There’s no doubt that Aussies love to overindulge in food and alcohol consumption over the Christmas period and that this can negatively affect our health and wellbeing.
However, the common pressures around festive planning are sometimes overlooked – from present shopping for friends and family and decorating the house, to juggling a busier social calendar and ensuring the kitchen pantry is adequately stocked for unexpected visitors.
To help avoid silly season stress and festive fatigue for you and the whole family, Flordis Iberogast® Food Coach Judy Davie has compiled 9 pantry must-haves to keep in the kitchen this Christmas.
- A high speed blender to whizz together rejuvenating ‘morning-after’ smoothies or healthy frozen desserts with the flick of a switch.
- Frozen berries and cherries to throw in the blender. Berries are a powerful antioxidant fruit that helps keep our inner health on track during times of overindulgence.
- A large tub of natural yoghurt containing probiotics – to use in the blended smoothies and frozen desserts.
- A bottle of Flordis Iberogast – to provide the family with quick relief from uncomfortable digestive symptoms they the family may experience during the festive season (which is often the case when people’s diets are altered to include more food and heavier high energy meals).
- Christmas granola – always have a batch of ready to serve granola on hand for an impressive, nutritious low effort breakfast for the guests.
- Organic wines, herbal teas and caffeine-free coffee beans to have on hand as refreshments to delight visitors. Herbal teas that include rooibos are great choices.
- A large jar of mixed raw nuts to roast quickly in the oven or air fryer. They make a great snack to serve to guests.
- A couple of packs of mixed olives are always great to have on stand-by. Warm them up and serve with pre-dinner drinks.
- Traditional fruit-based Christmas cake – it wouldn’t be Christmas without cake!
What would you add to this list?