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KFC For Christmas Dinner? You’d Better Believe It!

KFC For Christmas Dinner? You’d Better Believe It!

A traditional British Christmas Dinner tends to consist of a roast Turkey, all the trimmings, some gammon and a boozy Plum Pudding, but if you’re one of the few holidaying on December 25th, you might find yourself eating an all together different dinner indeed.

Instead of settling down with the family to tuck into lashings of stuffing, gravy, honey glazed carrots and roasties, you could be sitting down in KFC to a bucket of steaming hot fried chicken.

Or, rather than filling up on a lush cheeseboard, you could find yourself gobbling down some nuts pie...

Yep, not everyone in the world quite gets our love for a boozy cake as pudding, so that’s why Muscle Food has taken the time to find out just what makes for a traditional Christmas feast elsewhere in the world…


The United States of America

There’s not that much of a difference between a British Christmas and an American Christmas, however as Thanksgiving takes place just one month earlier their meaty centrepieces tend to differ from our favourite Turkey.

You’ll often find ham, goose or roast beef gracing dinner tables across the nation, and in some states you’ll even chow down oysters…

Firstly, it’s quite a well-balanced meal in terms of macronutrients, with a protein hit, minimal carb content and some fats in there too.

Secondly, for the amount of ‘food volume’ you get from this meal, 210 calories sounds like a good call!

To fill up your plate you could even grab an extra garden side salad!

Remember, if you are watching what you eat, things such as lettuces, mixed leaves, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables provide you with a lot of food for very little calories.

You just need to make sure that there isn’t anything extra hiding in there! Such as high sugar sauces or high calorie dressings.


France

France

The French are globally hailed as cuisine connoisseurs so it’s no surprise that they go all out for their festive feast – the Réveillon.

Traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, this dinner is a marathon and is certainly not for the faint hearted with up to 10 different courses. It often includes roast turkey with chestnuts, foie gras, lobster, venison and cheeses.

If that’s not enough, in Provence they even eat 13, yes 13, desserts followed by some lovely wine.


Japan

Ah the power of marketing and advertising. Just one successful campaign in the 1970’s changed the course of Christmas Dinner in Japan for a lifetime.

Instead of sitting down and eating a home cooked meal, the people of Japan will often head out to their local KFC!

In fact, this tradition is so ingrained that the fast food retailer even takes reservations months ahead of December 25th!


Poland

Poland

The people of Poland really go all out at Christmas time. Their feast begins on Christmas Eve when the family tuck into an array of vegetarian dishes cumulatively known as Wigilia.

They then get stuck into the main event made up of 12 traditional dishes including carp two different ways, herring in wine sauce, herring in cream sauce, fruit compote, potatoes, sauerkraut and fish soup.

Lots of fish…


Italy

The Italians are known for their stunning pizzas, pasta and delicious wines, with each region boasting a speciality. This is also true when it comes to Christmas where there is a clear distinction between the South and North.

Both yuletide feasts begin with soup made with pasta in a meat broth and then, while the Northern regions would dine on roasted meats, the Southern regions would opt for delicacies like fried caption eel.

These are just some of our personal favourites, but tell us, what makes for a traditional Christmas dinner in your home? Let us know in the comments… Happy feasting!

A balanced life which combines a little bit of fast food with lots of good quality high nutritional value foods will do you no harm. One Burger won’t make you gain 7lbs of fat, just like one salad won’t make you drop 2 dress/trouser sizes

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