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..."
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*
And speaking of holiday gifts…
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
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!
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.
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!
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!
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