Pomegranate chicken with almond couscous

Christmas recovery recipes

41 Recipes

Healthy pick-me-ups to beat the festive excess.

Roasted squash with pesto & mozzarella

5

(4 ratings)

Bake squash with peppers and onions then serve in a salad with basil sauce and creamy cheese - full of goodness and low calorie too
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Chicken, kale & sprout stir-fry

4.375

(2 ratings)

Brussels sprouts aren't just for Christmas- add them to a healthy noodle pot for extra nutrition and crunch
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Moroccan roasted vegetable soup

4.766665

(15 ratings)

Roasted roots are perfect for making soup- we used parsnips, butternut squash and carrots, flavoured with ras el hanout spice mix
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Mustardy beetroot & lentil salad

5

(1 rating)

A rustic, healthy accompaniment to serve alongside main courses like sausages, roast chicken or lamb
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

For-the-freezer ratatouille

3.333335

(3 ratings)

Make a batch of our healthy veg mix, then serve three ways- with feta, as pictured, with jacket potatoes, or in stuffed peppers
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Baked potatoes with spicy dhal

4.125

(8 ratings)

Cook red lentils with cumin, mustard seeds and turmeric and serve with a fluffy jacket potato and chutney
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Indian bean, broccoli & carrot salad

5

(3 ratings)

Stock up on your super-greens with this vibrant, healthy lunch dish with cucumber raita, mustard seeds and lots of veggie goodness
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Kale pesto

4.642855

(14 ratings)

This leafy green cabbage-like vegetable is a genuine superfood - it's great whizzed up in place of basil in an Italian sauce
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Masala chicken pie

4.107145

(21 ratings)

A Bombay potato-topped coconut curry bake that's healthy and low-fat. Snuggle up with some guilt-free comfort food
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Cauliflower & chestnut soup

5

(1 rating)

This creamy, vegetarian soup, from Becky Lovatt, is a great way to use up leftover chestnuts, or use freshly roasted chestnuts for a more intense flavour
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Butternut squash salad

3.22059

(17 ratings)

Get a whopping 4 of your 5-a-day with this superhealthy salad, why not make extra for your lunchbox too
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Moroccan turkey salad

5

(1 rating)

Use up abundant roast meat in a healthy salad with aubergine, tomatoes, pomegranate and mint
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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