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 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
Say sayonara, sushi because these hot new things are about to take over
A beautiful chilled summery soup recipe, ideal to kick-start a dinner party or to have as a canapé, with a fresh, tangy pea hummus dip on the side.
This cinnamon apple blast Nutribullet recipe couldn't be easier and is a boost for your immune system, made with spinach and almond milk
Smoky sweet potato soup is made with sweet potatoes and carrots, which provide beta-carotene, which keeps you looking radiant - and it's perfectly smoky from the smoked paprika and chorizo
Healthy recipe collections
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
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
Detox recipes to help you get healthy, feel better and become more energised. Try our healthy juice recipes, salads and healthy meal ideas
Find Jamie Oliver's superfood recipes in our recipe extract, including super tasty miso broth, vegeree and easy curried fish stew.