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
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.
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.
Parmesan crusted lamb cutlets
Pork and veal terrine
Slow roasted duck with orange
Pork & Veal Terrine
Slow Roasted Duck
Ingredients and Instructions for Lunch
If you need a snack between lunch and dinner, opt for those that are devoid of sugar and refined
Ice cream (homemade)
Custard tart (homemade)
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.
Parmesan biscuits (homemade)
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
- perhaps with a wedge of lemon or lime if you so desire. It is essential to stay hydrated!
How to Stay Healthy This Festive Season
Holidays are all about having fun with family and friends. They’re about good people, good food, rest
You only get one life, so enjoy it without the burden of disease. Here’s some helpful articles on how to ensure you stay healthy
this festive season, and start 2023 off on the right foot!
How to Stay Healthy During the Festive Season
With all the fun and frivolity of the season, come disruptions to our diet & lifestyle. Ultimately, this comes
at the expense of our health. Thus, it's common for people to feel fatigued or run down, and suffer from compromised immune
health at this time of year. Here’s how to give yourself the best chance at staying healthy this festive season...
Tips to Stay on Track With Your Diet Over Christmas
Many who successfully follow a diet, detox protocol, immune strategy or gym program, prior to Christmas often fall
off the wagon during the festive season. By the time regular life resumes in January, many lose the motivation to continue their health
journey. Here’s some tips and tricks to ensure you stay on track with your diet over Christmas...
If you start feeling fatigued or run down, or contract a cold or flu
(as so many people do at this time of year), here are some tips and tricks on how to bolster your
to assist you with recovery. Read
the full article here.
Wishing You a Merry Christmas
Finally, from our family to yours, we wish you a safe and healthy holidays, a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year!
About Owen Davis
Owen Davis is the eldest son of Dr Eric Davis and Sue Davis, and is the co-manager at Nutrition Diagnostics. Owen studied food science and nutrition in 2003 at the University of Queensland, and later graduated with a bachelor of Health Science and Nutrition from Endeavour College. Owen has travelled to the USA on numerous occasions to attend courses and seminars run by Dr Hal Huggins and conferences run by Sam Queen.
Owen has been health coaching and consulting for over a decade now, and throughout this time, has worked with hundreds of patients to balance their body chemistry and restore their health.