Our 8 Best New Healthy Recipes to Make This May

In a saucepan, mix frozen peas, broad beans, and couscous equally. Cover with boiling water and simmer 3 minutes.

Pea and broad bean couscous

For a quick salad for packed lunches, mix drained ready-cooked beets (not in vinegar) with a can of drained puy lentils (select one without added salt), a teaspoon of horseradish sauce, and chopped spring onion.

Beetroot and lentil salad

Drain a salt-free cannellini or butter bean tin. Use tomato passata and half a teaspoon smoked paprika to heat. 

Fast home-made baked beans

Porridge is made in minutes in a pot or microwave. Replace sugar and salt with a handful (80g) of fresh berries or other fruit to obtain one of your 5-a-day.


Follow the packaging instructions to boil quick-cook dry spaghetti or fresh pasta. 

Pasta with cherry tomatoes and rocket

Hummus is the decade's dip, essential to every picnic or drinks gathering. It tastes great on toast, sandwiches, and jacket potatoes. 

Home-made hummus

Heat spinach in a dry pan or microwave for 2 minutes until wilted. Peel and coarsely mash one avocado with lemon.

Smashed avocado and wilted spinach

Yogurt and cucumber dip is great with crudités, wholegrain pitta breads, or spicy cuisine. Our cucumber raitha recipe is quick.

Cucumber (or potato) raitha