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

Cinnamon crêpes with nut butter, sliced banana & raspberries
Healthy pancakes
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.

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A bowl of celeriac soup with truffle oil and hazelnuts

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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.

Turkey crown with roasted root vegetables

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

Side dishes

From rich, flavourful gravy and scrumptious stuffing to all manner of festive vegetables, serve your Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.

Carrots served with hazelnuts

Healthy gravy
Healthy stuffing balls
Hazelnut & mustard carrots
Stir-fried festive cabbage
Smashed roasties
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.

Plates of healthy canapes

Healthy canapés

Cranberry & chestnut falafel
Stuffed cocktail eggs
Cucumber & blue cheese canapés
Chicken & basil meatballs
Curried fishcake bites
Beetroot & rye tartines
Aubergine & chickpea bites

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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