It’s Christmas time, the season of cheer, joy, spreading warmth and light, and of course, we aim to get as close to our health goals as possible, but without forgetting to have fun!
Yes, it is one of our favorite holidays! We enjoy big meals, lots of side dishes, and desserts! (There’s nothing like birthday cakes and candy!!)
We generally enjoy traditional Christmas meals, but we would love for many of you to wish a healthy Christmas!
Hence, to make Christmas healthy, HealthifyMe has compiled a list of your favorite healthy Christmas recipes, with easy-to-find ingredients that come together in a simple step-by-step way.
Some of the main recipes for this Christmas, you will find below:-
1. Christmas Chunky Chicken Sandwich
Enjoy this quick and easy sandwich for Christmas morning breakfast; With last night’s delicious leftovers:-
- Two slices of thick baguette
- 4-5 grilled chicken strips
- 2-3 slices of Option
- Tomatoes (2-3 slices)
- 2-3 lettuce leaves
- 1-2 tablespoons of avocado
- A pinch of hot pepper for seasoning
- Step 1: Spread the avocado on two slices of baguette and begin the process of layering the sandwich.
- Step 2: Top with a layer of lettuce first, then add grilled chicken strips, sliced cucumbers and tomatoes, and finish with a sip of freshly ground pepper!
- Step 3: Sit back, relax and enjoy your sandwich followed by a cup of herbal tea.
2. Christmas Breakfast Casserole
While opening gifts, enjoy this morning’s Mediterranean-inspired Christmas soup. Breakfast casseroles are perfect for feeding a large group, and you can speed up the preparation process by cutting your bread into pieces the night before.
- A bunch of fresh spinach
- 1 large carrot, chopped
- 3/4 cup dried tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (extra virgin)
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 2 cups of low-fat milk
- 1 teaspoon of lemon peel
- 5 medium eggs
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 12 oz. whole-wheat country bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 8 cups)
Step 1: Squeeze the spinach onto a clean kitchen towel over the sink to drain off as much moisture as possible. In a medium dish, combine spinach and chopped carrots.
Step 2: In a small skillet over low heat, add a little oil and sauté the tomatoes, garlic, and crushed red pepper, sprinkled with lemon zest. When the garlic turns golden brown, add the spinach and carrot mixture and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
Step 3: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
The fourth step: Mix milk and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Combine spinach, carrot, feta, and bread mixture in a mixing bowl. Gently stir the bread until it absorbs the milk mixture. Fill a 13″ x 9″ glass or ceramic baking dish halfway with the mixture. Leave it at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes.
Fifth step: Bake for 35 minutes, or until golden brown. Leave it for 5-10 minutes before serving.
1 cup approx
277 calories; 14.4g protein; 30.5g carbohydrates; 4.8g dietary fiber; Sugars 6.3 grams, fats 9.9 grams. saturated fat 4.5 g; Cholesterol 136 mg. Vitamin A 4746.9 IU; Vitamin C 4.8 mg; 126.7 mcg of folic acid; calcium 258.3 mg; 1.8 mg of iron; 61.8 mg of magnesium. potassium 542.2 mg; sodium 498.4 mg; Thiamine 0.1 mg.
3. Frozen Date Chocolate
This is an easy-to-prepare, yet very nutritious dessert that will add lots of joy and cheer during the Christmas festivities:-
- 10-15 unclassified dates (the number depends on the guest list, each one will have 2-3)
- Melted chocolate (can be melted in a bowl of hot water)
- Step 1: Take each date and roll it in the melted chocolate
- Step: 2 Place the wrapped chocolate dates on the tray and continue lining the tray until all the dates are finished
- Step 3: Put the tray into the deep freezer
- Step 4: Remove in a few hours and enjoy!
4. Coconut Krissy Chocolate Cake
This cake is delicious and delicious for a Christmas family meal. This is easy to bake
The cake has delicious almond milk, pecans, and toasted coconut as a garnish!
- Baking spray
- 1 package (15.87 ounces) chocolate brownie mix.
- 1 cup lightly whipped almond milk.
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
- 1 cup coconut flakes (toast some flakes to decorate the end)
Step 1: Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray baking spray in a 9″ x 13″ baking pan. In a large bowl, mix cake mix, almond milk, olive oil, and eggs. Stir in ½ cup of the coconut and walnuts until well combined. Place the mixture in the prepared baking tray. Evenly add the remaining 1/2 cup coconut.
Step 2: Bake for 23 to 26 minutes, or until a wooden block inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow 2 hours for pan to cool completely on a wire rack. If you prefer, top with toasted coconut and cut into squares.
1/2 kg (500g) (serves 3-5 people)
Nutritional profile: (per 100 grams)
160 calories; 26.96 g from fat; carbohydrates 4.78 g; dietary fiber 1.6 g; 5.56g protein; sugars 3.48 grams.
Christmas is the season of immense joy and excitement that we share with our loved ones. Thus, use the above simple and healthy recipes to spread joy and love.