There are lots of healthy alternatives to eat at Christmas dinner, writes Derval O'Rourke. From starters to dessert, here are three recipes to get you going.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! People always ask me what I’ll be eating for Christmas and if I’ll be cooking. I love traditional Christmas food like turkey, ham and spiced beef. I’m planing on doing the cooking this year.
This week I’m in Christmas cooking mode. I don’t like to mess with tradition so I’m sticking to a starter suggestion and a couple of dessert options for my column. There are so many recipes out there for main courses so here are my non main course options.
I believe in keeping it simple on Christmas Day. Whenever you can pre prep the food it’s a good idea. There is nothing worse than being stuck in the kitchen all day trying to cook. Think about pre prepping your food to ensure you have loads of time to enjoy yourself on Christmas Day. My pea and mint soup is great to cook the day before and the chocolate cake is a fantastic dessert to make in advance.
It’s always nice to get a bit of fresh air on Christmas Day so in between all the eating try to get out for a stroll. You’ll be happy you did it, I promise!
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