The festive season is just around the corner! This is the time where we celebrate the end of the year and look back at the memories whilst enjoying the company of our loved ones. Besides setting up a warm and cosy ambience, you’d also want a spread filled with healthy and nutritious food to keep your guests feeling good. Our elves at The Whole Kitchen have been working hard all year to come up with a few treats that you can easily include in your grazing platters this holiday. As usual, they are made with all-natural whole ingredients, less sugar, and always gluten free - definitely on the “Nice” list!
If you’re planning on hosting, here are some tips and ideas to inspire your healthy festive celebrations:
1. Include different textures
Crisp crackers with creamy dip. Juicy fresh fruit and toasted nuts. Hard cheese on soft focaccia bread.
Incorporating a variety of textures into your grazing platter keeps it exciting and fresh! Play around with contrasting mouth-feels to keep your guests (and their taste buds) entertained.
Our Garlic Rosemary Focaccia is made with a premium blend of gluten free sorghum and buckwheat flours. It’s full of flavour and makes a great vessel for the delicious cheese and dips on your festive platter.
Hummus RecipeTry this easy hummus recipe to add to your party platters.
1 can of chickpeas
Juice of a half lemon
4 tablespoon of tahini
1 Tablespoon of cumin
¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 tablespoon of hot water
Peel the chickpeas’ skin and add all ingredients in a blender. Mix well and add more water if you need to and enjoy!
2. Options for everyone
Having some vegan varieties ensures that no one gets left out on the treats! Our sweet and savoury vegan products include:
Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cacao, oranges, cranberries - these are some of the flavours that truly remind us of the holiday season. A must have to bring your Christmas platter to life!
Our new Christmas Spiced Pecans Nut Mix is the perfect addition to any festive platter. Creamy whole pecans coated in cinnamon, desiccated coconut, and lightly sweetened with coconut sugar. The taste of Christmas in a nut mix! While great on their own, you can also sprinkle these tasty morsels onto salads to make them more festive. Bring some warmth into a beetroot and feta salad, or add on side dishes like roasted sweet potato for extra crunch. This special nut mix for the holidays comes in a festive jar which is great as a gift or to bring to a Christmas dinner.
Stud your Christmas platter with our delicious handcrafted biscottis! Whether it’s warm and lightly spiced Chocolate Hazelnut or sweet and zesty Cranberry Pistachio, these twice baked Italian style cookies are sure to bring in the festive mood.
4. Festive plating
The festive feeling doesn’t have to be just about the flavours, you can also style your healthy dishes to pull everything together.
Turn a classic caprese salad made with juicy tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and sweet basil into a Caprese Wreath!
This colourful Christmas Tree salad is speckled with fruit to resemble the sparkly ornaments and twinkling lights on a Christmas tree! Top it all off with a star cut out from any of our gluten free sliced breads and you have the perfect holiday salad.
Let us at The Whole Kitchen give you a hand in sharing a little goodness this festive season. We love making it easy for you by providing products that are tasty, nutritious, and cater to different dietary needs so that everyone can enjoy the celebrations.
Our Christmas Specials Range is now available on our website! Whether it’s curated gift sets or festive treats to build your healthy Christmas platter, we’ve got you sorted.
Thanks for an amazing year - wishing you a happy and healthy holiday!