Beef and sweet potato salad on plate with fork

Top 10 healthy meal ideas

Make a healthy and nourishing meal in a flash with our simple recipe ideas. All these easy meals are chock-full of nutritional benefits and will do you good

Choosing simple, healthy meals doesn’t have to mean endless planning and obscure ingredients you won’t have in your cupboards. Spurn boring salads and plates piled high with leaves and nothing else. Our selection of wholesome meal ideas are here to make your midweek eats as simple and delicious as possible. The bonus? They’re all healthy and will do you good.

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Keep your midday eating on track and stay fuller for longer with our healthy lunch recipes and discover triple-tested healthy dinner recipes that are sure to satisfy the whole family. Choose from vegan feasts for a crowd to hearty soups for one.

1. Chole with cumin rice & raita

Chickpeas are the saviour of budget, storecupboard-friendly cooking. This quick curry with cooling raita is great for feeding the family without the midweek meal stress. This versatile pulse is a great ingredient to have in your kitchen arsenal.

Discover more healthy curry recipes using super healthy ingredients and plenty of spice.

2. Baked beans on toast with pancetta & poached eggs

This easy meal for two is a clever way to spruce up a standard plate of beans on toast. Pile on homemade baked beans, crispy pancetta and a protein-packed egg for a filling lunch or dinner. Thick, saucy beans, a runny egg yolk and salty pancetta? Don’t mind if we do.

3. Tuna, caper & chilli spaghetti

Fancy a spaghetti supper that’s packed full of nutritious, healthy ingredients? Try our tuna, caper and chilli recipe for a dinner that brings the heat. It takes just 25 minutes to make and turns a tin of tuna into an elegant looking pasta dish in a flash.

If you’re craving even more carby comforts, check out our 10 easy healthy pasta recipes.

4. Brazilian-style beef with sweet potato salad

Ever thought a steak dinner could provide all of your five-a-day in one beautiful plate? Prepare to be surprised by our Brazilian-style beef with sweet and sour tamarind, warming paprika and zesty lime. Pair with plenty of freshly grilled veg for a hearty, colourful dish.

Turn your plate into a riot of colour with our healthy salad recipes.

5. Creamy leek, pesto & squash pie

This freezable filo masterpiece is the perfect way to get ahead. Try your hand at batch cooking the moreish leek, squash and cannellini bean mixture – that’s dinner sorted for another night. A few spoonfuls of fresh pesto adds herby flavours to the creamy sauce. Serve with a simple, fresh green salad.

Serve up more hearty yet healthy pie recipes from our top selection of family favourites.

6. Prawn & salmon burgers with spicy mayo

No one could possibly turn down burgers for dinner, especially when they’re healthy. These easy fish burgers are ready in just 25 minutes and rich in omega-3 as an added bonus. This filling meal is easy to pair with your choice of side, try our healthy harissa sweet potato wedges.

Whether it’s barbecue season or not, rain or shine, our healthy burger recipes are here to provide you with a delicious dinner.

7. Peanut butter rainbow rice

Serve up bowls of our crowd-pleasing peanut butter rainbow rice with tender chicken breast and eye-catching ribbons of cucumber and carrot. Make the simple sauce with a lip-smacking combination of ginger, garlic, soy sauce and a dollop of peanut butter.

8. Ricotta, broccoli, & new potato frittata

Eggs are an easy, cost-effective way to bulk up your healthy menu. Our seasonal new potato frittata with blobs of creamy ricotta cheese, broccoli and a pinch of chilli makes a delicious lunch or dinner. Cold wedges are also handy for packed lunches and picnics – try them with a drizzle of sriracha or fresh pesto.

9. Meatball & tomato soup

Meatballs aren’t just for spaghetti and soup doesn’t need to be one-dimensional. Get three of your five-a-day with our meatball tomato soup, bulked up with giant couscous for added texture. This freezable five-star soup can be made in just 20 minutes.

Tuck into bowlfuls brimming with seasonal flavours from our healthy soup recipes collection.

10. Broccoli pesto & pancetta pasta

Did you know you can make pesto easily at home by whizzing up a head of broccoli? Try our gorgeous green pasta dish with a pop of colour from sweet cherry tomatoes. Making the sauce is as simple as pressing a button on your food processor. The smoked pancetta adds a hint of salt to the meal.

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