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Parsnip, mushroom & barley wreath

Low-calorie Christmas recipes

35 Recipes

Low-calorie festive favourites...


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  • Parsnip, mushroom & barley wreath

    Parsnip, mushroom & barley wreath

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    The perfect vegetarian Christmas or Sunday lunch centrepiece - a low-calorie nut loaf packed with grains, root vegetables, mixed mushrooms, herbs and spice

  • Banana pancakes sprinkled with chopped pecans and raspberries

    Banana pancakes

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.173 ratings

    Gluten-free banana pancakes you can whip up in just 10 minutes! Scatter with pecans and raspberries to enjoy a low-calorie (but still indulgent) breakfast

  • Warm chicken & ciabatta salad

    Warm chicken & ciabatta salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • Sticky pork & pineapple hotpot

    Sticky pork & pineapple hotpot

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.21 ratings

    Give a warming winter stew an Asian-inspired twist with coriander, chilli and star anise, sweetened with chunks of juicy, fresh pineapple

  • Salmon, fennel & lime plates

    Salmon, fennel & lime plates

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.3 ratings

    This is a fresh and light way to serve up smoked salmon - ideal as a last minute starter

  • Turkey piccata 2016

    Turkey piccata

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.12 ratings

    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

  • Butternut, chestnut & lentil cake

    Butternut, chestnut & lentil cake

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.7 ratings

    This stunning cake is a modern take on the classic nut roast, and the ideal vegan centrepiece, accompanied by all the usual trimmings

  • Smoky beans on toast

    Smoky beans on toast

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.36 ratings

    Forget shop-bought cans of baked beans. This homemade version is tastier and healthier, with an impressive four of your 5-a-day

  • Porridge with blueberry compote

    Porridge with blueberry compote

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.34 ratings

    Top high-fibre porridge oats with creamy Greek yogurt and healthy blueberries – buy frozen to help cut the cost of this filling breakfast

  • Sweet potato & sprout hash with poached eggs

    Sweet potato & sprout hash with poached eggs

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.18 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

  • Polenta & mushroom tart

    Polenta & mushroom tart

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.25 ratings

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

  • Buttery sage & onion sprouts

    Buttery sage & onion sprouts

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Pulled ham & maple mustard slaw

    Pulled ham & maple mustard slaw

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • Pot-roast beef with French onion gravy

    Pot-roast beef with French onion gravy

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.149 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

  • Winter cannellini bean soup

    Winter cannellini bean soup

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.10 ratings

    A freeze-ahead soup that's perfect for a festive meal - no more last minute panics

  • Pea & ham soup in a rustic bowl with spoon & napkin

    Pea & ham soup

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.98 ratings

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


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