Attempting to maintain a balanced diet on Christmas Day is always challenging and it’s important not to be too hard on yourself — it’s a day of celebration after all. To help you out, we’re sharing some of our favourite veggie-filled, nutrient-packed starters to kick-start your festive feast.

Creamy pea soup

Creamy pea soup

Winter sprout, apple, and bacon salad with honey-mustard vinaigrette

Mushroom and onion croustades

mushroom & onion croustades

Honeyed carrot soup

Vietnamese lettuce cups

Veggie pigs in blankets

Vegetarian pigs in blankets

Winter citrus, beetroot and fennel salad

Winter citrus beetroot and fennel salad

Craving even more healthy recipe inspiration? Check out our collection of low-sugar sweet treats and desserts, here.