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Healthy takeaway recipes

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

Make these lighter versions of popular takeaways, then check out our main collection of takeaway recipes and our vegan takeaway recipes.

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  • Chicken curry wth rice and peas in bowls, with chopsticks alongside

    Chinese chicken curry

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.429 ratings

    Cook our easy, healthy chicken curry in just 15 minutes. Serve this replica of your favourite takeaway dish with fluffy rice for a wholesome family meal

  • Easy butter chicken on a plate with rice and naan

    Easy butter chicken

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.210 ratings

    Fancy a healthy version of your favourite Friday night curry? Try our easy butter chicken – the meat can be marinaded the day before so you can get ahead on your prep

  • Healthy beef chow mein served in two dishes

    Healthy beef chow mein

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

    Swap your weekly takeaway for this healthy beef chow mein – it's quick to cook and low in fat and calories

  • Plate of chicken korma with basmati rice

    Chicken korma

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.292 ratings

    Want a curry without too many calories? Use fat-free Greek yogurt instead of cream for a healthy chicken korma that will give your local takeaway a run for its money

  • Healthy chicken stir-fry served with rice

    Healthy chicken stir-fry

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make this nutritious, veg-packed stir-fry when you need dinner fast – and if you like a hit of spice, add some chilli to the rich peanut dressing

  • Chicken curry with red chillies in silver bowl on wooden board

    Chicken jalfrezi

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.428 ratings

    Instead of calling the Indian takeaway, make your own easy chicken jalfrezi. Our healthy curry recipe also has two of your 5-a-day and a good dose of vitamin C

  • Superhealthy vegetarian pizza

    Superhealthy pizza

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.58 ratings

    The quantities for this vegetarian pizza are generous, so if you have any leftovers, pop a few cold slices into your lunchbox for the next day

  • Sweet & sour tofu served with rice

    Sweet & sour tofu

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.23 ratings

    Enjoy our sweet and sour tofu for one. With pineapple, red pepper, onion and Chinese flavourings, it’s vegan and healthy, delivering three of your 5-a-day

  • Chicken tikka skewers

    Chicken tikka skewers

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.78 ratings

    This breezy dish is perfect for the grill or barbecue - and it's low-calorie too

  • The ultimate makeover: Burgers

    Healthy burgers

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.25 ratings

    Turn a barbecue favourite into a nutritious meal without compromising on taste with our easy healthy burgers

  • Spinach, sweet potato and lentil dhal with fork on plate

    Spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.761 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

  • Chicken Madras curry in a balti dish with naan bread

    Chicken madras

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.240 ratings

    Ditch the takeaway menu and cook our healthy chicken madras curry instead. This simple family dinner is full of fragrant spices and tender pieces of chicken

  • Pizza with chicken and cheese in baking pan with slice cut

    BBQ chicken pizza

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.12 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

  • Spinach-stuffed pizza pie cut into wedges

    Spinach-stuffed pizza pies

    A star rating of 2.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Skip the takeaway and instead make this ‘healthy’ pizza that's rich in fibre and protein. The dough is also quick to prepare at home

  • Healthier chicken balti

    Healthier chicken balti

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.103 ratings

    A lighter version of the Indian takeaway classic from Angela Nilsen, this tomato-based curry is packed with extra spinach and peppers

  • A bowl of lamb curry with rice

    Lamb jalfrezi with cumin rice

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.15 ratings

    Satisfy your curry cravings with this healthy version of a popular takeaway, served with brown rice. It packs in three of your 5-a-day along with iron, vitamin C and fibre

  • A bowl of special fried rice with peas, chorizo and prawns

    Special fried rice

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.57 ratings

    Whip up this speedy egg-fried rice dish in under 30 minutes. It's a great way to use up any leftover rice or vegetables, and you can add in chorizo and prawns.

  • Frying pan pizza

    Frying pan pizza

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.36 ratings

    Not good for you? Think again, this easy to make pizza is low fat and full of calcium

  • Thai prawn & ginger noodles

    Thai prawn & ginger noodles

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.63 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

  • Jerk chicken burger

    Jerk chicken burger

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.32 ratings

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

  • Lighter Chinese chilli beef

    Lighter Chinese chilli beef

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.23 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.

  • Roasted cauliflower and potatoes in tomato sauce

    Roasted aloo gobi

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.86 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

  • Butternut squash and mushroom curry with raita on plate with fork

    Butternut biryani with cucumber raita

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.51 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

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