Healthy recipes have never been so exciting and interesting. Whether you’re looking for inspiration to help you eat your recommended 5-a day portions of fruit and veg, want ideas for healthy packed lunches that won’t leave you feeling hungry or searching for lighter pud recipes, you’ll find them all here. You don’t even have to say goodbye to curries, pizzas, pasta and fish and chips, they can all be enjoyed with our delicious healthier versions.
With just a few tweaks to your everyday eating habits you’ll be reaping the benefits of eating more fruit and veg, oily fish, wholegrains, seeds and nuts, and less sugar, processed foods and salt. And, thanks to popular healthy eating food bloggers such as Deliciously Ella and Hemsley & Hemsley, ingredients such as chia seeds, quinoa and agarve nectar are fast becoming mainstream foods.
We’ve got lots of tempting healthy recipes for every meal of the day. Breakfast is always a rush but instead of going without or grabbing a bowl of cereal that’s loaded with sugar and salt, why not make up a batch of homemade fruit and nut granola. It’ll keep in an airtight container ready for sprinkling over yogurt and fruit for a speedy way to kick start your day. For a weekend breakfast or brunch, Davina McCall’s poached eggs with avocado on toast is a satisfying feast.
Healthy lunches, low in carbs and high in protein, such as puy lentil salad with roasted vegetables and goat’s cheese, or our chicken tikka chappati wrap with saffron yogurt, or quinoa salad with chickpeas, soya beans and poached chicken will keep you feeling fuller for longer and help avoid those mid-afternoon sugar cravings.
When it comes to dinner, when time is short, healthy recipes such as satay vegetable stir-fry, lemongrass chicken skewers with spicy squash salad or prawn and coconut balti will soon become favourites. But, for days when only comfort food will do ‘half and half’ cottage pie with root veg mash is completely satisfying and delicious.
Delicious Healthy recipes
This nutty grain salad won't wilt and can be prepared ahead. It makes a lovely side dish and has the addition of dried cranberries for a Christmassy feel
Lift your mood with a calming Nutribullet smoothie that's full of ingredients high in antioxidants like blueberries and cacao powder
This tasty pork recipe by Joe Wicks is basted in butter to keep it moist and the red pepper mayo gives a real kick of flavour, delicious!
This healthier Lean in 15 versions of a classic Thai massaman curry is full of all the familiar flavours you'd expect but it's ready in about a tenth of the time, perfect for midweek...
Quality cocoa powder creates a luxurious feeling of comforting chocolatey goodness here, but without all the sugar and saturated fat we'd get from actually adding chocolate to the mix
Think swaying palm trees, beautiful beaches and a suave police team with this trending Hawaiian dish.
Roasted beetroot and quinoa make this easy-cook salad incredibly moreish, and the mixed nut topping adds a great crunch
Salads are a fantastic way to eat light and healthy but if you're bored of the same old combinations, THIS is how to mix things up a little...
Healthy recipe collections
Satisfying, healthy low calorie meals - perfect for a light meal or for the 5:2 diet, including 300 calorie meals and 200 calorie meals
Low fat dessert recipes including chocolate and coffee mousse, blackcurrant sorbet and zingy melon salad
Healthy cake recipes feature unusual ingredient combinations like mashed potato, spelt flour, polenta and sweet potatoes which make these delicious recipes healthier than your usual choices
Try our delicious low carb recipes - they're healthy, lighter and lower in calories and they still keep you feeling full! They make the perfect lunch or supper.
Healthy dinner recipes for healthy meals, including easy vegetable curry, grilled sesame-crusted aubergine and spicy seared salmon
The Hemsley sisters, Jasmine and Melissa, have a fresh approach to healthy cooking that focuses on nutrition and always looking out for options that are better for you
Healthy chicken recipes are easy to make an good for (and they all come in at fewer than 350 calories). Make guilt-free chicken soup, chicken wraps and more