Moroccan orange & cardamom cake

Lower sugar recipes

41 Recipes

Healthy and filling lunches, dinners and the occasional sweet treat - all with under 10g of sugar per serving.

Moroccan orange & cardamom cake

4.75

(5 ratings)

Replace sugar with xylitol and swap butter and oil for a puréed whole orange in this light and zesty cake, with ground almonds and polenta
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort

Berry almond Bakewell

3.125

(2 ratings)

Crisp pastry, sweet raspberries and a nutty frangipane filling make this a lovely dinner party dessert or weekend treat. No one will guess it's low in sugar...
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Lighter Cassoulet

5

(2 ratings)

This traditionally rich, slow-cooked, French casserole is made healthier with lean gammon steak and pork shoulder for a hearty, warming meal
  • 5 hours
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Mascarpone & pineapple cheesecake

3.333335

(6 ratings)

This clever cheesecake uses crushed oatcakes and desiccated coconut for the base and naturally sweet pineapple for a lower-sugar dessert
  • 25 mins
  • More effort

Egg & rocket pizzas

4.666665

(15 ratings)

Use seeded tortillas as pizza bases for a quick and healthy lunch - crack an egg in the centre and bake to boost protein intake
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Strawberry & white chocolate choux buns

5

(1 rating)

Fill light choux pastry with a creamy vanilla custard and Greek yogurt filling then finish with fresh fruit for a lower-sugar afternoon tea treat
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort

Spicy meatballs with chilli black beans

4.72656

(32 ratings)

Give your favourite meatballs a healthy makeover with this low fat, low calorie, low GI recipe with turkey mince, black beans and avocado
  • 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Healthy

Cinnamon apple pecan pudding

4.583335

(9 ratings)

It may taste indulgent, but this low-sugar fruity bake is sweetened with xylitol and topped with crunchy pecans
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Spicy chicken & avocado wraps

4.140625

(32 ratings)

Pan-fry lean chicken breast with lime, chilli and garlic, then pile onto seeded tortilla wraps. Cool before assembling if packing for lunch
  • 13 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Custard & nutmeg tart

0

(0 ratings)

Sweeten the filling for this low sugar dessert naturally with sultanas soaked in milk - use ready-to-roll pastry to save time
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Mediterranean fish gratins

4.75

(5 ratings)

These individual portions of fish in tomato sauce, topped with herby breadcrumbs, freeze beautifully - perfect for no-fuss entertaining
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Oaty hazelnut cookies

2.5

(3 ratings)

Soft and slightly chewy, these oaty cookies contain apple and maple syrup instead of sugar. They're packed with hazelnuts which are a good source of vitamins and minerals...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lemony tuna & asparagus salad box

4.375

(4 ratings)

A new take on the classic salad Niçoise. This lean salad is bulked out by storecupboard cannellini beans and flavoured with dill and lemon
  • 13 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Zingy salmon & brown rice salad

4.602275

(22 ratings)

This summery recipe has the ideal combination of slow-releasing carbs, lean protein and heart-friendly fats
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Ham & leek cobbler

4.272725

(22 ratings)

Use up a leftover chunk of ham in this healthy, but hearty, family supper
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Easiest ever paella

4.535875

(223 ratings)

Think paella's too much of a challenge? Think again, this easy recipe makes it foolproof and is full of fantastic flavour...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken with mushrooms

4.267095

(117 ratings)

A healthy and low calorie chicken casserole with bacon, peas and a parsley sauce - use chicken thighs for extra flavour and juiciness
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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