Best ever healthy DIY takeaway recipes under 500 calories

Our best ever healthy DIIY takeaway recipes under 500 calories are a healthier way to enjoy classic British and Asian takeaway food at the weekend or midweek

Healthier pad Thai

This recipe for skinny pad Thai is packed full of authentic Thai flavours but without the high calorie count as we’ve used courgette instead of normal noodles. It’s really easy to make, ready in under 30 minutes and well under 300 calories, perfect for midweek


Healthier fish and chips

Shallow frying the fish and baking rather than frying the chips makes our skinny fish and chips lighter so you can enjoy this delicious British takeaway classic without feeling too guilty. An easy, healthier way to enjoy a taste of British seaside!

Chicken saag

This chicken saag recipe proves that you can eat healthily without having to miss out on your favourite foods. This comes in at under 500 calories and is ready in under an hour

Beef ramen

This recipe for beef ramen is comfort in a bowl. It doesn’t have to take hours to make, though. This version is ready in under 30 minutes and comes in at under 500 calories, making it achievable midweek

Healthier pizza

On a diet but craving pizza? This skinny version has a thin and crisp base, a rich but light tomato sauce and is topped with creamy mozzarella, rocket and a little parmesan. And still only 360 calories for half a pizza!

Thai green curry

Thai green curry is an Asian classic and it is very popular in the UK. Try our delicious green curry recipe from Victoria Moore that shows you how to make the curry paste from scratch so that the fresh, vibrant flavours really come through

Yaki udon noodles

This yaki udon noodle recipe is ready in 20 minutes and under 300 calories. Leave out the Worcestershire sauce for a vegetarian version

Fall-apart vindaloo with red onion mint chutney

If you love curry, you’ll love this vindaloo. Originating from Goa, our version is easy, made with pork and full of authentic spices. Serve with rice and homemade mint chutney at a dinner party for friends. We have plenty more healthy curry recipes here

Vegan quinoa sushi

Using quinoa instea of rice means these rolls are higher in protein. We’ve kept them vegan too, no fish means leftovers will keep for a healthy lunchbox the next day

Beef pho

Quick, healthy and packed with flavour, beef pho is easier to make than you think. The Vietnamese have this fragrant noodle soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Hot and sour aubergine with sticky rice

Sticky rice with aubergine in a hot and sour sauce, made from very simple ingredients: red chilli, soy sauce, vinegar and a little sugar

Greek chicken flatbreads with tzatziki

Chargrilled chicken skewers and tzatziki recipe, wrapped in a warm flatbread is the best midweek meal for chicken. Ready in quickly in 20 minutes. Keep it healthy with salad on the side

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