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Healthy holiday delicacies

Healthy holiday delicacies

Each holiday destination has its own culinary kitchen with typical delicacies that you MUST of course have tasted!

But what if you want to go home without additional holiday silos? Then of course you read this blog on the subject and you will take into account the following dishes depending on your holiday destination.

Everything marked with a (*) is a healthy choice to get slim without side effects and you can eat unlimited as part of your basic diet. Everything with (**) is fine if you pay attention to how often/how much you eat it.
Spain
**Paella
*Tapas
**Tortilla Espanola (Spanish tortilla)
*Gazpacho
**Allioli (Aïoli)
Sweet: Churros
Sangria

Spanish cuisine is a great way to eat that doesn’t affect your weight if you keep an eye on the portion sizes and treat sangria and churros as a bonus. Please note that a tapas meal includes many vegetables such as olives, mushrooms, tomatoes and aubergines. Spanish tortilla and gazpacho are two dishes to try if you don’t already know them.

Turkey
Different types of bread such as pide (Turkish bread), simit, **yufka, lavas and **durum
*Corba (thin soup)
*Dolma
*Take a look
**LahmacunPilav
**Watermelon, figs and other fresh fruit
Sweet: baklava, künefe, lokum

In Turkey, bread is eaten with every meal. Also with the hot meal in combination with mezze. Mezze is the Turkish version of the Spanish tapas: several small snacks displayed on the table varying from vegetables, meat, cheese, etc. Take a lot of vegetables, stuffed grape leaves, dolma’s but of course stop before you are full. That way you avoid overeating. Don’t you want to eat bread with every meal? Then menemen is a good choice. Menemen is scrambled eggs with vegetables, a great choice for your breakfast or lunch. Fresh fruit is delicious in summer time, but too much is also in fresh fruit eating discouraged. 1 serving of fruit is 100-120 grams. Check the Facebook page Turkish Dietician of my colleague Gülsah Kayar for more tips in Turkey (texts also in Turkish).

United States
Hot Dog
Cheeseburger
Spareribs
Pizza
Drive-thru
Sliders
Sweet: Pancakes, Key lime pie, s’mores, doughnuts
Root bear (=alcohol free)

You don’t have to go to the USA for healthy choices. Vegetables are expensive to buy and the country is known for its huge portion sizes. The best thing you can do during your holiday is to ask the small ones for an order and/or to eat one meal with the two of you. Drink water instead of the soft drinks (also far too large portions) or avoid the unlimited free re-fills. Breakfast with American pancakes is fine if you limit the use of the syrup. Sliders are ‘small’ hamburgers, an alternative for the ordinary citizen and the best choice if you’re not hungry.