We have heard many times that the new year will be the way we welcome it. Judging by that, we shouldn’t care what kind of table we enter, hopefully for a better tomorrow
Another year is started. We all remember better times when the years were boringly similar to each other, so we want to forget this challenging time as soon as possible. He felt in the air that the hope for a happier future had never been stronger.
We have heard many times that the new year will be the way we welcome it. Judging by that, we should not care what kind of table we enter, hopefully for a better tomorrow. For those who care about their health and when it comes to celebrations, there are delicious and easy combinations of dishes.
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The criterion of a quality New Year’s lunch or dinner
A little protein, a little starchy and a lot of vegetables on a plate, the recipe is how not to feel “finished” after New Year’s lunch or dinner. What to choose?
For the New Year we usually prepare roast pork or turkey . Let’s be careful. Fatty pieces of these roasts will stay in the stomach for a long time and make us sleepy and sluggish. If you want to feel better, choose lean pieces. If this is not possible, remove all visible fat and skin from the meat you like.
If they are eaten in an adequate amount, so much so that they saturate the person and not overload him, then we can look at roast pork and turkey from a positive side.
They contain high-quality proteins, iron, zinc and B vitamins (B1, B6, B12…). While B1 is involved in generating energy from the food consumed, B6 and B12 contribute to brain health and function. There is also the mineral selenium which acts as an antioxidant.
Vegetables are an indispensable part of every lunch and dinner, including celebratory meals. Vegetables are low in energy and high in nutritional value. It enriches our diet with fiber and facilitates digestion. Vegetables prevent overeating and weight gain which is especially helpful at this time of year when many of us are less physically active. In addition it helps to normalize blood sugar, cholesterol and fats. This is of particular importance to anyone with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Types of vegetables and methods of preparation should be alternated to provide the body with a sufficient amount of micronutrients and other protective substances. Although the winter selection of vegetables decreased, should enjoy cauliflower, kale, chard, collard green, fresh and pickled cabbage , beets, carrots, Brussels sprouts. Let’s use their benefits for our health.
Baked potatoes somehow go naturally with roast pork, and grinders with turkey. But are they the best choice?
If you want to reduce the energy value of the meal, instead of classically baked potatoes in fat, choose boiled or peeled potatoes. And mashed potatoes come into play if no butter or cream is added to it. Delicious can be made with milk and the addition of chopped parsley.
What about the grinders? The grinders themselves are not greasy, but if you don’t add fat from roasting turkey, they won’t taste good. Simply, fasting grinders do not have their charm. But one should not deprive oneself of desirable flavors. It only takes a little willpower and delicious combinations are there.
It simply could not be simpler
Here are some interesting, low-fat, New Year’s combinations:
Roast turkey, pea sauce, boiled barley and beetroot salad.
Roast pork, cooked wheat sparingly seasoned with olive oil, sauerkraut salad seasoned with olive oil, garlic, pepper and sweet pepper.
Roast pork or turkey, boiled potatoes and mixed vegetables (carrots, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts) seasoned with olive oil, garlic and pepper.
Roast turkey, mashed potatoes prepared with milk and boiled spinach.
Roast turkey, sweet potatoes baked in the crust, unsweetened stewed apple as a sauce and lettuce.
Roast pork, boiled sweet potatoes , golden cauliflower, chicory salad.
How to prepare pea sauce and golden cauliflower
peas, 80 g
onion, 30 g
tomato, 30 g
oil, 5 g
salt, pepper, basil, thyme, parsley leaf…
Preparation: Lightly fry the chopped onion in heated oil until it becomes glassy. Add the chopped tomatoes, peas and spices and simmer over low heat until the peas are soft. Add a little water if necessary. Sprinkle the finished sauce with chopped parsley before serving.
- ½ teaspoons of cinnamon
- ½ teaspoons of cumin
- ½ teaspoons of thyme
- ½ teaspoons of salt
- ½ teaspoons turmeric
- ¼ teaspoons pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Preparation: Wash the cauliflower, cut it into florets and mix it with spices and oil. Arrange the spiced cauliflower in a pan in one layer. Bake in an oven preheated to 200 to 220 ℃ for about 20 minutes, or until soft and slightly browned.
We believe that this text will help you to welcome the beginning of the new 2022 with good feelings. We wish you good health and fulfillment of all big and small wishes.