The holidays are coming up and it’s easy to overindulge. If you know you will be enjoying a heartier meal, be sure to include fruits and veggies throughout the day or in prior meals to keep a healthy balance.

Here are some tips that can help:

  • Drink lots of water 
  • Eat your favorite “unhealthy” foods in moderation 
  • Be sure to always have vegetables and fruits on your plate
  • Take a walk after every meal to help digestion 
  • Limit your alcohol intake 
  • Eat slowly to control your appetite

Looking for a festive recipe to celebrate the season? Then this festive recipe is definitely for you!

Braised Chicken with Taro and Pumpkin

Ingredients : (Servings 4) 

  • Boneless chicken thighs (skinless) 320 g)
  • Taro 160 g
  • Pumpkin 160 g
  • Unsweetened soy milk 200 ml 
  • Ginger 2 slices 
  • Garlic (minced) 2 cloves 
  • Vegetable oil 1 tbsp 

Marinade (for chicken thigh): 

  • Light soy sauce 1 tsp 
  • Sugar ½ tsp 
  • Cornstarch 1 tsp

Seasoning: 

  • Salt ¼ tsp

Directions: 

  • Cut the chicken thighs into pieces. Mix well with the marinade for about 30 minutes. 
  • Rinse and peel the taro. Cut into chunks and steam for 10 minutes. Set aside. 
  • Rinse and peel the pumpkin. Cut into chunks. 
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan and fry the ginger and garlic. Then stir-fry the chicken. 
  • Add the taro, pumpkin and soy milk. Cover with a lid and braise at low heat until the taro and pumpkin chunks become tender. 
  • Add in the seasoning and stir-fry well.

 

Nutrition Analysis: (Per Serving) 

  • Energy 198 Kcal
  • Carbohydrate 14g 
  • Protein 18g 
  • Fat 8g 
  • Dietary fiber 1.6g 
  • Sodium 300mg

Enjoy your holidays, healthy!

Source: www.elderly.gov.hk