Healthy Christmas Recipes: 4 Healthy Proposals

The nougat, the turkey, the polvorones ... during the Christmas we eat in excess and that takes its toll. So much so that doctors and nutritionists say that, during the Christmas holidays, we usually gain 2 to 4 kilos.

The causes are copious meals, with a lot of sugar, salt and fat. But it also happens because during these days many forget to go to the gym and take care of the diet. It is not difficult to keep the line and take care of healthy recipes. We give you 4 healthy proposals for Christmas.

Turkey to champagne

Yes, the turkey is the traditional dish of these dates. Although the turkey is a fairly tender and healthy meat, the condiments that we usually add is what usually fattens us.

Normally, it takes a lot of sauce with a high caloric content. But, we can always change the original recipe and make one for us.


  • 1 turkey between a kilo and a half to two kilos.
  • 2 glasses of champagne
  • 50/100 g. of butter
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Lemon
  • 200 g. of ham or serrano ham


It is always better to leave the turkey clean where we buy it because they save us the task of doing it. In any case, it must be well emptied and flamed. Meanwhile, we make a picadillo with ham and butter and we can add lemon to the chicken.

It is vital to sew the turkey so that the stuffing that we will put inside is not left, in this case it will be the ham, but we can also put mushrooms and healthy vegetables.

Place the turkey in a large pot, and surround it with pieces of butter. Then we will put the turkey over high heat in the oven so that it can be browned. After the time just sprinkle with champagne, and let it finish cooking by sprinkling it little by little with the same juice.

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Gratinated eggplant

Aubergines provide all kinds of nutrients for the body. At Christmas we can make this dish as a first to later go to meat or turkey.


  • 2-3 eggplants.
  • 60 g. of onions.
  • 50 g of butter.
  • Bread crumbs.
  • 1 spoon of olive oil.


We will clean the aubergines and cut them into slices. We will pour oil on them while we melt the butter and put it together, put the onions.

In a dish, which can be put in the oven, place layers of aubergines and sprinkle with bread crumbs and bits of butter. Then we will gratinate it to the oven in about 30 minutes.

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Mushroom Soup

The soups are delicious at any time of the year, but in winter they comfort us by taking them hot.


  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Olive oil
  • Broth of potatoes


We soak two handfuls of mushrooms. Then we went through the saucepan and add the onions plus a little oregano and thyme. We fry everything well covered over low heat for about ten minutes.

Then we add broth of potatoes and let it boil until the mushrooms are well cooked, and we will throw the pasta. It is a perfect first course for Christmas.

Roasted turkey with grapes

Again, the turkey is the main character. And grapes are also ingredients that are usually taken during these dates. If we put them together, the combination is delicious.


  • 1 turkey
  • 1.5 kg of white grape
  • 2 scallions
  • Thyme
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • Virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper


We crush the grapes with a blender. In a mortar, mash the thyme and the piece of ginger. We add the juice of grapes previously obtained. Then we clean the turkey, although if you can do it, it is always much better.

Place it on the oven plate to heat it for 2 hours. Every 15 minutes, we will water it with the mixture of grape juice and mashed.

Meanwhile, chop the chives and pochamos in a pan with a little oil. Add the rest of the grapes and sauté. Finally, we serve the turkey in a wide dish, put the sauce on top and accompany it with the garnish of grapes.

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