Banting Christmas lunch

If this is your first holiday as a banter, or you’re having LCHF guests over for Christmas lunch, you might be wondering where to begin. Here are some suggestions on how to make it a fabulous and stress-free day.

When it comes to LCHF, it’s all in the name – low carbs and high fat means much less starch and more proteins and healthy fats. For traditional holiday fare, this means no floury gravies and stuffing, or sugary cakes and desserts. Your roasted chicken or turkey is great for banting, simply replace a bread-based stuffing with sausage-based one. When it comes to gammon, avoid recipes that include sugar-rich glazes, and substitute roast potatoes with sweet potatoes. We’ve included a delicious broccoli and cauliflower bake recipe as a side-dish option.

What’s for Dessert?

To make sure your banters don’t feel short-changed after the main course, put together a fruit, nut and cheese-board that you can keep chilled and serve after lunch – you’ll probably find non-banters treating themselves to these goodies. For your cheese-board, think of including any combination of the following:

  • Any full-cream cheese: Brie, Camembert, Edam, blue cheeses – whatever is to your taste.
  • Fresh fruits that stay firm and don’t colour: blueberries, cherries, strawberries, figs, raspberries, gooseberries, watermelon cubes, and kiwi fruit slices.
  • Nuts, such as toasted almonds and cashews.
  • You can include a bowl of delicious full-cream yoghurt or cream flavoured with some fresh vanilla and a little honey.

Bon appetite!

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