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Greek Almond Cakes (Kourabiedes), a must at any Greek Christmas.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderfully relaxing and restorative festive season. We definitely did and I'm grateful for the gorgeous memories with my little family.
I've been reflecting on the year that's just gone a lot over the Christmas break as it was a time where I totally kicked back, hung out with those I love without deadlines or school runs and it got me thinking about what I'd do differently this year. What I'd like to switch up in 2017.
Wow, are the Christmas holidays over already?! What a break! Where to begin with what we got up to?! Firstly, RELAXATION was the name of the day, every single day, amigos.
After what was an indulgent Christmas period for us all comes January and the start of a new year, a great time to detox our bodies and mind (hello yoga) and return to healthier ways! Just because you're eating healthily though, doesn't have to mean boring meals-we follow an 80-20 healthy whole food way of eating here which works for us and one of our favourite lunches is this quick and easy to make Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad.
Happy New Year bloggers, I hope you've all had a thoroughly wonderful Christmas. Welcome back to the first #brilliantblogposts linky of the year and for those new to the linky, hi, where've you been-come join in, everybody's welcome!
I try and live as healthy a lifestyle as possible and that includes high quality cocoa and dark chocolate in my balanced diet. For those who don't know (where've you been?) cocoa is a superfood bursting with endorphin-releasing ingredients, antioxidants, calcium, magnesium and iron, great quality chocolate is oh-so good for you. One of my all time favourite chocolatiers Hotel Chocolat also believe that everyone should be able to include top-quality chocolate at the heart of their healthy lifestyle, and what's more, cocoa-rich chocolate is perfect for optimising sports performance too. Good news at this time of year in particular with new starts and motivation to get fit after the indulgence of Christmas! Here at Honest Mum, one lucky reader will be getting their hands on this gorgeous Sports Performance gift box which includes Supermilk Puddles, a Dark Fruit & Nut Slab, a Supermilk Hazelnut Slab, Classic Drinking Chocolate,Cocoa & Peppermint Infusions, and three 35g Rabot 1745 bars: Dominican Republic 100% Dark, Ecuador 70% Milk, and Saint Lucia 100% Dark. Wow!
The theme of Christmas this year seemed to be relaxation for us-pure uninterrupted family time, with a self imposed social media silence allowing me to focus solely on the little ones.
It's that time again and after another busy week with 102 linked up posts, this will be the last #Brilliantblogposts until 2015! Eek! Fear not though, I'll be back again with renewed vigour on Thursday 8th January so don't miss it!
I appear to have drifted into a festive themed blissful retreat filled with quality family time, delicious, Christmas food (Greek, English, French) and sunny, invigorating winter walks: wow, what a week. I feel like a new girl: relaxed, renewed and ready for the New Year. Cheers!