Vegetable tagine with apricot quinoa

Healthy dinner recipes

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Discover BBC Good Food's best-ever healthy dinner ideas. Get inspired by our nutritious, triple-tested recipes including vegetarian, vegan and meat options.

Vegetable tagine with apricot quinoa

5

(2 ratings)

Niomi Smart's beautifully vibrant vegan recipe is a good source of iron and gives you all 5 of your 5-a-day! Make good use of seasonal vegetables and spices...
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spanish chicken stew

4.583335

(3 ratings)

A healthy, hearty stew to feed the family, that you can prepare in just 10 minutes. This rustic meal is best served with chunks of crusty bread or rice
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Tandoori trout

4.583335

(6 ratings)

Oily fish such as trout is a great source of vitamin D, so why not serve up this spicy fillet with a cooling chutney? A healthy main meal the whole family can enjoy
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Roasted aloo gobi

4.0625

(4 ratings)

This extra special vegan curry uses roasted cauliflower and potatoes to bring out their flavour. You can also serve as a side to meat curries
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Sardine pasta with crunchy parsley crumbs

4.75

(5 ratings)

An affordable way to include oily fish in your diet. Canned sardines are a great source of omega 3 and add oomph to this simple, family pasta dish
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Moroccan chicken stew

5

(3 ratings)

This hearty stew, full of vibrant veg and warming spices, is a Hemsley sister favourite. Serve with a side of cauliflower tabbouleh as a light accompaniment
  • 55 mins
  • More effort
  • Healthy

Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

4.722705

(751 ratings)

A Cajun-inspired rice pot recipe with spicy Spanish sausage, sweet peppers and tomatoes
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Light chicken korma

3.694445

(45 ratings)

A mild and healthy chicken korma curry that's still satisfying and full of flavour
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Summer vegetable curry

4.473215

(56 ratings)

Give your Friday night curry a healthy makeover with this low-fat, superhealthy, vegetarian dish
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Vegan shepherd's pie

4.71154

(13 ratings)

A warming vegan supper with porcini mushrooms, leeks, carrots, butternut squash and plenty of herbs, topped with crispy potatoes - it's low calorie, low fat and perfect for when the nights draw in...
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Cardamom chicken with lime leaves

4.6875

(4 ratings)

If you're a true curry lover, the layers of spice in this fragrant and tender chicken thigh curry will really hit the spot...
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Curried cod

4.80769

(13 ratings)

An easy-to-prepare midweek one-pot with cod fillet, chickpeas, ginger and spices - it's healthy, low calorie and packed with iron too!...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Pesto-crusted cod with Puy lentils

5

(3 ratings)

A light and healthy fish supper with homemade basil pesto, fresh tomatoes and a hint of chilli - ready in under half an hour
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Creamy chicken & asparagus braise

4.791665

(6 ratings)

This delightfully summery, low-calorie, low-fat dish packs in plenty of greens and has a yogurt, tarragon and garlic sauce
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Kidney bean curry

4.5

(25 ratings)

A rescue recipe for when there's nothing in the fridge, or when you fancy something cheap, delicious and filling...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Roasted spiced cauliflower

4.375

(2 ratings)

Roasting cauliflower kicks the flavour up a notch, with sweet pomegranate seeds and earthy tahini, served in warmed pitta bread
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken & pearl barley risotto

4.166665

(3 ratings)

Tender chicken and wholesome pearl barley with a light herby dressing make this a great low-calorie, low-fat weeknight dinner
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Masala frittata with avocado salsa

5

(6 ratings)

A spicy twist on a simple frittata recipe, with Masala paste, coriander and plump cherry tomatoes. Pair it with our avocado salsa for a light and budget-friendly supper
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lamb dopiaza with broccoli rice

4.791665

(6 ratings)

Simple and delicious, this low-fat curry is full of good-for-you ingredients, including lean lamb, prebiotic onions and fibre-rich lentils
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Roast chicken & roots

4.375

(6 ratings)

This one-tray, vibrant and veg-heavy roast chicken dish provides four of your five-a-day
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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