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Nikki’s Faves: Healthy Tips for the Holidays, Thanksgiving Menu, Avocado Mattress + Best Bone Broth

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It is possible to stay healthy during the holiday season! Check out these tips for the holidays, my favorite healthy Thanksgiving menu + more! 

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I’m back with this month’s update of the products and resources I’ve been loving lately. I’m always on the lookout for ways to make living a health-focused lifestyle as simple and joyful as possible! 

This month I’m sharing four amazing things to help you navigate the holiday season, enjoy a gut healthy Thanksgiving, get better sleep, and support your microbiome. As always, these are things that I personally use, believe in, and love. 

Here’s what I’m loving lately…

healthy tips for the holidays + healthy thanksgiving menu

Navigating the holidays can be tricky when you’re trying your best to prioritize your health. I’m here to tell you that it does not have to be an all or nothing decision! It is possible to stay on track with your health goals while enjoying all your favorite foods and traditions. 

I like to remind myself, my clients, and all of you in this community that there are effective ways to stay healthy, relaxed, and nourished this holiday season. This is why I’m sharing my healthy holiday “survival kit!” These simple and effective healthy tips for the holidays are super powerful and can help shift your mindset and lifestyle to a place of balance. 


I love creating healthified versions of holiday classics! If you’re struggling to come up with Thanksgiving meals that follow your gut healing or autoimmune protocol, I’ve got you covered! These recipes are created without common gut and autoimmune triggers. 

I promise these are meals and sides that the whole family will love. If the thought of navigating Thanksgiving makes you nervous, look no further! This is the exact reason why I created a special edition gut-healthy and autoimmune friendly Thanksgiving Meal Plan.

The Thanksgiving menu booklet includes:

  • Slow Cooker Butternut Squash & Ginger Soup
  • Cleaned Up Biscuits
  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Dip
  • Garlic Cauliflower Mash 
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake 
  • Thanksgiving Fruit Salad
  • Sweet Potato Pie Bars

And did I mention that it’s completely FREE? Download the menu, try them out, and let me know how you and the family like them! 

healthy tips for the holidays + healthy thanksgiving menu

I’m absolutely in love with this mattress! My husband and I invested in the Avocado Mattress a few years ago and it has improved our sleep so much. It’s completely non-toxic, made from organic materials, and SO COMFY. 

Mattresses can often be filled with harmful chemicals that we’re sleeping on each night. The Avocado Mattress is handmade in Los Angeles with organic certified latex harvested from organic rubber farms, organic wool from a herding collective, and organic cotton. It’s also one of the ONLY two formaldehyde free mattresses available in the US! It’s screened against 6,500 known and suspected chemicals. 

Now is the perfect time to upgrade your mattress and get better sleep! I suggest keeping an eye on their Black Friday deals! Trust me, it’s worth it. 


While I usually make my own homemade bone broth, I’ve been so busy lately I haven’t found the time to make any from scratch. In seasons like this, I love using Fond Bone Broth. Fond is a brand I trust with both quality and flavor. They only use pasture raised chicken bones, grass-fed AND finished beef bones, and fresh organic herbs. Fond has around 20 grams of protein per jar and is full of trace minerals. 

They slow simmer their broth for 18+ hours which gives it such a rich delicious flavor I honestly crave it almost daily. I love that they offer many varieties for those with food sensitivities or who are sensitive to FODMAPS (which is hard to come by with bone broth unless you’re making it from scratch). 

Some of my favorite flavor options they have are herb chicken, lemon & garlic chicken, and ginger & cayenne beef. I also love their basic regenerative chicken and beef options, as the broth itself is so good it doesn’t necessarily NEED any additional flavor! 

I can’t thank you enough for being such a dedicated member of this community. We are a family of gut and autoimmune warriors! 

As always, I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below and let me know what YOU’VE been loving lately!

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