Chicken curry with rice, naan bread and dips on a table

Healthy takeaway recipes

34 Recipes

Discover nutritious homemade versions of classic takeaway favourites, including healthy Chinese, Indian, Mexican, pizzas, burgers and even fish and chips.

Easy butter chicken

4.40625

(32 ratings)

Fancy a healthy version of your favourite Friday night chicken curry? The chicken can be marinated the day before so you can get ahead on your prep
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken jalfrezi

4.5

(96 ratings)

Instead of calling the Indian takeaway, make your own easy chicken jalfrezi. This curry is also healthy with two of your 5-a-day and a dose of vitamin C
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Superhealthy pizza

4.44681

(47 ratings)

The quantities for this are generous, so if you have any leftovers, pop a wedge of cold pizza into your lunchbox the next day
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken tikka skewers

4.79365

(63 ratings)

This breezy dish is perfect for the grill or barbecue - and it's low-calorie too
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal

4.741575

(178 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...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chinese chicken curry

4.72973

(37 ratings)

Cook an easy, healthy curry with just 15 minutes preparation for a wholesome family meal. Serve with fluffy boiled rice
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken Madras

4.612245

(49 ratings)

Cook our healthy chicken Madras curry and ditch the takeaway menu. This simple family dinner is full of fragrant spices and tender pieces of chicken
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Frying pan pizza

4.16129

(31 ratings)

Not good for you? Think again, this easy to make pizza is low fat and full of calcium
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Thai prawn & ginger noodles

4.333335

(24 ratings)

This seafood stir-fry, with fiery ginger and crunchy veg, is as healthy as it is delicious - a low-fat and low-calorie weeknight dinner
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Jerk chicken burger

4.85

(20 ratings)

Flavour lean chicken with Jamaican-inspired spicy seasoning, griddle then and serve in a bread roll with mango, tomato, lettuce and sauce
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

BBQ chicken pizza

3.333335

(3 ratings)

Make a healthy, low-calorie pizza that adds up to three of your 5-a-day and give the takeaway a miss. The barbecue chicken lends a moreish smoky flavour
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Lighter Chinese chilli beef

4.3

(10 ratings)

Don't reach for the takeaway menu, try this beef stir-fry recipe instead. It's just as tasty as your favourite Chinese and healthier too.
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Roasted aloo gobi

4.285715

(21 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

Butternut biryani with cucumber raita

4.076925

(13 ratings)

Cook our healthy veggie curry using dried mushrooms, spices and butternut squash. It contains three of your 5-a-day along with calcium, iron and fibre
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lamb & squash biryani with cucumber raita

3.857145

(7 ratings)

Cook our healthy lamb curry with butternut squash for a tasty, filling dinner. It's low-calorie, rich in iron and provides three of your 5-a-day...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Caramelised onion & goat's cheese pizza

4

(1 rating)

Make a veggie pizza that's healthy and low-fat instead of ordering a takeaway. This easy recipe uses goat's cheese for tang while the onions give it sweetness...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Tofu & asparagus pad Thai

4.22222

(9 ratings)

A vegetarian, superhealthy alternative to the ever popular pad Thai
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Skinny lamb biryani

0

(0 ratings)

Satisfy your curry cravings with this clever low-calorie rice dish. The lamb is stir-fried and the 'rice' is a cauliflower pilau creation...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Lighter massaman chicken curry

4.166665

(6 ratings)

Another takeaway favourite gets a healthy makeover - this creamy Thai curry now has half the fat with all the aromatic flavour
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Fish tacos

4.714285

(14 ratings)

Serve lemon sole goujons in Mexican-style soft corn tortillas with red onion, cabbage and coriander salad and chipotle mayo
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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