We are all thinking about the same thing: In light recipes to compensate for the Christmas excesses. The first month of the year is full of new resolutions and eating healthy is a classic.
Whether or not we manage to maintain it throughout the year, the truth is that in the first weeks is 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, dinners, drinks, and 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 endless health benefits. You can add a little lemon, cinnamon or mint ... to your liking.
Ginger is one of the most effective foods for weight loss: It regulates sugar levels, speeds up metabolism, reduces cholesterol levels and has a satiating effect.
Boil a liter of water with three slices of the root, let it rest and transfer it to a nice jug , keep it on hand to continue drinking for the rest of the day.
It has a very peculiar flavor, somewhat spicy. If you serve it in some colored glasses, some special glasses, it will taste much better.
Have some tomatoes.
When you feel 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 almost be eaten as is, as if it were a fruit. Tomato is a powerful antioxidant, with a large amount of vitamin C. How to do it?
Split the tomatoes in two halves, toast a whole wheat bread, rub it with garlic, salt the tomatoes and place them upside down so they do not slip on the toast. Drizzle with a string of extra virgin olive oil and serve them on a pretty plate . Remember that you eat with your eyes! Do not miss a single opportunity to pamper yourself.
Another food rich in vitamin C. Cabbages are packed with 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 deep plate from the Sea and Sand collection by Bone and White.
With 10 minutes of cooking is enough, you can then prepare them in many ways:
- Add grated Parmesan cheese.
- Sauté them with ham and mushrooms.
- Sauté them with garlic and onion to accompany meat or fish.
- Make a thin cream. Pre-poaching an onion and adding a potato.
Nuts between meals
Nuts are the best solution to eat healthy between meals. Almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, a handful of walnuts, or some peanuts. They are satisfying and provide us with fiber, vegetable protein and very beneficial substances such as flavonoids.
Don't go for the fried or savory versions. Better natural, unroasted, as is.
With eight or ten units we have enough to achieve our goal and not ingest calories in excess. In the image you have the perfect snack, present it on a plate like this, it is from the Brawn Nature collection by Bone and White, sit him down to enjoy it and eat slowly.
Salads for dinner
It is no discovery that a good salad is the perfect option to pamper yourself at dinner time. However, as the days go by, it can be boring to find the same plate of lettuce.
We come up with some ideas to make your salad more attractive while improving its nutritional intake:
- Introduce fruit like apple, kiwi, melon, or pineapple.
- Also add some fruits of the forest such as blackberries, raspberries or strawberries.
- Do not forget to incorporate chopped nuts or in small pieces such as walnuts, pine nuts, or almonds.
Don't forget to serve it on an elegant plate to enjoy double your full and 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.