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5 family recipes made healthier

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We've taken classic family recipes and tweaked them to make them more nutritious and healthy. These easy, everyday recipes are bound to become new favourites with the kids. 

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 and pea curry served in bowls with brown rice

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, sweet potato & pea curry recipe

Chicken and bean enchiladas

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.

Chicken & bean enchiladas recipe

Sausage and white bean casserole

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.

Sausage & white bean casserole recipe

Crispy chicken strips with ketchup and carrot salad

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.

Crispy chicken strips recipe


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.

Macaroni cheese with veg recipe

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