Healthy Christmas recipes – Christmas food sorted!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year……and the most hectic!! Every year I say I am going to be organised, relaxed and really enjoy the lead up to Christmas….ha ha nope!! Don’t get me wrong I am still enjoying it, just wish it wasn’t as hectic. So to help you out, here are some of my picks to make your Christmas feast a delicious, yet healthy one. Healthy Christmas recipes at their best! Many thanks to all the wonderful contributors below, be sure to check them out and plan your menu!

The Healthy Chef’s fruit mince pies are simply delicious. She has a couple of different options for the pastry, including a gluten free one for those that need it.

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Shan from My Food Religion has these gorgeous Apricot and Pistachio balls. Yum.

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Or how about some Pecan Shortbread Fingers from  The Joyful Table ? (Gluten and Dairy free)

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And this is the Christmas cake I will be making – Mamacino has a delicious looking gluten free Christmas cake here.

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Now for salads, Vanessa from Becomingness has a gorgeous Apple, Avocado, Cranberry and Walnut salad.

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Georgia from Well Nourished has a Pomegranate and Maple Spiced walnut salad

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My light and fresh coleslaw is a welcome addition to any meal! You can find the recipe here. 

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Another of my favourite ever salads here from The Healthy Chef:

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How about some half shell scallops? How beautiful are they!!

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Irene from Eat, Drink Paleo has a delicious Roast Chicken with Inside out stuffing

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For turkey, I just can’t go past this Jaime Oliver recipe…..

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Or some delicious Oysters with a zesty Vietnamese dressing from Eat, Drink Paleo.

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Sistermixin has the recipe for Perfect Pork Crackling – who doesn’t love a good crackle?!

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Onto dessert……My Mango Nana cheesecake will be gracing our Christmas table for sure!Healthy christmas recipes

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without some cherry ideas….how about a Cherry Ripe Slice from Rachel at rachelallanah.com

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Or a cherry Pie from Lara at My notes from New England 

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Sam, The Klutzy Cook has a brilliant slow cooker Christmas pudding for you here – looks easy!

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An impressive way to present fruit for Christmas! From thefirstyearblog.com:

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Doesn’t get much easier than this but how delicious! Some canape ideas for you from Slim Birdy 

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After some more healthy fruit – snack type ideas? Check out this wonderful compilation from Lisa at Happy Tummies for some great ideas including these:

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DRINKS

Melanie from Eager for Life has a healthy Christmas smoothie recipe – all the tastes of Christmas in a glass!

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Now for some Christmas cocktails…..this year i won’t be indulging in a cocktail (or two) being pregnant, but that doesn’t mean you can’t!

First up a delicious Dairy Free Bailey’s Irish Cream recipe for you from the beautiful Adele at www.vegiehead.com– she has a non-alocoholic version too which I may just whip up!

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And I can’t go past a mojito! I love mine plain, but here is a cranberry mojito recipe for you. If you have cut back on sugar, I’d recommend cutting the sugar back in this too as it would be way too sweet. Enjoy!

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4 Comments

  1. Rachael Condon

    What a fantastic collection of recipes! Its a little hard to choose which one try since they all look so great! Thank you for the great post

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    1. Lee @ Healthy Natural Changes (Post author)

      Thanks so much Rachael, Merry Christmas to you! x

      Reply
  2. Sam @ The Klutzy Cook

    I’m with you Lee, totally not organised for Christmas either! The kids think I’m joking when I say I haven’t bought ANY presents. Great list and thanks for including my Slow Cooker pudding. Merry Christmas xx

    Reply
    1. Lee @ Healthy Natural Changes (Post author)

      You’re welcome Sam, and Merry Christmas to you! x

      Reply

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