Top 10 healthy family meals
Check out our top 10 simple, healthy meals that the whole family will love. From easy curries to one-pots and vegetable soups, these recipes are bursting with flavour and nutritious ingredients.
Are you looking for more ways to get your family eating five-a-day? These easy, healthy suppers are packed full of nutritious veggies, plenty of flavour and are sure to please even the fussiest of eaters. We also have healthy snacks to keep the kids happy between meals.
For plenty more delicious and nutritious suppers, check out our collection of healthy family recipes.
1. Chinese chicken curry
Looking for a wholesome Friday night family treat? Whip up your own healthier version of this much-loved takeaway classic with our simple and speedy Chinese chicken curry recipe. It's much lower in salt and sugar than the original and packed with flavour from garlic and spices. We've also upped the veg content with some frozen peas but you could add in more veggies if you wish.
2. Vegetable tagine with apricot couscous
This beautiful, seasonal vegetable tagine actually counts as all five of your five-a-day, so give yourself a pat on the back for efficiency! It's also rich in iron and low in fat. You can tweak the spices and the dressing in the quinoa for picky palates.
3. Healthy tomato soup
Boost your veg intake with our comforting, healthy tomato soup. This light yet creamy blend packs in all of your five-a-day, with added carrots, peppers and sweet potatoes. Serve it with crusty bread or our cheese, Marmite & spinach pinwheels.
4. Sausage & white bean casserole
There's little more comforting than a warming sausage & bean casserole with lots of veg. Our easy and nutritious one-pan version packs in white beans, peppers, carrots, canned tomatoes and peas. We've used chipolata sausages, as they are low in fat, and we've cut down on the salt with a healthier chicken stock. Serve with potatoes, wholegrain pasta or brown rice if you like.
5. Squash & pesto pasta
Making homemade pasta sauce is a great way to cut down on salt and sugar. This comforting squash & pesto pasta has a zingy homemade sauce made from parsley, basil, toasted cashew nuts and garlic. This nutritious veggie family meal is packed with vitamin C and minerals such as calcium, folate and iron.
6. Double bean & roasted red pepper chilli
There's nothing better than a warming bowl of chilli, especially one that's healthy and low in fat. This double bean chilli ticks all the boxes, topped with cooling soured cream or yogurt. Fans of spice can add more Tabasco, although younger palates may appreciate a light touch. You can also freeze the leftovers for handy midweek meals.
7. Salmon pesto traybake with baby roast potatoes
This tempting salmon pesto traybake is ideal for little eaters who don't like surprise hidden ingredients. Salmon delivers a healthy dose of omega-3, whilst roasted courgettes and peppers will boost your veg intake. With just 5 minutes prep, it's a super-quick and easy dish to throw together on busy weeknights.
8. Lighter spaghetti & meatballs
Spaghetti & meatballs is a sure-fire family favourite. Everyone will love this low-fat version just as much with its deliciously herby, garlicky combination of lean minced pork and lentils. This is one dinner option that you'll keep going back to.
9. Chicken & veg bowl
Eat the rainbow with these bright and beautiful chicken & veg bowls, which kids will love helping to make. Hoisin-fried chicken pieces are combined with sliced avocado, edamame beans, sweetcorn and grated carrots, on a bed of high-fibre brown rice. Vegetables have never been so fun!
10. Sesame & spring onion stir-fried udon with crispy tofu
Need a quick and easy midweek meal? Whip up our healthy vegan stir-fry in just 20 minutes. With thick udon noodles, crispy fried tofu, spring onions and fresh green beans, it's full of exciting textures. Finish with a sprinkling of sesame seeds for extra crunch.
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