Impossible you say? Has the thought of stuffing both yourself and the turkey become less appealing each year? If the answer is yes, then you’re in the right place. Take a look at our favourite healthy recipes, for a healthier, happier, but not heavier Christmas.
Healthy snacks 101.
Put down the crisps! As tempting as they may be, there is zero nutritional value in those oh so delicious snacks. Opt for super healthy superfoods in the form of oven-baked kale or spinach.
With a multitude of seasoning options out there, the world is your oyster in terms of flavouring. This is also a great way to tempt even vegetable haters into eating veggies. Jamie Olivier has the perfect simple and easy sesame recipe here.
- Source: Jamie Oliver
Blissful blinis… Christmas isn’t Christmas without some bitesize savoury treats, if you want to impress your guests, these buckwheat blinis by Honestly Yum are the perfect healthy option.
- With your appetite whet, now for the mains. Make life easy by using this one pan CRANBERRY BALSAMIC ROASTED CHICKEN bake from Cotter Crunch. Forget dry, tasteless turkey, this succulent dish is the modern minimalist’s (in terms of effort) take on roasting chicken, with a beautiful result.
- Source: Cotter Crunch
Pass the vegetables please! The platter of vegetables to be precise… A beautiful array of colours flavours and – most importantly – vitamins, Yotam Ottolenghi’s roast winter vegetable platter with walnut and barberry salsa is by far the most interesting and taste bud-tantalising recipe out there.
- Source: The Guardian – Yotam Ottolenghi’s roast winter vegetable platter with walnut and barberry salsa. Photograph: Louise Hagger for the Guardian. Food styling: Emily Kydd. Prop stylist: Jennifer Kay
Now for the pudding. In place of the original Christmas pud, we’re opting for a HEALTHY CARROT, PISTACHIO AND POMEGRANATE LOAF by Juniper Cakery. Their recipes look and taste magical!
- Source: Juniper Cakery
Finally for the mince pies! We call upon Slimmer’s World for their ‘easy peasy’ ‘cheap as chips’ low-calorie mince pies.
- Source: Slimmers World
So, there you have it. Our guide to skimping on calories, but not on flavour. Bring on the Christmas celebrations…