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?
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
1 birdseye chilli (remove seeds and finely sliced)
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
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
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.
10g vanilla protein powder
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.
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 tbsp self-raising flour
100g cheese, grated
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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