A Cheeky Indulgent & Guilt-Free Christmas

I often get asked how do you indulge on christmas day in a healthy way, without feeling guilty, bloated and heavy afterward? I am going to let you in on a secret. I never deprive myself, in fact I "indulge" like most but with forethought and a contingency plan. Let's be honest though over eating is over eating and I have done a fair share of that on christmas day too which no amount of walking or apple cider vinegar can resolve.

 

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Please read my article on How To Enjoy A Party + Keep Your Health Goals In Check if you want more tools under your festive belt.

 

My christmas day degustation often looks like this. Steal a few ideas and enjoy your festive season with a mind free from festive food anxiety.

 

Breakfast

Shortly after I wake I have 1 tbsp of Apple cider vinegar in 1/2 cup of room temperature water.

 

Breaking the fast

I chew on a smoothie that will satisfy my belly and mind so that I do not arrive at lunch starving and more inclined to reach for everything that comes into my vision. A good example of this Refresh and Revitalise Smoothie

 

Nibbles 

Roast Pecans

Roasted Garlic-Onion Tahini Sauce

Home Made Creamy Hummus

Super Simple Chicken Liver Pate

I enjoy my dips with chopped - carrot, celery, capsicum, Gluten-Free Flat bread or Spicy Eggplant Chips

 

The Main Act 

Crispy Crackling Pork Belly

Hearty Fish Lasagne

Sautéed Broccoli and Mushrooms

TahiniSlaw

 

Dessert - if you still have room

Sticky Date Pudding

Healthy Chocolate Pecan Brownie

 

Alcohol and other beverages

I like to enjoy a quality glass (or two) of organic, preservative free red wine or vodka and soda water. These days I rarely go beyond two glasses as it often leads to a sluggish start to the next morning and lots of loud snoring that my husband does not appreciate.

Find out what the nutrition experts drink and why. 9 Wellness Experts On What Booze They ACTUALLY Choose

After indulgence digestive aid

BetterMe tea

This also helps me have a healthy, well formed poo the next day. We all know how light, energetic and even euphoric that can feel.

 

DigestZen essential oil - I use Digestzen essential oil blend by doTERRA diluted into fractionated coconut oil and rub it onto my belly or pop 1 drop into my smoothie to support a bloated, extremely full belly.  DigestZen and BetterMe Tea are perfect travel companions too. Visit my essential oils page to learn more about essential oils or sign up for a 25% discount and start playing.

 

I have many more gut friendly recipes for you if you decide to create or contribute to an impressively healthy festive degustation. Just jump on my recipe index page and grab a few recipes from each category. Job done, stress abated.

 

What's your favourite nutrition hack or festive season meal? If you care to share the love leave your comment below.

 

Below are a few suggestions for a  healthy gift that won't end up in landfill. You may even want to request this for yourself?

 

 

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