Christmas Season Tip #3 - Take time out

Christmas is a very busy time of year with an increase in social engagements, pressure of wrapping up work before the end of the year, and shopping at the busy malls!

As it is a busy time of year, make sure you take time out for yourself in order to avoid burning out and ruining your break by getting sick. This is a good time to take some vitamins and supplements and increasing your water intake. 

Don't feel like you have to accept every party invite either - listen to what your body is telling you and if you are tired, have a night off the social scene and get an early night. Or, go to the party for a short time only and still get an early night!

This weeks recipe is a great one for entertaining at home

Spinach cob loaf

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.

  2. Cut 4cm off top of cob loaf to form lid. Scoop bread from centre of loaf, leaving 1.5cm edge. Tear or roughly chop bread pieces.

  3. Squeeze out any excess moisture from spinach, discarding any liquid. Combine spinach, onion, mayonnaise, sour cream and soup mix in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Spoon mixture into loaf. Top with lid. Cover with foil. Place on prepared tray. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil. Arrange bread pieces in a single layer around loaf. Bake for a further 10 minutes or until bread pieces are lightly toasted.

  5. Serve with extra crackers and cut vegetables if desired. Enjoy!