Our recipes are labelled healthy if they meet all of the following criteria per serving:
Saturated fat: No more than 5g
Sugar: No more than 15g
Salt: No more than 1.5g
Our healthy recipes are also checked to ensure they have low-to-medium levels of fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt per 100g. If the recipe was a packaged product, it would carry a green or amber colour coding.
Please note: Ingredients listed as serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.
Giving the info you need
A note on fat
What about sugar?
We list total sugars, which includes sugars occurring naturally in foods (like lactose in milk), as well as those added to a recipe, such as refined table sugar and honey. It is these added sugars, known as ‘free’ sugars, that we are advised to cut back on.
Please note: RIs for total fat, saturates, sugar and salt are maximum daily amounts.
We highlight the portions of fruit and vegetables per serving in each recipe to help you hit your 5-a-day. For handy reference, download and print our guide.
Get back on track
There are times when we all want a helping hand to kick-start healthy habits. We’ve created a series of healthy diet plans – the latest one can be found here.
We highlight low-cal recipes throughout the magazine and our site.
Starter, snack, drink or dessert = 150 kcals or less
Breakfasts = 250 kcals or less
Complete main meal with sides = 500 kcals or less
More healthy recipes…
If you’d like to kick-start your healthy eating, take a look at our healthy recipe collection.
Even if you’re trying to stick to a budget, we’ve got nutritious recipes at the ready in our cheap and healthy collection.
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