Christmas Foods To Avoid…
In all the celebrations its easy to get caught up in eating foods that we know are bad for us and that we know will increase that waist line.
So here’s a few Christmas foods to avoid (or limit) to help you get through the holidays…
1 small piece of fruit cake may contain 3 teaspoons of sugar. Try a healthy homemade banana cake instead
1 Cup of eggnog can contain around 5 teaspoons of sugar. Instead try a healthier version of eggnog using real free range egg yolks, coconut milk and a teaspoon of coconut sugar or maple syrup with fresh spices.
Traditional ginger bread per serving (126g) can contain up to 13 teaspoons of sugar and little to no nutrition.
Red Candy Cane
1 small candy cane is cram packed with 3 teaspoons of sugar and very little else! Focus instead on raspberry peppermint bark using cacao butter, coconut oil and frozen berries.
Often used on meats, this sauce contains a whopping 51/2 teaspoons of sugar per 1/4 cup of sauce. Make your own sauce so you can control the sugar content or pass on the sauce altogether.
Fruit Mince Pies
1 small bite size pie can contain around 7 teaspoons of sugar, with very little protein under 2g and next to no nutritional value. Instead try creating your own using almond flour, coconut, honey using a homemade fruit mince using only low fructose fruits and berries.
Christmas Themed Iced Beverages
Think Christmas Iced Gingerbread Latte from StarBucks or Gloria Jeans – Skip these sugary treats that will stuck on the kilos and opt for a long black without all the hoo-haa instead.
Remember…Christmas is a time for celebrating but it isn’t a time to join the obesity pandemic by over indulging in nutrition-less foods.
Have I left anything out? Are there any other Chrissy foods you think people should avoid?