Parsnip, mushroom & barley wreath

Low-calorie Christmas recipes

Low-calorie festive favourites...

4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 5 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
137 ratings 3.1 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftover festive ingredients such as ham, hazelnuts, cranberries and clementines in this light salad - perfect after a week of indulgence

20 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
3 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
10 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star 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
Gluten-free
5 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 30 mins
A challenge
Healthy
Vegan
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Oven-roasted butternut squash pairs beautifully with pomegranate seeds and crumbled feta in this nutritious lunch or dinner

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
30 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Makeover your fry-up with this low-fat, low-calorie ham hash brown and healthier 'fried' eggs - a great brunch or weeknight dinner

40 mins
Easy
29 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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
16 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
22 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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
119 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Serve squash soup in individual espresso cups with bacon toast for dipping as a cute party canapé

15 mins
Easy
10 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Use up your Christmas roast leftovers in this creamy soup

25 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A healthy green soup with contrasting salty, deeply savoury crispy ham bits for an added hit of flavour

20 mins
Easy
10 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
68 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A healthy, all-in-one roast lunch, that supplies two portions of veg and a vitamin C boost

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This lean roast dinner uses pork leg topped with prosciutto. Serve with roast potatoes, carrots and celeriac, plus lots of herbs and an apple gravy

2 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
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