To kick off the holiday season, we decided to create healthy eating recipes as an online cookbook for you to enjoy. A small gift from our Zinzino family to yours.
Firstly, before we jump into the recipes, let’s talk some quick and basic healthy eating tips for this holiday season.
- Drink enough water. Staying hydrated help with digestion, staying hydrated and may help with energy levels throughout the day/night during this busy season.
- Eating Omega-3-rich recipes. You probably already know how much we love omegas here, but we can’t express it enough. Eating foods rich in omega-3 have a host of health benefits, including creating beneficial levels for your cholesterol, your heart1, and for your brain2. It may also help with energy levels, the immune system and even boosting your mood. These foods can include salmon, sardines, oysters, chia seeds, walnuts, Brussel sprouts and, of course, don’t forget to take your BalanceOil+.
- Look after your tummy with gut health recipes. The holiday season can take a toll on the gut as we are eating out more and are indulging more, too. This is your reminder to not forget to take your daily ZinoBiotic+ and adding in some gut health recipes to your day. This can include yoghurt, banana and almonds for breakfast. Ginger and peppermint tea after your meals. Sprinkling olive oil (or R.E.V.O.O) over your fresh salads and having sourdough instead of white bread.
- Eat slow. When eating your delicious recipes, remember to enjoy each bite. This will help with knowing when you are full and enjoy the taste and texture of each ingredient.
- Understanding healthy food and meal ingredients. Get to know the ingredients you are cooking with and eating. Understanding if these foods are good for you and if they are a protein, carbohydrate, vegetable, fruit or a sweet treat will help you know the portion sizes you should be consuming for each. Only you will know when your gut is saying ‘no more’ so understanding these foods will help plating up and knowing when to stop.
Now let’s talk about these must-know easy healthy recipes!
This online cookbook has 15 recipes in there that are all designed to help keep you in balance over the holiday season and to be shared with your loved ones.
Now, keeping you in balance with these recipes was the easy part as every recipe has Zinzino R.E.V.O.O in them, plus some have our BalanceOil+. We wanted to make sure Zinzino was included in each recipe as we know how important health is and especially staying in balance over the holiday season.
R.E.V.O.O is an extra virgin olive oil and an extraordinary product and I am going to tell you why. Ever heard of oleic acid…? Me neither! Well, it’s Omega-9, which is one of the most important fatty acids in R.E.V.O.O. Now, let’s compare R.E.V.O.O to standard extra virgin oils. R.E.V.O.O is exclusively made from koroneiki olives that are naturally farmed with no use of fertilizers or pesticides. Which this means that R.E.V.O.O is 30 times higher in polyphenols and has other important bio-active compounds like maslinic acid, squalene, vitamin E, when compared to standard extra virgin olive oils.
Now, isn’t that just a Revolutionary Extra Virgin Olive Oil (R.E.V.O.O)?
The recipes include a range of dips, salads, and the not so healthy desserts, but like we said it’s all about balance. 😉
Enjoy your Zinzino Healthy Recipes cookbook for the holiday season and if you’re whipping these up and sharing them on social media, don’t forget to tag us @ZinzinoOfficial and use the hashtag #ZinzinoInTheKitchen. We can’t wait to see what you’ve cooked up!
Click HERE to download recipe book.
- DHA and EPA contribute to the normal function of the heart. The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of EPA and DHA as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF Omega-3 FATTY ACIDS as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of EPA and DHA.
- DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function. The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 40 mg of DHA per 100 g and per 100 kcal. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the fetus and breastfed infants. Information shall be given to pregnant and lactating women that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200 mg of DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake of Omega-3 fatty acids for adults, i.e. 250 mg DHA and EPA. The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of at least 200 mg DHA.