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Low-GI dinner recipes

28 Recipes

Serve up a balanced meal that's easy on the tum.

Jerk sweet potato & black bean curry

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(30 ratings)
Serve your vegetable curry Caribbean style, flavoured with thyme, jerk seasoning and red peppers - great with rice and peas
1 hour and 35 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Prawn & tomato stew with gremolata topping

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(19 ratings)
A fish casserole with healthy prawns, topped with an Italian garnish of parsley and lemon zest - it's low in fat and calories too
45 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Sea bass with fennel, lemon & spices

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(2 ratings)
This Friday night fish dish is packed with iron and vitamin C, is low in calories and fat, and counts towards your five a day
25 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Mexican chicken stew

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(82 ratings)
Bring a touch of Mexican flavour to your midweek meal with this low-fat, one-pan supper
45 minutes
Easy

Barley, chicken & mushroom risotto

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(4 ratings)
Love risotto? Try this low-fat version, which swaps traditional risotto rice for pearl barley
1 hour
Easy
Healthy

Moroccan chicken with sweet potato mash

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(87 ratings)
Fragrant, tender chicken and creamy sweet potato mash makes a comforting and low-fat midweek meal
35 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Mexican bake

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(8 ratings)
Raid your storecupboard and try out this fresh idea for canned beans with fajita spices - top with tortillas and cheese
40 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Steamed fish with ginger & spring onion

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(3 ratings)
Take an Asian approach to low-fat cooking - steam fish with pak choi, mirin, garlic and soy and serve topped with coriander
30 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Chicken, butter bean & pepper stew

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(4 ratings)
Use storecupboard pulses and tasty chicken thighs in this healthy paprika-flavoured casserole with peppers and tomato
1 hour and 5 minutes
Easy

Minced beef & sweet potato stew

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(18 ratings)
Thrifty lean mince makes a great base for a hearty family casserole - serve this one-pot with seasonal greens
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy

Greek beans with seared lamb

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(6 ratings)
Braise butter beans or 'gigantes' with tomatoes, onion and garlic and serve with tender lamb fillet and crumbled feta cheese
35 minutes
Easy

Chicken with mushrooms

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(57 ratings)
A healthy and low calorie chicken casserole with bacon, peas and a parsley sauce - use chicken thighs for extra flavour and juiciness
40 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Oriental salmon & broccoli traybake

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(15 ratings)
Five ingredients is all you need to create this Asian flavoured fish dish with healthy greens and fresh lemon
30 minutes
Easy

Garlic prawns with Asian puy lentils

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(41 ratings)
Don't dismiss lentils too quickly - they're filling, healthy and easy to combine with other flavours, as this dish proves.
35 minutes
Easy

Bean & pepper chilli

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(9 ratings)
Use your choice of storecupboard pulses in this healthy vegetarian one-pot
45 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Chicken & white bean stew

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(95 ratings)
This flavoursome, low-fat casserole freezes really well, so why not make double and freeze half for next time
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Baked salmon with fennel & tomatoes

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(23 ratings)
Aniseedy fennel and juicy cherry tomatoes cut through the richness of salmon fillets
45 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Rich paprika seafood bowl

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(7 ratings)
Eating healthy isn't all about salad, this fish stew counts as 3 of your 5-a-day and it's low-fat
30 minutes
Easy

Wholewheat pasta with broccoli & almonds

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(3 ratings)
Brown spaghetti keeps you fuller for longer - team it with healthy greens flavoured with garlic, chilli and lemon
20 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Sweet potato & chipotle mash

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(2 ratings)
As an alternative to a classic comforting mash, try roasting sweet potatoes and crushing with spicy smoked chilli paste
1 hour
Easy
Vegetarian

Roasted ratatouille chicken

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(43 ratings)
A classic chicken recipe that will keep the crowds coming back for more
50 minutes
Easy

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