The festive season can be a challenging time for hitting and maintaining weight-loss goals, with so many temptations and seasonal treats on offer, sometimes it can be hard to resist over-indulging. This is the first of our little guide, which is packed with plan-friendly recipes to help you stay on track this Christmas. Plus, you have one-to-one support from your Consultant, so can enjoy yourself without feeling guilty.
The beauty of this recipe is that everything is cooked in one pan so there’s very little washing up afterwards unlike a traditional roast Christmas dinner. You will need a large roasting pan to fit everything in!
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1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas 6.
2. Place the turkey, potatoes, parsnips and carrots in in a single layer in a large roasting pan. Tuck in the garlic cloves and herbs. Spray lightly with oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 25 minutes.
TIP: You could substitute chicken breasts for the turkey. If you don’t like Brussels sprouts, use broccoli florets instead. The balsamic vinegar is optional – it just enhances the flavour of the vegetables.
3. Remove from the oven and add the stuffing balls and sprouts. Stir gently to coat in the pan juices. Roast in the oven for a further 15 minutes or until the turkey is cooked through and golden brown and all the vegetables are tender and starting to crisp. Squeeze the garlic out of the skins and stir gently into the mixture. Remove the turkey and carve into slices.
4. Meanwhile, make the gravy according to the packet instructions.
TIP 2: Why not pair this meal with The 1:1 Diet Raspberry & Elderflower Water Flavouring and sparkling water for a festive bubbly drink on the side?
5. Drizzle the vegetables, if wished, with a little balsamic vinegar and divide between 4 serving plates. Serve drizzled with gravy with cranberry sauce on the side.
6. Enjoy your lovely Christmas dinner!