Special diet Christmas

From healthy & low-calorie suggestions to special diet ideas.

If you have a special dietary requirement, the festive season can sometimes be a struggle. Whether you're a gluten-free gourmet or putting on a vegetarian Christmas, our delicious recipes will make sure no one misses out on the festive fun...

Vegetarian Christmas recipes

All the festive recipes you'll need to cook up a vegetarian feast...

Nut-free Christmas recipes

Struggling to find a nut-free stuffing or Christmas cake? Browse our alternative festive recipes...

Gluten-free Christmas recipes

From truffle cake to terrine, our favourite festive recipes, minus the gluten...

Christmas Day under 2,500 calories

Watching your waistline? Christmas doesn't have to be a calorific affair.

Top Tip

At some point during the festive period, you may find that you have higher blood glucose levels than normal due to being less active than usual, overindulging or changing your routine. Don’t worry about one or two high readings as this shouldn’t affect your long-term diabetes control, but aim to avoid persistently high readings in order to avoid compromising your health.

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

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