Here are some simple substitutions to make your Christmas dinner even more delicious – and a little bit more nutritious:
- Eat the protein, veggies, and healthy fats first to fill up your stomach, then go for the sweet and carb-ridden items
- Choose organic and grass-fed wherever possible – especially with turkey, ham, beef, pork, apples, potatoes, and other fruits and veggies that don’t have a protective skin. This is the best way to ensure higher nutrient content without the added dangers of antibiotics and fillers, pesticides, GMOs and chemicals. Grass-fed foods have also been shown to have significantly higher nutrient content, including valuable vitamins and minerals like omega 3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), vitamins B, D, E, and K, and more.
- Substitute white sugar with raw honey and enjoy the anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial benefits along with delicious taste
- Skip the runny, flat, tasteless factory eggs and try a plump, nutrient-rich pastured egg instead – more flavor, more filling, and naturally rich in omega 3 fatty acids, beta carotene, vitamin A, E, D, B12, and folic acid, and is lower in saturated fat
- Opt for grass-fed butter in your mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, pies, and more – it’s chock full of CLA, rich flavor, and the right ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids
- Stomach hurting after indulging in that 3rd piece of pie? Try some sauerkraut or another probiotic-rich fermented food to promote healthy digestion and restore gut health.
Bonus tip: Wheat and refined sugars wreak havoc on the body, throwing off your gut health, ph levels, appetite, and even mood and cognition.
How can you bounce back faster after a post-holiday food hangover?
Instead of reaching for a helping of leftover pie or going on a drastic starvation diet, try these simple solutions to restore balance in the body:
- Eat lots of greens to rebalance ph levels and minimize sugar cravings
- Eat fermented foods to restore gut health – and mood
- Eat healthy fats like avocado, pastured butter, and coconut oil to keep your hunger satiated