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Healthy summer recipes

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From salads and light soups to grilled meats and fish, make the most of summer produce with our healthy BBQ, picnic and al fresco recipes.

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  • Mushroom & chickpea burgers

    Mushroom & chickpea burgers

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.51 ratings

    High in fibre and low in fat, these veggie burgers with spiced yogurt are the healthy way to enjoy fast food

  • Slow-roasted courgettes with fennel & orzo served on a plate

    Slow-roasted courgettes with fennel & orzo

    A star rating of 2.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Roast whole courgettes over tomatoes, bay, fennel and chilli for a fabulous taste that pairs well with saffron-spiked orzo - a sumptuous summertime supper

  • Lemon & yogurt chicken served on a flatbread

    Lemon & yogurt chicken flatbreads

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.22 ratings

    Make these family-friendly chicken wraps with lemon, garlic and cinnamon marinade on a barbecue if the sun is shining. Serve in flatbreads with yoghurt

  • A bowl with potatoes, asparagus, beans, peas and trout fillets with a dill sauce

    Steamed trout with mint & dill dressing

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.18 ratings

    Steam these trout fillets and green veg for a delicious dinner that's packed with nutrients, including omega-3 fats, calcium, folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron

  • Roasted asparagus, pea & egg salad served on a plate

    Roasted asparagus & pea salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.16 ratings

    Whip up this quick and healthy asparagus, pea and egg salad and you'll get plenty of nutrients including vitamin C and iron, plus three of your 5-a-day

  • Four bowls with a grain mix of bulgur and quinoa with various toppings

    Bulgur & quinoa lunch bowls

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.18 ratings

    These meal prep grain bowls use one base and two deliciously different toppings. Choose from avocado, olives and rocket or chickpeas, beetroot and orange

  • A plate of spaghetti with kidney beans, spinach, tomatoes and olives

    Spaghetti puttanesca with red beans & spinach

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.23 ratings

    Get four of your 5-a-day with this healthy vegan puttanesca. With spaghetti, kidney beans, tomatoes, olives and spinach, it's quick, easy and full of nutrients

  • Scandi beetroot & salmon pasta served in tupperware

    Scandi beetroot & salmon pasta

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

    Eat well at work with this easy-to-prepare Scandinavian-inspired beetroot and salmon fusilli salad. It'll keep you going through the afternoon

  • A bowl of courgette stew served with a spicy sesame seed and flaked almond topping

    Thirty-minute courgettes with dukkah sprinkle

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.32 ratings

    Get four of your 5-a-day in one vegan dinner. This budget-friendly recipe is healthy and gluten-free, plus it provides a source of calcium, folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron

  • Miso broccoli, egg & quinoa salad served in a bowl

    Miso broccoli, egg & quinoa salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratings

    Pack a lunch that will power you through the afternoon with this healthy miso and lime-dressed salad with broccoli, peas, boiled egg and radishes. It's tasty and full of goodness

  • Apple & penne slaw with walnuts

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.12 ratings

    Try a fresh twist on the classic pasta salad with a tangy, veggie yogurt-based dressing, plus apples, walnuts and chickpeas. It's a healthy, low-calorie lunch option that provides 3 of your 5-a-day

  • Paprika chicken with tomatoes & lentils served on a plate

    Crispy paprika chicken with tomatoes & lentils

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.9 ratings

    If you're looking for a quick but nutritious main meal, look no further – this healthy paprika chicken with tomatoes and lentils delivers four of your 5-a-day

  • A plate of griddled vegetables including tomatoes, courgettes, peppers and aubergine

    Griddled vegetables with melting aubergines

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    Pack all five of your 5-a-day into one healthy vegan dish. Flavoured with garlic, lemon and herbs, it's delicious griddled on the hob or cooked on the barbecue

  • Roast new potatoes & radishes served on a sharing platter

    Roast new potatoes & radishes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.16 ratings

    Celebrate summer with this sharing salad of baby potatoes, radishes, toasted pumpkin seeds, spring onions, yogurt dressing and a scattering of chilli flakes

  • A bowl of bean stew topped with lean pork steak

    Spanish pork with beans

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.23 ratings

    Providing all five of your 5-a-day, this flavour-packed butterbean stew pairs perfectly with lean pork shoulder steaks – perfect to enjoy after a workout

  • A serving plate with healthy Turkish meatloaf and a salad served alongside

    Healthy Turkish meatloaf

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.15 ratings

    Serve this lamb meatloaf and salad at a summer picnic or packed up for lunch. It's tasty and healthy too, delivering all five of your five-a-day

  • Grilled aubergine tabbouleh

    Grilled aubergine tabbouleh

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.6 ratings

    A vegan tabbouleh with all the flavours of summer. The coconut and tahini dressing adds a creamy, nutty element to this winning couscous

  • Chicken, veg and rice bowl served with lemon wedges

    Chicken & veg bowl

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make this colourful chicken, brown rice and vegetable dish for the whole family. With avocado, edamame beans, sweetcorn and carrots, it's not only tasty, but healthy too

  • A bowl of herby potato salad

    Healthy potato salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 ratings

    Try this healthy potato salad at a barbecue for a different take on a classic summer salad. This delicious recipe instead features basil, parsley and garlic

  • A plate of cod with cucumber, avocado & mango salsa salad

    Cod with cucumber, avocado & mango salsa salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.47 ratings

    If you're looking for a healthy lunch bursting with the colours and flavours of summer, this delicious cod, avocado and mango salad is low in fat and calories

  • Summer porridge

    Summer porridge

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 ratings

    A healthy, summery vegan porridge with jumbo oats and bright pink pomegranate seeds

  • Bowl of muesli with berries

    Homemade muesli with oats, dates & berries

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.15 ratings

    Packed with oats, pecans, seeds, dates, puffed wheat and berries, this delicious breakfast muesli will help you to start your day the right way

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