Moroccan orange & cardamom cake

Lower sugar recipes

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

17 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 20 mins
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3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A classic chocolate-orange flavour in a rich and squidgy dessert that's low in sugar but no less tasty!

1 hr and 55 mins
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Vegetarian
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41 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftover roast or ready-cooked chicken in this healthy and warming South-American style soup, spiced up with cumin and chilli

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

5 hrs
Easy
Healthy
6 ratings 2.7 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
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35 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 5 mins
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76 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
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Healthy
18 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
68 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 2.0 out of 5 star rating

Sweeten the filling for this low sugar dessert naturally with sultanas soaked in milk - use ready-to-roll pastry to save time

1 hr and 10 mins
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18 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

These individual portions of fish in tomato sauce, topped with herby breadcrumbs, freeze beautifully - perfect for no-fuss entertaining

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Healthy
19 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
37 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This summery recipe has the ideal combination of slow-releasing carbs, lean protein and heart-friendly fats

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

This refreshing dessert that's low in sugar is based on a mint tisane, set to a soft jelly with chunks of fresh fruit.

15 mins
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Gluten-free
43 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This dish is easy to cook but still packed full of flavour.

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
24 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Use up a leftover chunk of ham in this healthy, but hearty, family supper

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This superfood supper is packed with ingredients to give your body a boost, such as red onion, nigella seeds, walnuts, rapeseed oil and lemon

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
105 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Angela Nilsen reinvents a classic recipe to make chicken pie a healthy choice for you

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
25 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Feed a crowd like a Mediterranean mamma, with this gloriously summery seafood stew

1 hr and 25 mins
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Healthy
300 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
248 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A healthy and low calorie chicken casserole with bacon, button mushrooms, peas and a parsley sauce - use chicken thighs for extra flavour and juiciness

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
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