Holiday Stress-Reducing Tonic Recipe

Typically, during this time of year, I put out a post with a roundup of great holiday recipes. Well, there are a lot of food bloggers doing that already.  Instead, I decided to give you a recipe for my personal holiday stress-reducing tonic.  After all, many of us could sure use that, instead of another way to cook sweet potatoes.

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Holiday Stress-Reducing Tonic Recipe

In the real world, the holidays are often a stressful time for many of us.  We get caught up in a flurry of gift buying, food preparation, budgeting and goodness knows what else. Sometimes, we are forced to deal with toxic or negative family members, we try to avoid during the rest of the year.  There is not enough wine in the world to help you through a holiday meal with one of these people. LOL! Instead of reaching for the alcohol, give my holiday stress-reducing tonic a try.

Holiday Stress-Reducing Tonic Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add tincture drops to already steeped cup of herbal tea.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Add stevia or honey to taste.
  4. Stir.
  5. Sip tonic slowly.

Notes

*Begin with only 10 drops of Valerian Root. Increase by 2 drops at a time, if 10 drops are not sufficient. If sleepiness occurs, decrease dosage. Can also be used as a sleep aid, in dosages of 20 to 30 drops.

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A few words of warning about my holiday stress-reducing tonic: (1) Only drink one cup, until you know the effects on your body. If you notice sleepiness, instead of calm, reduce the amount of Valerian root. (2) Don’t drive, until you know the effects on your body. Should you become sleepy, you don’t want to be behind the wheel of your car. (3) Don’t use more of any herb than I’ve directed. More is not always better when you’re taking herbs. Some can have negative effects in higher doses. (4) Drink your tonic about 20 to 30 minutes before stressful activities (or stressful people’s arrival), to give the tonic time to move into your bloodstream. Enjoy your zen!

Also, I wanted to let y’all know about the Black Friday weekend deal I have going. If you purchase my ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide at http://bit.ly/STFBUNDLE, you get my AIP Paleo Cajun Cookbook for FREE with discount code: BLACKFRIDAY16.  The discount will only be given through the bundle link http://bit.ly/STFBUNDLE.  You must enter the discount code in the appropriate box and click update cart at checkout. You will then get both ebooks for only $6.99. Offer expires 11/28/16, at 11:59pm CST.

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My Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide is not just a fitness guide.  There are tons of tips to help you reduce stress, get better sleep, and make batch cooking easier.  These are all tips we could use around holiday time.

I wish you all a happy, healthy holiday season. Remember to take lots of deep breaths, do a little yoga, and drink a cup of Holiday Stress-Reducing Tonic.

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Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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Paleo & AIP Holiday Menu Planning

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Whether this will be your first paleo or AIP holiday season, or you’ve been through a couple of them, like me, you are no doubt feeling the stress of planning your holiday menus. Last year’s holidays taught me lots about trying to please everyone’s dietary preferences. It taught me not to do it! When doing your holiday menu planning, put yourself first. Continue reading “Paleo & AIP Holiday Menu Planning”

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Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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Paleo & AIP Holiday Cookbook Roundup and Giveaway!

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Well, Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Do you have your menu planned? If you’re like most people new to paleo or the AIP, you don’t. Some of you may be feeling a little lost, especially if it’s your first paleo or AIP holiday. Many of you probably have non-paleo or non-AIP family to feed. Or, perhaps, you’re like me, and have to bring your own meal to a family get together.

Don’t worry. I’ve got your back! I have some wonderful suggestions for great AIP and paleo cookbooks available to you right now. You still have plenty of time to plan your holiday menu, whether you’re cooking for just yourself or a whole group.

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If you’re following the autoimmune protocol (AIP), you’re going to love my gal pal, Bre’anna’s new holiday cookbook, AIP Holiday….they won’t know it’s paleo. Bre’anna is the blogger behind He Won’t Know It’s Paleo. Her holiday cookbook is filled with amazingly delicious AIP recipes, perfect for your holiday celebration. Bre’anna has you covered with recipes including Simple Turkey & Gravy, Mama E’s Squash Casserole, Spiced Bread Pudding with Rum Cajeta Glaze, Baklava Bites, and good ol’ Pumpkin Pie. I don’t know about you, but that bread pudding recipe did it for me! Get your copy HERE! It’s only $4.99! Plus, you’ll get Bre’anna’s Tips for a Successful AIP Holiday!

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And, since the holidays have me in a giving mood, I’ll be hosting a giveaway for one copy of AIP Holiday….they won’t know it’s paleo, for those of you who receive my newsletter! This giveaway will start on Monday, November 16, and end Wednesday, November 18 at 11:59PM. It’s open to ALL persons 18 or older. Not on my newsletter email list, sign up HERE!

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Now, if you’ve made some reintroductions, or you’re good at converting paleo recipes to AIP, you could enjoy holiday recipes from the many paleo cookbooks available. My first suggestion is, of course, Paleo Magazine’s Holiday Cookbook. I have two recipes contributed to this cookbook, Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo and Blueberry-Peach Pecan Cobbler. This cookbook is filled with some of paleo’s hottest recipe creators, including Russ Crandall from The Domestic Man, Martine Partridge of Eat Heal Thrive, Paleo On The Go, Melissa Joulwan of Well Fed 1 & 2, Tammy Credicott of The Healthy GF Life, and Kelly Brozyna of The Spunky Coconut, just to name a few. And, let me tell you, the recipes are ALL incredible. You can get your very own Here! Plus, I’m doing a giveaway for one copy of Paleo Magazine’s Holiday Cookbook! This giveaway is open to all US residents, 18 years or older. It will run from today, Friday, November 13, 2015, to Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 11:59PM. I will randomly choose and notify the winner by email on Monday, November 16, 2015. Winner will then have 24 hours to respond to my email with the address they would like the cookbook mailed. See Rafflecopter entry form for official rules. Enter giveaway below:

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There are a few other fabulous holiday cookbooks I really enjoy. Here are my top picks:

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Next week, I’ll be posting my favorite blog recipes for the holidays. Many of them are AIP, since a large part of my diet is still AIP. I will have lots of links to the recipes I myself will be cooking from for the holidays, as well as some I just think you’ll enjoy. Some of them will be from my blog; but, I will also have some from my amazing friends in the paleo and AIP communities. Be sure to check back next Friday.

Good luck with your holiday menu planning! Let’s make this the best paleo and/or AIP holiday EVER!

As alway, I wish you good health……..and, good food.

*This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links, I may receive compensation. Thank you for helping to support my blogging efforts, here at Paleo Cajun Lady.- Tara Perillo

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Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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