Since Christmas is a time for eating anything and everything, I thought it would be interesting to share with you guys what I eat on Christmas. I know from personal experience that this time of year can always be a bit daunting for those with an eating disorder. Christmas 2013 was a huge struggle for me. Three years later I am in a much better place and truly embraced the festive season. Let this festive edition of ‘What I Ate Wednesday’ commence!

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A typical Christmas breakfast in the Holland household varies between brioche and croissants. This year we had the latter and pan au chocolat. This is a total throwback for me since we very rarely buy these things throughout the year but we used to have them a few times a year when we were younger and it would always be one of each. Things always taste 100x better when you haven’t had them in a while.




At Christmas I take every opportunity to eat so when my parents and two youngest siblings came back from church and before we started on some more presents we dived into our ‘snack bags’ – it’s tradition for our parents to give us a bag of goodies! I wasn’t feeling overly hungry so I opted for one of these Whitworths mixes. I used to eat these all the time and this toffee & pecan mix was one of my favourites. Sultanas, toffee pieces and pecans make a fab combination.



Most people may have Christmas dinner but we have Christmas lunch. While most tuck into their feast around 3/4 or even later, we devour ours around 1. This year we had butternut squash soup (green thai was also an option) with a bread roll for the starter, the main was turkey, roast potatoes, stuffing and roasted veg (I don’t like sausages or bacon so pigs in blankets are a no-go for me) and for dessert I had a salted caramel melt-in-the-middle pudding (I had a different one from everyone else since it was something I didn’t like). To drink the classic glitter berry J20 returned! I was distraught when they didn’t bring it out last year so to say that I was overjoyed when I saw it back on the shelves would be an understatement.



Since we have out Christmas lunch early on we tend to have cheese & crackers in the evening. I finally tried the caramelised onion vegan cheese I bought at VegFest. You really can’t tell the difference. Even my sister confirmed it!




Of course the evening was also filled with crisps, chocolate & nuts being snacked on while watching Christmas TV. This included salsa Doritos and dips, vegan orange chocolate & maple coated peanuts. I also had multiple alcoholic drinks ranging from a shot of fireball to Absolut cherry vodka with cherry Pepsi Max.

Let me know what food you eat over Christmas – do you eat any of the same things as my family or do you have something not so traditional?

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the new year. This is my last blog post of 2016. A huge thanks to everyone who has read any of my blog posts this year and I hope you’ll join me in 2017 for more talk of all things food.


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