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!
http://artmarkmaliwanag.com/2015/09/idol-for-life-guilly-tejano/ 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.
Or how about some Pecan Shortbread Fingers from The Joyful Table ? (Gluten and Dairy free)
And this is the Christmas cake I will be making – Mamacino has a delicious looking gluten free Christmas cake here.
Georgia from Well Nourished has a Pomegranate and Maple Spiced walnut salad
My light and fresh coleslaw is a welcome addition to any meal! You can find the recipe here.
Another of my favourite ever salads here from The Healthy Chef:
How about some half shell scallops? How beautiful are they!!
Irene from Eat, Drink Paleo has a delicious Roast Chicken with Inside out stuffing
For turkey, I just can’t go past this Jaime Oliver recipe…..
Or some delicious Oysters with a zesty Vietnamese dressing from Eat, Drink Paleo.
Sistermixin has the recipe for Perfect Pork Crackling – who doesn’t love a good crackle?!
Onto dessert……My Mango Nana cheesecake will be gracing our Christmas table for sure!
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without some cherry ideas….how about a Cherry Ripe Slice from Rachel at rachelallanah.com
Or a cherry Pie from Lara at My notes from New England
Sam, The Klutzy Cook has a brilliant slow cooker Christmas pudding for you here – looks easy!
An impressive way to present fruit for Christmas! From thefirstyearblog.com:
Doesn’t get much easier than this but how delicious! Some canape ideas for you from Slim Birdy
After some more healthy fruit – snack type ideas? Check out this wonderful compilation from Lisa at Happy Tummies for some great ideas including these:
Melanie from Eager for Life has a healthy Christmas smoothie recipe – all the tastes of Christmas in a glass!
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!
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!