Chicken katsu curry on a plate with chopsticks

Healthy Diet Plan – extra recipes

Each month, we add a brand-new dish to supplement our core Healthy Diet Plan recipes, so you can expand your cooking repertoire and feel good every day.

Following our Healthy Diet Plan and want to swap out a recipe or carry on the plan for longer than seven days? Each month, we add a new recipe to help you tailor the plans to suit your personal tastes and needs. Balanced and analysed by our nutritionist, they meet all the same nutritional requirements as the core plan recipes.

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Jackfruit bolognese with vegan parmesan

Cutting back on meat? Try jackfruit as an alternative. This vegan bolognese not only tastes delicious, but it counts as a whopping five of your five-a-day.

Jackfruit bolognese with vegan parmesan

South-American style quinoa with eggs

Super-charge your lunch with protein-rich quinoa and combine it with black beans, avocado and fried egg in this nutritious veggie dish for two.

South-American style quinoa with eggs

Chana masala

Serve this vegetarian Indian chickpea curry as a main meal or side dish. It’s gluten-free, good for you and freezable so you can save any leftovers.

Chana masala

Spinach & tuna pancakes

Tuck into these wholesome spinach and tuna pancakes. Healthy, nutritious and full of flavour, they deliver three of your five-a-day.

Spinach & tuna pancakes

Little beef & mushroom pies

Treat yourself to these delicious, healthy pies, perfect for entertaining or freezing. Each portion includes all five of your five-a-day, plus calcium, fibre, folate and vitamin C. They’re gluten-free, too.

Little beef & mushroom pies

Spinach kedgeree with spiced salmon

Get your weekly dose of omega-3 fatty acids with this flavourful but easy fish supper. Spices such as ginger, cumin and cinnamon pack in plenty of flavour without upping salt levels. You’ll also get calcium, folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron in each serving, as well as three of your five-a-day.

Spinach kedgeree with spiced salmon

Quinoa chilli with avocado & coriander

Pack in the nutrients with this meat-free chilli. It contains an impressive five of your five-a-day and is low in fat and calories. It also provides calcium, fibre, vitamin C and iron.

Quinoa chilli with avocado & coriander

BBQ chicken drummers with green goddess salad

Enjoy our sweet-and-sticky barbecue chicken drummers. They’re a good source of protein, and when served with our green salad and jacket potatoes, you’ll get four of your five-a-day.

BBQ chicken drummers with green goddess salad

Moroccan chicken with fennel & olives

Get four of your five-a-day with our healthy chicken tagine with fennel and olives. They’re ready in under an hour – simply serve with wholewheat couscous for plenty of fibre.

Moroccan chicken with fennel & olives

Mozzarella, pepper & aubergine calzone

Try these healthy Italian-inspired mozzarella, pepper and aubergine calzones for a working lunch, or pack up and eat outdoors on a warm day.

Mozzarella, pepper & aubergine calzone

Asparagus & broad bean lasagne

Make the most of fresh asparagus and broad beans with this light, low-fat veggie lasagne. It delivers three of your five-a-day.

Asparagus & broad bean lasagne

Spicy Spanish rice

Enjoy this healthy, one-pan dinner of spicy, smoky pork paella. It delivers three of your five-a-day as well as plenty of flavour, and it’s low in calories too.

Spicy Spanish rice

Potato pancakes with chard & eggs

Get the weekend off to a super-healthy start with this easy potato pancake topped with leafy greens and a perfectly poached egg. It’s hearty and filling, yet low in calories.

Potato pancakes with chard & eggs

Soupy chicken & mushroom noodles

A bowl of mushroom noodles with chicken

This hearty noodle dish uses wholegrain noodles to boost the fibre, plus protein-rich (and budget-friendly) chicken thighs. Fresh and dried mushrooms add a real umami kick, too. It’s low in calories but big on flavour.

Soupy chicken & mushroom noodles

Seared duck with ginger mash

Add a special supper for two to your weeknight menu with this easy, flavourful dish that delivers four of your five-a-day. It’s healthy, low in fat and calories, and provides folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron. It’s gluten-free, too.

Seared duck with ginger mash

White velvet soup with smoky almonds

Try a healthy twist on classic comfort food with this silky vegetarian soup topped with almonds. It’s low in fat and calories but packed full of flavour. Enjoy a bowlful and top up your folate, fibre and vitamin C levels, plus get three of your five-a-day in one go.

White velvet soup with smoky almonds

Avocado & black bean eggs

This healthy vegetarian breakfast will really set you up for the day, and takes very little time to prepare. It packs in three of your five-a-day and plenty of flavour. Squeeze over some lime for an extra lift. It could make a great lunch (or dinner) too.

Avocado & black bean eggs

Miso roast salmon, lentil & pomegranate salad

This flavour-packed salad is a good way to get your weekly portion of oily fish. This super-healthy recipe provides fibre, iron, omega-3 and two of your five-a-day.

Miso roast salmon, lentil & pomegranate salad

Pork souvlaki with Greek salad & rice

Pair these healthy pork skewers with a brown rice dish and a fresh Greek salad. It’s low in calories and fat, provides vitamin C, folate and fibre, and is gluten-free. It contains three of your five-a-day, too.

Pork souvlaki with Greek salad & rice

Chia & yogurt puddings with berries

These summery little breakfast puddings are made with bio yogurt and mineral-rich chia seeds. The seeds swell to create a texture like tapioca pudding, and are rich in fibre as well as being a useful source of omega-3 fatty acids. They’re a nutritious and versatile ingredient to include in your diet.

Chia & yogurt puddings with berries

Roast asparagus bowls with tahini dressing

Enjoy five of your five-a-day with this dish, a tasty mix of asparagus, quinoa, aduki beans, onion and cherry tomatoes. It’s packed with nutrients and vegan, too.

Roast asparagus bowls with tahini lemon dressing

All-in-one chicken with wilted spinach

Enjoy this healthy chicken traybake with a speedy spinach side that’s packed with iron. It’s also low in fat and contains an impressive four of your five-a-day.

All-in-one chicken with wilted spinach

Chargrilled vegetable tacos with smoky salsa

Score all five of your five-a-day with these vibrant vegan tacos, ideal for a weekend lunch. Simply top chargrilled corn tortillas with roasted cumin-spiced vegetables and serve with a salsa made from tomato and kiwi for a fruity kick.

Chargrilled vegetable tacos with smoky salsa

Chicken & sweetcorn soup

This classic soup makes a comforting low-calorie lunch or dinner. It’s a great way to use up leftovers, such as roast chicken. You can use the bones to create a flavourful stock that is also rich in minerals.

Chicken & sweetcorn soup

Fish pie with pea & dill mash

Crème fraîche adds plenty of creaminess while keeping the calories and saturated fat down in this healthy pie. Lean cod and prawns contribute a good portion of protein.

Fish pie with pea & dill mash

Winter vegetable & lentil soup

A nourishing bowl of soup is the ultimate healthy comfort food. Our recipe packs in vitamin C and four of your five-a-day. It’s freezable too, so you can make it in advance for a fuss-free lunch or light supper.

Winter vegetable & lentil soup

Oat & chia porridge with prunes

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, cholesterol-busting porridge can be prepared the night before, so there’s no excuse to skip breakfast. It’s low-fat and a good source of fibre and calcium, plus the fruit provides two of your five-a-day.

Oat & chia porridge with prunes

Healthy tuna lettuce wraps

Packed with tuna (a great source of omega-3 fatty acids) and providing three of your five-a-day, these clever wraps with avocado mayo are a great low-carb, high-protein option. The ‘mayo’ is actually smooth avocado beaten with mustard and vinegar. It makes a fantastic alternative to the real thing in these tasty little wraps that are ideal for a speedy lunch.

Note that fresh tuna contains omega-3 fatty acids while canned tuna doesn’t, so if you want to substitute for a no-cook, cheaper option, go for canned wild salmon.

Healthy tuna lettuce wraps

Healthy bolognese

This light yet flavourful bolognese uses pork mince, fennel and cherry tomatoes, served over wholemeal pasta. It’s low in calories and fat and high in fibre, and provides two of your five-a-day. If you love the slightly aniseed taste of fennel, you could throw in half a teaspoon of lightly crushed fennel seeds when you add the mince.

Healthy bolognese

Asian prawn noodles

Spicy and sour flavours combine with aromatic herbs in this low-fat, low-calorie noodle one-pot. It’s a good source of folate, fibre and vitamin C, and contributes two of your five-a-day. Instead of prawns, you could use leftover chicken or lean meat from a roast. Just add at the end and heat through.

Asian prawn noodles

Spinach mac ‘n’ cheese

We’ve given one of our most-loved comfort food dishes a makeover by adding extra vegetables and swapping regular pasta for the wholegrain variety. The result? A low-calorie veggie dinner dish that’s still deliciously cheesy. It provides three of your five-a-day, along with folate, fibre and calcium.

Spinach mac ‘n’ cheese

Spicy pies with sweet potato mash


Notch up an impressive four of your five-a-day with this satisfying recipe, packed with beans and vegetables. Make a batch of six and freeze any extras for a fuss-free meal on another day. The flavours are loosely based on the classic American sloppy joe, but we’ve topped it with sweet potato mash instead of serving in a bun. A low-fat, low-calorie, gluten-free dish that’s finished with a sprinkling of cheese – what more could you want?

Spicy pies with sweet potato mash

Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers


This satisfying salad boasts beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and counts as two of your five-a-day. Use frozen skinless wild salmon fillets to keep costs down, and opt for wholewheat pasta, a good source of fibre. This is a lovely, low-calorie lunch that’s packed with flavour.

Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

Prawn jambalaya


Wholegrain basmati rice pairs perfectly with protein-rich prawns and spice in this hearty one-pot. Low in fat and calories, it packs in an impressive four of your five-a-day. It couldn’t be an easier addition to your midweek menu, and it saves on the washing-up.

Prawn jambalaya

Rustic vegetable soup

A chunky veggie soup flavoured with garlic, basil and thyme, and bulked out with one of our favourite storecupboard foods: cheap, filling lentils. Proof that you can eat healthy food on a budget!

Rustic vegetable soup

Spicy cauliflower rice with minty cucumber raita

Take your tastebuds on a flavour adventure with this vegetarian main, fragrantly spiced with ginger, cardamom and chilli and enriched with creamed coconut. It’s a great source of calcium, folate, fibre, iron and vitamin C, and provides four of your five-a-day in one delicious dish.

Spicy cauliflower rice with minty cucumber raita

Carrot & pecan muffins

Ideal for breakfast and beyond, these wholesome bakes are reminiscent of mini carrot cakes, but with a surprise ingredient: cannellini beans! They add moisture and add one of your five-a-day into each sweet treat.

Carrot & pecan muffins

Asian prawn & quinoa salad

With crunchy cucumber, juicy prawns and creamy avocado, this has to be one of the most delicious ways to reach three of your five-a-day. A lovely light, refreshing lunch that’s low in calories and gluten-free.

Asian prawn & quinoa salad

Zingy teriyaki beef skewers

Turn lean beef sirloin steak into kebabs and marinate with tamari, chilli and honey, then serve with a herby rice salad scattered with crushed cashew nuts. It’s rich in folate, fibre, iron and vitamin C, and provides three of your five-a-day.

Zingy teriyaki beef skewers

Chicken katsu curry

The classic katsu curry gets a nifty makeover in this super-healthy dish. We’ve baked our almond-crusted chicken breast and served it with a zingy cucumber and carrot salad and a spicy curry sauce.

Chicken katsu curry

Baked sweet potatoes with lentils & red cabbage slaw

Who can resist a piping hot baked potato? We’ve opted for a nutrient-rich sweet potato topped with spicy lentil dhal and served with a crunchy red cabbage slaw. It’s vegetarian, gluten-free, and rich in calcium and iron.

Baked sweet potatoes with lentils & red cabbage slaw

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