Health & nutrition

Discover BBC Good Food’s nutritious recipes and expert tips on everything from special diets and sports nutrition, to men’s and women’s health.
Healthy Christmas treat ideas

Healthy Christmas treat ideas

Discover our healthier takes on festive snacks and sweet treats for the season.
The health benefits of manuka honey

The health benefits of manuka honey

What does 'UMF' mean, and are the health claims about this expensive ingredient really true?
Healthy party food ideas

Healthy party food ideas

Delicious and nutritious options to add to your buffet table or serve as finger food.
How many units are in alcoholic drinks?

How many units are in alcoholic drinks?

Keep track of the units in your favourite tipples with our at-a-glance infographic.
Healthy Christmas menu

Healthy Christmas menu

Looking for lighter options to serve on the big day? Try our complete Christmas menu.

Healthy parsnip recipes

Root veg lentil bowl with herb pistou served in a bowl Recipe

Root veg lentil bowl with herb pistou


(0 ratings)

Parsnip and rice salad in bowl Recipe

Sesame parsnip & wild rice tabbouleh


(3 ratings)

Get your fill of tasty veggies with our easy vegan parsnip & wild rice...
Roast parsnip & chestnut salad Recipe

Roast parsnip & chestnut salad


(1 rating)

A low-fat yet rustic root vegetable salad flavoured with honey and rosemary. It...
Roast Parmesan parsnips Recipe

Roast Parmesan parsnips


(3 ratings)

For a twist on a favourite side dish, coat parsnips in corn and grated Italian...
Roasted root vegetables Recipe

Roasted root vegetables


(4 ratings)

Root veg is a must with Sunday lunch and Christmas dinner, and this easy recipe...

Healthy festive mains

Seared duck with ginger sweet potato and potato mash, served on a plate Recipe

Seared duck with ginger mash


(5 ratings)

Healthy roast turkey crown served on a plate with roasted veg Recipe

Healthy roast turkey crown


(2 ratings)

Roast a turkey crown if you're catering to fewer people this Christmas. It...
Moroccan roast lamb with roasted roots & coriander served on a plate Recipe

Moroccan roast lamb with roasted roots & coriander


(10 ratings)

Serve up this tasty Moroccan roast lamb dish for a low-calorie main that...
A roasted stuffed cauliflower on a plate Recipe

Roasted stuffed cauliflower


(6 ratings)

Need an alternative to nut roast for veggies and vegans on Christmas Day? Try...
Butternut, chestnut & lentil cake Recipe

Butternut, chestnut & lentil cake


(4 ratings)

This stunning cake is a modern take on the classic nut roast, and the ideal...
If I'm going out in the evening, I'll start the day with a generous bowl of porridge, topped with a handful of cranberries and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Porridge stabilises blood sugar levels, which helps control appetite later in the day. I also add a good dollop of probiotic yogurt, which helps support the immune system and promote digestive health, as well as combat some of the less beneficial effects of the party season, like too much alcohol and not enough sleep.
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