Celeriac & parsnip bake

Low-fat Christmas recipes

35 Recipes

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

Celeriac & parsnip bake

3.75

(1 rating)

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 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chestnuts in Cointreau & orange syrup

0

(0 ratings)

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

Fruity turkey tagine

4.75

(5 ratings)

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

Curried lentil, parsnip & apple soup

4.285715

(7 ratings)

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

0

(0 ratings)

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

Sticky stem ginger duck & noodle salad

3.75

(3 ratings)

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

4.375

(2 ratings)

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

Roasted root vegetables

4.1875

(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 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Mashed parsnip & sprout colcannon

4.333335

(3 ratings)

This is a delicious accompaniment to Christmas dinner, but is also a great way to use up those leftover cooked sprouts
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Clementine & prosecco jellies

3.716665

(15 ratings)

James Martin's glamorous and refreshingly light dessert will be right at home at a festive dinner party
  • 4 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Garlic & herb mash

5

(2 ratings)

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

Sticky spiced red cabbage

4.607145

(28 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 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sweet potato stackers

4.363635

(11 ratings)

For an added kick to these canapes, try swapping the lemon juice for a teaspoon of mustard in the mayo
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Really simple cranberry sauce

4.89844

(32 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 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Low-fat roasties

3.875

(8 ratings)

Enjoy these guilt-free roast potatoes - they contain around 6g fat compared to the usual 14g!
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Maple mustard roots

4.5

(4 ratings)

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

St Clements carrots

4.625

(8 ratings)

Use some of the heap of clementines lying around over the Christmas period to make these sticky, citrussy roasted carrots
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky apple cups

4.2

(5 ratings)

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

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