Roast leg of lamb with vegetables

Healthy Easter recipes

Discover our favourite nutritious recipes for Easter, including healthy roast centrepieces and sides, plus child-friendly snacks and treats.

2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try a lighter take on roast lamb with this healthy Easter centrepiece. A trimmed leg of lamb is served with vibrant spring vegetables tossed in herbs and lemon

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Make this healthy hummus and pile into mini plant pots for a cute snack for kids. Children will love it, and they can dunk in carrots and other crudités

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate Easter with these cute rabbit pancakes – a fun and healthy breakfast treat for kids. Use whole or semi-skimmed milk if cooking for under fives

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Create fun creatures with simple and healthy boiled eggs for little children this Easter. They’ll love helping you make an edible spring scene and enjoy one of their five a day at the same time

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 2.8 out of 5 star rating

Make a rice pudding infused with hot cross bun flavours for a special (and healthy) Easter treat for the family. Use semi-skimmed milk for 2-5 year olds

4 hrs and 45 mins
Easy
Healthy
11 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Combine two winning dishes in this picnic-friendly recipe of eggs coated in spiced, herbed chickpeas

55 mins
More effort
Healthy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

The picnic classic gets a healthy makeover - two thirds of the fat is knocked off by using lentils and lean pork and baking instead of frying

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Need some vibrant spring greens to go with your main meal? Try our super simple roasted asparagus recipe to showcase seasonal veg at its finest

Easy
Healthy
Vegan
Gluten-free
15 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Serve up this tasty Moroccan roast lamb dish for a low-calorie main that delivers stacks of flavour and three of your 5-a-day

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
24 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Roasting carrots intensifies their flavour and the honey and vinegar make them deliciously sweet and sour

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

We've created our ultimate recipe for crispy, crunchy roast potatoes – follow our cookery team's top tips to take this classic side dish from standard to sensational

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Need an alternative to nut roast for veggies and vegans on Christmas Day? Try this festive and filling cauliflower roast stuffed with kale and chestnuts

1 hr and 30 mins
More effort
Healthy
Vegan
9 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This one-tray, vibrant and veg-heavy roast chicken dish provides four of your five-a-day

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Roast a turkey crown if you're catering to fewer people this Christmas. It's also a lighter option if you don't want to overindulge on the big day

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Healthy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

For a delicious side dish, roast butternut squash until caramelised and scatter with pistachios and thyme to serve

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Crispy roasties are essential to any Sunday dinner. Everyone's favourite side can only be improved by roasting in goose fat, with garlic and herbs

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

For a twist on a favourite side dish, coat parsnips in corn and grated Italian cheese to ensure a tasty, crunchy finish

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This versatile root vegetable can be roasted like a potato - with a drizzle of honey and sprinkling of spice you get a very special side dish

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

You can eat this roast chicken as a healthy Sunday lunch. Swede, celeriac and carrots flavoured with rosemary, lemon and garlic ramp up the taste

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
13 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This quick and healthy recipe for roasted cauliflower with garlic and bay seasoning is perfect for salads and side dishes.

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
133 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This lean roast dinner uses pork leg topped with prosciutto. Serve with roast potatoes, carrots and celeriac, plus lots of herbs and an apple gravy

2 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
10 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A healthy, all-in-one roast lunch, that supplies two portions of veg and a vitamin C boost

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This vibrant green side dish is a delicious way to serve vegetables alongside your Sunday roast

23 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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