Nutrition Diagnostics - What to Eat on Christmas Day

What to Eat on Christmas Day

Owen Davis | 14 Dec '22

If you’re wondering what to cook on Christmas Day, we have a delicious and nutritious menu planned for you!

The problem with most Christmas Day lunches or dinners is that they stray too far away from our optimal macronutrient breakdown. People tend to consume too many refined carbohydrates, sugar and alcohol - all of which interfere with the balance of body chemistry.

This particularly affects those following one of our tailored body chemistry programs and can cause significant setbacks in their path to health.

The Christmas Menu Guide


Don’t skip breakfast on Christmas Day! While it may be a cliche, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It sets the entire day up by giving you the energy you require and also satiates you, preventing you from overindulging/overeating later in the day.

  1. Avocado
  2. Ham leg
  3. Roma tomatoes


As with breakfast, it is important to meet optimal macronutrient requirements. A lunch high in protein, healthy fats and nutrient-dense vegetables will ensure this.

  1. Parmesan crusted lamb cutlets
  2. Greek salad
  3. Potato salad
  4. Shredded cabbage
  5. Ham leg
  6. Pork and veal terrine
  7. Slow roasted duck with orange

Lamb Cutlets

Greek Salad

Potato Salad

Shredded Cabbage

Pork & Veal Terrine

Slow Roasted Duck

Ingredients and Instructions for Lunch

Afternoon Tea

If you need a snack between lunch and dinner, opt for those that are devoid of sugar and refined carbohydrates.

  1. Ice cream (homemade)
  2. Custard tart (homemade)
  3. Berries
  4. Dark chocolate

Homemade Icecream

Homemade Custard Tart

Ingredients and Instructions for Afternoon Tea


You’ve likely had your biggest meal of the day on Christmas Day at lunch, so dinner is lighter. In saying that, dinner is similar to lunch in that it comprises quality protein, fat, and nutrient-dense vegetables.

  1. Cheddar cheese
  2. Dill cucumbers
  3. Olives
  4. Parmesan biscuits (homemade)
  5. Ham leg
  6. Goats cheese (hard)

Ingredients and Instructions for Dinner

What to Drink

If you can, it’s always best to avoid alcohol. However, we understand this may not be entirely realistic on Christmas Day. If you are going to drink alcohol, try to limit it to 1-2 glasses of wine - ideally dry white or red or dry champagne. Avoid cocktails and other mixed drinks, as they typically contain too much sugar.

Non-alcoholic drinks are equally as important. Avoid soft drinks at all costs and instead opt for sparkling water - perhaps with a wedge of lemon or lime if you so desire. It is essential to stay hydrated!

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