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  • Bowl of carrot & lentil soup

    5:2 diet

    If you follow the 5:2 diet, try these healthy and filling recipes for fasting days – all dishes come in…

  • Spanish meatball & butter bean stew


    Simple & delicious recipes with at least 3 portions of fruit & veg to get you to that lucky number 7…

  • Sliced avocados, black beans and tomatoes with two fried eggs in a bowl

    200-400 calorie

    Low in calories yet still super-satisfying – try our pick of lighter recipes that make the most of…

  • A dish with pea and broad bean shakshuka with eggs

    200 calorie meal

    Looking to cook something that’s healthy, nutritious and low calorie? Try these light yet lovely recipe…

  • Plate of cucumber, avocado and mango salsa salad topped with cod

    300 calorie meal

    Discover our best ever healthy dishes, all under 300 calories. Pack in the flavour while counting the…

  • A plate of courgetti topped with meatballs, fennel and beans in a balsamic tomato sauce

    400 calorie meal

    Healthy, delicious and under 400 calories – discover our highest-rated, calorie-counted dishes…

  • A plate with chicken breast on a bed of vibrant green vegetables with a creamy sauce

    500 calorie meal

    Discover tasty, healthy meals from BBC Good Food that are all around 500 calories per portion. Choose from…

  • Plate with katsu curry served over rice with a side salad

    600 calorie meal

    Discover healthy, highly-rated recipes that all come in at around 600 calories per portion. Choose from our…

  • Brain-boosting

    Packed with nutrients to help you feel more focused, refreshed and alert, Good Food’s brain-boosting recipes…

  • Tomato and sardine sandwich recipe


    Dishes to help promote a healthy cholesterol balance.

  • Curried cod in a tomato sauce

    Cheap and healthy

    Being healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be hard. Try our easy recipes that are low in price but rich in…

  • A bowl of porridge topped with fruits

    Whole foods

    Looking to incorporate more whole, minimally processed ingredients into your diet? Try these delicious, all-…

  • Baked sea bass with lemon caper dressing


    Gorgeous recipes without any dairy ingredients.

  • Spiced oatmeal fritters with coconut caramel pears

    Dairy-free breakfast

    Rise and shine- try a milk-free start to the day.

  • Spicy chicken & avocado wraps

    Dairy-free lunch

    Soups, sandwiches and snacks that are easy on the tum.

  • Zesty lamb chops with crushed kidney beans

    Dairy-free dinner

    Cut the heavy dairy out of your evening meal.

  • Pea houmous

    Dairy-free snack

    Take a break with something light and milk-free.

  • Diabetes


    Recipes chosen by Diabetes UK that encompass all the principles of eating well for diabetes.

  • Smoked salmon, quinoa & dill lunch pot

    Dopamine diet

    Get inspired with our collection of highly-rated, tyrosine-rich recipes, which have been selected by our…

  • Black eyed bean mole on a plate with a fork

    Easy healthy

    Healthy cooking doesn’t have to be difficult. Our easy healthy recipes are packed full of nutritional…

  • Breakfast super-shake

    Eat like an athlete

    What the sporting elite choose to eat…

  • Ratatouille & parmesan bake on an oven dish and plate with rocket side


    On a wheat-free diet? Our gluten-free recipes mean you needn’t miss out on variety, whether it’s classic…

  • Hash browns with Gruyère & pancetta

    Gluten-free breakfast

    Set yourself up for the day with something hearty.

  • Potato salad with anchovy & quail’s eggs

    Gluten-free lunch

    Specially selected midday treats for a no-gluten diet.

  • Spanish meatball & butter bean stew

    Gluten-free dinner

    Suppertime menu options that skip grains and wheat.

  • Spiced sweet potato wedges

    Gluten-free snack

    Bloat-free nibbles and bites to ward off hunger pangs.

  • Caramel chocolate log

    Gluten-free Christmas

    There’s no need to miss out with these gluten-free recipes.

  • Gut-friendly

    Boost your digestion with our specially selected recipes. Unless you follow a specific diet for health…

  • Pot-roast beef with French onion gravy

    Healthier roast

    Better-for-you roasts.

  • Aubergine and vegetable goulash on a plate


    Following a healthy diet is easy with our nutritious and tasty low-fat recipes. You can enjoy lighter meals…

  • Red lentil and squash dahl

    Healthy autumn

    Hearty, healthy and super satisfying – discover our nutritious, seasonal dishes for autumn. Tuck into…

  • Poached eggs with smashed avocado & tomatoes

    Healthy avocado

    Try the best healthy avocado recipes from BBC Good Food. Make this nutritious, creamy fruit into guacamole,…

  • Turkey & coriander burgers with guacamole

    Healthy barbecue

    These lighter BBQ dishes are perfect for a weekend feast. Packed with healthy ingredients and lower in fat…

  • Pot-roast beef with French onion gravy in a cooking dish

    Healthy beef

    Get inspired by our best ever healthy beef recipes, including succulent roasts, steaks, stews, chillis,…

  •  Blackberry & apple oat bake in skillet

    Healthy breakfast

    Wake up to a tasty, nutritious breakfast whether it’s high-protein eggs, avocado on toast, porridge or a…

  • Two prawn, salmon and spicy mayo burgers with lettuce

    Healthy burger

    Discover Good Food’s best healthy burger recipes and find out how to make nourishing turkey, chicken,…

  • Spiced chicken, spinach & sweet potato stew

    Healthy casserole & stew

    Slow-cooked casseroles and superhealthy stews make for a satisfying supper, packed with nutritious…

  • Healthy chicken strips with cucumber and sweet chilli sauce

    Healthy chicken

    Discover these delicious, good-for-you ways to cook chicken for a high protein midweek meal. Including…

  • Plate of sliced cooked chicken breast covered in pomegranate sauce with couscous

    Healthy chicken breast

    Discover healthy new ways to serve up lean chicken breasts with BBC Good Food’s favourite recipes,…

  • A pan filled with beef chilli con carne

    Healthy chilli con carne

    Discover nutritious chilli con carne recipes, from a classic, chunky beef stew to vegetarian and vegan bean…

  • Roast turkey crown surrounded by root vegetables

    Healthy Christmas

    Our best ever healthy festive dishes make a wholesome addition to your Christmas Day spread, including roast…

  • Turkey minestrone

    Healthy Christmas leftovers

    Nutritious and delicious ways to use up your festive fare…

  • Chicken jalfrezi in a steel pan

    Healthy curry

    Spicy suppers that pack in a range of superhealthy ingredients.

  • Vegetable tagine with apricot quinoa

    Healthy dinner

    Discover BBC Good Food’s best ever healthy dinner ideas. Get inspired by our nutritious, triple-tested…

  • Fish stew with roast garlic & saffron

    Healthy dinner party

    Guilt-free options for the conscientious host.

  • Four fried eggs with mushrooms in a pan

    Healthy egg

    Eggs are cheap, high in protein and nutritious. Discover Good Food’s best ever healthy egg recipes, from…

  • Chilli chicken & peanut pie in a square dish

    Healthy family

    These filling family suppers are wholesome and tasty. We’ve got pasta dishes, curries, tagines and…

  • A bowl of green vegetables topped with a trout fillet

    Healthy fish

    From lighter pies to makeover fish & chips, nothing’s off the menu with our healthier fish dishes…..

  • Lighter spaghetti & meatballs

    Healthy Italian

    Discover our best ever nutritious Italian-inspired recipes, including pasta sauces, soups, stews, risottos…

  • Pulled goat kebabs with coriander dressing

    Healthy kebab

    Discover nutritious kebab recipes, including meat, seafood, vegetarian and vegan options. Skewer chicken,…

  • A roasting tray with salmon, vegetables and potatoes

    Healthy kids’

    Healthy, simple and scrumptious recipe ideas to keep children happy.

  • Lamb biryani on a plate with a spoon

    Healthy lamb

    Discover BBC Good Food’s triple-tested healthy lamb recipes packed with nutritious ingredients, from…

  • Beef salad with hand pouring dressing

    Healthy lunch

    From vibrant salads and hearty soups to veg-packed wraps, we’ve got plenty of healthy lunch ideas to keep…

  • Herby lamb fillet with caponata

    Healthy Mediterranean

    Delicious and nutritious dishes that are inspired by the Mediterranean.

  • Bowl of vegetables, chopped avocado, black beans and rice

    Healthy Mexican

    Discover delicious and nutritious Mexican-inspired recipes, including fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, tostadas,…

  • An opened burger in a bun, with red pepper salsa, on a white table

    Healthy mince

    Try our healthy mince recipes for a low-fat, lighter alternative to popular family meals from lean meatballs…

  • Noodles with vegetables in a kilner jar

    Healthy noodle

    Get inspired with our highest-rated healthy noodle recipes, including wholesome stir-fries, light noodle…

  • Prawn jambalaya in a pot

    Healthy one-pot

    Comfort food needn’t be calorific. Save time and washing-up with our healthy one-pot collection of hearty…

  • Penne in tomato sauce topped with sliced avocado

    Healthy pasta

    Our best ever healthy pasta recipes are packed with nutritious ingredients – perfect for a super satisfying,…

  • Pot of avocado houmous with vegetable crudités

    Healthy picnic

    Pack your hamper with lighter, summery treats, from low-fat salads to healthier scotch eggs and sandwiches.

  • Herb & garlic pork with ratatouille and potatoes on a plate

    Healthy pork

    Find delicious, nutritious and triple-tested pork recipes. Try roasting a lean tenderloin or serve in…

  • Miso brown rice & broccoli salad with fiery prawns

    Healthy prawn

    Discover top-rated, triple-tested, healthy prawn recipes from BBC Good Food, including curries, salads, stews…

  • Egg and rice salad on a plate

    Healthy rice

    Rice needn’t be boring. You can make a wide range of delicious, healthy midweek meals from around the…

  • Beetroot, halloumi salad on a plate

    Healthy salad

    Try BBC Good Food’s best ever healthy salads, bursting with nutritious ingredients, delicious flavours…

  • Sesame salmon, purple sprouting broccoli & sweet potato mash

    Healthy salmon

    Discover Good Food’s best ever healthy salmon recipes, including fillets, salads, fish cakes and burgers…

  • healthy olive wrap

    Healthy sandwich

    Rolls, bagels, baps and wraps – make a lunchtime bite that’s delicious, filling and nutritious…..

  • Goat's cheese and cucumber bread triangles

    Healthy snack

    Need a quick energy boost without too many calories? Pick from our selection of healthy snacks with delicious…

  • Two bowls of celery soup

    Healthy soup

    Comfort food without the calories.

  • Lemony tuna & asparagus salad box

    Healthy spring

    Celebrate the turn of the season.

  • Boiled egg, pea, potato and lettuce salad on a plate

    Healthy summer

    From salads and light soups to grilled meats and fish, make the most of summer produce with Good Food’s…

  • Sweet potato halves topped with feta, kale and chickpeas

    Healthy sweet potato

    Discover the healthiest sweet potato recipes from BBC Good Food. Serve in stews, curries, as a pie topping,…

  • Chicken curry with rice, naan bread and dips on a table

    Healthy takeaway

    Discover nutritious homemade versions of classic takeaway favourites, including healthy Chinese, Indian,…

  • A bowl of Thai noodles with prawns

    Healthy Thai

    Discover delicious and nutritious Thai-inspired dishes, including noodle, rice and green curry dishes, from…

  • Cinnamon apple pecan pudding

    Healthy treat

    Lighter choices for naughty treats.

  • Chargrilled vegetable tacos with smoky salsa

    Healthy vegan

    Nutritious, plant-based vegan recipes that are packed with goodness – from breakfasts and snacks to dinner…

  • A bowl of healthy vegetarian lentil curry

    Healthy vegetarian

    Need nutritious dinner ideas? Go meat-free with tasty recipes that are good for you, including pasta dishes,…

  • Prosciuttoi with kale and butter bean stew

    Healthy winter

    Healthy and hearty winter warmers for colder nights…

  • Heart-healthy


    The British Heart Foundation pick their favourite heart-healthy recipes…

  • High-protein


    These high-protein picks are perfect for those who want to boost their intake from time to time…

  • Wholemeal flatbread on a plate topped with broccoli, tomatoes and a poached egg

    High-protein breakfast

    Try our healthy, protein-packed breakfast ideas for a nutritious start to your day, from poached eggs and…

  • Salmon and noodle salad in a bowl with chopsticks

    High protein lunch

    Try our healthy, protein-packed lunch ideas from soups and salads to burgers and omelettes, including chicken…

  • Immune-friendly

    Give your immune system a helping hand with these immunity-boosting recipes that are packed with vitamins and…

  • Spicy lamb & feta skewers with Greek brown rice salad

    Light supper

    Light on the stomach, light on the calories.

  • Banana pancakes

    Low-calorie breakfast

    Start your day the healthy way with our tempting breakfast recipes – all under 300 calories.

  • Chicken satay salad

    Low-calorie lunch

    Lunchbox favourites and weekend treats, all under 400 calories.

  • Squash dhansak in a bowl with a fork

    Low-calorie dinner

    Delicious dinners all under 400 calories.

  • Parsnip, mushroom & barley wreath

    Low-calorie Christmas

    Low-calorie festive favourites…

  • Lighter spaghetti & meatballs

    Low-calorie pasta

    Our best ever triple-tested recipes for light pasta dishes that are all low-calorie but packed with flavour,…

  • A pan of rustic, chunky vegetable soup with some in a bowl

    Low-calorie soup

    Tuck into a filling soup under 200 calories.

  • Cloud bread


    Delicious low-carb recipes, with less than 10g of carbohydrates per serving.

  • A plate of sea bass with spinach and potatoes

    Low FODMAP

    Discover recipe ideas to try if you’re following the low FODMAP diet under the supervision of your doctor…

  • Low-GI


    Recipes that will keep you fuller for longer.

  • Low-GI breakfast

    Low-GI breakfast

    Start the day well and stay full until lunch.

  • Low-GI lunch

    Low-GI lunch

    Eat something slow-burning and balanced at lunch.

  • Low-GI dinner

    Low-GI dinner

    Serve up a balanced meal that’s easy on the tum.

  • Low-GI snack

    Low-GI snack

    Reach for a healthy nibble to stave off hunger.

  • Low-salt breakfast

    Low-salt breakfast

    Light cereals and sodium-free savouries.

  • Low-salt lunch

    Low-salt lunch

    Midday soups, salads and sandwiches that are low in salt but full of flavour.

  • Low-salt dinner

    Low-salt dinner

    Skipping the sodium doesn’t mean losing any flavour.

  • Low-salt snack

    Low-salt snack

    Sweet and savoury bites that are light on the sodium.

  • Moroccan orange & cardamom cake

    Lower sugar

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

  • Ultimate makeover

    Ultimate makeover

    Traditional favourites get a healthy makeover.

  • Penne and avocados on a plate


    Anita Bean, an expert from the London Marathon team, has selected these recipes to eat after training, with…

  • Nut-free


    Risottos, hotpots and other dishes made without nuts. Always check ingredients on packaging before using.

  • Seared steak with celery & pepper caponata


    These Paleo-friendly recipes will work for many versions of the caveman diet.

  • Chicken satay pieces with salad leaves

    Quick and healthy

    Tuck into healthy recipes that you can make in under 30 minutes. We’ve got plenty of quick and tasty salads,…

  • Seeded wholemeal loaf

    Wholemeal bread

    Bake a loaf with wholegrain flours, using wheat, rye or spelt flours or a blend of white and wholemeal. Try…