Do you love Christmas lunch but you prefer healthy food? Here are four easy recipes to prepare, which are particularly tasty, for your vegetarian Christmas. These recipes are made with healthy foods and are suitable for everyone: without animal ingredients, without meat, nor fish, you can do it!
Healthy food: appetizer
Tofu and olive truffles, with walnuts, rocket and red fruits
Preparation: 20 min; Cooking: 5 min; Total time: 25 min; Amounts for: 14-16 truffles.
- 360 gr of tofu
- 40 gr of olives
- 35 gr of almond flour
- 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 teaspoon of salt
- 1 pinch of pepper
- 35 gr of nuts
- 35 gr of dried red fruit
- 1 handful of rocket
Boil the tofu for 5 minutes in boiling salted water, then drain it, let it cool, and finally press it between some sheets of paper towels to remove as much water as possible.
Blend the tofu and transfer it to the chopper with oil, salt, and pepper. Blend until you get a smooth cream. At this point, add the olives and blend again to reduce them into small pieces.
In a bowl, mix the tofu cream with the almond flour, kneading until you get a homogeneous mixture. Then take a little dough at a time and form balls little larger than a walnut, which you will place on a plate.
On a chopping board, chop the nuts and red fruits with a sharp knife, then chop the rocket. Then combine everything in a dish and pass each truffle in this mixture to cover the entire surface. The truffles are already ready to be enjoyed, or if you have time, you can leave them in the refrigerator and let them sit for an hour.
Healthy food: main course
Chickpea, pumpkin, and chestnut soup
Soups are one of those dishes that always make both the stomach and the mind satisfied, and this delicious pumpkin soup with chestnuts and chickpeas is delicious.
Preparation: 10 min; Cooking: 25 min; Total time: 35 min; Doses for 6 people.
- 600 gr of pumpkin pulp
- 360 gr of cooked chickpeas
- 240 gr of boiled chestnuts
- 2 shallots
- 2 carrots
- 2 sprigs of rosemary
- Thyme (as desired)
- Salt and pepper
- Extra virgin olive oil (as desired)
- Vegetable broth
Cut the pumpkin into small cubes, then finely chop the shallots and carrots. Chop the aromatic herbs and sauté in a deep pan with a drizzle of oil for about 1 minute, then add the chopped shallots and carrots and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the pumpkin in cubes and sauté for 5 minutes.
Finally add the chickpeas and chestnuts chopped roughly, cover everything with vegetable broth and boil for 15 minutes, then serve the soup hot.
Healthy food: second course
Vegan meatballs with potatoes, hummus, and curry
Vegan meatballs with potatoes, hummus, and curry are a tasty second course and you will love them. Potatoes make these meatballs soft and the curry and lentil cream give substance and taste, all covered with a crispy breading of breadcrumbs and black and white sesame seeds.
Preparation: 20 min; Cooking: 30 min; Total time: 50 min; Doses for 6 people.
- 500 gr of potatoes
- 150 gr of lentil and curry cream
- 25 gr of potato starch
- 30 gr of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of sesame
- 1 tablespoon of black sesame
- Salt and pepper
Peel the potatoes, cut into cubes and boil in slightly salted water for 10-15 minutes from the moment of boiling until they are soft. Drain, pass them immediately with the potato masher, then let them cool.
Form the meatballs. Season the potatoes with salt, pepper, extra virgin olive oil, potato starch and curry, and lentil cream. Mixing well all the ingredients. Take a portion of dough and form balls about the size of a walnut. In a small bowl mix the black and white sesame seeds with 2-3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, season with 1 tablespoon of oil and pass each meatball in this mixture.
Place the meatballs on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake in a static oven at 200º for 15 minutes, then finish cooking for 3 minutes switching grill on to brown the surface of your meatballs.
Healthy food: sweet
Vegan pudding with persimmon and cocoa
This is probably the easiest recipe in the world: two ingredients, persimmons, and cocoa, to blend and transfer into a mold, an hour in the refrigerator and that's it! A greedy and naturally sweet dessert, ready to eat at any time and guilt-free.
Preparation: 5 min; Total time: 5 min; Doses for 4 people.
- 2 persimmons
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa
Peel the persimmons and pour them cut into pieces in the chopper. Blend them with cocoa until you get a perfectly smooth cream.
Transfer the mixture into 4 pudding molds and place them in the refrigerator for a few hours to firm. Once they had firmed up, thanks to the pectin present in the persimmons, you can take them out and serve them sprinkled with a little cocoa.
Now you are ready for your healthy Christmas! Do you want more nutritional tips? Book your free nutritional coaching with our nutritionists!