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Healthy Christmas side dish recipes

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


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  • Parsnip & celeriac bake

    Parsnip & celeriac bake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.42 ratings

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

  • 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

  • Honey-roast beetroot in a white bowl with roasted carrots

    Honey-roast beetroot

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.36 ratings

    Our honey-roast beetroot is lovely hot or cold, and even better a day later when flavours have developed. Enjoy as a Sunday roast side dish or as part of a picnic spread

  • Roast vegetables on a white plate

    Roast vegetable tray

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.17 ratings

    Seasonal roast veg couldn't be any easier - just peel and roast - perfect alongside your Christmas roast or Sunday lunch

  • Swede & parsnip bake

    Swede & parsnip bake

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.12 ratings

    A mixed mash of favourite winter root veg with a crispy herb topping, which can be chilled or frozen ahead

  • Devilled tofu kebabs

    Devilled tofu kebabs

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.14 ratings

    A low fat vegetarian kebab to bring out the devil in you

  • Red cabbage with apples

    Red cabbage with apples

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.42 ratings

    A healthy side dish of braised cabbage with rich spices - a perfect Sunday roast or Christmas dinner accompaniment.

  • Low-fat roasties

    Low-fat roasties

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.12 ratings

    Enjoy these guilt-free roast potatoes - they contain around 6g fat compared to the usual 14g!

  • 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

  • Cauliflower & onion cream

    Cauliflower & onion cream

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.7 ratings

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

  • Sprouts with chestnuts & crisp pancetta

    Sprouts with chestnuts & crisp pancetta

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    If you struggle to get the family to eat their sprouts, try adding some chestnuts and pancetta to make an irresistible side dish

  • Hasselback potato gratin

    Hasselback potato gratin

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.10 ratings

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

  • Cauliflower & carrot salad

    Cauliflower & carrot salad

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.11 ratings

    Keep this healthy salad in the fridge to serve with cold meats or cheese

  • Sticky carrots with thyme & honey

    Sticky carrots with thyme & honey

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    Give your carrots some flavour with this easy idea using small Chantenay carrots and just three other ingredients

  • Roasted Brussels sprouts with chestnuts & bacon

    Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon & chestnuts

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.12 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.

  • All-in-one roast bubble & squeak

    All-in-one roast bubble & squeak

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.8 ratings

    This bubble & squeak with sprouts, bacon and potato needn't be relegated to leftovers – it makes a great alternative to roasties

  • 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

  • Glazed orange carrots

    Glazed orange carrots

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    These carrots have a zesty kick, for pepping up roast dinner

  • Roasted root vegetables

    Roasted root vegetables

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 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

  • Sprouts with sticky shallots

    Sprouts with sticky shallots

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Spruce up the humble sprout by serving al denté with sweet onions and crunchy nuts


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