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First off, how cute are these stockings? I kind of need to have 3.
Now, thatyou have made the whole lifestyle shift to Paleo, and won’t be stuffing your family’s stockings full of sweet treats, are you in need of some ideas? Here are all the things that would be in my dream stocking (hint-hint, husband).
Cooking classes: I know that there are endless amounts of free classes & tutorials available via the internet, but have you gone to a real life cooking class? I recently
had the pleasure of attending Lisa’s Counter Culture’s Kombucha making workshop. It was so much fun. It was great being live, conversing and learning with, like-minded people. Bacon making, knife skills or whole hog butchery, anyone?
Glass water bottle: This is a must-have in my book. No need to explain why everyone
and their moms is over plastic. But, I am not a huge fan of stainless steel either. Glass on the other hand, is not only safe, but it preserves that delicious and refreshing taste of water (I really love water, btw). We use these lifefactory ones, but these Takeya bottles are pretty adorable too. The protective sleeve is a must for me, with my butterfingers.
Paleo Chocolate: If you didn’t completely give up treats, how about this healthier alternative by the Australian based, Hunted & Gathered? It’s organic, raw & gluten-free. If you haven’t had a chance to try these, they are delicious! They have a more complex and interesting flavor than a standard chocolate bar. I suspect that this is from the carob and cinnamon that I spotted on the ingredients list. See below to learn how to win some this holiday season!
Healthy bath & beauty products: Have you tried Primal Life Organics (or PLO, as us addicts like to call it)? If not, check out this post to find out why I love them so
much. My entire regimen is basically made up of these products. PLO products
are so healthy that you can practically eat them (not that I am suggesting you do
that). We’ve eliminated (or reduced) toxins from our diets, the next logical step (in my opinion) is to reduce the toxins we put all over our largest organ (i.e. our skin). Plus, these products feel really nice on and they leave my skin feeling soft, rejuvenated and nourished.
A session with my favorite RD: If you have been taking a Paleo approach for awhile and need a little optimization or if you want to get healthy but don’t even
know where to start, a session with Amy Kubal will do wonders for you. She is incredibly knowledgeable
and on top of that, she has a gift of explaining the most complex concepts in ways that us non-sciencey folks can comprehend. If you want to clean-up your act in 2013, this would be the perfect starting point.
PALEO Magazine subscription: As convenient as it is to read the many Paleo focused blogs and sites online, I look forward to receiving my
Paleo Magazine in the mail. It’s an opportunity to check out from technology, read about one of my favorite topics, and enjoy a cup of tea!
Mini-wooden speaker: First off, it’s just cute. You’ll also be able to
listen to your favorite Paleo podcasts at the office, so your coworkers can really think that you are a health nut!
Cheesecloth: It’s a crisis at my house, if I run out of cheesecloth, I use this constantly to strain broth, homemade coconut milk or bacon grease. I always try to use an unbleached variety.
An Orange in the bottom of your stalking is a tradition for my husband’s family. Is this a common tradition? I wasn’t aware of it before I met him. I imagine that this type of tradition started because citrus fruits are generally a winter crop. We often forget that, since they are available at the supermarket year round. Anyhow, I like that it’s a healthy treat & a family tradition, so I plan to keep it up!
I love how some readers started sharing what they do for stocking stuffers in the comments. So, I am going to add to this post & ask, what do you usually stuff stockings with – pre or post paleo?
To be entered in the drawing for some delish Paleo Chocolate…
- “Like” the Hunted & Gathered facebook page.
- “Like” the Rubies & Radishes facebook page – if you haven’t already.
- Share this giveaway on your facebook or twitter feed.
- Leave me a comment here, or on facebook or twitter, letting me know that you have completed all of the steps. Honor system! 🙂
A winner will be drawn on Friday at approximately 5PM PST & will be announced on my blog, facebook & twitter.
elaine lapersonerie says
Done! We have always done an orange, and an avocado, and a head of garlic! This was way before Paleo, though there was plenty of candy in there, too. Socks and underwear are also a staple stocking stuffer in our house. And chocolate, always chocolate.
Christie B. says
It’s a tradition in my family to put an orange in the toe of the stocking, too. 🙂 When I was a child, my parents always put a banana hanging out of the top, too. I don’t always do that with my boys, but do sometimes. I usually make a few yummy (healthy) treats to put in the boys’ stocking.
I’ve done it all! Chocolate is my FAVORITE! And I love your list.
I’ve completed all of the tasks for the contest! Thank you for the opportunity. There are a lot of great prizes. 🙂
I liked both pages!
Mary Alford says
I’ve completed all the tasks for the contest and yes, an orange in the toe of the stocking is a tradition in my family too! Didn’t realize it was so widespread so thanks for asking this question. Normally there is a lot of chocolate in the stockings but this year I’m looking for healthier options so thanks for the suggestions.
Jessica Perez says
Liked them and already liked your page! Thanks a lot for the giveaway 🙂
Done and shared! We don’t really do the stocking thing anymore (sadly) although if I had those Converse Stockings on my fireplace, that would be a different story entirely!