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The (Pre-)Holiday Roundup: Recipes, Stocking Stuffers, and Green Cheer!

Truth time: I haven't done any of my holiday shopping. I'm sitting here hanging my head in holiday shame... but there's no way I want to head to the mall! I just want to sit here in front of my laptop re-watching Parks and Rec while eating yummy cookies as I whisper "thank you, Amazon..."

We've got the holidays in the bag... the LunchSkins bag, that is! We've got the holidays in the bag... the LunchSkins bag, that is!

If you're in the same situation, don't you worry because we've taken the work out of recipe hunting and stocking stuffer searching with some of our favorite picks of the holiday! Keep reading for our Pre-Holiday Roundup!


These Holiday Pretzel Treats are the easiest, yummiest, best-est cookies you could possibly make in under 30 minutes. Best of all… only 3 ingredients necessary! Peanut Butter Fingers has your go-to recipe this year. (Also… these make amazing teacher or office gifts!These are all I'm putting in my LunchSkins right now. Really. It's embarrassing. I hid one in the center console of my car. I'm so ashamed. *Crunch*

It’s getting down to the wire, folks… need a last-minute gift for a beloved baker? The Kitch’n’s got you covered with 10 Gifts for the Cook Who Loves to Bake.

P.S…. have we ever mentioned our love for Silpat baking mats? Pair with LunchSkins for a holiday gift set that is 100% food safe and designed to reduce waste! Sticky holiday cookies… no more!

And speaking of holiday gifts…

Looking for gifts for the eco-minded? Give the gift of “green” with options from our amazing friends at Whole Food, Whole You and Greenily! Spoiler alert: LunchSkins TOTALLY made both lists. ;)

Pam, the voice behind Greenily, has this to say about LunchSkins as stocking stuffers...

"Think about all of the things you use a Ziplock bag for... instead grab a reusable lunch or snack bag!  How about your daughter’s earbuds and phone charger?  Or your son’s hexbug collection?  Or your beach sunscreen?  When you grab a reusable bag you are helping the environment and living greener with one simple swap! ... BTW, I’m thinking their medium navy zip bag would be great to hold my makeup essentials then toss in my purse or gym bag!" Thanks, Pam! :D

cc-img_2663 Rudolph needs to fuel up before the big night... new LunchSkins designs coming in March 2017!

Controversial maybe… is your tween/teen receiving a cell phone this holiday season? These Cell Phone Etiquette Tips for Teens/Tweens from Thirty Handmade Days may seem like common sense, but they may not be so apparent to your newly-phoned teen/tween until shared… and there’s a nifty printable Cell Phone Contract, too!

It’s been found: the perfect holiday salad! Check out this Holiday Kale Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash that’s both easy and delicious from Eating Bird Food!

Have you always wondered how wild animals stay warm during the winter? While we’re layering like pros and snuggling under our flannel sheets, National Geographic has some insight into frogs that freeze, real-life winter coats, and more ways animals get through tough winters.

When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than a bowl of something piping hot. Better yet, a slow cooker full of delicious, spiced Black Bean Dip with this recipe from Naturally Ella.

The animals aren’t the only ones feeling the weather turn… if our current Polar Vortex is making you feel a bit sleepy or low, try out these 8 Foods to Help Boost Your Brainpower from Refinery29.

This avocado shortage (Time) is driving us batty for our favorite breakfast fruit… but if you’re splurging on fresh avocados for your holiday meal plans, plan on saving two for these Roasted Veggie Pitas with Avocado Dip from Pinch of Yum. Protein-packed pulses + a healthy fat = a winning combo!

Add some color in your life this holiday with LunchSkins! Add some color in your life this holiday with LunchSkins!

Cookie and Kate has it right… basil can be a bit out of reach this time of year. Regardless, pesto is the best-o (yes, I did it) and they’ve got an amazing Kale Pesto (yes, you read that right!) Pizza Recipe that is SO yummy!

Why go out when you can bring the girls home to decorate (and nom on) biscotti? Entertain and knock out your holiday gifts in one fell swoop with this Biscotti Bar idea from Cupcakes and Cashmere.

Finally… what are your thoughts on this year’s Golden Globes Nominees (Woooooo, The Crown!!)? More importantly… who do you think got snubbed BIG time?


Happy holidays, everyone! -- the LunchSkins Crew