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Wouldn’t you agree that the best part about Christmas is savouring all the food we love, surrounded by the people we love most! Although we’re certainly not complaining about the massive quantities of food we’re going to eat this Christmas, it’s always nice to give your meals a healthy touch by using healthier ingredient substitutes while cooking. To help you do that, we put together a range of holiday meal recipes, that’ll help you set your menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and everything in between. Here are 10 of our favourite holiday recipes for Christmas.
1. Tomato Spinach Strata
Looking for Christmas breakfast recipes that you can prepare in advance and reheat when you’re ready to eat? This tomato spinach strata fits the bill perfectly. It’s loaded with veggies but is super-delicious and the perfect way to start your day.
2. Roasted Cauliflower Soup Eggs
Don’t forget to add this mouthwatering soup when you’re jotting down your healthy Christmas dinner menu. It’s so easy to make and will soon become one of your go-to weekday dinner recipes.
3. Marinated Beet Toasts With Yoghurt
Looking for unique and different Christmas dinner ideas? Step up your appetizer game with this appetizer recipe that all your guests will be begging for after they finish every last crumb of it. It’s Christmas party food at its best!
4. Roast Chicken
If you’re planning a traditional Christmas dinner menu, there’s nothing quite as delicious as a moist roast chicken. This healthy version will be the perfect showstopper for your holiday meal.
5. Baked Salmon
Tired of cooking roast chicken every year? Switch up your menu by trying your hand at salmon for Christmas dinner instead.
If you’re not sure how to cook salmon, rest easy and check out this recipe from Epicurious.
6. Sweet Potato Casserole
Is it a dinner casserole? Is it dessert? The truth is it doesn’t really matter. This delicious blend of sweet and savouryflavours definitely hits the spot. Plus – did you know that the sweet potatoes have all kinds of nutritious benefits? Pile our plate high, please.
If you want to know how best to cook sweet potatoes, try this yummy recipe from Cook the Story.
7. Peppermint Chocolate Tart
Sure, Christmas cake is delicious, but you know what’s a tad more delicious and MUCH healthier?
8. Christmas Cookies
While we’re talking about Christmas desserts, let’s not forget the quintessential Christmas cookies. Whether you want to indulge in some Christmas baking for your family, for gifting or for all the Christmas parties you’ll be going to, we promise these healthyChristmas cookie recipes will be a hit with everyone you know.
If you want something more chocolatey, try these decadent ones from Brit+Co that also make excellent Christmas gifts.
9. Christmas Pudding
A traditional Christmas pudding is truly a labour of love. If you’re looking to create some magic this Christmas but need a recipe that’s easy and healthy, look no further.
10. Creamy Eggnog
It doesn’t feel like Christmas until you kick back with a glass of eggnog. The traditional eggnog recipe isn’t what we call ‘healthy’, so we found you a version that isn’t quite as decadent but is just as delicious.
We hope you were inspired by these healthy & delicious Christmas dinner party ideas! Tell us your ideas for easy holiday dinner recipes in the comments below. Oh, and happy eating!