Tired of endless scrolling, looking for inspiration for the perfect recipe for finger food? Or, trying your hand at cocktail making, but can’t seem to find the right recipe? Don’t worry!
Croí have compiled all of our favourite recipes for you to try over the Christmas season. We are bound to have every recipe you need for any dish you desire! Oh, and did we mention? They’re also healthy and delicious!Why not change things up a bit this year and instead of the usual fat and salt laden finger foods, experiment with a selection of healthier crudités and dips. Here’s some links to some of our favourites from the internet:
- Lemon Coriander Hummus
- Ultimate Tomato Salsa
- Rainbow Winter Dips & Crudités
- Chickpea & Red Pepper Dip
- Smoky Spanish Tomato & Garlic Dip
- Burnt Aubergine Raita
- Smashed Bean Dip
- Baba Ganoush & Sesame Crackers
- Butternut & Harissa Hummus
To complete your healthy platter, why not add:
- Chopped up carrots, peppers and celery to use for dipping.
- Some unsalted crackers and breadsticks.
- Finish off your platter with a selection of unsalted mixed nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and fruit such as grapes, mixed berries, figs and cherry tomatoes for a pop of colour.
If you’re trying to be mindful of your salt and fat intake over the Christmas period, why not try some healthier finger food alternatives. We’ve linked some of our favourites below:
- Curried Fishcake Bites
- Stuffed Cocktail Eggs
- Vietnamese Prawn Summer Rolls
- Grilled Aubergine Stacks
- Curried Parsnip Soup Shots
- Roasted Salmon Rye Toasts
- Aubergine & Chickpea Bites
- Corn Cups with Prawn, Mango & Chillies
This year, lots of people are trying alcohol free alternatives to their favourite beers, wines and spirits and there are so many different options to choose from. Why not get creative and whip up an alcohol-free cocktail at home? From virgin mojitos to alcohol free passionfruit martinis, we’ve linked some our favourites below:
*Cocktails and mocktails are high in sugar, so avoid or use sugar free mixers if you have diabetes.
Arguably, the best meal of the year. So, even if you are trying to keep it relatively healthy and keep the salt and fat content to a minimum, there is no reason to skimp on flavours. Luckily, turkey is a lean meat, low in saturated fat and the typical side dishes of potato and vegetables do not need to be cooked in butter, goose fat or covered in gravy to be tasty. Play around with flavours and take some inspiration from the recipes linked below, such as these paprika roast potatoes, chill charred brussels sprouts, lemon thyme carrots and mulled red cabbage with clementine’s.
- Healthy Roast Turkey Crown
- Roast Potatoes with Paprika
- Chilli Charred Brussels Sprouts
- Hazelnut and Mustard Carrots
- Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Red Wine, Shallots & Wheatberries
- Christmas Slaw
- Lemon & Thyme Baby Carrots
- Mulled Red Cabbage with Clementines
Why not mix up your Christmas dessert offerings and include some slightly healthier ones. Think delicious fruit based desserts, such as grilled pineapple, baked apples, lighter crumbles and fruity pavlovas.
- Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Coated Grilled Pineapple
- Poached Mulled Wine Pears
- Fruit Salad
- Baked Apples
- Stewed Fruit
- Healthier Traditional Pavlova
- Chocolate & Berry Mousse Pots
- Fruity Fondue
- Blackberry & Apple Oat Bake
Not sure what to make with your leftover turkey? Sick of turkey curry? This year why not get creative and whip up a Vietnamese Turkey Pho, Fruity Moroccan Turkey Tagine or even a Korean Turkey Rice Pot. Just because you can’t travel doesn’t mean your tastebuds can’t!
- Slow Cooker Turkey Pho
- Fruity Turkey Tagine
- Leftover Turkey Casserole
- Moroccan Turkey Salad
- Turkey Cacciatore with a Twist
- Korean Rice Pot
- Easy Turkey Soup
- Turkey Curry
- Turkey Minestrone