You can still enjoy a guilt free meal whilst enjoying the company of family and friends at Christmas time. Why not try some of these delicious meal suggestion for the festive season. All these meals are suitable from step 2 and above.
Any whole white fish will do, this is a great alternative to a Roast and enough to feed the family. If you don’t like the idea of a whole fish you could just do fillets.
Arrange fish in a large baking tray, place sliced lemon, cloves of garlic, rosemary, thyme and sage leaves inside the fish. Scatter some bay leaves, lemon slices and herbs on the top side of the fish and drizzle with a little olive oil.
This can either be baked in the oven or on the BBQ wrapped with aluminium foil. Cook for approx. 20 mins or until you can easily pull some flesh away from the bones.
Mix a tablespoon of cottage cheese with thyme, oregano, chives and a drizzle of lemon. Take stem out of mushroom and fill with your cottage cheese mixture. Bake for approx. 10-15 mins.
Use enough bunches of Asparagus to feed the family. Cut off the woody end and lay them in a row. Thread a bamboo skewer 3 cm from the bottom through the line of Asparagus and another skewer through the tops of the spears. This makes it easy to barbeque them as you can just flip the skewers over. Grill on each side for a minute. Remove skewers and place of a serving dish. Wisk a tablespoon of pomegranate juice and olive oil and drizzle over Asparagus, sprinkle with chopped mint.
It’s not an Aussie Christmas without some seafood! Make a garden salad of your choice, throw in some shredded cucumber, red onion, radish, cherry tomatoes, chilli flakes and add in some fresh herbs such as mint, basil or coriander. You could even add some delicious mango to increase the tropical flavour . Top with fresh peeled prawns. For dressing you can add a little balsamic vinegar or lemon juice.
For desserts why not try guilt free Mousse with the Cambridge Mix-a-Mousse and your favourite shake. Or a beautiful fruit salad using the gorgeous in-season fruits.