Christmastime often gets quite a roasting from a nutrition perspective. It’s not the easiest time to embrace healthier foods, especially when you see all the tempting comforting food marketed and advertised throughout the season.
Let’s face it, Christmas get-togethers can be a little disappointing. If you’re sick of soggy sausage rolls and stale sandwiches, take inspiration from the sizzling flavours of Mexico and host your very own festive fiesta this year.
Most of us will wake up on Boxing day with a little more than just a hangover. After feasting on what, for many people, is the most extravagant meal of the year, our fridges are bound to be packed full of leftovers – whether it’s the remains of the festive bird, cooked veggies or even the odd chipolata.
If you want to take it easy and serve some healthier options come New Year’s Eve, here are some handy hints and tips for lightening things up.
’Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry! We all love a good party, a cheeky drink and the odd naughty-but-nice nibble, but sometimes the season’s excesses can leave our bodies feeling less than tip-top, at a time of year when we’d really rather be at our best.
Choosing a turkey for Christmas is a fine art – no one wants to end up with something that’s too big to fit into the oven or too small for your party!
In the UK, as many turkeys are eaten at Christmas as they are in the rest of the year put together. Often you’ll hear people say they don’t particularly like turkey meat, but this is probably because they haven’t tasted it at its best.
Christmas is once again upon us, and while carnivores rejoice at the thought of turkey and all the trimmings, the vegetarians of the world prepare themselves for another festive season of mediocre nut roasts.
We’re not even into December yet, but already the supermarket shelves are overflowing with edible Christmas gifts and more chocolate than even the most hardcore chocoholic could ever want!
The best advice for incredible baking this festive season, even if you haven’t been organised enough to bake your cake months in advance.