When you go to your first Christmas after the holidays, it is easy to get side tracked and start thinking about what you are going to buy for that special someone. You have a budget in place, and you are probably thinking about the best gifts to buy for that special person. However, when you sit down to make your list of purchases, you suddenly realise that you do not want to buy any presents for the family this year. You know that you have been spending too much money on clothes, gifts for the kids, and food. So how much should I eat at Christmas?
The answer depends on whether you are buying food, clothes or just presents for the family. If you are eating out and have invited a lot of people over, then you may be able to stretch your budget a little further and treat them to a nice dinner. However, if you are cooking all of the food yourself, then you should make sure that you are taking enough food with you to finish the holiday meal. For most families, the turkey is always the best meal to eat at Christmas, especially if you have invited lots of people over.
If you are worried that you don’t like food at Christmas, there is an option for you. You can always make your own turkey. You don’t need to be a great cook, and you don’t need a fancy oven. All you will need is some leftover turkey from the holiday and some leftovers from last night. Any cutlery or other kitchen appliances that you don’t use very often can also make great additions to your dinner.
Make sure that you only use the bones and the skin. You should leave the heart and the thighs exposed to ensure that you are getting as much protein into your body as possible. Just cook the turkey in plenty of olive oil until it is a nice brown colour. Once it is brown on all sides, remove it from the pan and allow to rest for a few minutes to make sure that the fat has cooked away.
When you have ready your turkey, use your imagination to come up with something delicious. Add some fresh herbs and vegetables and herbs such as thyme, parsley and mint. You could also add some cranberries and raisins to the mix. Now you are ready to grill your turkey. Use a brush to make sure that the turkey is completely coated in oil, as this will help it to slide easily and slide off the grill.
How much should I eat at Christmas dinner? This is another question that many people struggle with. The answer is that it really all depends on what you want to do. You could eat a big meal and snack on a couple of pieces of cake or eat a light snack such as nuts. It really depends on how hungry you are!
If you are eating a big meal at Christmas then you need to make sure that you are eating things that are high in fat. As we all know, Christmas is all about food and when you are watching your diet it can be tempting to just go for a greasy meal but you should resist it! You should always aim to lower the amount of fat in your diet as well as the amount of carbs. If you are trying to lose weight at Christmas time, it is even more important to try and cut out as much fat as you can. Foods that are high in fat include everything from butter to bacon. So how much should I eat at Christmas dinner?
The next thing you need to consider is how long you are going to be eating your turkey. As with any meal there are good foods to eat on Christmas day and there are not so good foods. On this day you want to make sure you are having a snack. Most of us tend to overeat at Christmas so making sure that you have a nice selection of healthy snacks will help keep your weight down. Turkey is always a good choice but you should avoid red meat as it can be high in fat.