Hi beautiful people, I guess everyone is getting ready for christmas, as it is already the second week of December.

Christmas to many people means, overeating on unhealthy food, spending way to much money on material gifts, forgetting the really important thing that christmas should be about; showing love and care for the people we love and the people that we dont know.

I thought I should share my approach to it all, how we can make a better impact for ourselves, for others and our planet.


The Christmas Calendar

First of all, christmas calendar is absolutely really fun and exiting, but lets be realistic, most things we get are either unhealthy, or little things that is a waist of money, most likely from a fast fashion shop.

I personally have been having a snap calendar this year, I´m sending a happy December snap every day until Christmas eve, to a friend. it is free, it´s fun and it is just a simple little thing, another idea would be giving away to charity each day, help someone out, compliment friends or strangers, simply share love.


Gifts

Gifts is a defiant for christmas, all though we buy and spend way to much on material christmas presents. Why not take a step back, and be honest with yourself. Yes we all want something new, I do all the time, but that does not mean that is the way to go. I believe in purchasing one or two presents of higher quality, than several cheap presents. A second thing is buying experiences instead of things, it is great getting to share an experience with someone, over having another dress from H&M, that you will forget about in about 1 week anyway… The third great gift idea is giving away to charity, this year I´m sticking to experience, my partner and I will go on a little tropical romantic get away, instead of giving each other presents, and the second is that I will give a donation.


Food

Food is a really sensitive one, because for most people christmas means, over eating on unhealthy and unsustainable foods, and most people dont wanna be told to change their traditions.  Me as a plant eater dont think any different about my food diet around Christmas, YES I will eat more, I will eat a bit more unhealthy, but that does not mean we shouldn´t still consider our surroundings.

A few ways you can make a small difference will be by choosing to include more delicious plant food, and reduce the amount of meat you would usually have, find a vegan or vegetarian butcher that can make some really tasty additional´s to your christmas meals.

Include vegan cakes into your christmas baking and desserts, I promise you there are so many delicious and easy recipes out there, and often these recipes contains less artificial´s and sugar, even better. Also try to purchase products that are organic and fairtrade, the alter eco chocolate I get from the Oxfam shop, is the absolute best chocolate you´ll ever taste.

I´m ordering a vegan roast this christmas, from this amazing vegetarian butcher here in Sydney, and will make a few healthy sweet treats as well; coconut-vanilla & strawberry cheesecake & maybe some delicious chocolate cupcakes?

Are you taking any measures this christmas to make it a little bit better for your surroundings ?