Tired of the extra kilos that creep on over the summer break?
Want tips on how to avoid that extra weight and maybe even lose a little more? With foodtalk's festive eating ideas, you can manage your health and weight and still eat delicious foods of the season.
Make some easy body-happy party foods to keep in your freezer ready to go. Think ...
Keep bottles of intense flavours handy to add to salads, top pizza or serve as part of an antipasto, tapas plate. Some are a retro and a little salty but you and your guests can choose what flavours to sample:
Snap up bonus discounted double deals on your favourite festive foods in the supermarket but place the extra item in the charity collection bin at the front of your supermarket to make someone else’s Christmas a little extra special this year.
A 3-way benefit: less in your tummy, less spent on a single serve and another person shares in your pleasure.
This is the time for delicious stone fruits, melons, and pineapples, and other tropical fruits.
Pull out your smallest wineglasses, not because you’re a scrooge but to help you keep tabs on how much you really drink this festive season.
You may be shocked to discover that one bottle of wine ought to pour 7 glasses, and that you need to walk 11 km really fast to burn off the fuel load of a bottle of wine.
Nuts in shells look great in a bowl and they’ll slow everyone's eating pace right down. A much better choice than crispy processed snacks.
Serve nuts beside dried fruits and one quality cheese. Take your time to choose a single amazing cheese rather than several. If you over-cater with many cheese types, they all won't get eaten and the risk is you will over-eat them another day.
Email in your ideas for body-happy festive fare. If you have a recipe to go with it, send it in as well. With your permission, I’ll add your ideas to this website list in the lead up to New Year. Let’s see how many we can build up over the season.
By the way, for that 6-pack of stubbies, did you guess close to a 30-km really fast walk?
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