The holiday celebrations are fast approaching. In the next week people will be celebrating Hannukah, Christmas, Yule, Winter Solstice, and other end of year festivities. This means food, food, food galore! If you’re on a specialized diet, however, this could present some big problems. If you’re low carb, all those crackers and breads which seem to spontaneously reproduce are off your list. And if you’re on a gut healing diet like GAPS or Body Ecology, your choices are even slimmer.
There are options which you can bring to eat for yourself and share. Considering how busy these days in December can get, you may not have time to make up a batch of grain free crackers. Or maybe you don’t want to bring another standard vegetable plate. But you still want to enjoy some of those lovely hors d’oeuvres without making a mess of your fingers.
How is this for a solution?
Photo by Chez Loulou, used under Creative Commons
Endive is a leafy vegetable available in heads, like lettuce. It has a light yet slightly sharp taste which gives a nice kick to whatever you pair it with. It has next to no simple or complex carbohydrates and has a notable amount of potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin K. Endive also looks very elegant when spread out on a platter, and is very easy to prepare.
To prepare endive:
Peel leaves off the head and arrange on a platter. If you’re using them to serve another food, place a small amount of food in the base.
How easy is that?
Whatever you might be celebrating in the next two weeks, I wish you a happy and safe time. Be well and happy eating!
Thank you to the woman in the Body Ecology Facebook community (whose name I have forgotten) for this great suggestion.