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Healthy Christmas recipes

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


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  • Healthy roast turkey crown served on a plate with roasted veg

    Healthy roast turkey crown

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

  • Roast potatoes with paprika in a serving dish

    Roast potatoes with paprika

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    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

  • Healthy gravy served in a gravy jug

    Healthy gravy

    A star rating of 3.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    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

  • A collection of stuffing balls

    Healthy stuffing balls

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Tangy chicory salad served on a plate

    Tangy chicory salad

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    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

  • Celeriac, hazelnut & truffle soup in a bowl

    Celeriac, hazelnut & truffle soup

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.24 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

  • 3 plates serving parsnip gnocchi, garnished with walnut crumbs

    Parsnip gnocchi

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.18 ratings

    Take parsnips to another level by turning them into gnocchi with a crunchy walnut crumb. This moreish dish is vegan, healthy and delicious

  • Chilli-charred Brussels sprouts in a festive silver serving dish

    Chilli-charred Brussels sprouts

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.17 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

  • A serving dish with hazelnut & mustard carrots

    Hazelnut & mustard carrots

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

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

  • Parsnip & celeriac bake

    Parsnip & celeriac bake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.40 ratings

    If you're sick of the same old Christmas sides, perk up your parsnips with some celeriac

  • A pan with stir-fried festive cabbage

    Stir-fried festive cabbage

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Roasted Brussels sprouts with chestnuts & bacon

    Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon & chestnuts

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.9 ratings

    Try a new approach to cooking these traditional winter greens. Bake your sprouts with nuts and bacon lardons – great for a roast with all the trimmings.

  • Aubergine & chickpea bites on a serving platter

    Aubergine & chickpea bites

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.10 ratings

    Combine chickpeas and aubergine with garlic and cumin for these tasty, healthy vegan canapés. Everyone will love them served with our harissa yogurt

  • Honey-roasted swede with chilli & cumin

    Honey-roasted swede with chilli & cumin

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.8 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

  • Garlic & rosemary roast potatoes

    Garlic roast potatoes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 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

  • Turkey minestrone

    Turkey minestrone

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 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

  • Corn cups with prawns, mango & chillies

    Corn cups with prawns, mango & chillies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Buy ready-shaped corn tortillas to save time with these easy, healthy seafood canapés - perfect for a party or buffet spread

  • Roast chicken & roots

    Roast chicken & roots

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.10 ratings

    This one-tray, vibrant and veg-heavy roast chicken dish provides four of your five-a-day

  • Caramelised carrots & onions

    Caramelised carrots & onions

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.41 ratings

    The perfect caramelised carrots to accompany any roast - try them alongside your Christmas turkey

  • Potato rösti cakes with sage leaves

    Potato rösti cakes with sage leaves

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.17 ratings

    These pan-fried, golden potato patties with onion and sage make a delicious side dish for two

  • Butternut soup with crispy sage & apple croutons

    Butternut soup with crispy sage & apple croutons

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.6 ratings

    The apple and sage contrast beautifully with naturally sweet butternut squash in this low-fat, gluten-free festive dinner party starter


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