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Celeriac & parsnip bake

Low-fat Christmas recipes

30 Recipes

Tempting ways to take the guilt out of the festive feasting.

Celeriac & parsnip bake

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This vegetable side dish is full of flavour with thyme, mustard seeds, red wine vinegar and chicken stock - perfect with a Sunday roast
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Chestnuts in Cointreau & orange syrup

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These chestnuts in scented syrup are delicious spooned over ice cream or whipped cream and mascarpone for a seasonal treat
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Fruity turkey tagine

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Freshen up Christmas leftovers of turkey, carrots and parsnips with ras el hanout in this sweet and spicy Moroccan stew
1 hour and 5 minutes
Easy

Curried lentil, parsnip & apple soup

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This spicy soup combines red lentils, apples and parsnip for a smooth, warming soup - a low fat meal that you can make ahead and freeze
1 hour
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Griddled lettuce & peas

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This quick and healthy side dish makes the perfect accompaniment to salmon, white fish, chicken and lamb
15 minutes
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Sticky stem ginger duck & noodle salad

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This Asian style salad with vermicelli rice noodles and crunchy veg makes a light weeknight dinner - pack leftovers for lunch the next day
1 hour
Easy

Cranberry chicken salad

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Use up leftover cranberry sauce in this healthy salad. Add a can of cannellini beans if you want to bulk it up
25 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Roasted root vegetables

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(4 ratings)
Root veg is a must with Sunday lunch and Christmas dinner, and this easy recipe is low-fat, superhealthy and high in fibre to boot
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Mashed parsnip & sprout colcannon

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(3 ratings)
This is a delicious accompaniment to Christmas dinner, but is also a great way to use up those leftover cooked sprouts
35 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Clementine & prosecco jellies

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(14 ratings)
James Martin's glamorous and refreshingly light dessert will be right at home at a festive dinner party
4 hours and 25 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Garlic & herb mash

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Make your mash healthier by adding half-fat crème fraîche instead of butter and milk. Boil garlic with the potatoes for added flavour.
25 minutes
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Pan-fried venison with blackberry sauce

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(56 ratings)
Blackberries are delicious in savoury sauces, and this version is the perfect match for the richly flavoured venison
25 minutes
Easy

Sticky spiced red cabbage

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(24 ratings)
This colourful dish will complement any festive main course. Toss any leftovers with a drizzle of olive oil and serve with cold cuts, pâté or cheese
50 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Celeriac, apple & horseradish mash

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Try out a new way with root vegetables- serve celeriac mashed with sweet apples and fiery horseradish
30 minutes
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Sweet potato stackers

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(11 ratings)
For an added kick to these canapes, try swapping the lemon juice for a teaspoon of mustard in the mayo
50 minutes
Easy

Poached pears in spiced tea

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This low-fat, easy and fresh-tasting pudding is perfect for feeding a crowd on a budget
25 minutes
Easy

Really simple cranberry sauce

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(30 ratings)
Making your own sauce is really easy, and you can do it a few days ahead. Plus, this one uses only three ingredients
15 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Braised sea bass with spinach

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This simple but festive recipe will see you cooking sea bass in no time at all
50 minutes
Moderately easy

Low-fat roasties

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(8 ratings)
Enjoy these guilt-free roast potatoes - they contain around 6g fat compared to the usual 14g!
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Maple mustard roots

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The sweetness of this side dish makes it the ideal accompaniment to roast turkey
50 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

St Clements carrots

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(7 ratings)
Use some of the heap of clementines lying around over the Christmas period to make these sticky, citrussy roasted carrots
50 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Sticky apple cups

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These simple dessert cups are made in the microwave and are brilliant to use up leftover dates and prunes
20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

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