How to celebrate a healthy christmas
As we approach the festive season, we’ve got some tips for you to enjoy the festivities without taking it too far.
We must always remember the three golden roles: quality, quantity and chewing.
Whenever possible, we should aim to choose good quality, organic, fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. We want to enjoy a meal and feel satisfied afterwards, that’s why we should chew the food as much as possible. This will aid digestion and will keep us from overeating.
So, how can we make family meals healthier? The easiest way, is by preparing some of the dishes ourselves, such as delicious salads, soups, a main dish with plant-based protein (for example seitan) and a healthy dessert (vegan custard, sugar-free nougat).
Another healthy alternative is preparing vegetable pâtés as a starter. We can use our creativity to make them more festive.
Following the festive season, you can detox your organism by eating a daikon and shitake broth or a simple and nourishing miso soup.
In addition, we will aim to keep ourselves active and do exercise (even if it’s just a daily walk).
Healthy Christmas Recipes
- 100 g black depitted olives
- 1 tablespoon of tahini (sesame paste)
- Thyme and rosemary to taste
- Juice of a small lemon
- Salt to taste
- Blend all ingredients and mix them well. Serve with some healthy crackers or vegetables a la julienne.
- 250 g peeled walnuts
- 1 tablespoon of tahini
- Salt to taste
- Blend the walnuts until a uniform paste is formed. Mix the walnut paste with a tablespoon of tahini and add salt to taste. Mix well and add water little by little until a pate texture is formed.
Detoxing Broth (great to burn fat)
- 1 onion
- 2 carrots
- 1 celery stalk
- 10 grams of dry daikon
- 4 dry shiitake mushrooms (soaked in water beforehand)
- 1 strand of kombu algae
- A piece of ginger
- Put all the ingredients in a pot and cover with water (including the water from the soaked shiitakes). Bring to the boil and then cook at a low heat for an hour.
As you can see, these delicious recipes are easy to make and can be incorporated into any Christmas meal. Not only will you enjoy them, but all your guests will to!