Parsnip, mushroom & barley wreath

Low-calorie Christmas recipes

35 Recipes

Low-calorie festive favourites...

Parsnip, mushroom & barley wreath

5

(2 ratings)

The perfect vegetarian Christmas or Sunday lunch centrepiece - a low-calorie nut loaf packed with grains, root vegetables, mixed mushrooms, herbs and spice
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • A challenge
  • Vegetarian

Banana pancakes

3.88889

(9 ratings)

Gluten-free banana pancakes you can whip up in just 10 minutes! Scatter with pecans and raspberries to enjoy a low-calorie yet indulgent breakfast
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Warm chicken & ciabatta salad

0

(0 ratings)

Pan-fry chicken and ciabatta chunks, then toss with red cabbage, red onion and pomegranate seeds in this easy and attractive dish
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Sticky pork & pineapple hotpot

4.791665

(6 ratings)

Give a warming winter stew an Asian-inspired twist with coriander, chilli and star anise, sweetened with chunks of juicy, fresh pineapple
  • 2 hours and 50 mins
  • Easy

Turkey piccata

0

(1 rating)

A healthier version of piccata veal, that's gluten free and dairy-free, cooked in a lemon butter sauce and served with crisp baby roast potatoes...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Butternut, chestnut & lentil cake

3.125

(2 ratings)

This stunning cake is a modern take on the classic nut roast, and the ideal vegan centrepiece, accompanied by all the usual trimmings
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • A challenge
  • Healthy

Smoky beans on toast

4.423075

(13 ratings)

Forget shop-bought cans of baked beans, this homemade version is tastier and healthier, with an impressive 4 of your 5 a day
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Porridge with blueberry compote

3.863635

(11 ratings)

Top high-fibre porridge oats with creamy Greek yogurt and healthy blueberries - buy frozen to help cut the cost of this filling breakfast
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Sweet potato & sprout hash with poached eggs

3.541665

(6 ratings)

This quick and easy pan-fried dish uses up leftover Brussels sprouts for a delicious Boxing day brunch, or a low fat, low calorie weeknight dinner
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Polenta & mushroom tart

4.125

(10 ratings)

This pretty vegetarian main is made from quick-cook cheesy polenta topped with mushrooms, mozzarella, rocket and balsamic vinegar
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Buttery sage & onion sprouts

5

(2 ratings)

How do you serve your Brussels? We like ours in plenty of butter, sweet roasted onion and peas for added vibrancy
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pulled ham & maple mustard slaw

5

(1 rating)

Crunchy red cabbage, studded with juicy apricots and drizzled with tangy maple mustard dressing. A colourful lunch or satisfying side salad
  • 8 mins
  • Easy

Pot-roast beef with French onion gravy

4.59

(50 ratings)

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 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Pea & ham soup

4.488095

(21 ratings)

A meaty and vibrant soup that's great for using up festive ham leftovers or as a comforting storecupboard soup
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

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