6 Healthy Christmas Foods to Enjoy

6 Healthy Christmas Foods to Enjoy

Christmas can often lead to over indulgence of less than healthy foods. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some delicious healthy Christmas foods to enjoy this festive season.


Christmas dinner itself can be a fairly healthy meal, especially if you load your plate with lots of vegetables, with brussel sprouts and red cabbage rich in vitamin C and carrots packed with B vitamins. But Christmas Day isn’t limited to the main meal, and Christmas food isn’t limited to Christmas Day! So over the festive period, what are the best foods to stock up on for some indulgent feasting that won’t completely derail your diet? From smoked salmon for breakfast to fruit and nuts and dark chocolate for afternoon snacking, here are the healthiest Christmas foods.


Smoked salmon pairs perfectly with scrambled eggs for a delicious Christmas morning breakfast. Salmon is a rich source of heart healthy omega 3 and is also packed with protein which will help keep you fuller for longer. Eating protein rich foods for breakfast also helps to prevent snacking later in the day. Opt for wild or organic salmon if possible.

Buy it: M&S Organic Smoked Salmon or Forman & Field Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon 


Skip the sugar-filled Quality Street and Celebrations and choose a healthier chocolate this Christmas. Opt for dark chocolate with a minimum 70% cocoa content. Not only does high quality dark chocolate typically contain less sugar than other varieties, it also contains beneficial minerals including iron, magnesium and manganese. Studies have found that dark chocolate may improve blood flow and help to slightly lower the blood pressure. Try making homemade chocolate bark topped with dried cranberries and toasted hazelnuts.

Buy it: Chocolate & Love Organic 80% Dark Chocolate 


Cranberries are rich in health promoting phytochemicals, vitamin c and fibre help your support healthy digestive function. Try making cranberry sauce with fresh cranberries, orange zest, ground clove, water and xylitol – a natural sugar free sweetener.

Buy it: Sainsbury’s Frozen Cranberries 


Unroasted, unsalted nuts are well known for their health benefits. What’s more festive than cracking open nuts from their shell in front of the fire? Walnuts are a vegan source of Omega 3 and almonds have been found to have cholesterol-lowering properties. Brazil nuts are a source of selenium – an essential nutrient needed for the healthy functioning of the immune system.

Buy it: Sainsbury’s Christmas Mixed Nuts in a Basket 430g 


Seafood is protein rich, low in carbohydrates and calories and a good source of nutrients. A beautiful seafood platter works well paired with a mixed leaf salad and homemade olive oil mayonnaise which can be flavoured with lemon or dill. Enjoy it as a Christmas Eve dinner or as the starter at your Christmas lunch.

But it: The Fish Society Plat Des Fruits De Mer – Cooked Shellfish Platter


Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? A tray of freshly roasted chestnuts is a wonderful festive snack. Chestnuts also work well in a homemade soup or chopped and added into salads. If you don’t have an open fire, check out the BBC’s guide for advice on how best to roast your chestnuts in the oven.

Buy it: Waitrose Christmas Chestnuts 


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Sarah spent a large part of her teens and 20’s as a professional dancer battling with orthorexia and an unhealthy relationship with food and her body. This created a desire to understand the human body more so she could finally cut through the confusion and end the cycle of yoyo dieting. This fuelled her passion to help other women do the same.


Sarah specialises in supporting women who are struggling to lose weight due to underlying health issues. She’s helped many women manage their weight during and after the menopause, as well as clients with thyroid disease and immune system dysfunction. Sarah loves food and sharing healthy recipes with her clients. Her aim is to ensure that clients don’t feel deprived and instead, achieve their weight loss and health goals in a positive and sustainable way.


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Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.


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Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.


Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.


A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.


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Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.


Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!


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After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.


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