Enjoy a healthy Christmas: Traditional and veggie Menu
Christmas is getting close and if you are hosting this holiday, Christmas dinner is one of your most important worries. At this point, you may be thinking about what to eat and how many calories should it have in order to be healthy (no regrets for 2023). I have the same concern about holidays, so in this blog, I want to share with you some options you can have for your dinner and the amount of calories each recipe has, this way you can choose what fits best your needs.
Why should I count calories on Christmas?
The average amount of calories you eat on Christmas day are 5,373 (beverages included). This is the twice recommended amount for men and three times for women, so think about how much time you will need to burn out all those extra calories.
In addition, there are studies that have shown that most people gain 4lbs between Christmas and New Year’s eve.
In other words, if you have been looking after your health and weight, why put everything in the trash? There are options that you can take into account to continue taking care of your general wellbeing.
Let’s start with beverages…
How many calories are in the Christmas traditional beverages?
I share this list with you, then you choose what you like the most and is best for your diet.
|1 glass||Red wine||228|
Examples of menus and amount of calories
Average Christmas dinner. These are the dishes that have never failed on our table since we were little kinder.
- Roast turkey (149 calories)
- Roast potatoes (127 calories)
- Stuffing (231 calories)
- Bread sauce (42 calories)
- Roast parsnips (102 calories)
- Boiled carrots (14 calories)
- Boiled Brussels sprouts (32 calories)
- Gravy (17 calories)
- Cranberry sauce (45 calories)
- Pork sausage (62 calories)
- Bacon (135 calories)
- One slice of Christmas cake (249 calories)
- One portion of chocolate log (101 calories)
- One portion of cheese and biscuits (394 calories)
- Christmas pudding with cream (587 calories)
- Mince pie and cream (368 calories)
Know more options here
- Pumpkin, goat’s cheese, and parmesan savoury muffins (110 cal per serve)
- Hummus dip with veggie sticks or crackers (140 Cal per serve)
- Guacamole (110 Cal per serve)
- Veggie Packed Ginger & Tofu Stir-Fry. For an added Christmas touch, you can sprinkle on some cranberries.(410 calories per serve)
- Spinach and Sweet Potato Lasagne (411 calories per serve)
- Onion and Brie Yorkshire Pudding Bites (151 calories per serve)
- Courgetti and Parmesan Fritters (278 calories per serve)
- Broccoli, Spinach and Feta Frittata (285 calories per serve)
- Sugar-Free Mince Pies (200 calories per serve)
- Healthy Fruit Trifle (173 calories per serve)
- Ginger Stars (194 calories per serve)
To know the recipes and get more ideas for a veggie Christmas visit this here
A final word
There are different menus you can do to enjoy Christmas dinner, just choose what is best for you and your guests. And if you want to continue having a healthy Christmas visit our blog.
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