Healthy Christmas Recipes To Fill Out Your Whole Menu

Elevate your holiday table with our curated Healthy Christmas Recipes! From guilt-free appetizers to wholesome mains and festive desserts, savor the season with trending flavors. Discover a menu that's both delicious and nourishing.

By Surekha Pendse
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Healthy Christmas Recipes To Fill Out Your Whole Menu

Christmas appetizers to dessert, we’ve got you covered.
There’s a lot that goes into planning the ultimate Christmas. From decorating a Christmas tree, to wrapping presents, and serving your guests their favorite Christmas appetizers, mains, side dishes, and of course desserts! It can be daunting to prepare a festive meal when you have so many other tasks to complete by the 25th. But with these straightforward (and tasty!) ideas, you’ll have all the information and inspiration you need to put together the best easy Christmas dinner menu. 

Non-Veg Starter: Honey Glazed Prawn Skewers

300 g fresh uncooked king prawns
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp honey
1 clove garlic
3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 red chili, finely chopped
1 tbsp mirin or white wine
20 g parsley, chopped
200g asparagus, cut in half lengthwise
2 courgettes, cut into ribbons lengthwise without the seeds.
Freshly ground pepper
Prepare the vegetables:
1. Place vegetables in a griddle pan on high heat. Drizzle 2 tbsp of the olive oil and toss well to coat. Place them side by side and press with a spatula so that they get the griddle marks and a slight char. Flip after a few minutes to get the same result on the other side. Remove, put on a kitchen towel to absorb any moisture. Note: This step can be done in advance, and you can store these veggies in an airtight container in the fridge.
2. Transfer veggies onto a baking tray and place in a hot oven till they sizzle.
Prepare the prawns:
1. Place 3-4 prawns on each skewer.
2. Mix the remaining olive oil with honey, garlic, chili, mirin, or wine and parsley. Note: Both the sauce and skewered prawns can be refrigerated until you are ready to cook and serve.
3. Heat the same griddle pan, put in the prawn skewers, pour over the sauce, and cook on each side until the prawns are bright pink and the sauce has become thick and sticky.
4. Spread the hot vegetables on a large platter. Arrange the prawn skewers on top and finish off with a drizzle of extra olive oil and freshly ground black pepper.

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Salad: Rosolli, Finnish Christmas Salad

For the salad:
4 beetroots
2 potatoes
2 carrots
1 onion
1 apple
1 – 2 pickled cucumbers
For the dressing:
6 tbsp + 2 tsp of heavy cream
½ tsp of white vinegar
¼ tsp of coconut sugar
¼ tsp of salt
A couple of cubes of the chopped beetroot (for coloring)
1. Boil the beetroots, potatoes, and carrots without peeling the skin, in separate pots. Take them off the
heat once they are tender, being mindful not to overcook them.
2. Once they’re cool, peel the vegetables and cut them into very small cubes.
3. Finely chop the onion
4. Peel and slice the apple into small cubes
5. Cut the pickled cucumbers into small cubes
6. Mix all of the above into a bowl and lightly season with salt and white pepper.
7. In another bowl, start whipping the cream, then add the vinegar, coconut sugar, salt, and a couple of
cubes of the beetroot (for the beautiful pink color) and keep whipping.
8. You can either serve the sauce on the side or mix it in with the salad.

Also Read: Healthy Gluten Free and Sugar Free Christmas Dinner Recipes


Pomegranate Glazed Lamb Loin Chops - Eva Minette
Non-Veg Main : Maple Glazed Lamb Chops with Pomegranates

4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons maple syrup
8 garlic cloves
1 tsp dry mustard
12 lamb chops
1 large juicy pomegranate, peeled and seeded
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup chopped fresh mint
1. Heat the grill or grill pan over high heat.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, molasses and maple syrup. Grate the garlic into the mixture and add the dry mustard and whisk again to combine.
3. Season the lamb chops with salt and pepper. Generously brush both sides of each lamb chop with the glaze, reserving any extra glaze. Working in batches, grill the lamb chops until well charred, flipping once and brushing with the reserved glaze, about 4 minutes per side. Tent with foil and let rest for 7 minutes. Serve it on a platter, drizzling with remaining glaze, sprinkling with pomegranate seeds and chopped mint.
4. Serve with a fresh salad.

Sunday Roast Chicken Recipe – How to Cook Roast Chicken – Licious

Roast Chicken

Mixed herbs – parsley, thyme, oregano, add crushed garlic, chilli flakes, mustard,
Crushed garlic
Chilli flakes
Dry mustard
Olive Oil
1. Make sure the chicken is perfectly dry and season it with a generous twist of salt both inside and out. Tip – chill the bird for an hour – longer if you can. Even better, keep it uncovered in your fridge overnight. This allows the bird to do dry out completely, vital for that perfect crispy skin!
2. Ease the skin away from the breast so that you can slide your fingers between the skin and the breast meat. Make up a savoury butter e.g. Mix together herbs – parsley, thyme, oregano, add crushed garlic, chilli flakes, mustard, basically any combination of herbs and spices you enjoy and push this into the space you have created between skin and meat
– Why? It keeps the breast and the chicken moist and succulent while allowing the flavours to ingratiate themselves and make friends with the chicken when cooking!
3. You can also slather this mixture on the outside as well, or rub the outside with a light coat of olive oil and top with a “dry rub” (it is what it says – a mix of dry herbs). Perfectly acceptable but you can also stuff the cavity with lemons, a whole head of garlic, halved across and more herbs if you want. Any flavour is a good flavour but keep them complementary so they don’t assault your taste buds! Garlic, lime herbs all go very well together but keep it simple and limited.

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Christmas Dessert: Cinnamon Apple Pie With No Refined Sugar

Pie Filling
500 g apples
70 g coconut sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1 1/2 tbsp organic flour
110 g butter
25 g coconut sugar
2 whole eggs
175 g organic all-purpose flour
Whipped cream (Optional)
1. Slice peeled apples and place them on the baking sheet. Put paper towels at the bottom and on top and set them aside while you make and chill the pastry.
2. To make the pastry, whip the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Break in a whole egg and a yolk. Reserve egg whites for later. Beat it for a minute. Now add flour, a third at a time, and use your hands to knead the dough. Cover with cling film, and chill for 45 mins.
3. In a bowl, mix the coconut sugar, cinnamon, and flour for the filling.
4. After the pastry has chilled, heat the oven to 180 C. Lightly beat the egg white. Cut off a third of the pastry and keep it wrapped while you roll out the rest, and use this to the line the pie tin. Roll the remaining third to a circle. Pat the apples dry with kitchen paper and add them into the bowl with the cinnamon-sugar mix. Give a quick mix with your hands and immediately pile them into the pastry-lined tin.
5. Brush a little water around the pastry rim and lay the pastry lid over the apples pressing the edges together to seal. Trim the edge with a knife and make little slashes on top of the lid for the steam to escape. Brush it all with the egg white and sprinkle with caster sugar. Bake for 40-45 mins, until golden. Remove and let it sit for 5-10 mins.
6. Sprinkle with more sugar and cinnamon powder and serve while still warm with or without whipped cream.

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