We're all thinking the same thing: light recipes to compensate for Christmas excesses. The first month of the year is full of new resolutions and healthy eating is a classic.
Whether we manage to maintain it or not throughout the year, the truth is that the first few weeks are when we usually apply ourselves especially.
The body asks us for a truce, and we try to find light recipes to compensate for the Christmas excesses, the dinners, the drinks, and the visits to the tray for a little more nougat.
The miracle ginger.
Start the day with a ginger infusion. A glass of ginger water on an empty stomach has infinite health benefits. You can add a little lemon, cinnamon or mint... to your taste
Ginger is one of the most effective foods for losing weight: It regulates sugar levels, accelerates metabolism, reduces cholesterol levels and has a satiating effect.
Boil a litre of water with three slices of the root, let it stand and pass it to a nice jugIf you have a large amount of alcohol, keep it handy to continue drinking for the rest of the day
It has a very peculiar taste, somewhat spicy. If you serve it to yourself in a few colored glassesa few special glasses, it'll taste a lot better.
Have some tomatoes.
When you get hungry in the middle of the morning, the ideal is to satisfy it with an avocado toast, or sweet tomatoes like these cherries that can be eaten almost as they are, as if they were a fruit. Tomatoes are a powerful antioxidant, with a large amount of vitamin C. How do you do it?
Cut the tomatoes in two halves, toast a wholemeal bread, rub it with garlic, salt the tomatoes and place them upside down so that they do not slip on the toast. Drizzle with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and serve in a nice dish. Remember that you eat with your eyes! Don't miss a single opportunity to pamper yourself.
Another food rich in vitamin C. Cabbages provide a lot of fiber and countless health benefits. Choose broccoli, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts. Take advantage of the fact that the latter are still in season and prepare them in a thousand ways. Boiled or steamed is how they best preserve their properties. Here you can see them presented in the sand soup plate from Bone and White's Sea and Sand collection.
Ten minutes of cooking is enough, you can then prepare them in many ways:
- Add grated parmesan cheese.
- Sautee them with ham and mushrooms.
- Sauté them with garlic and onion to accompany meat or fish.
- Make a thin cream. Pre-pour an onion and add a potato.
Dried fruits between hours
Nuts are the best solution for healthy eating between meals. Almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, a handful of nuts, or some peanuts. They are satiating and provide us with fibre, vegetable protein and very beneficial substances such as flavonoids.
Don't resort to the fried or salted versions. Better natural, unroasted, just like that.
With eight or ten units, we have enough to achieve our goal and not take in too many calories. In the picture you have the perfect snack, present it in a dish like this, it is from the Brawn Nature collection by Bone and White, sit down to enjoy it and eat slowly.
It's no wonder that a good salad is the perfect choice to take care of yourself at dinner time. However, as the days go by it can get boring to find the same plate of lettuce.
Let's go with some ideas to make your salad more attractive while improving its nutritional intake:
- Introduce fruit such as apple, kiwi, melon, or pineapple.
- Also add some fruit of the forest such as blackberries, raspberries or strawberries.
- Don't forget to add chopped or small pieces of nuts, pine nuts, or almonds.
Don't forget to serve it at an elegant dish to enjoy twice as much of your full, colorful salad.
Light recipes should not be boring, with a little care when presenting them, doing it with care and affection, you will discover a new way of eating that can be the beginning of a much healthier eating routine.