Try these delicious Christmas Eve dinner ideas that are bursting with flavor, nutrition, and holiday spirit
Celebrate the most beautiful time of the year with Christmas Eve dinner ideas that are packed with nutrition and good taste. These recipes contain a nutrient-dense superfood: Moringa oleifera. Did you know that moringa is a potential antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial agent? It is a leafy-green superfood abundant in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids. With moringa, you can create Christmas Eve dinner ideas that are sure to become a holiday tradition.
Here are some ways to incorporate “the world’s most nutrient-dense crop” into your Christmas Eve dinner ideas:
Moringa Healthy Hot Chocolate
Raise a toast to your health with this healthy hot chocolate recipe
- 1½ cup coconut milk
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp moringa powder
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
- Mini marshmallows (optional)
In a saucepan, heat milk to scalding. Whisk in cocoa powder, moringa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt. Add chocolate chips and wait for them to melt. Stir well. Use marshmallows to garnish. Serve hot.
Moringa Tahini Dressing
A light tahini dressing will complement any green salad or falafel that you add to your Christmas Eve dinner ideas
- 5 tbsp tahini sauce
- 1 tsp garlic finely chopped
- 1-2 tsp maple syrup
- Juice of 2½ lemon
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1-1½ tsp moringa powder
- 1-2 tbsp water
Combine everything in a blender except water and moringa powder. Blend the ingredients well. Slowly add water and stir. Add in the moringa powder. Blend the mix until the consistency is as desired. Enjoy it with your favorite salad.
Moringa Pesto Pasta
A healthy homemade pesto sauce for a tasty pasta dish that your whole family will enjoy
- ⅛ c fresh basil leaves
- ½ tsp moringa powder
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- ½ tbsp roasted chopped almonds
- 2 tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Dash of salt
- Dash of pepper
- 3 cups fusilli pasta (300 gms)
For the pesto: Add basil, moringa, garlic, almonds, lemon zest, salt, and pepper into a blender or a food processor and blend to a paste. Put in cheese while drizzling the oil.
For the pasta: Bring eight glasses of water to a boil on a medium to high flame. Add salt as required. When water comes to a boil, add 3 cups of fusilli pasta. Cook the pasta until it is entirely done. Drain it well into a bowl. Add the homemade pesto and mix it well.
Moringa Chocolate Banana Bread
A delicious and crowd-pleasing banana bread that requires minimal effort
- 3 overripe bananas
- 2 small size eggs
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup softened butter
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp moringa powder
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Walnut (optional)
Pour the first six ingredients into a bowl. Whisk them well. Take another bowl and put in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and moringa powder. Whisk to combine. Add the dry mixture into the wet mix and beat until the consistency is thick. Add the chocolate chips and mix until smooth. Pour it into an oil greased pan and sprinkle some walnuts on top. Bake the bread in a preheated oven -350F for one hour.
These Christmas Eve dinner ideas are nourishing, tasty and so easy to make. They look festive and extraordinary but require minimal time and effort. Get ready to spend more quality moments with friends and family because creating irresistible Christmas Eve dinner ideas just became a lot easier.
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