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
For a healthy, detoxifying and low calorie smoothie, give this melon, pear and kale Nutribullet recipe a go
Learn how to prepare a pineapple the easy way with our short video that shows how to get the most fruit, with minimum waste and no woody bits
Cajun salmon wraps bring together spicy fish plus zesty salads for a super healthy meal full of good omega-3 fatty acids
A healthier slant on Sunday lunch, try chicken supremes with herby lentils and glazed carrots made with mostly storecupboard ingredients
Cut down on carbs and get more of your 5-a-day by using courgette strands, or ‘courgetti’, to replace some of the pasta in this prawn pasta recipe
Healthier lamb and chickpea burgers mean bye-bye bun and fries, hello to this less-meat, more-fibre recipe with mixed grain salad
Baked salmon provençale with freekeh is strong and punchy, and goes well with on-trend freekeh, a green wheat grain
Victoria Young shares the ups and downs of living with food intolerances in her guest blog for woman&home
Turkey steaks are quick to cook, low in fat and delicious with a zesty citrus sauce, honey and ginger
Meet the healthy bloggers who are changing the way we eat, including Deliciously Ella, Hemsley + Hemsley and more
Healthy bean and root vegetable pot is made with sweet potatoes and cannellini beans for a filling vegetarian one pot recipe spiced with rose harissa
We tested which fruit and vegetables will spiralize, including sweet potato, beetroot and even red onion. Which ones worked?
Healthy recipe collections
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
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
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