The countdown is on for Christmas celebrations, with dining on the deck and loved ones coming to visit, what better way to impress your relatives than with an array of quick, healthy and delicious home-cooked recipes for the whole family? 

Nutrition and fitness coach, Danni Duncan has shared her top 3 dishes from her app, Fit by the Figure which ensures to keep the littlest to the eldest member of your family satisfied.

With a mission to empower Australians to take charge of their physical and mental wellbeing no matter the time of year, Danni holistically links mindset, exercise, wellness and nutrition in her platform.

Danni has rounded up her top three quick, nutritious and delicious recipes to keep your whole family happy and healthy over the festive season.

Prawn and Chorizo Pasta with Garlic and Chilli

This is the ultimate pasta dish for al fresco dining at Twilight. Pair with a glass of crisp white wine and watch the kids play in the pool for the ultimate relaxation over the holidays.


Parmesan to serve, garlic

4 cloves of garlic, finely sliced

300g prawns

10g butter

1 birdseye chilli (remove seeds and finely sliced)

8 cherry tomatoes, halved

400g spaghetti

240g chorizo sliced

15ml extra virgin olive oil

1 red chilli, finely sliced

¼ cup white wine

½ cup fresh parsley, chopped


Cook spaghetti as per instructions.

Fry off the chorizo (no oil needed) until cooked, set aside

Add the oil and butter to a pan – add the garlic and chilli and cook until fragrant

Add the prawns and wine then cook for 3 minutes

Add the cherry tomatoes, parsley and chorizo. Cook until prawns are cooked through

Stir through the spaghetti and serve with parmesan

A bowl filled with pasta, prawns, cherry tomatoes topped with parmesan and parsely.

Banana Pancakes

This healthy take on a classic family breakfast is a crowd pleasure. Pop of a bowl of fresh berries on the table, cook up a big batch and soak up the sunshine with your family for the ultimate feel-good vibes on Christmas morning.


1 egg

1 banana

10g vanilla protein powder

15g oats

1/2tsp cinnamon

½ tsp vanilla extract


Mash the banana and beat in the egg. Stir in the oats, chia seeds, vanilla protein power, cinnamon and vanilla extract.

Pour mixture onto a frying pan and into circles with a 5cm diameter. Cook for 3 minutes each side or until cooked.

Add berries, yogurt and 15ml maple syrup to serve.

8 small pancakes stacked up with yoghurt, strawberries and blueberries on top.

Zucchini Fritters with Spinach and Yogurt Dip

Perfect for your toddlers and also for mid-day munching, these fritters are a stunning snack for the whole family.


Handful of baby spinach

1 tsp olive oil

2 spring onions, chopped

2 zucchini, grated

2 eggs

2 tbsp self-raising flour

100g cheese, grated

60g sweetcorn

5g unsalted butter

Salt and pepper

Juice of half a lemon

1 clove garlic

½ cup Greek yogurt


Mix zucchini, eggs, spring onion, flour, cheese, sweetcorn, salt and pepper together

Melt the butter in a pan, add spoonful’s of mixture to make 5cm rounds

Spinach and Yogurt Dip

Place yogurt, lemon, spinach, garlic,oil, and pepper into a blender until smooth

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