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What’s Christmas without some scrumptious food to go with the silver bells and gift boxes? When friends and family are home for a get-together, you want to spend more time with them and less in the kitchen and at the same time serve something as special as Christmas itself. Let’s explore some easy-to-make, healthy Christmas recipes made of natural and nutritious ingredients, to take your festivity to a whole new level of merriment.

Red & Green Salad
You will need:
2 red apples – thinly sliced
2 pears – thinly sliced
Ginger – thinly sliced
Seeds of 1 pomegranate
2 tsp of cinnamon powder
Juice of half Orange
3 tsp of honey
1 tsp lemon juice
Directions: Dash the chopped fruits with lemon juice to prevent browning. Mix rest of the ingredients to form a sauce and pour over the fruits. Mix well and serve! It’s the most refreshing, healthy dish you will have this Christmas.

Mixed Flour Christmas Cake
Well, we all know how ‘all purpose flour’ or maida is not good for health. But that does not mean that we have to stay away from cakes and pastries this festive season!
Here’s a quick cake recipe with all the healthy flours that you can imagine. Aren’t you already excited about making this (and having it too?).
You will need:
1. 2 & 1/2 cups flour (a mix of wheat, jowar, bajra, nachni, etc)
2. 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3. 1 tsp baking powder
4. ½ tsp salt
5. 250gms sugar
6. 5tsp ghee/unsalted butter
7. 1 tsp vanilla essence
8. 1 cup warm milk

Directions: Mix flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, salt in a bowl. Add warm milk and mix well. Add vanilla essence and ghee/butter and beat with a blender till all the lumps dissolve. Add nuts as per your taste and bake in the oven at 350ºF/180ºC for about half an hour or in a microwave at 650 MW for 8 mins.

You have the healthiest Christmas cake ever – indulge guilt free.

Coconut Chickpea

This one’s a filling dish that is tasty and nutritious at the same time.

You will need:

1. Chickpea – 500 gms
2. Grated coconut
3. Green chilies
4. Lemon juice
5. Salt
6. Pepper
7. Parsley for garnishing

Directions: Boil overnight soaked chickpea until it is sufficiently cooked. Drain the water and mix with grated coconut, lemon juice, finely chopped chilies, salt and some pepper. Garnish with parsley!

Now this one you can’t resist – simple to make, healthy to eat and yummy to the taste buds!

Gooseberry Apple Mocktail
Here’s a surprise delight that is rich in vitamins.
You will need:
1. 5 gooseberries
2. Gooseberry crush
3. 2 apples
4. Honey
5. Salt
6. Pepper
Directions: Squash gooseberries, chopped apples and 2 cups of water in a blender and churn till smooth. Strain the liquid and mix with honey and salt. Add some pepper to taste.
Serve with apple pieces and you have a healthy punch for a healthy high!

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