Best Christmas Entrée Idea Ever

Need something festive to bring to the table, but don't have much time? This easy Christmas entrée idea may just be what you're looking for!

When people think about Christmas foods, ham is definitely on that list. Veggies, on the other hand, may not be…but they should! That's because vegetables are one of the easiest (and healthiest!) ways to add colour to any plate. And what shouts Christmas more than red and green? Red and green appetisers, of course!

Easy Christmas Entrée
These yummy, easy Christmas entrée bites are sure to be a hit!

Adding colour via vegetables to Christmas entrées don't only make them pretty to look at, but also offer nutrients for our body. Phytonutrients or phytochemicals are what give fruit and vegetables their beautiful colour. But they also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help keep our bodies healthy as well. So, the next time you're wondering how to add colour to a dish, remember that vegetables come in every colour.

The recipe for this appetiser is very flexible. You can make as little or as much as you want, depending on your needs. As a result, I have not placed specific amounts for the ingredients. Also, feel free to experiment with the types of vegetables you use in this recipe. You could replace the ingredients listed with artichoke hearts, olives, roasted red peppers, you name it.

Christmas Antipasto Bites

Ingredients

  • Basil
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Ham
  • Toothpicks

Method

  1. Wash basil and tomatoes
  2. Cut cherry tomatoes in half (you can keep them whole, if you like)
  3. Cut ham into small cubes
  4. Assemble by placing a cube of ham at the bottom, cherry tomato in the middle and top with a basil leaf

 

Now isn't that the best (and easiest) Christmas entrée idea ever! For more ideas head over to Yummy Balance and check out the recipe collection. If you're looking for more in the latest in health and wellness, visit our evidence-based health and wellness blog, Incite Health.

Perri Yiu 
Yummy Balance Dietitian
Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)
Accredited Nutritionist (AN)