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Healthy Christmas 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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  • Crispy cubed roasties with garlic & thyme

    Crispy cubed roasties with garlic & thyme

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 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

  • Glazed sprouts with caramelised red onions

    Glazed sprouts with caramelised red onions

    A star rating of 5 out of 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

  • Cranberry & chestnut falafel

    Cranberry & chestnut falafel

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.9 ratings

    Add a bit of seasonal spirit to your chickpea bites with fruit and nuts. Serve with a creamy yogurt dip and fresh coriander

  • Christmas slaw

    Christmas slaw

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    A nutty winter salad which is superhealthy, quick to prepare and finished with a light maple syrup dressing

  • Festive celeriac kosher 2016

    Festive celeriac koshari

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.4 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

  • Lemon & thyme baby carrots

    Lemon & thyme baby carrots

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make the most of sweet, seasonal carrots by dressing them with herbs, honey and citrus

  • Mini hasselbacks with dill

    Mini hasselbacks with dill

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Slash baby potatoes then bake with dill breadcrumbs for the perfect, crunchy accompaniment to a roast or stew

  • Garlic, basil & olive oil mash

    Garlic, basil & olive oil mash

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 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

  • Light-but-lovely lemon & sage roasties

    Light-but-lovely lemon & sage roasties

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Roast potatoes don't need to be unhealthy. Use a little rapeseed oil and flavour with citrus and herbs

  • Toasted sesame sprouts

    Toasted sesame sprouts

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Flavour versatile Brussels sprouts with mirin, soy, sesame and chilli and serve as a healthy side dish

  • Roast parsnip & chestnut salad

    Roast parsnip & chestnut salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    A low-fat yet rustic root vegetable salad flavoured with honey and rosemary. It makes a great accompaniment a roast dinner.

  • Boom Bang-a-Bang chicken cups

    Boom Bang-a-Bang chicken cups

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Classic British Coronation chicken gets a makeover, served in Little Gem lettuce leaves with peanut and coconut sauce

  • Mashed roots

    Swede mash

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Pair swede with potatoes and a carrots to make a heavenly super smooth mash, with a little cream, butter and nutmeg

  • Mustardy greens

    Mustardy greens

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    Spring greens and peas partner well - serve in a butter and mustard glaze for a low-fat and healthy side

  • Pot-roast beef with French onion gravy

    Pot-roast beef with French onion gravy

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.145 ratings

    Silverside and topside are cheaper and leaner cuts of meat, well-suited to slow-cooking. The stock and juices make a great sauce when combined with caramelised onions

  • Butternut & harissa hummus

    Butternut & harissa hummus

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.16 ratings

    Roast pumpkin with plenty of garlic then blitz into a Moroccan-style dip with spicy harissa and sesame paste

  • Seeded flatbreads

    Seeded flatbreads

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Moroccan-style breads with nigella and sesame seeds, great for wrapping and dipping

  • Festive red salad

    Festive red salad

    A star rating of 3.4 out of 5.11 ratings

    Cabbage, red onion, apple and beetroot - all the brightest purple fruit and veg makes up this winter salad with sweet vinaigrette

  • Mulled red cabbage with clementines

    Mulled red cabbage with clementines

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Skip the red wine and mull your veg with mixed spice, brown sugar and an orange studded with cloves

  • From-the-freezer Yorkies

    From-the-freezer Yorkies

    A star rating of 1 out of 5.1 rating

    You can't have a roast dinner without Yorkshire puddings! These fluffy, crispy beauties can be made ahead and frozen

  • Hasselback potato gratin

    Hasselback potato gratin

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.8 ratings

    A Scandinavian bake with herbs and butter - cutting the spuds really thin helps them to crisp up nicely

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