Newsletter Vol 27 Dec 2015, Stratford Upon Avon


Christmas Day is so nearly here...



The time to over indulge, over drink,

over sleep (is that possible?) and play

some really competitive games of charades

is here!



And despite eating more than on any other day of the year

(they say you can consume up to 7000 calories on Christmas Day!)...

 Boxing Day arrives and it is time to start all over again!



This year, rather than sticking to the boring

cold turkey sandwich

why not be a little more adventurous

with these amazing turkey recipes below.


Why should you do this?



The key to being happy with your body,

not just in the days between Christmas and New Year,

but between New Year and Christmas as well,

is to get your nutrition right. 






Nutrition in KING.



Nutrition is 70% of successfully living in the body you deserve 

having bags of energy and feeling great about yourself. 



Alternatively you will be carrying excess body weight,

be lethargic, depressed and lacking self confident.



This is just fact I am afraid.



So, before you kick off your January health and fitness detox,

and start honing your will power

get into the habit of getting clean ingredients into your body as soon as

possible after the Christmas blow out.

After all, lots of small wins accumulate to make big consistent successes.

Think "moderate" change not "all or nothing" measures.



These two recipes are based around Turkey meat for Christmas,

but this can be substituted for Chicken or Lamb, for example,

at other times of the year...if preferred.



So when you pop out to the shops to get the last minute

foods you have forgotten, pick up any missing ingredients

for these recipes too...



Left Over Turkey Recipes


Coronation Turkey



  • ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp each ground cumin, ground coriander and turmeric
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • 125ml chicken stock (gluten free if possible)
  • 450g leftover turkey (diced)
  • handful chopped coriander (to serve)



Heat a saucepan and add a little oil. Fry the onion and garlic until both are lightly browned. Chuck in all the spices and let them sizzle for 1 minute, then add the coconut milk, stock and turkey.


Allow this to reduce until you have a thick, rich, creamy, spicy onion mixture in the pan. Pour into a bowl and leave to cool.


Sprinkle over the coriander and serve with green salad.  Can be kept in the fridge for up to a week.



Turkey Tagine



  • 450g (1lb) diced turkey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 onion, peeled and cut into wedges

  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 100g (4oz) button mushrooms, wiped and sliced if large

  • 400g (14oz) can chickpeas, drained

  • 400g (14oz) can chopped tomatoes

  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander



Heat the oil in a large pan and gently saute the onion, garlic and spices for 5 minutes. Add turkey to the pan and continue to cook, stirring for 3 minutes or until turkey is sealed.


Add mushrooms and cook for a further 2 minutes. Then stir in the drained chickpeas, canned tomatoes with their juice and the stock. Bring to the boil, cover with a lid then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.  Sprinkle with chopped coriander to serve.



Recipes like these and more can be found in the Zig Zag Eat Shrink & Be Merry e book. 

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GO ON... just ONE click to kick off your New Year in a healthy way!

Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year




PS Do you feel overwhelmed by the idea of a nutrition and exercise overhaul to get long lasting results? Don't be. This isn't necessary. Listen to how some Zig Zag ladies have already discovered their own long lasting effortless weight loss solution through the Zig Zag 8 Week Forever Kick Start Challenge. There are a couple of places left on the January Taster Week. Want one of them ? 



Be You...but even better. 




Allison Harding,Fitness & Motivation Coach

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