It’s true that vegetables aren’t the main thing at Christmas, but they can make meat dishes much healthier.
Here are some great vegetable rounds that are good for everyone but especially for those on a diet.
Have celeriac instead of baked potatoes: celery is also very good steamed and mashed instead of potatoes. The thing to watch out for is that you need to give it some time to soften completely, as it will just lose its characteristic flavour.
Courgette pasta: Just chop the vegetables into long strips. You can also slice them with a simple knife. First cut into thin sheets and then cut long, narrow strips. Note that it needs much less cooking than a normal pasta. If you prepare it separately, you only need to boil it in a little salted water and then toss it into the sauce as the last ingredient.
Carrot strips: as with the courgettes, the carrots can be cut into strips and then roasted. They can be delicious if you toss them in a little honey-mustard sesame seeds.
Cauliflower rice: use a shredder to grind the cauliflower into the size of a grain of rice. Once this is done, fry it in a pan with a little oil. You can cook it without oil in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius on a silicone paper. In both cases you should stir occasionally, and finally season to taste.
Cauliflower puree: Steam or boil the cauliflower in a little salted water. When ready, mash with a fork or a stick blender until very tender. Add salt, pepper or nutmeg to taste.
Broccoli puree: Just like cauliflower, you can make this in the same way. You can even mix the two and it will be beautiful as well as delicious.
Vegetable dipping sauce: just cut celery stalks and cucumbers into slices and make a broccoli puree. You can also make a very tasty sauce with it, all you need is a little yoghurt and some cheese.