Healthy Christmas Treats

Indulging in the right kind of foods this festive season is easier than you think. From  family dinners to end of year parties these healthier Christmas recipes will help keep you on track.

Here’s two of my favourite recipes the entire family will enjoy preparing and of course eating.

Watermelon Salad Stars

Prep Time: 0:15

Servings 4

You will need:

  • 1/2 watermelon, cut into 1cm slices
  • 60g smooth feta
  • Extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • Black pepper to season

 

Cooking Method:

Step 1

Using 5cm star cutters, cut 21 star shapes from watermelon slices.

Step 2

On a large board or platter, arrange watermelon stars into the shape of a Christmas tree.

Crumble over feta, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with mint leaves and black pepper.


Christmas Berry Trifle 

You will need:

  • 200g (about 16) savoiardi (sponge finger biscuits)
  • 2 x 9g packets raspberry jelly crystals
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater essence
  • 80g unsalted pistachio kernels
  • 4 x 150g ctns Vanilla fruche
  • 500g fresh mixed fruit or thawed frozen mixed summer fruit (such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or cherries)
  • 2 teaspoons icing sugar mixture

 

Prep Time: 0:20

Cooking Time: 0:05

Servings 10

Cooking Method:

Step 1

Break the biscuits into large pieces. Arrange over the base of a 2 litre (8-cup) capacity serving dish.

Step 2

Prepare the jelly following packet directions. Stir in the rosewater essence. Carefully pour the jelly mixture over the biscuits. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 4 hours or until the jelly is set.

Step 3

Meanwhile, place the pistachios in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 3-5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Set aside to cool slightly. Coarsely chop.

Step 4

Spoon the fromage frais over the jelly. Top with the mixed summer fruit.

Step 5

Sprinkle with pistachios and dust with icing sugar to serve.

And finally, be creative in how you display your deserts.

    

Image source Pinterest

Recipe source taste.com.au 

Enjoy!

xox KerryK 

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