This Festive Season Eating Healthy Will Be Worth It
Why is it so disgustingly easy to just fall right off the eating-right wagon during the festive season? We usually point our fingers at dessert but it’s easy to blame the sweetest thing on the menus. Sometimes the guy that looks like the culprit is just a fall guy and we’re ignoring all the other things we’re eating that we really shouldn’t be eating. At very least so much of.
So, the first thing is to eat a bit less. Go ahead and indulge, but just a little bit. Or go crazy one meal, but make sure the other meals (breakfast and snacks, say) are healthy and rich in nutrients.
Your indulgent meals can also be healthy, of course. A good way to ensure that is to make them at home (there’s nothing like a homecooked meal after all) and avoid overly processed or prepackaged foods. Then you know exactly what you’re eating and how much of it.
One thing you should make sure you’re including is vegetables. Just regular vegetables. And keeping the vegetable as close to their original state as possible is also a good idea (that means lay off the sugar, lay off the oils and butters). One great trick to get in your veggies is to serve them first so they fill you up. They take that cookie-monster edge off your first dive into the dinner table spread. You’re less likely to eat so much dessert later if you’re full of yummy cauliflower from your appetizer first.
You’re also less likely to eat more than you should if you take your time when you do eat. Slowing down will let you savor the meal and all of its rich flavors, too. Don’t starve yourself beforehand. It knocks your blood sugar out of balance. You can pop a few almonds or eat some fruit if the meal time is not at your usual time.
You’ll feel less sleepy, you’re feel more body positive, you’ll feel less wacked over the side of the head by sugar and changes in your diet. You’ll feel more you if you eat healthy this festive season. We’re here to help make it possible.
One thing you can do to ensure the ingredients at the meal or in a dish are healthy if you’re doing a potluck is to bring it yourself. Or even by sending your host a gift of the healthy food that everyone and their bodies will love. Our festive box is heavy on the vegetables, heavy on the healthy protein with its turkey and its nuts and puts the emphasis on healthy spices and seasoning like garlic, rosemary, and cinnamon instead of gravy, sugar, and salt.
Pick one up for yourself or send one to your host. Either way, everyone will thank you. Check it out below.
Whole turkey 5–6 kg approx.
Brussel sprouts 500 g
Carrots 500 gm
Cauliflower 1 kg
Celery 500 g
Potatoes 1 kg
Almarai salted butter 200 g
Butternut squash 1 kg
White onions 500 g
Bayara rosemary 100 ml jar
Bayara whole cinnamon 100 g bag
Green beans 250 g
Best salted mixed nuts 150 g gm
Garlic pack 250–300 g approx.