Roasted sprouts with chestnuts & bacon

Healthy Christmas recipes

36 Recipes

Our best-ever healthy festive dishes make a wholesome addition to your Christmas Day spread, including roast centrepieces, starters and sides.

Honey-roasted swede with chilli & cumin

5

(3 ratings)

This versatile root vegetable can be roasted like a potato - with a drizzle of honey and sprinkling of spice you get a very special side dish
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Garlic & rosemary roast potatoes

0

(0 ratings)

Crispy roasties are essential to any Sunday dinner. Everyone's favourite side can only be improved by roasting in goose fat, with garlic and herbs...
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Turkey minestrone

0

(0 ratings)

A warm and comforting turkey soup recipe to put your Christmas leftovers to good use. Easy to prepare and low fat, this soup is a perfect post-Christmas pick me up
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Roast chicken & roots

4.375

(6 ratings)

This one-tray, vibrant and veg-heavy roast chicken dish provides four of your five-a-day
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Butternut, chestnut & lentil cake

3.125

(2 ratings)

This stunning cake is a modern take on the classic nut roast, and the ideal vegan centrepiece, accompanied by all the usual trimmings
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • A challenge
  • Healthy

Crispy cubed roasties with garlic & thyme

0

(0 ratings)

Cut your potatoes smaller so that there's no need to par-boil to achieve perfectly crispy garlic and thyme flavoured spuds, with fluffy centres
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Glazed sprouts with caramelised red onions

5

(1 rating)

Fry red onions in butter until golden and fragrant, then cover with a sweet and tangy Sherry vinegar dressing for a delicious Christmas side
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Cranberry & chestnut falafel

4.166665

(3 ratings)

Add a bit of seasonal spirit to your chickpea bites with fruit and nuts. Serve with a creamy yogurt dip and fresh coriander
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas slaw

4.8

(5 ratings)

A nutty winter salad which is superhealthy, quick to prepare and finished with a light maple syrup dressing
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Festive celeriac koshari

0

(0 ratings)

This gorgeous veggie side dish with spiced celeriac has its roots in Egypt, where it’s sold as street food. Ideal for bringing to a festive gathering...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon & thyme baby carrots

5

(1 rating)

Make the most of sweet, seasonal carrots by dressing them with herbs, honey and citrus
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Mini hasselbacks with dill

0

(0 ratings)

Slash baby potatoes then bake with dill breadcrumbs for the perfect, crunchy accompaniment to a roast or stew
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Garlic, basil & olive oil mash

5

(2 ratings)

Boil whole garlic cloves with your potatoes then mash together with lean skimmed milk, fresh basil and a hint of extra virgin olive oil
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Toasted sesame sprouts

0

(0 ratings)

Flavour versatile Brussels sprouts with mirin, soy, sesame and chilli and serve as a healthy side dish
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Roast parsnip & chestnut salad

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(0 ratings)

A low-fat yet rustic root vegetable salad flavoured with honey and rosemary. It makes a great accompaniment a roast dinner.
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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