We believe in enjoying Christmas to the full, which means relishing all the delicious food and drink on offer at this time of year. If you want to add some healthy options to your festive spread, there are plenty of seasonal dishes to choose from that are as nutritious as they are delicious. We’ve compiled them here to create a complete menu for Christmas Day.
Christmas morning ideas
Kick off a day of celebrations with a truly luxurious breakfast – a stack of fluffy American pancakes or silky thin crêpes never goes amiss. Alternatively, try a make-ahead, flavour-packed granola and save more time for opening presents.
Cinnamon crêpes with nut butter, sliced banana & raspberries
Blueberry & lemon pancakes
Orange & raspberry granola
Porridge with quick berry compote, figs & pistachios
Baked banana porridge
Mushroom & basil omelette with smashed tomato
Herb omelette with fried tomatoes
Healthy Christmas dinner ideas
We have plenty of healthy starters to whet your guests’ appetites ahead of the main event. Serve a super-luxe soup or an elegant, seasonal salad.
Celeriac, hazelnut & truffle soup
Butternut soup with crispy sage & apple croutons
Chilli crab with shaved fennel & parsley salad
Warm salad of asparagus, bacon, duck egg & hazelnuts
Clementine, feta & winter leaf salad
The main course
For the traditionalists among us, it has to be turkey. Roast your turkey crown to perfection and flavour with orange, honey and thyme. If you’re catering for fewer people, our lemon & garlic chicken is a great option. Alternatively, try our herb roast pork or pot-roast beef. For veggies, a whole roast cauliflower makes for a satisfying centrepiece.
Healthy roast turkey crown
Lemon & garlic roast chicken with charred broccoli & sweet potato mash
Roasted stuffed cauliflower
Herb roast pork with vegetable roasties & apple gravy
Pot-roast beef with French onion gravy
From rich, flavourful gravy and scrumptious stuffing to all manner of festive vegetables, serve your Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.
Healthy stuffing balls
Hazelnut & mustard carrots
Stir-fried festive cabbage
Garlic & rosemary roast potatoes
Roast potatoes with paprika
Chilli-charred Brussels sprouts
Glazed sprouts with caramelised red onions
Healthy party food ideas
Feed a crowd with our seasonal recipes. We’ve created nutritious canapés and hot and cold buffet bites that are sure to leave everyone feeling well fed at a festive gathering.
Healthy buffet ideas
Butternut, chestnut & lentil cake
Slow cooker barbacoa beef
Double bean & roasted pepper chilli
Spinach & squash salad with coconut dressing
Beetroot, orange & hazelnut salad
Festive celeriac koshari
Stuffed vine leaves
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This article was published on 20 November 2018.
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