Christmas is a season of love. A time we take out of our very busy schedules for the things that truly matter. It’s all about the gift of God to humanity in the person of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
We commemorate this season by giving gifts, sharing meals, and spending quality time with friends and family. It’s a wonderful time of the year!
And I’m guessing, you will love to spend it eating the best meals. Nigeria is a country so blessed. We have food in abundance which makes it much easier to have a blast while celebrating Christmas. I’m not going to bore you with the details of what you can cook for friends and family.
I will like to take out time in this piece to encourage us to make wise food choices. It is true, we are celebrating and will like to eat whatever we want. However, it is also important that we remember that there’s a whole new year ahead of us and we have to stay healthy to enjoy that year.
What am I saying? Let’s not throw caution to the wind by throwing whatever we see into our mouths. Diabetics don’t know that we are celebrating Christmas.
Cancer doesn’t know that we are celebrating Christmas. Obesity does not know that either. It’s our responsibility to keep ourselves healthy in this season while still enjoying ourselves.
For instance, we can skip all the candy, ice cream, cakes, and sweets for fruit salads, vegetable salads, and nuts (they’re delicious as well and more nutritious). We can also go easy on the beef and use lean meat instead, like chicken or fish.
Fish is very much healthier than meat and more delicious too. We can also trade in alcohol and soft drinks with fresh, homemade fruit juices. Have you tried the combination of watermelon and orange juice? It’s amazing!
You can make a little sugar syrup or add in some honey if you’re a sweet tooth. Pineapple juice is also as delicious. You can get a juicer to make it easier or you can squeeze the juice manually. This is a great way to spend time with family. Preparing meals and catching up than in a fast-food with so many people and so much going on. And all the fried foods?
We may need to cut down on those too. The season is more about people and what better way to show your love than to feed them right?
Get your whole family all plumped up and healthy for the new year. I love you and merry Christmas!!!!