Festivities always puts one in a dilemma what to eat and what not to eat and secondly how much to eat. It’s seldom hard to resist good food.
Are you looking for something nutritive as well as healthy for this Christmas and New Year?
Well, then we have 4 healthy recipes for you to try this Christmas and New Year. They are easy to cook and delicious and not to forget very healthy too.
- Gourmet Almond Eyes (Almond Cookies)
It does not matter for whom you are making it. Whether it is for your beloved, for your Granny or your family and friends! these NUTRITIVE Almonds, jam-filled cookie bites will prove to your loved ones how much you care about them and their health.
Let’s check what goes into this very tasty Christmas cookies.
Ingredients:- For about 40 cookies
1/4 organic lemon
200 g (8 oz) flour
150 g (6 oz) butter
100 g (4 oz) sugar
1/2 pack vanilla sugar
100 g (4 oz) ground almonds
175 g (7 oz) jam
Step 1. Grate the lemon rind. Knead it with flour, butter, sugar, vanilla sugar, the egg, and the almonds to smooth dough.
Step 2. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (350°F, gas 4). Roll out the dough thinly in portions between two sheets of grease-proof paper. Cut out the biscuits. Cut out holes in the centre of half of them. Bake on a baking tray lined with grease-proof paper for about 12 minutes.
Step 3. After they are cooled off, spread jam (e.g. strawberry jam) on those without holes. Place the biscuits with the holes on top. Optionally, sprinkle with icing sugar.
Preparation: 45 minutes
Baking: 12 minutes
Calories per cookie: 60 kcal
2) Christmas Apple Cake–
I really like apples, so I always get several bushels. I eat an apple a day in winter because Apple has so many benefits for our health — the yellowish flesh in nectarines is rich in bioflavonoids, especially carotenoids. These pigments are antioxidants that help to protect against CANCER and other diseases by reducing the cellular damage that is caused when the body burns oxygen. The antioxidant in nectarine which includes Vitamin A, vitamin C and beta-carotene prevent cancer and oral cancer.
Apple also helps to REDUCE WEIGHT –nectarines are low in calorie fruit, which makes it a perfect food for people who want to lose weight. It contains fewer calories with no saturated fat, fibres in apples suppress hunger and aids in weight loss.
Thus Apple is quite nutritive. When there is a get together I love to make apple pie, apple salad or Apple Cake. If you are thinking what to make this CHRISTMAS or New Year, here is a recipe for APPLE CAKE! Apple cake is a moist yummy cake with a rich sweet butter sauce.
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 medium tart apples, peeled and grated.
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup cream
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup all-purpose flour
In a mixing bowl put cream butter and sugar and then beat in an egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in apples and walnuts. Pour into a greased 8-inch square baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centre comes out clean.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in sugars and cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and keep it on simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over warm cake.
3) Chicken and Bell Pepper Tomato Chilli Stir Fry
- Chicken breast – 2
- Salt and pepper – 1
- Cake flour – 1
- Red chilli pepper – 1
- Vegetable oil – 2 Tsp
- Vinegar- 1 tbsp
- Sweet chilli sauce – 2 tbsp
- Ketchup – 2 tbsp
- Bell pepper
- Chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces and sprinkle with salt, pepper and flour. Coat a frying pan with vegetable oil, add the red chilli pepper, and then fry the chicken until golden. Add the vinegar and steam the chicken.
- Chop the bell peppers into 2 cm pieces, add to the frying pan and fry. Season with the sweet chilli sauce And ketchup.
Benefits of chicken:-
The white chicken is a great low-fat source of protein and the B vitamin niacin. Protein is often used in cutting diets and it’s good source of lean protein
4) Christmas Baked Brown Rice Pudding:-
Rice pudding is for those who love homemade food, it has the appeal of homemade comfort food.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups milk
3 beaten eggs
1/3 cups raisins
1 cup uncooked brown rice
1/2 cup white sugar
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
Place uncooked rice in a 3-quart saucepan, and add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a large bowl, combine beaten eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix well. Stir in rice and raisins. Pour into a baking dish. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes; stir pudding and sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake additional 30 minutes or until a knife inserted halfway between the edge and the centre comes out clean. Enjoy warm pudding.
Servings per Recipe: 11
Benefits of brown rice
- It lowers the risk of developing diabetes
- It’s high in fibres
- it’s a good source of madness and selenium
- It can prevent weight gain
- It can lower cholesterol
- It offers many cardiovascular benefits
- It reduces the risk of childhood asthma
- It promotes bone health.
So do not waste time and try these healthy recipes. It’s a good way to get people to eat these tasty foods that are healthy.