Emmet from Rushe Fitness has four delicious recipes to try for a happy - and healthier - Christmas.

This week I am going to give you four Christmas themed recipes that you can use over the holiday period.

One is a starter, one is a side, one is a main and the other is a little treat.

They all have that festive theme and they all taste great 😀

If you use them, be sure to let me know what you think of them.

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Gingerbread French Toast

Serves 4. Total time 20 mins.


2 eggs
125ml milk
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
4 slices rye sandwich bread (gluten-free if required)
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp powdered sugar


Start by whisking together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.
Submerge each slice of the bread in the liquid for about 20-30 seconds each side. Add the butter to a large non-stick skillet and bring it to a medium heat.
Cook slices for about 4 minutes each side. Turn the heat right up at the end to crisp it up a little more.
Serve with powdered sugar and berries.

Christmas Meatballs

Makes 40 meatballs. Total time 40 mins


2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 onion soup mix
1 tbsp soy sauce
45g bread crumbs (gluten-free if required)
1 1/2 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground clove
Salt & cracked pepper
700g lean ground beef (90% lean)
3 tbsp butter


In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, onion soup mix, soy sauce, breadcrumbs, spices, salt and cracked pepper.
Next, mix through the beef until well combined.
Roll the mixture into small meatballs (about a tbsp) and set aside.
Melt a 1/3 of the butter in a large skillet and begin to cook the meatballs in batches. Adding more butter as you need.
Serve hot or cold with tomato chutney.


Roast Turkey

Serves 12, Total time 130 mins


1 whole turkey (approx. 4kg)
2 carrots, peeled, chopped
2 brown onions, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
1/2 lemon, cut into wedges
100g butter
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp ground sage


Start by preheating oven to 165°C/325°F/gas 4. Insert half the onions, carrots and celery, along with the lemon, into the cavity. Place the turkey in a large roasting dish with the remaining vegetables.
In a small saucepan melt the butter along with the garlic powder, basil and sage.
Brush the turkey with the butter (reserving some for later) and cover with foil. Place in the oven and cook for 75-90 minutes. Remove the turkey half way and baste with extra butter and again towards the end of the cooking time.
Allow the turkey to rest for 25 minutes before carving.


Gingerbread Cookies

Serves 20, Total time 75 mins


1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground clove
180g wholemeal spelt flour
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
Pinch sea salt
50g butter
30ml milk
85g maple syrup


Preheat the oven to 150°C/300°F/gas 2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Start by mixing together the ginger, cinnamon, mixed spice, nutmeg and clove in a medium-sized bowl.
Add the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Mix to combine.
Add the butter, milk and maple syrup to a blender (add the maple syrup last) and blitz until combined.
Transfer the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix to form a dough.
Roll into a ball, wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for 45 minutes.
Place the dough in between two sheets of baking paper (so it doesn’t stick) and roll out with a rolling pin.
Cut the cookies out with a small cookie cutter and lay on the baking tray. Cook for 11-12 minutes or until golden.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

There you have it. Four great recipes that you can use to add flavour to your Christmas meals.

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