Is mince healthy?
When it comes to making a healthy mince recipe, the most important thing is finding a good-quality minced meat to start with. Read the label or speak to your butcher in order to choose a product with a high meat content. If saturated fat is a concern, you can opt for lean varieties of red meats, or choose a naturally leaner option such as turkey.
Our 10 best healthy mince recipes
These kebabs are simple to make. Rather than serve them in a wrap, make these a little healthier by plating them up on a slick of creamy, fibre-rich hummus, then top with a really zesty mix of red onion, sumac and parsley.
Serve with a seasonal veggie side for an added nutritional boost.
Make your own spiced koftas and serve with a super-healthy Brussels sprout and kale salad for a delicious low-carb dinner. Green veggies such as kale and Brussels sprouts are nutritional powerhouses, offering a variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre.
Our most popular chilli con carne recipe ever, made Tex-Mex-style with aged minced beef, chipotle powder, red wine, 70% dark chocolate and semi-dried tomatoes. Tomatoes offer a skin-healthy dose of the antioxidant lycopene, while the addition of cocoa provides depth of flavour and gut-healthy polyphenols.
Put turkey on the menu with this kheema matar (mince and pea curry) dish. Not only does it provide 43.2g protein per portion, but turkey also contains tryptophan – an amino acid that’s required to create serotonin in the body. Serotonin helps regulate mood, and is also involved in the creation of the sleep hormone melatonin – making this a great choice for the days where you’re feeling a bit more tired and stressed.
This sweet-and-smoky chilli is the epitome of healthy comfort food, providing plenty of satisfying plant protein and fibre from the beans. The tomato sauce is rich in skin-healthy antioxidants and potassium – important for replenishing your salt balance after a workout. It also freezes well, perfect for busier days.
Our all-in-one baked bolognese is super-simple and low in calories, requires very little preparation time, and tastes amazing! A great way to sneak in extra veggies, and perfect for feeding the whole family. Any leftovers can be easily frozen.
Check out our easy yet super-comforting chilli recipe with bone marrow. This is the classic American chilli, but with extra depth courtesy of cocoa and wonderfully enriching marrow, which is super-rich in collagen protein.
8. Turkey ragu
Like a healthier spaghetti bolognese, this turkey ragu comes packed with celery, courgette and carrots, plus a little Marmite for added flavour. Using wholewheat pasta for additional fibre and low in saturated fat (1.2g per serving), this is a great heart-healthy option.
Check out these punchy turkey tikka burgers with a light yet creamy coronation slaw. These easy burgers are simple to make, and are packed with plenty of flavour. This recipe offers a unique way to include more fresh, raw vegetables into your diet for added fibre and nutrients.
Looking for a light option for lunch or dinner? Prepare a zingy Greek-style salad to serve with healthy homemade lamb meatballs. Lamb is not only rich in protein, but it also offers an impressive nutritional profile including iron, zinc and vitamin B12.