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Healthy Christmas side dish recipes

44 Recipes

Pick healthy sides this Christmas with our best rated selection of recipes. They make the perfect accompaniments for a thoroughly festive dinner.

Parsnip & celeriac bake

4.911765

(34 ratings)

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

Caramelised carrots & onions

4.605265

(38 ratings)

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

Honey-roast beetroot

4.51724

(29 ratings)

This is lovely hot or cold, and even better a day later when flavours have developed
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Roast vegetable tray

4.46154

(13 ratings)

Seasonal roast veg couldn't be any easier - just peel and roast - perfect alongside your Christmas roast
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Swede & parsnip bake

3.545455

(11 ratings)

A mixed mash of favourite winter root veg with a crispy herb topping, which can be chilled or frozen ahead
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Devilled tofu kebabs

3.545455

(11 ratings)

A low fat vegetarian kebab to bring out the devil in you
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Red cabbage with apples

4.5

(10 ratings)

A healthy side dish of braised cabbage with rich spices - a perfect Sunday roast or Christmas dinner accompaniment
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Low-fat roasties

4

(9 ratings)

Enjoy these guilt-free roast potatoes - they contain around 6g fat compared to the usual 14g!
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Christmas slaw

4.714285

(7 ratings)

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

Cauliflower & onion cream

3.857145

(7 ratings)

Soft, creamy purée that'll add lots of flavour to any roast - perfect for a Boxing Day lunch, by Gary Rhodes
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Hasselback potato gratin

5

(8 ratings)

A Scandinavian bake with herbs and butter - cutting the spuds really thin helps them to crisp up nicely
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Cauliflower & carrot salad

4.22222

(9 ratings)

Keep this healthy salad in the fridge to serve with cold meats or cheese
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky carrots with thyme & honey

4.833335

(6 ratings)

Give your carrots some flavour with this easy idea using small Chantenay carrots and just three other ingredients
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

All-in-one roast bubble & squeak

4.5

(6 ratings)

This bubble & squeak with sprouts, bacon and potato needn't be relegated to leftovers- it makes a great alternative to roasties...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Festive red salad

4

(6 ratings)

Cabbage, red onion, apple and beetroot - all the brightest purple fruit and veg makes up this winter salad with sweet vinaigrette
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Glazed orange carrots

5

(4 ratings)

These carrots have a zesty kick, for pepping up roast dinner
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Roasted root vegetables

4.25

(4 ratings)

Root veg is a must with Sunday lunch and Christmas dinner, and this easy recipe is low-fat, superhealthy and high in fibre to boot
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Red cabbage with mulled Port & pears

5

(4 ratings)

This braised cabbage side is a super healthy and versatile dish with a rich, deep-red colour enhanced by the addition of the Port
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

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