A Nourishing Noche Buena
For many people, the Christmas season has traditionally been the time in which diets and healthy eating take a back seat to consuming food in larger-than-typical amounts. While eating more than you usually do might be hard to avoid (with all the parties and events that you'll be invited to), at least there are steps you can take when you're the one preparing the dishes.
1. Choose the right food
Some types just naturally contain high amounts of fat, oil, sodium and other substances that should be consumed in moderation, so these should be avoided or at least served in small quantities.
2. Make healthy substitutions
Instead of fatty pork, for example, lean meat can be used instead. Meat can sometimes be avoided altogether, and replaced with tofu (which is also a good source of protein, although its use will require tweaking the seasoning as well). Fish is another good option, and one that can be quite nutritious too.
3. Reduce salt, sugar and seasonings
Using less salt or sugar can make a significant difference in the health aspect of the dish. When adding prepared condiments such as soy sauce, choose a "light" version instead.
Enjoy a 100% nourishing Noche Buena with your families!
*with 3 balanced meals a day
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