Kids filling fajitas with chicken and cherry tomatoes

Top 5 healthy family meals

Check out BBC Good Food's top 5 simple, healthy meals that the whole family will love. 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.


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.

Double bean and roasted red pepper chilli

Double bean & roasted red pepper chilli

There’s nothing better than a warming bowl of chilli, except a bowl of chilli that’s healthy and low fat. This double bean chilli topped with cooling soured cream or yogurt will be wolfed down by the bowlful. Fans of spice should feel free to add more Tabasco, although younger palates may appreciate a light touch. You can also freeze the leftovers for handy midweek meals.

Curried chicken and new potato traybake

This healthy curried chicken traybake is low calorie and is as simple as seasoning and popping in the oven. Although heady with Indian flavours, it’s very gently spiced and not too hot. Note that you will need a bit of time to marinate the chicken before baking, but it can be prepared the day before and left in the fridge overnight.

Lighter spaghetti and meatballs

Spaghetti & meatballs is a sure-fire family favourite and they’ll 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.

Creamy tomato risotto

This easy budget risotto is low calorie, low fat and makes great use of canned tomatoes to provide a rich, classic flavour combo with fresh basil. This is a great recipe to add to your repertoire when you want to get maximum flavour out of a few ingredients.

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What’s your favourite healthy family meal? Let us know in the comments below…