There’s a little for everyone in this list, whether you’re having a cold salads and seafood affair or a more traditional roasted things affair there’s a vegetarian side here to keep everyone happy. This little vegetarian sides list is to help keep that dining table in balance on Christmas day. All the meat and protein is delicious but impressive sides make the meal. The sides are a great opportunity to sneak the vegetables in!
It’s stone fruit season and I’m pretty excited about it. Apricots have always been one of my favourite fruits and when they’re good they’re so good. I’ve always known that dried apricots and cheese were good together on a cheese board and I’ve recently discovered that sweet grilled apricots are amazing with salty goats cheese and thyme. it’s actually a dream combination.
I totally get that Christmas is a time of indulgence for all of us and I am by no means suggesting you overhaul your whole Christmas tradition and make it a ‘healthy’ Christmas because Christmas isn’t unhealthy, it’s a time to celebrate with your loved ones and share traditions, gifts and food. It’s not a time to be worrying about calories. Then again I don’t think any day is a day to worry about calories! That said, you can include a few things that are a little lighter to mix things up, lighter but still super delicious and this little collection ticks those boxes big time. From gluten free, to dairy free, to just wholesome there’s something for everyone,
It’s December so you know what that means: Christmas baking! I like to mix it up with old favourites and healthier takes on old favourites. These crispy gingerbread cookies have a hint of chocolate, lots of spice and are low in both fat and sugar in comparison to a regular cookie. They’re also gluten free if you’re into that sort of thing;)
Let the Christmas ‘baking’ continue! So there’s probably some sort of copyright problem with me calling these Bounty balls. But they are so reminiscent of a bounty, and it used to be my favourite chocolate bar as a kid so that’s a huge compliment. These little chocolates are ridiculous easy to make and way healthier than the original.