Here’s a few recipes for classic Christmas table sauces that are healthy – and delicious: 

Cranberry sauce recipe (this one’s gluten free, dairy free, wheat free – and vegan-friendly!):


  • 1 bag cranberries, freshor frozen
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup (substitute: honey)
  • 12 orange, juice only
  • 12 orange, zest only
  • 3 tbsp water
  • extra water (optional/as required)


  • Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and gently heat until the frozen cranberries (if used) have defrosted.
  • Bring contents to the boil, if the mixture appears too thick then thin it down to your preferred consistency using small amounts of water.
  • Turn the heat down and gently simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm or cold.


Gluten-free bread sauce:



KCAL 113 FAT 5.8g SATURATES 2.9g PROTEIN 2.9g CARBS 11.9g SUGARS 4.9g


  • 750 ml milk
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 slices of white gluten-free bread
  • 1 large knob of butter
  • 1 splash of double cream


  1. Pour the milk into a small nonstick pan. Peel and chop the onion, and peel the garlic. Add both to the pan with the cloves and bay leaves, and season well.
  2. Tear the bread into chunks. Bring the milk mixture to the boil, then add the bread and simmer, stirring occasionally, over a low heat for 5 to 10 minutes until the onion is cooked.
  3. Carefully remove the cloves and bay leaves, then transfer the sauce to a blender and blitz till puréed.
  4. Return to the pan, adjust the seasoning and continue to gently cook, stirring constantly, for a few minutes to thicken. Stir in the butter and cream to finish.