Magazine December 2018

Post-holiday Diet Tips

Post-holiday Diet Tips

Healthy and Well Being – Give vegetables a leading role

How to beat post-holiday weight gain? Simple is best: eat vegetables first. Fibre-rich vegetables promote satiety, so if you starts a meal with vegetables, followed by other foods, you’ll reduce your craving for dessert. Keep in mind that although salad greens are healthy, salad dressings are often high in calories. Vinaigrette and fresh lemon juice are recommended substitutes.
 
Nutrition information source: Registered Dietitian at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital

 

Healthy and Well Being – Whole Cauliflower

Veggies can be the star of the show. Shaped like a blossoming flower, cauliflower is a vegetable packed with nutrients like sulforaphane, which boosts immunity. Roasting a whole cauliflower with spices gives an extra kick to its crunchy, chewy texture.

 

Whole Cauliflower Recipe
 
Ingredients
Cauliflower, 1 pc
Za'atar, 3 tbsp
Olive oil, 2 tbsp
Parsley, 3 sprigs, chopped
Lemon, 1 pc, halved
 Method
1) Rub the cauliflower with salt, then steam for 15 minutes over medium heat. Sprinkle olive oil and za'atar on the cauliflower evenly.
2) Preheat the oven to 210 degrees. Place the cauliflower in it and bake for 15 minutes until softened.
3) Sprinkle with additional za'atar, parsley and lemon juice when serving.
TIPS
If ready-made za'atar is not available, try mixing 2 tbsp of dried thyme, 2 tbsp of dried sumac and 2 tbsp of sesame.

Nutrition information source: Registered Dietitian at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital

 

Healthy and Well Being – Stay hydrated with waternot alcohol

Party drinks like soft drinks and alcohol are often high in calories; even if some are sugar-free, they likely have added artificial sweeteners. Your best choices of drink are water, unsweetened tea and lemon water. For additional low-calorie flavours, add mint leaves or herbs, and fruit slices like orange and lemon.
 
Nutrition information source: Registered Dietitian at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital

 

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