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Christmas Time, Mistletoe, Pack Hacks & BURST Mulled Wine…

Christmas is the ultimate time for some festive baking, but what if you want to keep things a little healthier before the big day?  

We know that Christmas is full of indulgence, so we want to help you stay on track before the weeklong celebration of mince pies and mulled wine with the help of Kate’s Festive Pack Hacks!

Kate’s Festive Porridge ‘Toast’ (300kcals) 

Kate's Festive Toast

Have you ever made toast from one of our porridge pots? It’s the best way to mix up your meal replacements and can be a yummy way to stay on track! In this simple recipe, Kate has added a festive twist to one of our favourite Pack Hacks, making it the perfect morning treat for the December mornings. 

What you’ll need:  

Method:  

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius  
  2. Add hot water to your porridge pot until it’s about 1cm below the top 
  3. Allow the porridge to thicken and stir in your raisins 
  4. Sprinkle some ground ginger and cinnamon into the pot 
  5. Line a baking tray with baking paper and spread the porridge mixture across in the shape of toast slices 
  6. Bake the mixture in the oven until slightly browned 
  7. Remove from the oven and enjoy! 

Kate’s Gingerbread Men Pancakes (250kcals) 

Kate's Gingerbread Pancakes

What’s Christmas without gingerbread men? If you’re looking for a low calorie alternative to this classic Christmas snack, look no further and try out these Gingerbread Men Pancakes!  

What you’ll need:  

For the pancakes 

For the topping 

Method:  

  1. Empty your shake into an exante shaker 
  2. Begin slowly adding water, stirring as you do so, until you have a thick batter (you may need more than the recommended water) 
  3. Add the egg and baking powder and combine 
  4. Pour the mixture into a hot pan, spreading it across to make one large, thick pancake 
  5. Heat for around 3 minutes on one side, flip and cook for a further minute 
  6. While your pancakes are cooking, combine your yoghurt with a few drops of our Flavour Drops 
  7. Carefully remove the large pancake and use the gingerbread man cutter to cut out smaller, gingerbread-shaped pancakes 
  8. Plate up and top with the yoghurt 

Kate’s Mulled Wine Jellies (Under 100kcals per serving) 

Kate's Mulled Wine Jellies

Love mulled wine as much as us? Try out the ultimate festive Pack Hack, Mulled Wine Jellies! These jellies are perfect for anyone who wants a fun festive snack that won’t interrupt their healthy lifestyle and can be enjoyed as part of any plan.  

What you’ll need:  

Method:  

  1. Stir up all the ingredients together in a pan until everything has dissolved into one liquid 
  2. Gradually heat up the mixture until almost boiling  
  3. Take the mixture off the heat and pour it into a suitable container  
  4. Put the container in the fridge and allow the mixture to chill until it has set 
  5. Once the mixture has set, cut it into bitesize cubes 
  6. Enjoy!  

 Intrigued by our festive range? Check out the blog below to find out more 

We're Dreaming of an exante Christmas...

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We're Dreaming of an exante Christmas...

2021-11-01 08:27:16By Amelia Dunn

Kate’s Irish Cream Cheesecake (200kcal)  

Irish Cream liqueur is one of our absolute favourite festive drinks, but have you ever made it into a cheesecake? Kate’s delicious health-friendly Irish Cream Cheesecake is the perfect festive treat that can be enjoyed as a meal replacement or as a low calorie treat, after all, it is Christmas! 

Method:  

Method: 

  1. Chop up your bar into small pieces and crush in a ramekin or dish 
  2. In a separate bowl, add the cold water, shake and gelatin sachet 
  3. Pour the mixture into a pan and gently heat the mixture until it’s nearly boiling 
  4. Take the mixture off the heat and allow it to cool slightly 
  5. Pour the mixture on top of the crushed bar  
  6. Place in the fridge to set  
  7. After the mixture has set, sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon 
  8. Enjoy! 

 

Don’t have time to whip up some festive treats? Shop our Festive Range for easy, on-the-go delights to get you in the Christmas spirit. 

 

We hope you enjoy making our yummy Festive Pack Hacks, don’t forget to tag us in all your amazing festive creations on our Instagram or Facebook pages. To be a part of our community over the festive season, join our Facebook Closed Group and share stories, transformations and recipe ideas!  

 

 

 



Amelia Dunn

Amelia Dunn

Writer and expert


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