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
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Watermelon, carrot and ginger come together to make a weight loss juice, designed to support your body with vital nutrients
Stimulating spinach juice will cleanse your body if you drink it first thing, made with cucumber, apple and parsley
Davina McCall's poached eggs with avocado on toast makes for a speedy, healthy breakfast
Malaysian-style salmon is really simple, quick and utterly delicious Ė smart enough for a dinner party yet could be a midweek meal
Swap some mince for lentils with this reduced meat cottage pie, which is so delicious you won't miss it
A healthier take on the classic Caesar salad, using the superfoods kale and avocado
Pomegranate, goats' cheese, beetroot and healthy veg make a speedy and delicious winter red salad
Thai green curry with chicken thighs and an easy homemade curry paste served with a new coconut side
These healthy mint chocolate squares are made with coconut oil, raw honey and coloured with spirulina and turmeric
Salmon works perfectly in this lightly spiced stri-fry, plus soba noodles are great gluten free option
Healthier Cajun chicken recipe with no breadcrumbs, no vegetable oil and no need to deep fry
Healthy recipe collections
Healthy dinner recipes for midweek meals, including easy vegetable curry, grilled sesame-crusted aubergine and spicy seared salmon
Healthy Asian recipes will bring plenty of flavour to your healthy eating, with chicken noodle soups, nutritious egg curry and easy salmon with ginger
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
Healthy breakfast recipes to get your day off to the best start, including paleo porridge, homemade granola and dried fruit bars
Healthy lunch recipes for home or work, including spicy red pepper and lentil soup, roasted veg with giant couscous and puy lentil salad
Gluten free recipes including sweet potato brownies, lamb burgers and Normandy pork casserole
Kale recipes for a healthy meal, including Lorraine pascale's pan-fried kale recipe, chorizo, chickpea and kale stew and salmon and kale filo pie
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