by Guest Author,


Elizabeth Keegan, student dietitian Curtin University (2018)

With Christmas nearly upon us, the season of festive entertaining has well and truly begun!

Have you been given the task of preparing dessert for your Christmas catch-up? LiveLighter have you covered with some healthy and delicious festive recipe ideas.

Choc-berry chia pudding

Choc-berry chia pudding

What would Christmas be without pudding!? Our choc-chia pudding topped with berries is perfect for a sweltering Aussie Christmas. This is a great dessert to prepare ahead of time so you can spend your Christmas day relaxing with family and friends rather than stuck in the kitchen!

Berry rhubarb meringue pots

Berry rhubarb meringue pots

Our berry rhubarb meringue pots look fancy but are actually easy to make. The sweetness of the apples and meringue combined with the tartness of the rhubarb produce a flavor explosion that will wow your Christmas guests.

Yoghurt cups

Yoghurt cups

Yoghurt cups made with muesli, toasted almonds, yoghurt and fruit are easy to make – and they taste great too! To add a Christmas twist top with seasonal fruit like cherries, kiwi fruit, strawberries, mango or passionfruit. 

Watermelon Christmas trees

Watermelon Christmas trees

Nothing beats the summer heat like a slice of refreshing watermelon. Cut watermelon into Christmas trees shapes (using a popsicle to create branches) or use a cookie cutter to make stars. Best of all – you can get the kids to help out. These are fantastic for a Christmas picnic in the park on a hot day.

Apple Crumble

Apple crumble

Everyone loves warm apple crumble, so why not offer it on Christmas day? The secret is to use tasty and crisp apples and add a touch of Christmas spice. The beautiful aroma of cinnamon makes this dessert hard to resist. Enjoy!

Check out our recipes page for more great ideas.

LiveLighter supports future health professionals through engagement with Australian Universities. This student blog was created for LiveLighter as part of a practical placement completed with Cancer Council WA towards completion of a Master of Dietetics at Curtin University, Western Australia.


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