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Healthy 3 Course Winter Menu – Pudding

Christmas is a time for celebration, for spending time with friends and family , its also a time to enjoy a few splurges through the month.  At The Body Retreat we know that t can be a worry how you entertain while still maintain your waistline.  It can be hard to combine celebration and moderation.  This well balanced three course winter menu is perfect when you want to serve a delicious meal for friends or family during the winter.

Starting the meal with a light but warming Parsnip and Lemon soup will help you to feel fuller sooner and while help to moderate your appetite fort the rest of the meal. Main course is Spiced Pork Casserole served with Couscous which is a rich and opulent and will impress your guests, who will never guess that it only took you 15 mins to prepare.  Then we finish the meal with Plum and Almond Meringue

Plum & Almond Meringue
Serves 4
  • 1lb Plums
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2tbsp ground almonds
  • 3 eggs
  • 40gm caster sugar


Oven at 180

Halve and stone the luis and slice.  Place in a pan with the honey and gently simmer for about 5/6 mins until the plums soften but before they turn pulpy.  Transfer to four individual ramekin dishes. Sprinkle each dish with ground almonds.

Separate the eggs and whisk the whites until stiff, then beat in the caster sugar until glossy. Pile or pipe the meringue on top of the plum and almonds.

Bake in the oven for 10 mins until golden.

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