HEALTHY CHRISTMAS RECIPE SWAPS
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Can you believe it's that time of year again? The time where many gather in the kitchen and share magical moments baking feasts fit for a king and desserts and sweets so sinful there could be a law enforced against them...ahh… It must be Christmas!
There is no denying we all deserve to indulge a little over the silly season, although it's also the time of year where many come undone. Months of hard work in the gym, eating healthy, and working on wellness can be quick to slip when it comes to holiday festivities if you're not prepared. That being said, if you're finding it challenging to come up with healthy recipes to prepare over the Christmas period, don't stress. We've got you! Keep your traditions and alternate your ingredients with these healthy Christmas recipe alternatives.
Let’s kick it off with desserts!
Who doesn’t love Pavlova? Fruity, creamy, and oh so sweet, Pavlova is a staple dessert for many on a hot Christmas afternoon. However, if you’re watching your waistline, check out this delicious alternative recipe from our ASN Life App.
60 g Mixed Berries
80 ml Coconut Yoghurt (Unsweetened/natural)
0.5 x Fruit - Apple (Medium ~140G/4.9oz)
0.5 pc Kiwifruit
60 g Mango
40 g Rockmelon
Just like your favourite Christmas Pudding minus the refined sugars and additional calories! We’ve added Evolve Vegan Protein (peanut protein) to the recipe; however, swap this out for Evolve Incredible Whey instead if you prefer whey protein!
Naughty or nice? With this recipe, the big man in red is sure to have you on the nice list this year! Sweet, simple, and easy, check out this quick protein fuelled dessert alternative.
Do you want to opt-out of a big lunch for a change this Christmas Day? Check out our lighter, cleaner festive meal options below!
Add a platter of mixed healthy wraps and sandwiches to your Christmas banquet this year with this tasty recipe from our ASN Life App!
Like you, we love our Fish and Chips; however, we don’t love the almost instant sluggishness that comes from deep-fried oil, batter, and excess salt (if you’re lucky to get any!). Whether it’s Christmas Day or a festive afternoon BBQ, enjoy this staple meal the healthy way with a few added extras. Check this fantastic recipe below from the ASN Life App.
A classic roast meal for Christmas, there’s just nothing like it! This high-protein meal from our ASN Life App is an easy one to remember, not to mention a crowd favourite. Check out the recipe below!
We’d love to see your healthy Christmas recipe alternatives! Share the love and post your creative cooking recipes in our ASN Life Facebook forum!
The most important thing to remember at Christmas is to enjoy yourself, enjoy your company and lastly, try not to put too much pressure on yourself if you slightly overindulge. Come the new year, re-evaluate your goals and get in the zone to prepare for the year ahead. From the team at Australian Sports Nutrition, we hope you have a safe and happy festive season!