If you fancy shaking up your mealtime repertoire, our healthier versions of family favourites are sure to go down a storm. With a few tweaks and additions, these comforting classics are given a nutritious makeover. For more wholesome, child-friendly meals, see our healthy family recipe collection.
5 healthier versions of classic family meals
Chicken, sweet potato & pea curry
This mild, moreish curry contains a whopping four of your 5-a-day. Serve it with filling brown rice and play around with spices to get the desired heat, remembering that some korma pastes are spicier than others. For more inspiration, see our top 5 healthy family curry recipes.
Chicken & bean enchiladas
These baked Mexican-inspired tortilla wraps are packed with healthy red peppers and black beans. Play around with the quantity of chipotle depending on your family’s preference for heat, adding only after you’ve tasted the sauce at the end of step 2 of the method.
Sausage and white bean casserole
Casseroles are a great opportunity for packing in extra goodness, and this sausage bake is no exception. It contains four of your 5-a-day in the form of peas, peppers, tomatoes and carrots, plus nutritious white beans. Find more inspiration in our family casserole recipe collection.
Crispy chicken strips
A crunchy carrot salad adds health credentials to this crowd-pleasing recipe. For added crunch, use Japanese panko breadcrumbs – they’re larger and crispier than ordinary breadcrumbs and are readily available from supermarkets. Our family chicken recipes provide more ideas for using this versatile ingredient.
Macaroni cheese with veg
Pack some veg into this popular pasta bake with frozen spinach and cherry tomatoes. Make this dish vegetarian by checking the cheddar and using a veggie-friendly hard cheese to replace grana padano. For more inspiration, see our easy family pasta recipes.
Healthy family recipes
What healthy family favourites are part of your regular repertoire? We’d love to hear your suggestions…