Ho Ho Ho! It’s the time of the year for some merry festive bingeing!

Before you weigh yourself in horror post-Christmas and blame yourself for the reckless gluttony, let us take  a peek at some of the festive dishes that are lurking with calories.

*turkey breast without skin is 305 calories.

So here is an easy and healthy Xmas dish that you can introduce to the dinner table for a change this year. Lots of omega goodness and low in salt! Yummy too!

Healthier Xmas Recipe: Roasted Salmon with Crispy Potatoes and Broccoli

1 serving: 260 calories            Cooking time: 30 mins

Recipe below shows 4 servings:

1 head broccoli

450g Yukon gold potatoes

1 large red onion

3 tbsp. olive oil

A dash of salt and pepper

1 piece of skinless salmon fillet

1 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1/2 clove garlic


  1. Heat oven to 230 degrees celcius. On a baking sheet, toss together the broccoli, potatoes, and onion with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread in an even layer and roast for 15 minutes.
  2. Season the salmon with 1/4 teaspoons each salt and pepper, nestle it among the vegetables and continue roasting until the vegetables are golden brown and tender and the salmon is opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes more.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and garlic. Serve with the salmon and the vegetables.


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