Updated: Dec 25, 2019
Still trying to shed those pounds from Thanksgiving? Well I've found some foods and drinks that you can enjoy during Christmas dinner, to help you stay healthy. Don't let the holidays be an excuse to ruin your diet or ruin your healthy lifestyle of living. Christmas is a joyous time of the three F's: family, food and fun..... bon appetit!!!!
Baked salmon or seafood
Choose seafood over fried meats. Try baked or smoked salmon, shrimps or any other seafood options instead of the fried chicken or other fried or unhealthy meat choices.
You can top the salmon with squeezes of lemon to add that extra kick of citrus which is also healthy for you. According to Healthline, some of the benefits of eating salmon are, "a great source for protein, high in vitamin B, good source for Potassium, may reduce the risk of heart disease, may benefit weight control, contains antioxidants and rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids."
Again, don't feel pressured to eating unhealthy portions of meat during Christmas dinner. Relax and enjoy the seafood options.
Veggies for sides options
What healthier way to eat during the Christmas dinner than eating your veggies? You can choose the veggies as side dishes. In the image above is a Christmas Green Beans with Toasted Pecans, see the ingredients I found on Lizzy T website below:
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/3 cup chopped pecans
16 ounces frozen fine green beans (thawed)
Instead of that cherry pie that is not that best for your health, make the most out of your fruits such as the image to the left.
You can fill up an apple with a trail mix of nuts and cranberries to snack on and sprinkle some cinnamon on top for a flavorful treat.
I love how this apple has even been decorated to encourage you to eat what's inside of it even more. Decorate your fruits and you will love eating them today.
Cranberry Limeade Sparkling Mocktail
Don't want a hangover tomorrow? Then consider drinking a Cranberry Limeade Sparkling Mocktail.
I found this easy recipe of Google and want to share it with you to make your holiday party a success.
5 ounces half a container of frozen limeade concentrate
64 ounces cranberry juice
2 liter bottle lemon-lime soda
Recipe: .75 oz chardonnay vinegar (see recipe below)
.5 ounce rosemary simple syrup
Sparkling water, to taste
Directions: Steep rosemary in simple syrup for several hour to overnight. Add vinegar and rosemary simple syrup to a shaker along with a dash of water. Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with sparkling water. Stir until combined and garnish with a rosemary sprig.
Let me know on social media or in the comments below, what healthy choices you ate or drank during Christmas dinner. Merry Christmas to you and your family from me and mine.