With just two weeks left until Christmas, it’s well and truly time to start thinking about what you’re going to serve up to family and friends.
When it comes to special occasions, it can be difficult to strike the balance between something that is nourishing and healthy, and something that makes them want to come back for seconds.
That’s why we invited the lovely Lee Holmes – author of Supercharged Food - to take you through her delicious healthy Christmas day menu.
Paprika, Garlic and Rosemary Chicken (Serves 6)
If you’re in moving away from traditional turkey and looking for something nutrient rich and flavourful, I adore this Paprika, Garlic and Rosemary Chicken and the rich ruby red colour looks right at home on the Christmas table.
Gluten Free Mince Pies (Makes 12, cooking time 20 mins)
Did you know that eating a pie every day for the 12 days of Christmas brings wealth and prosperity for the future 12 months? Well if you believe folklore then why not put that theory to the test and have a crack at these delicious sweet treats. Classic Christmas Minced Pies don’t need to be full of unhealthy ingredients for you to get the same festive kick.
Fruit Mince Meat Ingredients:
Short crust Pastry Ingredients:
Coconut Bliss Balls (Makes 12 medium-sized balls)
I love these healthy bliss balls anytime of the year, but they are particularly good at Christmas time, dusted in coconut and looking like they’ve spent a night in a snow dome. These guys are super easy to pull together, you literally just lump everything in the processor and voila… blissed out in no time. Plus they’re a wonderful snack-happy treat for kids to be Santa’s little helpers, getting the ball rolling and exercising their play dough making skills to create bundles of natural goodness for the whole family. There’s a bit of trial and error with the consistency of the mixture, it should be slightly gooey and moist, not too runny or rock hard so that the ingredients crumble in your hands. The nut butter and tahini are perfect for allowing the mixture to hold which makes an easy rolling experience.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! For more recipes visit www.superchargedfood.com
About Lee Holmes
Being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and fibromyalgia in 2006 changed everything for Lee Holmes. She took her health into her own hands and explored how a change in diet could restore her wellbeing. Lee is now the creator of the blog and website, Supercharged Food, the author of a book of the same name and has been published all over the internet and lifestyle magazine landscape.
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