3 Healthy Recipes for Christmas in your Diet for Weight Loss

3 Healthy Recipes for Christmas in your Diet for Weight Loss

3 Healthy Recipes for Christmas in your Diet for Weight Loss

Festival brings in loads of changes in the eating pattern especially if one follows diet for weight loss.Christmas is the time where there is double celebration. There is Christmas party as well as an excitement to welcome new year. This double excitement can actually affect your diet for weight loss.

Below mentioned are few healthy recipes which you can follow along with the diet for weight loss, these will take care of the diet in the festive season.

Barley and Chicken Nuggets. (Serves 16)



  • Barley soaked overnight & drained1/2 cup
  • Chicken mince 1 cup
  • Onions 2 medium
  • Garlic cloves 12
  • Fresh Coriander leaves roughly chopped1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper powder to taste
  • Refined Flour (maida) 3 tablespoons
  • Egg 1
  • Cornflakes 1/2 cup
  • Bread crumbs dry 1 cup
  • Oil for shallow frying


  • Roughly chop the Onion and put into a mixer jar. Add the Garlic, Coriander leaves, Chicken mince, pearl Barley, Salt and Pepper powder and grind till well blended. Add the refined flour and Egg. Mix well.
  •  Transfer into a bowl, cover with clingfilm and keep in the freezer for fifteen to twenty minutes.
  • Crush the cornflakes and mix with the breadcrumbs in a plate.
  • Take the chicken mince out of the freezer, shape into sixteen small nuggets, roll in cornflakes-breadcrumb mixture and press lightly. Refrigerate for ten minutes.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a non-stick pan.
  • Place a few nuggets at a time and cook till the underside is golden brown. Turn over and cook till the other side is equally golden brown.
  • Serve hot with chilli sauce or tomato ketchup.

Nutritive Value:
Cals   Carbs   Proteins   Fats
95         12               5              3


Kiwi Margarita (Serves 2)



  • 4 tbsp Kiwi Pulp
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 cups Crushed Ice
    For The Rim
  • 1 Lemon halve
  • Salt as required


  • For the rim: Rub a Lemon halve along the rim of a glass.
  • Place the glass gently over a plate containing Salt. Dust of the excess salt.
  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 1 more glass. Keep aside.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.
  • Place pour equal quantity of the drink into each of the salt rimmed glasses.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutritive Value:
Cals   Carbs   Proteins   Fats
78         20              0              0


Fruit plate with lime mint and vanilla (Serves 9)



For the syrup

  • 100 g Caster Sugar
  • 1 small bunch fresh Mint, Leaves picked, stalks reserved
  • 2 Limes , Zest and Juice
  • 1tsp Vanilla essence

For the fruit

  • 200 gm ripe Strawberries
  • 2 handfuls Cherries
  • 200 gm Blackberries
  • 100 gm Redcurrants
  • 2 ripe Peaches
  • 4 Apricots
  • 1 small Cantaloupe Melon
  • Natural Yoghurt , to serve, optional


  • For the syrup: Place the Sugar and mint stalks in a small saucepan with 200ml water and bring to the boil. Turn the heat off, then add the Lime zest and juice, Vanilla essence. Mix it all together and place to one side to cool down. You want a lovely thick syrup, but remember it will thicken as it cools.
  • Wash the fruit gently in cold water and drain in a colander. Halve and stone the cherries and chop any larger Berries in half, then spread them out on a wide, flat dish. Halve and stone the Peaches and Apricots, then cut them into nice wedges and put with the Berries.
  • Halve the Melon, scoop out the seeds and chuck them away. With the same spoon, over the dish of fruit, scoop out curls of Melon until you reach the green skin. Pour half of the syrup over the fruit, cover and chill for a while, so it soaks up all that lovely flavour.
  • To serve, pick out the Mint stalks, then sprinkle over the Mint leaves. Serve with dollops of natural Yoghurt if you like, and a little jug of your leftover syrup for drizzling over.

Nutritive Value
Cals   Carbs   Proteins   Fats
93         22               1             0

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