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Making Christmas a little bit healthier

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A healthier version ofChristmas pudding 

 

If you have diabetes, or are close to someone who does, you might find that Christmas can be a stressful time as you are confronted with lots of different food and drink options, especially on Christmas Day. 

 

Remember, there's no such thing as diabetic recipes – you can eat what everyone else eats, but our recipes are designed to help you choose a healthier option. 

Eating healthily is a good way to manage your diabetes, so we've brought together all our Christmas recipes for you. They're all healthier versions of classic Christmas fare – from roast turkeyandnut roast, to Christmas puddingandmince pies. Find them in ourrecipe finder

We've also got a few  simple swaps to make Christmas Day a little bit healthier.

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Gingerbread decorations

 

Make it

Try making these healthier gingerbread biscuits with children. Hang them on the Christmas tree and see how long they last...

Christmas recipes for you to try

Here's a few of our healthier Christmas recipes. You can find more in ourrecipe finder too,  just search for 'Christmas'.

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Roast turkey

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Chestnut and apricot stuffing 

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Super sprouts 

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Spiced red cabbage 

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Christmas pudding 

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Nut roast 

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Sage, onion and sweet potato stuffing 

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Parmesan parsnips 

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Bread sauce 

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Mince pies 

Christmas Day swaps

Try a few of these simple, healthy swaps on Christmas Day:

Turkey 

Swap 100g butter-basted turkey with skin on (146Kcal; 5g fat) 

for

100g skinless turkey (104Kcal; 2g fat)

Save 42 Kcal; 3g fat 

Stuffing

Swap 100g sausagemeat stuffing (252Kcal; 16g fat) 

for

100g cranberry, orange and roast chestnut stuffing (162 Kcal; 1g fat)

Save 90 Kcal; 15g fat 

Brandy butter 

Swap 1 tbsp of brandy butter (81Kcals; 6g fat)

for

3 tbsp low-fat custard (27Kcal; 1g fat)

Save 54 Kcal; 5g fat

Double cream

Swap 2 tbsp double cream (133 Kal, 14g fat)

for 

2 tbsp 0% fat Greek yogurt (16 Kcal; 0g fat)

Save 117 calories; 14g fat 

Mince pie

Swap 1 mince pie (235 Kcal; 11g fat)

for 

1 mini mince pie, no lid (107 cals, 4g fat)

Save 128 Kcal; 7g fat

Christmas cake

Swap 1 slice rich fruit cake with marzipan and icing (275Kcal; 5.5g fat)

for

1 slice rich fruit cake, no icing or marzipan (169Kcal; 3g fat) 

Save 106 Kcal; 2g fat

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