Roast turkey crown surrounded by root vegetables

Healthy Christmas recipes

49 Recipes

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

Healthy roast turkey crown

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Roast a turkey crown if you're catering to fewer people this Christmas. It's also a lighter option if you don't want to overindulge on the big day...
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Roast potatoes with paprika

5

(1 rating)

Make roast potatoes that are tasty and healthy. Smoked paprika adds flavour and we have a top tip for a crispy finish. Ideal for Sunday lunch, or Christmas Day
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Healthy gravy

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Serve this healthy, low-fat gravy with Sunday lunch, bangers and mash, or even with turkey on Christmas Day. It can be frozen, too, if you want to make it ahead
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Healthy stuffing balls

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Looking for a veggie stuffing to serve with a special roast dinner? Made with dried apricots and nuts, this healthy option is low-fat yet full of flavour
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Tangy chicory salad

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Dress this chicory salad with sherry vinegar, honey and orange for a taste of sunshine in winter. It's ideal for a Christmas buffet served with ham...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Celeriac, hazelnut & truffle soup

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(3 ratings)

Rustle up this healthy vegan celeriac and hazelnut soup as a starter on Christmas Day. Truffle oil adds a bit of luxury, or leave it out for a simple supper on a winter's night...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Parsnip gnocchi

4

(4 ratings)

Take parnsips to another level by turning them into gnocchi with a crunchy walnut crumb. This Christmas dish is vegan, healthy and deliciously festive
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chilli-charred Brussels sprouts

5

(3 ratings)

Spruce up Brussels sprouts for Christmas Day with the addition of garlic, lemon and chilli. The result is a flavourful vegan side dish that's healthy too...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Hazelnut & mustard carrots

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Spruce up your carrots for the Christmas dinner table with a mustard and sherry dressing for extra flavour. Scatter over toasted hazelnuts to serve
  • 18 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Parsnip & celeriac bake

4.90909

(33 ratings)

If you're sick of the same old Christmas sides, perk up your parsnips with some celeriac...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Stir-fried festive cabbage

3

(1 rating)

Try this festive red cabbage with cranberry sauce, red wine and orange as a side dish for Christmas dinner. The flavours are as vivid as the colours
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Aubergine & chickpea bites

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Combine chickpeas and aubergine with garlic and cumin for these tasty, healthy vegan canapés. Everyone will love them served with our harissa yogurt
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Honey-roasted swede with chilli & cumin

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(4 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

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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

4

(1 rating)

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

4.57143

(7 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

Caramelised carrots & onions

4.6

(35 ratings)

The perfect caramelised carrots to accompany any roast - try them alongside your Christmas turkey
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Clementine & prosecco jellies

3.733335

(15 ratings)

James Martin's glamorous and refreshingly light dessert will be right at home at a festive dinner party...
  • 4 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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