Recipes

16 Healthy Christmas Recipes For 2022

The best part about Christmas is the food, right?

These healthy Christmas recipes are the best way to get your festive spirit on. After the year we’ve had, it’s only right that we fully embrace all the joy that comes with the season of giving (and eating).

We’ve put together a list of all our favourite Christmas bakes and bites for you to get your teeth into — and even if you’re sticking to a strict training regime, you’ll find a delicious way to support your hard work out of this bunch.

1. Gingerbread Protein Pancakes

Give your morning stack a festive makeover with this incredible pancake recipe. The best part? All you need is 4 simple ingredients to get your day off to the best start.

gingerbread protein pancakes

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
471 39g 51g 14g

Recipe here.

 

2. Niall’s Easy Christmas Mince Pies

These are a classic that you just can’t do Christmas without, right? Making your own mince pies is a one-way ticket to feeling festive — and it will make your house smell incredible.

easy mince pies

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
136 1.3g 22g 4.6g

Recipe here.

 

 

3. Protein Chocolate Yule Log

You need this dessert in your life, trust us. Our protein-packed yule log is the perfect after-dinner treat and a low-sugar alternative to traditional recipes.

protein yule log

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
182 12g 14g 9g

Recipe here.

 

4. White Chocolate Protein Snowballs

These little bites of Christmas joy are the ideal post-training treat to keep you topped up on protein during the festive season.

protein snowballs

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
86 8g 4g 4g

Recipe here.

 

5. Healthy Sausage Rolls

No one can resist a warm sausage roll – and with this healthy version you can tuck in without a second’s thought.

healthy sausage rolls

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
86 8g 4g 4g

Recipe here.

 

6. Good-For-You Christmas Tiramisu

This no-bake treat is a great crowd-pleaser to whip up during the holidays! Our simple recipe is low-sugar and sprinkled with plenty of Protein Chocolate.

tiramisu

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
179 8g 20g 10g

Recipe here.

 

7. Chocolate Christmas Protein Balls

Need a sweet treat to keep your fingers out the selection box? We got you with these Christmassy protein balls.

chocolate protein balls

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
179 8g 20g 10g

Recipe here.

 

8. Christmas Turkey & Cranberry Burger

Hands up if you can’t wait until the big day to get your turkey and cranberry fix. Luckily Niall Kirkland’s got us sorted with this delicious Christmas burger recipe.

turkey burger

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
179 8g 20g 10g

Recipe here.

 

9. Reindeer Marshmallow Pops

Sweet and super-simple to make, these chocolatey pops are the perfect festive snack to make during the Christmas holidays.

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
106 2.3g 4g 13.4g

Recipe here

 

10. High-Protein Festive Chocolate Bark

Low effort, high reward — the best kind of recipe, right? This rich, indulgent-tasting treat is ideal for satisfying your cravings with a more macro-friendly chocolate option. Oh, and it’s great for homemade gifting too. 

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
226 12.2g 11.8g 14.2g

Recipe here

 

11. Simple Gingerbread Men Cookies

There’s just something about the smell of freshly baked gingerbread. This super-simple recipe from @healthy_floflo uses minimal ingredients and is totally vegan-friendly too. Double win.

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
77 0.9g 9.3g 4g

Recipe here

 

12. High-Protein Hot Chocolate Bombs

It’s the season of hot chocolates and boy, these do not disappoint. If you like yours thick and creamy, then you definitely need to give these a go. They’re ideal to wrap up and gift to friends and family too. 

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
306 11.8g 36g 12.5g

Recipe here

 

13. Chocolate Orange Energy Balls

Need a pre-workout boost that feels like a festive treat? We’ve got you covered with these delicious protein-packed chocolate orange energy balls. 

Chocolate Orange Protein Balls

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
181 4.6g 16g 11g

Recipe here

 

14. High-Protein Reindeer Crispy Squares

These homemade crispy squares are the perfect high-protein snack to enjoy during the festive break.

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
277 11.2g 38g 8.7g

Recipe here

 

15. Fitwaffle’s 3-Ingredient Christmas Cookies

Deliciously sweet & simple, these peanut butter cookies from Fitwaffle are ideal for seasonal sweet-tooth cravings.

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
311 13g 21.5g 19.3g

Recipe here

 

16. Simple High-Protein Hot Chocolate

Try swapping your regular protein shake with this winter warmer. Made with our indulgent-tasting Protein Hot Chocolate blend and a generous dollop of our Protein Spread to make it extra thick. Cheers to that.

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
273 25.4g 19.9g 10g

Recipe here

 

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Lauren Dawes

Lauren Dawes

Writer and expert

Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.


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