Healthy Christmas Recipes
With December just around the corner, were no doubt stoked for all the festive feasts and cosy gatherings to come. If youre planning to be the hostess with the mostest, here are eight healthy and delicious Christmas recipes to bookmark. Big on flavour but easy on the calories, these treats are bound to delight even your fussiest guest.
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1. Homemade Nutella
What better way to impress your guests than with a homemade nut butter spread thats even better than the store-bought ones? This creamy and versatile spread is perfect for slathering on warm bread, desserts, and more. Ready in just under 10 minutes, the spread requires little more than hazelnuts, Grapeseed oil, icing sugar, and cocoa powder in a food blender.
2. Lemon & Dill Baked Fish
Take a break from the grease-laden meats with this lemon and dill baked fish. Enlivened by herbs and a dash of citrus, this ones a keeper. For the best results, we recommend going with sea bass, barramundi and snapper fish for this simple festive recipe.
Prep Time: 30 mins. Serves 2 to 4
3. Smashed Cucumber Salad
Like achar but classy enough for your festive table, this smashed cucumber salad adds an Asian touch to meat roasts and savoury pies thanks to its tangy and spicy flavours. The perfect way to add some fibre to your diet, this salad makes a healthy addition to your Christmas dinner.
Prep Time: 10 mins. Serves 2.
4. Christmas Pork Roll with Cranberries, Pistachio and Sage
Brimming with classic festive ingredients like cranberries and pistachio, this pork roll is a great make-ahead dish for all your busy year-end gatherings. Despite the long prep time, youll find that the melt-in-mouth goodness, with sides seared to perfection, is well worth it. Serve with baked veggies for an extra nutrition boost.
Prep Time: 4 hours. Serves 5.
5. Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe with Pumpkin
A delightful alternative to mashed potatoes, this mashed sweet potatoes dish comes with pumpkin for that irresistibly nutty flavour. Its a great match with any meaty main, be it a classic turkey roast, honey bourbon ham or roast beef.
Prep Time: 20 mins. Serves 6 to 8.
6. Easy Soy Milk & Honey Moist Fruit Cake Recipe
If fruit cakes sound intimidating to make, try this fuss-free recipe featuring soy milk and honey. Glazed and shiny, this ones the perfect festive dessert. A lighter dessert compared to cheesecakes and cream-filled desserts, this fruit cake is naturally sweetened with fruits and honey.
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 mins. Serves 8.
7. Air Fryer Gochugaru Elotes
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Mexican-style elote corn topped with Korean-style gochugaruthis fun and easy-to-make appetiser is great for keeping your guests satiated while the mains are still in the oven.
8. Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
Probably the easiest side dish to whip up, roasted seasonal vegetables are bound to be a crowd-pleaser. In this recipe, weve got carrots, zucchini, capsicums and pumpkins, but feel free to add your favourite veggies as you please.
Healthy Christmas Dinner Ideas
If youre hoping to avoid the dreaded food coma this festive season, make a beeline for these healthy yet delicious dinner ideas. From easy airfryer recipes to refreshing salads, these recipes promise to keep things fuss-free and yummy.
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