You can head over to the fast food outlets this season for a glutton of fried cheese and sugary chocolate orange indulgence or you can try your hand at making your own recipes.
BBC Good Food Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate
This recipe won’t help you keep to your festive diet with the adage of double cream but the real orange does count as one of your 5 a day right?
Mushroom Wellington with Creamy Carrot Sauce
The day before Christmas your brother decides to bring along his new vegetarian girlfriend! But no need to panic with this quick and easy main will make sure that everyone’s happy on the big day
Swap your traditional prawn cocktail this Christmas for these delicious potted shrimps. A cinch to make, they can also be prepared in advance – giving you more time to concentrate on the roast turkey.
Perfect Polenta Chips
If you want the comforting, stodginess that comes from fried cheese but are sick of looking at the cheese boards, try these perfect polenta chips.
Braised chestnuts, apples & Brussels sprouts
If you’re still trying to sell your family on sprouts, try sprucing them up with this French recipe alternative.
Christmas Pud Sundae
What about this brilliant Boxing Day dessert to use up your left over Christmas pudding and fruit.