Turmeric Broth With Chicken And Ginger Dumplings. Bowl of turmeric broth with chicken and ginger dumplings

Best ever healthy low fat recipes

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Low fat dishes can be difficult to find, so we've pulled together some of our best low calorie recipes with less than 10g fat, ideal for midweek healthy eating and 5:2 diets


Looking for low fat recipes? We have plenty of healthy meals that have less than 10g fat, many of them are nearly fat-free with less than 5g fat. We also have recipe ideas for low calorie meals here.

Cutting out saturated fats can lower your cholesterol, so we have found the best low fat recipes to help. From fragrant broths to hearty tuna steaks, healthy curry recipes to low fat lasagne, try our low fat meals for healthy dinner recipes on a low fat diet.

We also have some low fat breakfast recipes in this article, and more low calorie breakfast ideas here.



  • Our low fat recipes include ingredients such as chicken breast, fat-free quark and greens

Chicken pasta salad

Throw together this quick and easy pasta salad using leftover chicken, tomatoes and greens for a low fat and protein packed lunch or midweek dinner.

Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

Tomato, lemongrass and rice soup

Use up tinned chopped tomatoes and infuse with punchy spices to create this nutritious vegan soup.

Vegan Tomato Soup Recipe with Rice and Lemongrass

Sweet potato and miso soup

This velvety, wholesome sweet potato and miso soup is low in fat and calories. Packed with plenty of umami flavour, it's a simple vegan soup to whip up.

Sweet Potato Soup Recipe with White Miso

Chipotle Chicken lunch wrap

Perfect for wrapping up and taking with you for a workday lunch, these spicy chicken wraps are high in protein, low in calories and low in fat.

Easy Chicken Wrap Recipe

Mushroom bolognese

Check out our vegan bolognese, with just 6g fat per portion. This version of a family favourite uses mushrooms and plenty of veg, making it a healthy meal that everyone will love. We have more vegetarian recipes here.

Vegan Bolognese Recipe

Griddled chicken with mustardy lentil salad

This vibrant chicken salad, with crunchy green beans, seasonal mangetout and lentils, is low in fat and calories. Plus, it's super simple and ready in 30 minutes – the perfect way to start the week.

Chicken Salad Recipe with Lentils

Vegan fajita bowl with cauliflower rice

Our vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice is quick and easy to make, vegan, low calorie and 5:2 diet friendly but really delivers on flavour. Do you love Mexican food? Check out our best ever Mexican recipes here…

Vegan Fajita Bowl with Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Miso-glazed sea bass with ginger greens

White fish is a low fat protein to cook with, and this miso-glazed sea bass with ginger greens is quick and easy to make, comes in at under 300 calories and has fewer than 5g fat per portion. Want more fish recipes? Click the link for more.

Chicken tikka burritos

Check out our quick and easy burrito recipe with tikka-marinated chicken. This low fat recipe has 8g per portion and is great served with ready made rice, a simple homemade yogurt dip and warmed rotis.

Indian Burrito Recipe

Chicken saag

A super healthy chicken recipe with fewer than 4g fat! This low calorie chicken saag recipe proves that you can eat healthily without having to miss out on your favourite foods, and it can be on the table in under an hour. Find our best ever chicken curry recipes here.

Chicken Saag Recipe

Spicy pork meatballs with tzatziki

Cook these spicy pork meatballs for an easy midweek meal. This simple yet punchy recipe served with orzo is low in calories and low in fat, with under 8g per portion.

Spicy Pork Meatball Recipe with Tzatziki Dip

Tuscan pork steaks

This recipe for Tuscan pork steaks ticks all the boxes. It's low in calories, fat (under 5g per portion), sugar and salt, and is high in protein. Plus, it's packed with flavour. Looking for more pork recipes? Check out our best ever here.

Tuscan Pork Chops Recipe

Turmeric broth with chicken and ginger dumplings

Our turmeric chicken broth soup has under 500 calories and is super low fat – under 5g per serving. It's detox-friendly and on the table in 30 minutes – plus, it's really impressive if you've got friends round.

Bowl of turmeric broth with chicken and ginger dumplings

Freekeh risotto with spring greens

This recipe is extremely low fat, with fewer than 3g per portion. Freekeh is made from cracked, roasted green wheat and works well for risotto as the grains keep their bite when cooked. The spring greens add goodness and keep this dish feeling fresh. Here's our best ever risotto recipes ready in under 45 minutes.


Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce

Try our recipe for Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce. This dish is quick, easy and simple to make, a great low fat vegetarian midweek meal.

Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce

Wild rice and mushroom risotto with roast garlic

This recipe for wild rice and mushroom risotto with roast garlic is vegetarian, low in salt and sugar and under 500 calories – but still packed with flavour. It's also low in fat, with under 8g per portion.

Wild rice & mushroom risotto with roast garlic

Spicy beetroot and pak choi with ramen eggs and sriracha

This spicy caramelised beetroot salad with marinated ramen eggs, pak choi and sriracha is a quick and easy summer meal with under 10g fat per portion. Raw pak choi gives a delicious crunch, but steam it if you prefer.

Spicy Beetroot and Pak Choi with Ramen Eggs and Sriracha Recipe

Lamb kleftiko traybake

We've given classic lamb kleftiko a healthy makeover with this recipe for four. Use lighter feta cheese to keep the fat content low without compromising on flavour. Find more of our favourite Greek recipes here.

Kleftiko Recipe with Lamb

Sweet potato linguine with puy lentil ragù

Sweet potato linguine is more robust than courgetti, so can withstand a bit more cooking. Served with a warming vegan bolognese-style ragù, this gluten-free low calorie main is perfect for the start of the cooler months, and super low fat. We've got lots more vegan recipes here.

Sweet Potato Noodles With Vegetarian Bolognese Recipe

Lemon chicken and kale stew with couscous

This recipe for lemon chicken and kale stew with couscous is a really easy midweek meal. It is low fat with under 5g per portion and ready in less than 30 minutes.

Stew Recipe with Lemon Chicken, Kale and Couscous

Sumac roast cauliflower and chicken salad with mint yogurt

Ready in under 30 minutes, this minty chicken and citrus roast cauliflower dish makes a speedy and super simple gluten free meal for two. Using fat-free yogurt keeps the fat content down, with just over 5g per portion. We've got more cauliflower recipes right here.

Sumac Roast Cauliflower Recipe with Sumac And Easy Chicken Salad

Lentil 'meatballs' with fresh tomato sauce

Lentils are a great way to make a meal vegetarian. Swap these for your usual meatballs and your family will hardly notice the difference. Plus, they're low in calories and super low in fat – fewer than 4g per portion.

Lentil ‘Meatballs’ With Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe

Seared tuna with ponzu dressing and coriander rice noodles

Our quick recipe for seared tuna with ponzu dressing and coriander rice noodles is low calorie and low fat with only 6.5g per portion.

Tuna Steak Recipe with Ponzu Sauce and Rice Noodles

Chicken dhansak

This is our healthy version of chicken dhansak, with only 5g fat per portion. It's easy to make, ready in under an hour, high in protein and under 500 calories. Put the takeaway menu down – this will taste better!

Chicken Dhansak Recipe

Kale waldorf salad with buttermilk dressing

This kale waldorf salad with buttermilk dressing is a clever update on a classic. With a good amount of crunch and tangy dressing, it makes a great low fat side dish with fewer than 7g per portion.

Waldorf Salad Recipe with Kale and Buttermilk Dressing

Spicy prawn linguine

Healthy food doesn't have to be boring. This spicy prawn linguine has a spicy chilli kick to keep it interesting. It's super low in fat with just over 4g per portion. Check out our best ever linguine recipes here.

Spicy Prawn Linguine Recipe

Tandoori lamb steaks with chilli-spiked slaw

This recipe for tandoori lamb steaks with chilli-spiked slaw is low fat, low sugar, low salt and high in protein to keep you feeling full but the calorie count low. Plus, it's really easy to make and looks amazing on your plate.

Tandoori Lamb Recipe with Coleslaw

Ginger lemon sole with Chinese greens

Our ginger lemon sole with greens is a quick and easy Chinese recipe with just under 6g fat per portion.

Lemon Sole Recipe with Chinese Vegetables

Thai burgers with salsa and sweet potato wedges

These healthy pork burgers are flavoured with Thai curry paste and coriander, then served up with a spicy chilli and mango salsa. Because there's no bun, they're lower in calories and fat with under 5g per portion. Why not serve homemade sweet potato wedges on the side?

Thai Pork Burgers with Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe

Healthier lasagne

Our low calorie and low fat (just under 6g per portion) lasagne is a delicious dinner recipe for six people. Serve with a green salad for a healthy version of this classic Italian dish. Click this link for our best lasagne recipes.

Healthy Lasagne Recipe

Seared tuna and radicchio salad

This recipe for seared tuna and radicchio salad is really low calorie, gluten free and low fat with just over 5g per portion. Ready in less than 20 minutes, it's an easy dinner recipe.

Seared Tuna Recipe With Radicchio Salad

Fiery chickpea and harissa soup

A fast-to-make and easy spicy soup made with chickpeas. Ready in just 20 minutes, this low fat recipe has under 6g per portion.

Fiery chickpea and harissa soup

Asian black rice salad

Black rice has a higher nutritional value than white rice, and the same amount of fibre as brown. Try it in our Asian prawn black rice salad, low in fat with only 5.4g per portion.

Black Rice Salad Recipe

Moroccan veg and chickpea tagine

This recipe for Moroccan veg and chickpea tagine is vegan, super low in fat with under 4g per portion and really easy to make. It makes enough for four, but the leftovers freeze well.

Moroccan Tagine Recipe With Veg and Chickpeas

Szechuan prawn noodles

These hot and spicy Chinese-style noodles only take 15 minutes to whip up so they'd make a great quick and easy midweek meal if you're stuck for time or craving some healthy fast food. These noodles are low in fat with under 7g per portion.

Szechuan prawn noodles

Creamy lentils with spinach and thyme

Perfectly suited to those who want a light 5:2 friendly meal, this healthy vegan lentil dish is high in protein but low in calories and fat with under 9g per portion.

Creamy Lentils Recipe With Spinach And Thyme

Low fat breakfast ideas

Coconut, banana and raspberry muffins

Try our recipe for super low fat (fewer than 5g per portion) coconut, banana and raspberry muffins. This recipe is super quick and easy to make, and it comes in under 160 calories per serving, a great mid-morning snack. We've got more great muffin recipes here.

Banana Muffins Recipe With Coconut And Raspberry

Two-tone freezer smoothie

Want a low calorie breakfast? Make our two-tone freezer smoothie with avocado, banana and berries. This quick and easy recipe is low in fat, with just 3.7g per portion. Check out more of our smoothie recipes here.

Two-tone freezer smoothie recipe