Easy Christmas swaps


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Try these easy Christmas swaps this year and minimise the excess calories.

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Swap:

10 feta stuffed peppers (1010kJ / 20g fat) for 4 marinated artichoke hearts (338kJ /6g fat)

1 tablespoon Kraft French onion dip with 6 Jatz crackers (811kJ/ 11.4g fat) for 1 tablespoon Light Philadelphia Sweet Chili Pour over with 6 wafer thins (350kJ / 3g fat)

100g piece of Christmas pudding (1379kJ/ 11g fat) for 1 small mince pie (658kJ / 5.6g fat)

2 Four and Twenty 50g Party pies (1030kJ / 13.8g fat) for 2 sushi rolls (330kJ / 1g fat)

2 Walkers shortbread fingers (826kJ/ 11.2g fat) for 5 fresh dates (420kJ / 0g fat)

5 Cadburys Favourites chocolates (990kJ/11.9g fat) for 3 Red Tulip After Dinner Mints (406kJ / 1.9g fat)

3 pieces Giant Toblerone (1724kJ / 23.4g fat) for 2 Arnotts Premier Orange Sweet Thins (436kJ / 5.8g fat)

Easy Xmas Recipe: Mini Quiches

Serves: 18

Nutritrionals (per serve)

Energy: 86cal | Protein: 5.5 | Fat (Total): 4.8 | Saturated Fat: 2.3 | Carbs: 4.7 | Fibre: 1.3

Ingredients

2 mini muffin baking tray
6 pieces of burgen soy lin bread
2 eggs
½ cup reduced fat cream
160g baby spinach leaves
4 rashers of bacon, fat trimmed and diced
10g butter
1 large leek, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1/4 cup light mozzarella
1/4 cup finely grated parmesan
1/2 tsp parsley

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180°C and lightly spray or grease the muffin tray.

2. Use a knife or circle cookie cutter to cut three circles in each piece of bread, placing this into the muffin tray as the quiche base.

3. In a small fry pan, melt the butter and fry the leek and garlic for 2-3 minutes, until soft.

4. Add the spinach leaves and cook for a further couple of minutes until the spinach is wilted.

5. Divide this mixture among the muffin holes and sprinkle the mozzarella on top.

6. Mix the eggs, cream and parsley together, seasoning with salt and pepper before distributing the mixture over the top of the spinach.

7. Top each mini quiche with bits of bacon and a sprinkle of parmesan before baking in the oven for around 20 minutes.

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