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Healthy eating doesn't need to be dull. Whip up tasty family meals with our easy step-by-step recipes.
Find loads of tasty, healthier dinner recipes for mid-week meals and more the whole family will enjoy.
Hints and tips for healthier packed lunches, as well as lots of easy-to-prepare recipes your kids will love.
These quick, easy and varied recipes are the perfect way to make every lunch something to look forward to.
Whether a quick bite before school or something fancier at the weekend, a healthier breakfast is a great start to any day.
The whole family will love these delicious puds and snacks – and these tasty treats can even help towards your 5 A Day!
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A low-fat adaptation of the delicious national dish of Barbados – cornmeal and okra, served with marinated fish in a tasty spicy sauce.
Prep: 35 mins; Cook: 30 mins
You won't be able to resist the delicious aroma of these herby baked tomatoes!
Prep: 5 mins; Cook: 15 mins
Such a simple idea – yet these fruity bagels taste so good!
Prep: 10 mins; Cook: 2 mins
These chicken drumsticks are so simple, yet deliciously tasty!
Prep: 10 mins; Cook: 40 mins
A fast, flavoursome, traditional 1-pot dish from Somalia.
Prep: 10 mins; Cook: 45 mins
Add colourful grated salad to a roast beef sandwich to provide extra fibre and vitamins to your diet.
Prep: 15 mins
A healthy twist on this classic Gujarati stuffed vegetable dish.
Prep: 15 mins; Cook: 30 mins
Make a delicious smoothie with fresh or frozen blueberries blended with bananas and semi-skimmed milk.
Prep: 5 mins
A little clever thinking adds more veg to the beans to make the meal a little smarter – and tastier!
Prep: 10 mins; Cook: 10 mins
Wholewheat soft tortillas are topped with tomato and pepper omelettes, then rolled up. Perfect for a tasty breakfast or wrap up for a packed lunch.
This warming, juicy beef curry is easy to make, either on the hob or in a slow cooker if you have one.
Prep: 20 mins; Cook: 2 hours
A tasty vegetarian curry combining classic Caribbean flavours with traditional rice and peas.
Prep: 20 mins; Cook: 90 mins
These savoury muffins make a tasty snack – ideal for hungry kids just home from school or popped in a packed lunch.
Quick to make and delicious to eat!
These little slices of sunshine are a simple and delicious way to finish any meal – but especially a barbecue!
Prep: 5 mins; Cook: 5 mins
Warm wholewheat wraps hold a delicious Italian-style vegetable mixture, to give a lighter version of a folded pizza.
Super easy, super fast, super tasty and a great way to get one of your 2 portions of fish a week.
Low-cost and hearty, this quick and easy bake is the perfect mid-week meal.
Prep: 15 mins; Cook: 35 mins
Frozen cherries and summer berries are topped with a crunchy crumble mixture in this easy pudding.
Prep: 10 mins; Cook: 35 mins
This mild chicken curry is packed full of flavour and it's healthier than a standard takeaway korma.
Prep: 20 mins; Cook: 40 mins
Wrap chicken breasts and finely sliced vegetables in their own little packages to steam to perfection.
This classic spicy chicken dish with peppers is low in fat and super simple to make.
Prep: 15 mins; Cook: 25 mins
Inspired by chilli con carne – swapping some of the meat for beans saves money too.
Prep: 15 mins; Cook: 15 mins
This classic chilli is packed with flavour. It also freezes well, so is perfect to batch-cook.
Prep: 10 mins; Cook: 25 mins
Make a healthier version of chocolate crispy cakes with this popcorn recipe.
Prep: 10 mins; Cook: 8 mins
This comforting pie, topped with mash rather than pastry, is made with lean mince and extra veg for a healthy twist on a family favourite.
Add a taste of the tropics with this colourful rice salad – ideal for summer barbecues.
These easy fritters take minutes to make and go great with pretty much any dip you fancy! Perfect for a lunchbox or served with a salad for dinner.
Couscous is so easy to make and really versatile – it's the perfect base for a quick lunch.
Add fruity goodness to your breakfast with mashed banana and raspberries.
This colourful, crunchy salad is perfect served alone, or stuffed into warmed wholemeal pittas.
A classic Bengali vegetarian curry, made with okra and potato.
Prep: 10 mins; Cook: 20 mins
Make this delicious 1-ingredient banana ice cream in 3 simple steps.
Prep: 5 mins; Freeze: 2 hours
This soup is a dream to make, needing just 4 simple ingredients.
In Yoruba, ewa oloyin means "beans with honey" due to their naturally sweet taste. Paired with plantain, this super-simple, delicious dish is a Nigerian favourite.
Prep: 10 mins; Cook: 50 mins
Warm and comforting, and can be made with any type of fish. It's also a great way of getting kids used to eating fish!
Prep: 20 mins; Cook: 50 mins
An easy-to-make baked version of this popular Middle Eastern dish. It's packed full of flavour and delicious crunchy veggies – yum!
Make a speedy toast topper with mackerel and prawns, with tomato, cucumber, spring onions and lemon. Lovely!
Savoury pancakes are the perfect breakfast treat. Excellent for a relaxed weekend!
Prep: 10 mins; Cook: 15 mins
Everyone loves making pizza – it's completely customisable and usually a lot healthier than shop-bought ones.
Make your own healthier version of fish and chips at home!
Prep: 20 mins; Cook: 20 mins
A simple and colourful salad packed full of Mediterranean flavour.
You can make a healthier version of coleslaw in just a few minutes. Enjoy some in these tasty pittas.
Prep: 15 mins; Cook: 3 mins
This creamy-textured soup has a really lovely flavour – and it's so easy to make.
These spicy skewers are quick to prepare and cook – and a great way to brighten up any barbecue!
Prep: 20 mins; Cook: 10 mins
Cheap, cheerful and very easy to cook.
Like a thick omelette made with pasta and vegetables, this can be served hot, warm or cold for a tasty light meal.
Prep: 10 mins; Cook: 30 mins
This tasty baked mac and cheese recipe makes for a healthier version of a family favourite.
A healthy twist on a classic family favourite, the Bengali fish curry.
This healthier take on a family favourite is creamy, colourful and packed full of veg.
It's easy to make this delicious cottage pie with vegetarian mince instead of beef.
Prep: 20 mins; Cook: 35 mins
An easy way to whip up a hearty meal for the family and include some of your 5 A Day.
Prepare the roasted vegetables in advance and tyou can make these delicious sandwiches in minutes.
A simple tray bake mix of Mediterranean veg and potatoes makes an easy, delicious, vibrant dinner – with minimal washing up!
Raid the store cupboard to make this speedy soup, which is fired up with the flavour of chilli flakes.
Muffins are very easy to make, and they're perfect for breakfast or a snack on the go.
Prep: 20 mins; Cook: 25 mins
A real comfort classic, risotto is much easier to make than you might think.
Light mini quiches without the pastry, served with a crunchy green salad.
Prep: 20 mins; Cook: 15 mins
Kids will love these funny-face rice cakes – they can help you make them, too!
Try this quick and easy African "swallow" served with our healthy kale riro – an oil-free spin on the delicious west African vegetable soup.
Prep: 15 mins; Cook: 45 mins
Here the mash is made with carrots and swede, as well as potato, to help increase your intake of vegetables.
There's no added sugar in this sweet and simple pud.
Prep: 10 mins; Cook: 5 mins
A traditional, comforting winter warmer. Have it as a main or serve as part of a larger meal.
Pancakes are quick and tasty all year round – so don't just leave them for Shrove Tuesday!
A hearty traditional dhal that can be served as a main dish, as part of a larger meal or even with bread as a warming soup.
Prep: 5 mins; Cook: 25 mins
Using turkey means this version of a traditional minced-meat keema is lower in fat but just as delicious.
Prep: 15 mins; Cook: 20 mins
A healthier, quick, flavour-packed take on this traditional family favourite.
Simple to make and delicious to eat.
Prep: 20 mins; Cook: 45 mins
This fresh pasta salad is easy to prepare and will be on the table in no time.
Prep: 10 mins; Cook: 12 mins
A hearty classic packing a healthy veg punch.
Grilled peppers and red onions taste terrific on toast with a little melting mozzarella cheese.
These bright peppers with their lively filling will really cheer you up!
This quick and easy tomato sauce is the perfect mid-week meal – and it freezes brilliantly too!
It's so cheap and easy to pop your own corn!
Get the kids to help make these silly faces – they're such fun to eat!
A great way to use up cold cooked potatoes!
For a refreshing drink, blend frozen raspberries with apple juice and orange juice.
Packed with colour and flavour, this chicken dish, served with potatoes and greens, is so easy to make.
Prep: 15 mins; Cook: 65 mins
Everyone thinks a roast takes a lot of effort but this recipe proves just how simple it can be. A bit of cooking time is all you need!
Roasted vegetables make a tasty snack, especially when served with a couple of delicious dips.
On the table in half an hour, this healthy, filling dish is perfect for busy mid-week evenings.
Breakfast or brunch – you can't beat these amazing wholemeal bagels!
Ideal for a quick lunch or supper – and perfect for a packed meal. Serve with extra salad on the side to boost your vegetable intake.
Prep: 10 mins
Try serving salmon fillets with mash, flavoured with spring onions and chopped fresh parsley.
Prep: 20 mins: Cook: 25 mins
This easy stew is a winning combination of healthy and filling ingredients.
Prep: 10 mins: Cook: 25 mins
With chunky sausages and filling butter beans, this recipe is perfect for a satisfying midweek meal.
Prep: 5 mins: Cook: 40 mins
Look out for large portobello mushrooms to make this tasty breakfast treat.
A simple and delicious vegetarian dish of eggs poached in a spicy tomato and vegetable sauce.
A delicious combination of favourite breakfast flavours.
This easy version of a classic Italian recipe will help everyone get their 5 A Day.
Soups are a brilliant way to help towards your 5 A Day! Packed with vegetables, this one has a spicy kick.
A creamy chicken sandwich – with a little kick!
A simple, tasty, veggie-rich rice dish.
This wonderfully tasty beef casserole is topped with fluffy dumplings. Great for a chilly evening!
The whole family will love this healthier spin on a takeaway classic!
Prep: 20 mins; Cook: 30 mins
Perfect served with a side salad or as a snack to share. For a twist, try roasting pumpkin or butternut squash instead.
Prep: 15 mins; 35 mins
Hot and spicy, easy to make in big batches and freezes brilliantly!
Adding fruit to porridge really livens it up – and contributes to your 5 A Day.
Prep: 5 mins; Cook: 8 mins
Just the thing to get you going for the day ahead!
Enjoy fruit cut into chunks and served with a simple banana dip for a fun way to get more in your everyday meals. Kids will love it!
Fill some jacket potatoes with this fresh, colourful, tasty mixture – ideal for lunch or a light meal.
Prep: 20 mins; Cook: 60 mins
Great fresh flavours combine to make this tasty tuna salad.
These tasty homemade burgers are cheap and easy to make.
These kebabs, with turkey instead of lamb, are great served with a minty yoghurt dip and simple tomato and onion salad.
Add some crunch and flavour to this turkey sandwich with carrot and apple coleslaw – you'll be adding extra vitamins and fibre too!
Quick, colourful and very good for you, this simple turkey stir-fry tastes superb.
Prep: 15 mins; Cook: 10 mins
This cheap and cheerful casserole is packed with fresh vegetables and finished off with a topping of tasty scones.
Prep: 25 mins; Cook: 40 mins
This is a lovely thick omelette made for 4, served cut into wedges.
This easy curry is packed full of vegetables. Just serve in warm bowls for a very satisfying meal.
These petrifying peppers, stuffed with blood-red veggie rice, make a real monster of a meal!