Spill The Beans #6: Festive Edition From An MMU Student

Here at MetMUnch HQ, we love Christmas! 

Family time, crisp winter walks, hot and yummy nutritious food and time to relax (we hope!).

As a busy first term has drawn to a close, we hope you’re all excited for all of these things and more. We decided to speak to some of our best MetMUnchers to find out what they’ll be doing, how they’ll be relaxing and with moderation in mind; how they’ll fit in those all-important fruits and veggies during a choccytastic festive period.

In this first festive edition of Spill The Beans we speak to first year Nutritional Sciences student and MetMUncher; Rebecca…

Hi Rebecca! Any tips for eating the recommended “5 a day” during the xmas period?



Rebecca MetMUnch


Hi! There’s fruit and veg everywhere at Christmas, a lot of it is lovely and seasonal too. Chop it up, pop it in the fridge, and eat it as a snack through the day. If there’s any left, making a warm winter soup is brilliant! It’s so easy and tasty.

Brussels sprouts! yay or nay?

It’s a yes from me. Most certainly.




How much chocolate is too much chocolate?

If you’re having a selection box per day, you may be going a bit too far. However, I don’t see there being any problem with a small bar or a few miniatures in the day- just balance it out with your veggies and fruit!




What WILL we find in your xmas fridge?

 Brussels sprouts! And brandy cream for my mince pies. You will also find copious amounts of cheese in my fridge. 


What WON’T we find in your xmas fridge – and why?

Christmas pudding, I just can’t get on with it.

christmas pudding with custard 

How do you normally relax during the xmas holidays?

If it is a clear day, I really enjoy a walk through the forest of my hometown and I catch up with friends. On a wet, cold day I just want warmth and a good book.




How is your xmas veg normally cooked? – and why?

Mostly roasted, it is easier to cook it all together and I can use the turkey juices to add flavour! – Except, the cauliflower cheese of course!




Thanks, Rebecca! We love the turkey juice tip and we have another Brussels sprouts fan!

We agree about the chocolate, everything in moderation! It’s important to have a healthy mind AND body. Christmas is a time to enjoy ourselves.

See you soon with another seasonal superstar of nutrition!

We’ll be asking them to spill the beans!


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Spill The Beans interviews by Sam Harrison

From Everyone at MetMUnch, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year