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New Year’s Eve party food ideas

What better way to counteract your Christmas overeating than with a healthy New Year’s Eve spread? I’ve rounded up seven delicious recipes from my new book Supercharged Food, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian.

Wake up feeling good on New Year’s Day, ready to set your intentions for the coming year. There’s really no need for an elaborate menu. Serving up these hearty bites will guarantee a relaxed and festive celebration.

Strawberry Granita

Serves: 2


Raspberry Spritzer

Cheesy Star Crackers

Makes: 22 crackers


Red Capsicum & Hazelnut Pesto

Baba Ghanoush

New Year’s Eve party food ideas

By: Lee Holmes

Counteract your Christmas overeating with this healthy New Year’s Eve spread.


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Cook time



  • 1½ red capsicums, seeds & membrane removed, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled & minced
  • ⅔ cup basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp wheat-free tamari
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • Juice & zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 135g lightly toasted hazelnuts
  • 2 tbsp cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch Celtic sea salt & freshly ground pepper


  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor and whizz until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • Note: This pesto will keep in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Tip: For a delicious variation, try substituting the hazelnuts with blanched almonds, or sunflower seeds and pepitas (pumpkin seeds).


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Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.

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