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
Prawns are super-high in vitamin B12, which our metabolic and nervous sustems need to function properly, plus it helps to prevent us from feeling tired
Using veg instead of fish starts us off with two of our 5-a-day, plus the nutrients that go with them, and the egg provides good protein to help us feel fuller for longer
Mixed wild rice is much more nutritious than regular rice and is a good source of both magnesium and phosphorus, which are good for maintaining healthy teeth and skin
Beef is packed with zinc, which we need in order to make DNA and to metabolize key vitamins and minerals, enabling us to utilize the best of what we eat
For all you morning gym-goers, this healthy protein bread is a great portable breakfast that will help with muscle repair and growth
Using wholewheat lasagne instead of white means we get double the fibre, plus the vitamin A we get from the squash helps metabolize the iron from the spinach
Learn how to deseed a pomegranate quickly and easily with less mess and no waste - it couldn't be simpler with our easy method
Give classic pasta salad a healthy makeover with this green pasta salad recipe. It's perfectly creamy from the avocado and courgette adds texture
Coconut summer slaw is the perfect dairy-free alternative to regular coleslaw and makes a great addition to a barbecue or picnic
If you've had a long day and your mood needs a boost, make this banana and pineapple Nutribullet smoothie recipe as a healthy pick-me-up
Lift your mood with a calming Nutribullet smoothie that's full of ingredients high in antioxidants like blueberries and cacao powder
For a healthy, detoxifying and low calorie smoothie, give this melon, pear and kale Nutribullet recipe a go
Healthy recipe collections
Find Jamie Oliver's superfood recipes in our recipe extract, including super tasty miso broth, vegeree and easy curried fish stew.
Healthy Asian recipes will bring plenty of flavour to your healthy eating, with chicken noodle soups, nutritious egg curry and easy salmon with ginger
Healthy dinner recipes for midweek meals, including easy vegetable curry, grilled sesame-crusted aubergine and spicy seared salmon
Healthy breakfast recipes to get your day off to the best start, including paleo porridge, homemade granola and dried fruit bars
Get in shape for summer with our selection of healthy summer recipes that'll help you cut down on the calories, without having to compromise on flavour
Healthy lunch recipes for home or work, including spicy red pepper and lentil soup, roasted veg with giant couscous and puy lentil salad
Warming soup recipes including spicy red pepper and lentil soup, chunky Spanish chickpea soup and winter chicken soup
Try our delicious and healthy recipes, all low in carbs, for a lighter supper or to help you lose weight
Gluten free recipes including sweet potato brownies, lamb burgers and Normandy pork casserole