Healthy Xmas Recipes
There are only a few days left until the great Xmas celebration, which means it is just the right time to make up your festive menu. But remember that your Xmas dishes shouldn’t be only delicious but healthy as well. OurVanity.com has prepared for you the best delicious & healthy recipes for Xmas to make your Christmas celebration unforgettable.
We are already absorbed in holiday rush, bruising along in search of the Xmas presents and making up the festive menu. We can help you at least with the festive table. Include the following healthy Xmas recipes into your holiday menu and enjoy the delicious dishes packed with flavor instead of calories.
Turkey is a classic option for the festive table at Christmas. But we recommend you to try the following healthy recipe of Xmas turkey to cook which you will need a small amount of olive oil, a plenty of herbs, onion and lemon to make your Xmas turkey flavored and juicy.
- 1 medium-sized turkey
- 1 onion
- 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Several twigs of fresh sage, rosemary, and thyme
- Ground black pepper
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Remove turkey giblets and neck, wash it with cold water and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Place 1 onion, half a lemon and several twigs of each herb inside the turkey cavity. Secure legs with kitchen string. Place turkey in pan, sprinkle it with lemon juice and brush with olive oil, and after add pepper and salt. Place in oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Then reduce temperature to 180 degrees and leave turkey in oven for 3 hours, basting the bird frequently with pan and lemon juice. Remove turkey from oven and let it soak au jus. After place turkey in a serving dish and add the remaining herbs.
And as we speak about healthy Xmas recipes, we recommend you removing the skin, before eating the meat in order to reduce your fat intake.
Xmas Gingerbread Men
Gingerbread Men is another classic and necessary option for a real Xmas celebration. Our task is to make gingerbread men as light in calories as possible.
- 50 g butter
- 150 g brown sugar
- 100 g unsweetened applesauce
- 80 g dark molasses
- 1 egg
- 600 g flour
- 1tbsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- A pinch of allspice
Beat butter, applesauce and sugar until smooth, add molasses and egg and mix carefully once again. Take another mixing bowl and combine baking soda, flour, ginger, cinnamon and allspice. Blend both mixtures together. Divide dough in two wrap with a food plastic and chill for 3 hours.
Heat oven to 300 degrees. Sheet dough to ¼ inches thickness and cut gingerbread men with a special dough cutter. Use raisins to decorate your gingerbread men. Place cookies on the baking sheet and bake 12-15 minutes. Add other decorations when cool and your Xmas gingerbread men are ready to be served.
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