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Healthy comfort food recipes

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Comfort food has never been so healthy! Try our nutritious and delicious feel-good recipe ideas, from soups and stews to pasta dishes and pies.

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  • Easy butter chicken

    Easy butter chicken

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.186 ratings

    Fancy a healthy version of your favourite Friday night chicken curry? The chicken can be marinaded the day before so you can get ahead on your prep

  • Pumpkin and bean soup in bowl

    Italian borlotti bean, pumpkin & farro soup

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.23 ratings

    Warm up on chilly evenings with this hearty, healthy bean & pumpkin soup. Serve this low-calorie meal with a chunk of fresh bread for dunking

  • Three butter bean, mushroom & bacon pot pies

    Butter bean, mushroom & bacon pot pies

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.16 ratings

    Top these mushroom, bacon, kale and tarragon pies with butter bean smash to make a healthy main meal that's big on flavour but light on calories

  • Two plates of chicken casserole with cutlery & mustard on the side

    Slow-cooker chicken casserole

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.120 ratings

    Treat the family to this wholesome chicken casserole that delivers comfort while being low-fat. And you can let a slow cooker do most of the work

  • Chicken noodle soup in bowls with spoons

    Chicken noodle soup

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.683 ratings

    Mary Cadogan's aromatic broth will warm you up on a winter's evening - it contains ginger, which is particularly good for colds.

  • A plate serving slow cooker meatballs with spaghetti

    Slow cooker meatballs

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.39 ratings

    Try these slow cooker meatballs for a tasty family meal. Turkey mince makes lighter meatballs which kids love. They also freeze well so you can batch cook

  • Bowls of vegetarian lentil soup

    Lentil Bolognese soup

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.26 ratings

    Tuck into this full-bodied, vegetarian Bolognese-based soup with red lentils, which brings you four of your 5-a-day and plenty of fibre

  • A bowl of spicy salmon stew

    Spicy fish stew

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.33 ratings

    Full of omega-3 fats and providing four of your 5-a-day, this healthy dinner is packed with flavourful ingredients including garlic, chilli, salmon fillets and herbs

  • Bowls of Bolognese soup with penne

    Chunky Bolognese soup with penne

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.33 ratings

    This healthy, filling lunch provides a good balance of protein and carbs from lean steak mince and wholemeal pasta – ideal to aid muscle recovery after exercise

  • Creamy chicken, squash & pecan pasta served in a bowl

    Creamy chicken, squash & pecan pasta

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.17 ratings

    This crowd-pleasing pasta is easy to make, healthy and satisfying with squash providing 1 of your 5-a-day and pecans stirred through, which add a nice crunch

  • Creamy tomato soup

    Creamy tomato soup

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.77 ratings

    A low-fat, vegetarian soup that everyone will love - passata and whole milk give a silky smooth finish

  • Pork & squash goulash cobbler in a casserole dish

    Pork & squash goulash cobbler

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Combine pork with squash and mushrooms in this hearty low-calorie meal for two. If you add the cabbage to serve, it counts as five of your 5-a-day

  • Duck ragu with pappardelle & swede served in a bowl

    Duck ragu with pappardelle & swede

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.39 ratings

    Substituting half your pasta for swede ribbons and the breast of the duck rather than the leg makes this a leaner, but equally delicious, ragu

  • A plate serving slow cooker lasagne

    Slow cooker lasagne

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.32 ratings

    Slow cook your next lasagne for extra tender mince – and this version is low-fat and low-calorie. A healthy family meal to give you comfort on cold nights

  • Plate of slow cooker vegetable lasagne with cutlery

    Slow-cooker vegetable lasagne

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.116 ratings

    Make this low-calorie veggie lasagne as a lighter alternative to the traditional bake. It's layered with pasta, ratatouille and sliced aubergine, and packs in all of your five-a-day

  • Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

    Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.191 ratings

    Serve your pasta with a budget-busting tomato and paprika sauce. It's a healthy choice to boot

  • Vegan chilli served in bowls with white rice

    Vegan chilli

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.192 ratings

    This vegan chilli packs in plenty of vegetables and doesn’t fall short on the flavour front. Serve it with rice or in jacket potatoes for a filling supper

  • The ultimate makeover: Chicken pie

    The ultimate makeover: Chicken pie

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.111 ratings

    Angela Nilsen reinvents a classic recipe to make chicken pie a healthy choice for you

  • John's vegan shepherd's pie 2016

    Vegan shepherd's pie

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.116 ratings

    A warming vegan supper with porcini mushrooms, leeks, carrots, and butternut squash, topped with crispy potatoes. It's low calorie, low fat, and perfect for when the nights draw in

  • Seafood bake topped with potatoes and cheese

    Cheesy seafood bake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.16 ratings

    Comfort food at its healthiest! This protein-rich dinner is perfect after a workout, and provides an impressive 4 of your 5-a-day along with vitamin C and iron

  • Roast lamb with vegetables

    Rosemary balsamic lamb with vegetable mash

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.23 ratings

    Enjoy all five of your 5-a-day in this healthy Sunday roast. It's a good source of energising vitamin C and iron, needed for healthy nails and hair

  • Dhal with fork on plate

    Spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.694 ratings

    A comforting vegan one-pot recipe that counts for 3 of your 5-a-day! You can't go wrong with this iron-rich, low-fat, low-calorie supper.

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