Healthy recipes for Christmas

Healthy recipes

Innovate at the holidays with these healthy recipes for Christmas.

Christmas time is a time of the year where joy is shared, family is enjoyed, cooking for a feast and playing like an innocent child. This year , however, everything is different . Meetings must be more discreet; the number of people is limited.

For this reason, we invite you to be innovative in this atypical year and surprise your guests with these healthy recipes for Christmas.

Curry and persimmon hummus:


400 gr of cooked chickpeas

70ml olive oil

The juice of ½ lemon

1 clove garlic

1 ripe persimmon

4 tbsp curry

2 tbsp cumin

1 tablespoon of salt


Clean and drain the chickpeas. Peel the garlic and squeeze the half lemon.

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you get a cream without lumps.

Serve the hummus with a little toasted sesame seeds and a drizzle of olive oil on top.

Avocado toast with roasted pumpkin:

Healthy recipes for Christmas: appetizers


X slices of whole wheat bread with seeds (rye, spelt, gluten-free...)

1/2 ripe avocado per toast

1/4 pumpkin per toast

The juice of ½ lemon

30ml olive oil

1 tablespoon of salt

1 tbsp pepper

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tbsp rosemary

1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds



Preheat the oven to 200º.

Cut the pumpkin, previously washed, into cubes.

Drizzle with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, cinnamon and rosemary.

Bake for approximately 35 minutes until the squash wedges are golden brown around the edges and tender in the center.


Toast the bread (optional).

In a bowl, add the avocado, the lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil, salt, pepper and mash it with the help of a fork.

Spoon the mixture over the slices of bread.

Arrange the roasted squash on the toast and sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds.

 Caramelized walnut and pomegranate salad:

Healthy recipes for Christmas: salads

INGREDIENTS: (for 4 salads)

100 gr of California walnuts

80 gr of unsalted peanuts

3 tbsp agave syrup

15 ml of olive oil

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tbsp rosemary

1 tablespoon of salt

100 gr of persimmon hummus

4 baby cucumbers

200g of arugula

fresh pomegranate to taste

1 broccoli

3 tbsp hemp seeds


In a frying pan, toast the walnuts, peanuts, virgin olive oil, agave syrup, cinnamon, rosemary and salt over medium heat. Take it out when the nuts have taken color. Allow to cool: the agave syrup will harden and caramelize the nuts and peanuts.

Boil the broccoli for 2-3 minutes and quickly dunk it in cold water.

Use some deep bowls and place the rocket base, the persimmon hummus, the cooled broccoli stems and sprinkled with hemp seeds, the baby cucumber, the fresh pomegranate and the caramelized nuts.

Wakame seaweed and lentil salad:

Healthy recipes for Christmas: vegan salads INGREDIENTS: (for 4 salads)

50 gr of cooked wakame seaweed

400 gr of cooked lentils

100 gr of marinated kale cabbage

100 grams of spinach

100 grams of edamame

80g of pumpkin seeds

4 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

strawberries to taste

blueberries to taste

olive oil to taste

salt and pepper to taste


Clean the Kale cabbage leaves well.

Massage them with olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper.

Let rest for 30 minutes in the fridge.

Use some deep bowls and place the spinach base, the marinated kale cabbage, the lentils, the wakame seaweed sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds, the pumpkin seeds, the edamame, the strawberries and the blueberries.

Chocolate energy balls:

Healthy recipes for Christmas: desserts INGREDIENTS:

150 grams of almonds

50 gr of walnuts

6 medjool dates

6 tbsp of pure cocoa

2 tbsp agave syrup

1/6 almond milk

shredded coconut to taste


Blend all the ingredients in a processor until well blended.

Form the balls.

Coat them in grated coconut.

Vegan chocolate mousse:

Healthy recipes for Christmas: vegan mousse

INGREDIENTS: (4 people)

2 ripe avocados

6 medjool dates

2 tbsp agave syrup

8 tbsp of pure cocoa

1/4 almond milk


Beat all the ingredients in a blender until they are integrated into a thick dough.

Place the mousse in small bowls of ice cream.

Add toppings to taste: peanut butter, homemade granola, grated coconut, hemp seeds, goji berries, fresh blueberries...

Make each of your dishes a work of art.

Healthy recipes for Christmas: vegan chocolate mousse

These healthy Christmas recipes share one characteristic: they are designed to be taken individually . Use this to make each of your dishes a bow to whoever will taste it tactfully.

When you start cooking, stop for a moment and meditate on your luck . You get to cook for people you love: isn't that a miracle? Dedicate all your love and care to prepare each dish. Wash food well, treat it with love and respect.

When making appetizers , appreciate the following rule: even in the middle of a pandemic, we are given the opportunity to meet with loved ones. It's true, they're not all you'd like to be with. But humility is fundamental to living a life of peace and well-being . This year is different; no problem. Things are not permanent and one day you will celebrate a Christmas with more people.

When making each of the individual dishes , visualize everything beautiful that is found in the people who will have the great fortune to taste it. Make your love go through your body and deposit it in each food . If you must cut, do it with love and care. If you must sauté, boil, or bake, enjoy the process of each cooking, transmitting your joy and enjoying without haste.

When making healthy desserts , borrow the attitude of children. They love to cook sweets and desserts: they feel admiration and curiosity, they love to see the steps follow one another and the food transform. For them it is magic. So do the same. Awaken your sense of wonder and cook sweets with eyes sparkling with joy and love bursting with happiness. Without thinking about anything else. Melting with the moment; Even with the process. Touch, smell, taste... Make every gesture express your happiness. Make this Christmas sweets radiate peace and well-being.

Take this Christmas as a full stop. Create space in your mind to accept that they will be different. And enjoy being able to experience something that may never be repeated. Enjoy making your healthy recipes for Christmas and don't be tempted to think about what they would have been like if… Focus all your energy on turning them into magic and joy . In that they are totally atypical.

Mae Knapnougel

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