It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just weeks away – where has the year gone? It’s only when I remember that Christmas puddings and mince tarts have been stacked in the supermarket for months that I think I should be more prepared.
Chances are, you’ve probably already started celebrating – an early mince tart, or a glass of bubbles at a work Christmas party. The festive period certainly isn’t a day or two – it spans months, from late November to mid-January. Relaxing our healthy eating habits is no problem for a few days over Christmas, but when we eat and drink ourselves silly for weeks on end, we will eventually have to deal with the consequences on our health.
So, in the December issue of Healthy Food Guide, we’ve asked the experts in nutrition how they celebrate the festive season and still keep their health intact. Dietitian Matt O’Neill shows you how to host Christmas barbecues without it turning into a meat-and-booze-fest. And diabetes and coeliac expert, Sally Marchini, shares her tips for eating out while on a restrictive diet. We’ve even put together an easy guide on how to make gluten-free tweaks to your Christmas menu.
However you choose to celebrate Christmas, we’ve got plenty of inspiration so everyone can stay happy and healthy throughout the festivities.