By special request, we’re doing a waistline loving recipe guide for the season. Whether you’re doing Slimming World or Weight Watchers or just watching your weight, these recipes will be perfect when dishing up holiday meals for the family. Watching your weight doesn’t have to mean missing out on all our favourite holiday flavours, goodies or delicious culinary delights.
Please note: We have no affiliation to Slimming World or Weight Watchers just friends who partake!
The perfect day always starts with the perfect breakfast, holidays are no exception. During the holidays kids are home from school and it’s just so much easier to cook for everyone instead of something for you (dieting) and something for everyone else. This recipe from Every Miles a Memory is the perfect way to make a super sweet breakfast a healthy option for the holidays. Removing the yolks of the egg, removes quite a bit of the caloric intake and cholesterol.
Topping it with fresh fruit adds a bit of the sweet taste that is common with french toast. If the kids want a bit more they can always have maple syrup or treacle topping theirs and yours is still healthy and diet friendly!
Doing lunch was never this tasty when I was on a diet! Typically, the lunches that you make yourself when you’re watching your weight aren’t something you would expect your children to eat. Dry tuna? Grapefruits? We’ve all been there. This recipe from Red Online is one you’ll be proud to serve the whole family and they won’t mind eating it either.
Full of colourful vegetables and smokey Moroccan spices, this tagine is perfect for lunch or tea. It’s even better the next day if there are leftovers, of course.
Christmas dinner just got a whole lot healthier with this beautiful side dish from Peas and Crayons. The honey roasted butternut squash is perfectly complemented by the tartness of the cranberries and the creaminess of the feta. I’d even serve this atop a salad as a lunch, with maybe a vinaigrette dressing. Unless your children love to try new things, it may not be on the top of their list, but the adults won’t mind noshing on this one bit.
This soup looked too good to pass up. Cookie + Kate have seriously outdone themselves on this one. Whether you are serving it for lunch, dinner or as a starter at Christmas your guests will be tantalised by the amazing flavours in this fragrant soup.
Don’t leave this recipe just for the holidays. If you’re watching what you eat this is the perfect lunch meal. It reheats nicely and always tastes brilliant.
Love twice baked potatoes or those nifty potato skin appetisers at restaurants? Make your own healthier (and less greasy) version this holiday season. This recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking is an enticing treat, palate perfected with a unique layer of flavours. First you have the savoury sweet potato, then you have the bite of spinach and the tang of cranberries. It’s finished off with delightful chicken pieces or leftover turkey and sensuous cheese. All the flavours of the season in one bite. I know I can’t resist.
Winter holidays just aren’t complete without an amazing dessert. Watching your weight doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a sweet treat, it just means you need to ensure there is a healthy dessert option at the ready!
Picture this, a fantastic, utterly tantalising dessert that is no bake, refined sugar free, gluten free and vegan. What would that dessert look like to you? Like this one? I hope so because this exquisite double chocolatey goodness is all of the above. I found this on Feel Great in 8‘s blog, where most of her foods are the above, real food, no preservatives and healthy. I wanted to find a dessert that my cousins daughter could eat because she has so many allergies and this one is great! She won’t feel like she’s missing out on any of the holiday goodies and her mum won’t need to worry about her having a reaction. Plus, adults can partake and not worry about their waistlines because it’s all natural and good for you.
Do you have a go to Slimming World recipe? A Weight Watchers winner? Share it with me and I’ll feature it on one of our upcoming blogs for Christmas.