Eat A Healthy Christmas Meal With These Five Ideas
Yipee!!! It’s almost Christmas. I really can’t wait for the healthy Christmas meals I’m going to be digging into. If you’re confused about what to prepare for your family during Christmas, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Before we hop into healthy Christmas meal options, I’ll like you to know why you should consider eating healthy this Christmas.
There’s something that comes with being carried away during the holidays. There are great looking meals everywhere, there is also a lot of high calories food that you need to run away from no matter the craving. I know that eating healthy isn’t always easy, but committing to a healthy diet can be one of the smartest decisions you’ll ever make. Eating healthy during Christmas will leave you without regrets. You’ll also save yourself a lot more work in the new year.
Don’t think you can’t have a guilt-free Christmas? Try these 5 meal ideas.
Asun For Appetizer
Asun is a great option for an appetiser, Asun means “smoked”, which describes the smokey deliciousness of spicy barbecued goat. The traditional recipe calls for open pit slow roasted goat meat thinly chopped and served with pounded raw peppers. Goat meat has a higher nutritional composition compared to beef, pork, lamb and chicken. Goat meat has a lower cholesterol levels and lower saturated fat compared with other meat.
Whole Roasted Turkey
Turkey is traditional for many countries but the nutritional value is amazing. It’s a rich source of protein and when eaten without the skin, it’s low in fat. Turkey is a great source of iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. It is also a source of vitamin B6 and niacin, which are both essential for the body’s energy production.
Yam and Unripe Plantain Porridge with Vegetables
This is a delicious meal that you should try out this Christmas especially with vegetables in it. Yam porridge on its own has no cholesterol, low in sodium and very high in vitamin C. With the nutritional benefits of unripe plantain, you’re preparing a good meal for weight loss. Unripe plantain contains calcium which strengthen your bones.
Sauced Gizzard and Plantain (Gizdodo)
Look out for protein in your menu for Christmas. Gizzard is a great choice and is also tasty when prepared with plantain. Gizzard is highly nutritious and can be eaten on the side. It has low fat, low sodium and it is rich in iron.
You can give your family a different type of salad this Christmas. African Salad mostly eaten by the Ibos has great nutritional benefits. It contains rich minerals like potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous and zinc. As a result of the other ingredients added to the salad, such as crayfish or meat, chilli pepper and garden egg, it is rich in protein.
I hope you give these healthy Christmas meal suggestions a try. Don’t forget to check out my Christmas dessert recipe ideas too.