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Healthy Christmas feast options

17-Nov-2012

As Christmas approaches it is easy to relax and forget about weight-loss goals and fitness regimes. After all we are not saints and everyone should be able to enjoy themselves over the holiday season, but the combination of high fat and high sugar foods, alcohol, and eating just a little too much can all lead to weight gain. Christmas is such a social occasion and good food and wine is very much part of the whole thing. I have put together a few options which are delicious and relatively low in calories that you may enjoy guilt free. Remember it’s not so much what you eat but how much you eat. Keep that in mind and you will come out the other side of Christmas still looking good.

Snacks:

- Strawberries dipped in dark chocolate

Much better for you than snacking on sweets and chocolates! Make them the centre piece of a fruit platter, perfect for a summertime Christmas,( you could even add a little cheese to it, but not to much) Tip: try to limit your intake to 2-3 of the chocolate dipped variety if you can.

- Dried fruit and nut mix

Snack on a handful of dried fruit and nuts, this will leave you feeling satisfied so you won’t feel starving by dinner time (not too much dried fruit as it is very high in calories)

Tip: Buy the nuts in their shells its very Christmas and fun to crack them open with a nut cracker (not your teeth) it also means you will not eat too many of them. Walnuts, Almonds and hazel nuts are great for this.

Drinks:

Try this perfectly named and alcohol free drink when you need a rest from the red wine and bubbles

Virgin Mary

Spice up the drink with some Tabasco sauce.
1 pinch salt.
2 drops Tabasco sauce.
1 pinch black pepper.
250ml vegetable juice or tomato juice.
1 celery stalk.
Pour juice into a glass, add Tabasco sauce and stir with a celery stalk. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve.

Main meal

- Apple and Leek stuffed Pork

This is a great recipe, its low in calories but also a delicious inclusion to the spread of meats on the Christmas table Click here to see the full recipe and nutritional information.

- Roasted carrots with cardamom butter

Make the veggies at the table interesting enough that it isn’t a drag to eat them! Click here to see a great roasted carrot with cardamom butter recipe.

- Green and yellow beans with wild mushrooms

Another recipe that is low fat, delicious and interesting enough to keep you away from the pork crackle! Click here to see a delicious low fat recipe.


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