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A tasty alternative recipe to use up leftover Christmas turkey.
This is a tasty recipe thats adds both flavour and texture to chicken breast, this dinner time recipe will go down a treat with your family, or it can be easily adapted if cooking for one.
Chicken is a low fat, lean meat that can be used in many dishes. This recipe is full and flavour and healthy too.
Fish is a really nutritious and healthy food. This dinner recipe is quick and easy, and can be prepared beforehand. This is a tasty way to include fish in your diet.
This easy recipe is not just for the BBQ, it can be done in the oven too.
Casseroles are easy and versatile dinner recipes. They can be easily prepared before dinner time and leftovers can be frozen for another day. Beef is packed full of iron; an essential mineral needed for red blood cells and prevention of anaemia.
This simple recipe makes mincemeat a bit more exciting and is ideal for a quick dinner. It is also perfect for freezing in individual portions.
You can make a large pot and freeze in portions for those evenings when you are very busy or you don't feel like cooking. Choosing cheaper lean cuts of meat will help keep the cost down!
Like stew, recipes for beef goulash vary. A goulash is always warming and satisfying, especially on cold winter days. This dish can be divided into batches, frozen and later defrosted for quick, healthy meals in a hurry.
Stews are easy and versatile dinner recipes. Beef is packed full of iron; an essential mineral needed for red blood cells and prevention of anaemia.
A warming dinner that's ideal for colder evenings. The red meat and green beans are great sources of iron so this meal is the perfect homemade meal for everyone to enjoy, especially a physically-active teenager!
Although they might look like finger food, tacos make for a hearty, filling meal. Great with a side serving of Spanish rice and refried beans, these tacos can be cooked and prepared in approximately 30 minutes.
Marinades are a great way to introduce flavour to foods without covering them in thick sauces. Red meat is a great source of iron too.
Boring sprouts? Make them more interesting with this tasty recipe!
Why not try this recipe to spice up your chicken dinner?
Chicken is a low fat, lean meat that can be used in many dishes. This recipe is full in flavour and healthy too.
Like most casseroles, everyone has their own favourite recipe, but if you are a beginner try this simple one.
Casseroles are great if you’re eating on a budget. This dish can be frozen in portions for those days you're in a rush and don't have time to cook.
With just a few cupboard items you can treat yourself to your favourite curry in the time it takes to order and wait for one to be delivered!
Just because it’s raining or cold outside it doesn’t have to mean that you can’t have that summer feeling!
A tasty chicken dish that is full of flavour and spices. Ideal for the whole family as a winter warmer.
Feel like some comforting Italian food but don’t want the run of the mill Lasagna or spaghetti Bolognese? This simple recipe might be just up your street!
Feel like a takeaway without the guilt? Try this quick, tasty and super healthy curry!
This is a great recipe for using up leftover turkey and vegetables.
Zing up your chicken for the BBQ with this easy marinade. Marinades are a great way to introduce flavour to meats without adding a lot of extra calories.
Couscous salad offers a fresher, healthier option for this traditional takeaway meal.
Chicken is a low fat, lean meat that can be used in many dishes. This recipe incorporates it in a creamy sauce.
A tasty accompaniment to a roast dinner.
This dish would also work well with a meat like lean lamb. Add some extra fibre and vitamins by using brown rice or take the edge off the curry with some dried fruit like apricots or prunes.
Lamb Rogan Josh with naan bread is a very filling meal but it's a good idea to keep an eye on the portion size!
This take on the Middle Eastern dish is so simple and quick to make. As well as being a delicious dinner, this dish also works as a great lunchbox filler so be sure to keep any leftovers for lunch the next day!
This fish pie is a great way to get fish into your diet and experts recommend that we eat 2 portions of fish a week.
Family meal times can be hard to juggle, especially if you have fussy eaters. This recipe is great for all the family!
Fish cakes are a great way of getting fish into your diet and a great way of using leftovers!
It's hard to beat a traditional roast dinner and this gravy is perfect with it.
The fridge does most of the work for you with this easy-to-prepare dish. Marinating the chicken in garlic and milk for a few hours will make it succulent, moist and tasty.
This delicious risotto is perfect for dinner on a summery evening. Make this dish vegetarian-friendly by swapping the Parmesan for a similar alternative that's free from rennet.
Salmon is a quick-cook food, rich in healthy omega-3 fats and vitamin D. It is recommended we eat two portions of fish a week, including one portion of oily fish by health experts.
Marinating the chops overnight will produce a savoury, succulent meal with very little effort.
Many cuts of pork are as lean or leaner than chicken. This meal is also very quick and easy to prepare.
Salmon is a quick-cook food, rich in healthy omega-3 fats and vitamin D. The perfect food for a healthy brain and nerves, to help protect against heart disease.
Sick of turkey? Why not try this recipe to use up your leftover ham.
This will make your barbeque one to remember. The herbs add a great coating to the chicken and the tasty dip actually contains a cool vegetable: can you tell what it is yet?
Burgers can be a great way of getting the kids to eat meat and dosen’t always have to mean digging out the BBQ.
Making your own chunky chips is a great way to reduce the fat and oil found in fried alternatives
Seasonal winter vegetables are great at Christmas. Sweet, tasty!
If the last of your delicious roast ham isn’t picked from the serving dish then, cover and place in the middle shelf in the fridge for the next day’s feasting!
Warm and filling, a wonderful family dinner for those cold winter days.
Fish is one of the best foods available and we just don't eat enough of it. We wouldn't recommend anyone eat fish and chips every day of the week, but they are certainly a tasty treat!
This simple recipe makes minced meat a bit more exciting and is ideal for a quick dinner.
Make a large pot and freeze in edible portions for those evenings when you are very busy or you don't feel like cooking.
Lamb is often overlooked but it is a delicious meat, packed full of flavour, for a similar price to beef. Slow cooking really tenderises the meat and spreads the flavour throughout the dish.
Sometimes all you can think about having is a curry. Try this recipe for Lamb Rogan Josh, which you can use with fresh or leftover lamb, and goes great with boiled rice or a poppadum. Your choice!
Why not treat the family to your own home made Italian family dinner?
A warm satisfying dish ideal for colder days.
This fruit-packed meat loaf is a tasty variation for dinner. It's also delicious cold sliced and put in sandwiches.
These potatoes are a tasty accompaniment to a wide range of dishes.
This versatile recipe for mint sauce is great with Sunday lamb roast, yummy with chops and the perfect accompaniment for your peas!
This recipe contains beans, which are a rich source of fibre and protein, helping to provide a feeling of fullness throughout the day.
This is a great recipe which doesn’t have to be just for vegetarians!
It's not too difficult to reproduce chicken korma at home and you'll enjoy the taste advantage that fresh cooking brings to the table!
An ideal dinner-time recipe for vegetarians or as part of a meat-free day.
This Italian favourite makes a great family meal.
This dinner dish is both classic and simple, which makes it a great choice when inviting a few friends over for a meal. Better yet, it takes only minutes to prepare and is easy on your budget.
This quick and easy dinner recipe is also healthy and delicious, what more could you want from a meal! This recipe is also great for other types of fish such as mackerel or even prawns.
Kung Po Beef is a great dish to try at home, as you can be sure that all the ingredients are fresh and you have more control over the spices and salt levels in the dish.
Ideally you should use Arborio risotto rice for this recipe – and you can find it in most shops – but brown rice will do the trick and will actually give this dish a nice crunch.
Chutneys and relishes an ideal way to jazz up leftovers – and will reduce the need to use salt. Here are some recipes to help use up leftovers at any time of the year, approx 70 servings
This is a quick and easy recipe, which is great when you've had a busy day and want something fast and tasty for dinner.
This quick and easy pasta dish is tasty and only takes minutes to prepare. Enjoy as a tasty dinner or as a cold lunch that you can eat on the go.
If you have time you could even make your own base.
You will need 4 wooden skewers for this recipe. Remember to soak them for 2-3 hours or overnight ideally.
This is a low salt recipe for making pork and pepper kebab skewers. They are a BBQ favourite as they are easy, tasty and can be prepared beforehand.
Casserole is a family favourite, its tasty filling and easy to make. It can be frozen in individual portions making homemade meals as convenient as any fast-food!
This recipe is a quick and easy one, which is great when you’ve had a busy day and want something fast and tasty for dinner!
A tasty variation on the traditional summer burger, this filling family dish will also appeal to vegetarians. Cooked potatoes are required in advance for this recipe.
Enjoy this healthy classic French dish, originating in Nice. It can be served by itself as a vegetarian main course or it's great with steamed fish!
A dish that is ideal all year round, and packed full of vegetables
Using a tomato based sauce is a great way to add flavour to any meal. It provides an interesting twist when served with rice noodles in this simple recipe.
Chicken is a wonderful, low fat food – especially when you eat it without the skin.
Roast chicken can be boring, why not make it more interesting with this zesty recipe?
Why not try this delicious Sunday lunch favourite, it can be served with a selection of seasonal vegetables, go on give it a go!
It's hard to beat a traditional roast turkey dinner, especially at Christmas and it's not as difficult to prepare as you might think. Follow our simple instructions to cook your turkey to perfection!
This is a lighter stuffing and you can change the ingredients depending on how you prefer it.
This is a quick and easy stuffing to make.
Salmon is a great source of healthy omega 3 fatty acids, needed to keep your heart healthy.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without stuffing! This is our tried and tested recipe for making delicious stuffing
This traditional Scottish dish is rich, filling and warm enough to take the chill out of the coldest bones. Great for warming up after outdoors activity in winter.
Try something different this Christmas with this delicious and light starter.
In case the last morsel is not picked clean from the plate, be sure to store leftover ham in a secure container and place on the middle shelf of the fridge. Serves 24.
This Italian favorite is a great family meal. Try it with pork, lamb or turkey mince to change it up.
Low in fat and salt this is a great healthy dish that can be enjoyed off the barbeque or from under the grill! You will need 4 skewers for this recipe.
This dish has a good balance of proteins and not a lot of fat. I'm also delighted to see green vegetables included in the dish as they are essential to every day health.
Stir-fry’s are a great way of cooking a really fast and healthy dinner, just what you need after a busy day!
This is a summer twist on a traditional favourite. Perfect for the BBQ or from under the grill.
Salmon is a quick-cook food and it is rich in healthy omega-3 fats and vitamin D. The perfect food for a healthy brain, nervous system and to help protect against heart disease
This light and tropical thai green curry is bursting with the flavour of coconut, ginger and lime!
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