise and exploring.