Make a delicious array of side salads to complement your Christmas meal. Giving yourself extra options means you’ll be less likely to overindulge on other things, and instead fill up on nourishing, nutritious vegetables. “With homemade salads, you’ve got control of what you’re doing, provided that you’re making healthy salads with good quality ingredients,” Marika says.
And when it comes to dressing them? As with everything in life, it’s all about finding the right balance. “Christmas is a time for indulgence, and I don’t think we should be depriving ourselves,” Marika says. “Personally, at Christmas time I dress my salads, but I’m using olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, those kinds of things.”