Everyone thinks of Christmas as a time when you have to completely splurge and absolutely abandon any diet you’ve managed to sustain for the rest of the year. Christmas is said to be complete indulgence, and while this is something that is great for some people, it definitely doesn’t work for everyone, not everyone wants to put on a stone over Christmas – and not everyone has to do this.
Christmas can be healthy, if you decide to prepare everything from scratch yourself – and you don’t have to miss out on anything either.
A healthy eating Christmas is really good if you have kids. It shows them that you can eat relatively healthy no matter what and still enjoy yourself, something which is important for them to learn from an early age.
If you’re choosing to ensure that your Christmas is healthy by making things yourself as well, this can be great fun for the kids too as it can really help them feel involved – whether you’re getting them to peel carrots or potatoes, you’re getting them working with healthy foods and you know that they’re going to want to eat it more if they’ve helped to prepare it themselves.
Christmas is great for this as you know that they’ll be excited to help too in order to keep in Santa’s good books meaning you have helpers to take some of the stress off you!
Of course though at Christmas there are the roast potatoes, roast parsnips and so on. While these aren’t exactly healthy, there are ways to make them healthier. For example, by carefully choosing what fat you decide to cook them in.
If you decide that you want to make your roast vegetables healthier, you can opt to cook them in vegetable oil meaning that you get all the taste and flavour without all of the fat.
This is better for you and your entire family and recipes on how to roast parsnips in this way can be found very easily.
There is no reason that you should have to eat really badly just because it is Christmas. There are ways around it meaning that you can make relatively healthy choices with regards to your Christmas dinner, something which is obviously good for you and your family.
You can still eat healthily and still get maximum flavour – so what more could you want from your Christmas dinner?