A Healthy Wholefood Christmas!
A wholefood Christmas really doesn’t have to involve loads of time slaving over a hot stove. Who wants to do that in 40 degree weather anyway???
My advice is to keep it simple.
Choose a protein dish, hot or cold, add in a few salads or side dishes and a delicious fresh fruit platter. You can cook and freeze Christmas baking in advance and defrost the night before. Starters can be as simple as a wheel of brie scattered with cherries. Make use of relatives and guests by emailing them the recipe of what they can bring.
Serve up some my Pomegranate, Mint and Lime Fizz and some organic wine and beer (less headaches) and lots of fruity water.
Most of all, relax and enjoy this precious time with family and friends. It doesn’t matter if it’s not all perfect.
Anyway, let’s get into the food, shall we?
I have been stalking all my favourite whole food blogs in the last few weeks, trying to rustle up a Christmas menu for us. So, I thought I would share with you some of the amazing recipes with you.
Some I have made before, some are new, but they all have a whole, real food style. I hope you enjoy this bumper list of festive foods.
Please add any links you have for more food in the comments and when you make something, use the hashtag #WholeFoodChristmas so we can all get inspired. ♥
Pear, Brie and Proscuitto Forks
Cucumber Rounds with Salmon and Herbed Broadbean Dip
Half Shell Scallops with Garlic and Herbs
Cashew and Macadamia Cheese Log
Fresh Prawns with Two Dipping Sauces
Sweet Potato Bites with Guacamole and Bacon
The Main Event
GF Sweet Nutty Stuffed Pork (pictured)
Roasted Savoury Spiced Chicken
Buttermilk and Herb Crispy Chicken
Crispy Skin Roast Pork Belly in the Thermomix
Jamie Oliver’s Pork Belly Roast
Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder with Red Wine Sauce
Roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary
Smoked Salmon and Swiss Cheese Tart
Baked Salmon with Coconut and Ginger Crust
Tomato, Asparagus and Brie Tart
Quinoa Stuffing with Fresh Herbs and Pistachio Nuts
On the Side
Quinoa and Pomegranate Salad (pictured)
Red Cabbage, Apple and Fennel Salad
Pomegranate and Maple Spiced Walnut Salad
Strawberry and Avocado Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Watermelon and Cucumber Salad with Coconut and Lime Dressing
Pumpkin Pear and Pinenut Salad
Cumin Spiced Carrot Herb Salad
Tropical Mango and Rocket Salad
Green Salad with Persian Fetta and Lemon
Roasted Beetroot Salad with Fig and Smashed Raspberry Dressing
Beetroot, Apple and Mint Salad
Lemon Roasted Asparagus with Green Beans and Smoked Paprika Dressing
Pumpkin and Pistachio Couscous
Quinoa, Pesto and Caramelized Onion
Cauliflower Fried Rice with Tumeric, Ginger and Almonds
Roasted Baby Carrot with Pistachio and Hummus
Spiced Potato Wedges with Oregano, Paprika and Chilli
Fun Food and Gifts
Fun and Healthy Christmas Food for Kids
Paleo White Christmas Rocky Road
Healthy White Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Crackle Christmas Trees
Chocolate Cherry Tart (gluten free, dairy free)
Sticky Pecan and Hazelnut Tart
Torte Caprese with Berry Nougat
Strawberry and Marscapone Tartlets
Bitter Chocolate Cheesecake with Goji and Coconut
Cakes, Puddings and Pies
Pecan Cinnamon Spiced Fruit Cake
Supercharged Christmas Fruit Cake
Paleo Christmas Pudding with Custard
Gluten Free No Bake Christmas Pudding
Gingerbread House with Marshmallow Snow
Gluten Free Gingerbread Men (pictured)
Gluten Free Spiced Orange Choc Chunk Biscuits
Cardamom, Rosewater and Pistachio Shortbread
Grain Free Rhubarb Mince Tarts
Fermented Fruit Mince Pies with GF Pastry