Healthy Paleoista Holiday Tip of The Day: Spice It Up, Drink It Up

Feeling tempted by that peppermint mocha?  Allured by the eggnog latte? I get it. I recall happy childhood memories of making eggnog during the holidays, whipping the eggs with a hand blender, suitable for a little girl to use, then topping it off with a dusting of freshly ground nutmeg. And who doesn’t like the scent of chocolate and mint? But wait…what to do if you’ve already eschewed the dairy and the sugar?  Are there any other options? Yes, of course, and I’m not going to suggest simply chugging another bottle of Evian. Think cinnamon sticks.  Think seasonal apples. Think hot cider! Yes, it’ll contribute some sugar to the picture, but if you enjoy it after an afternoon snack with some salad and some protein-packed grilled chicken or salmon, it won’t affect your blood sugar nearly the way one of the other drinks offered at many a coffee shop during this time of year would. Cheers!