Sliced avocados, black beans and tomatoes with two fried eggs in a bowl

200-400 calorie recipes

58 Recipes

Low in calories yet still super-satisfying – try our pick of lighter recipes that make the most of flavoursome ingredients, including salads, stir-fries and stews.

33 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Set yourself up for the day with this healthy veggie breakfast with eggs, avocado and black beans. It takes just 10 minutes to throw together and makes a great lunch, too

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This storecupboard fish stew is bulked out with bread and is full of fresh, summer flavours

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
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13 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Four ingredients are all you need to make a filling, low calorie supper in minutes

4 mins
Easy
18 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Whip up this zingy vegan bowl in advance and keep in the fridge for quick, satisfying lunches on demand. Each bowlful boasts four of your 5-a-day

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
69 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This quick, low calorie supper is perfect for a busy weeknight. Cook your rice in advance to get ahead - run it under cold water to chill quickly, then freeze in a food bag for up to one month

25 mins
Easy
129 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This vegan chilli packs in plenty of vegetables and doesn’t fall short on the flavour front. Serve it with rice or in jacket potatoes for a filling supper

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
30 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A spicy, smoky chicken filling in soft tortillas, this moreish, low-calorie dinner is on the table in just 20 minutes

20 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use the freshest fish possible in these tacos. Instead of tuna, you could use fresh or smoked salmon, sliced scallops, picked white crabmeat, or chopped cooked king prawns

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Bake a flaky pastry pie with tender meat, spices and fruit for a deliciously sweet and savoury taste sensation. It makes a great centrepiece for lunch or dinner

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
34 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

A really easy low-fat, low-calorie aubergine recipe with delicious umami flavours. This dish is so rich and meaty, it's hard to believe it's vegan!

55 mins
Easy
Vegan
71 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A simple, low-calorie spring main that uses the season's finest ingredients and is ready in just 20 minutes

22 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
19 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A healthy low-fat, low-calorie fish dish that's bursting with flavour as well as being rich in fibre, folate, iron and vitamin C

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
28 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Serve this halloumi, carrot, orange and watercress salad with a mustard and honey dressing for an easy lunch or starter. It takes just 20 minutes to make and delivers one of your 5-a-day

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
39 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Full of bold flavours like chorizo, dried tomatoes and red onion, this salad is bulked out with chickpeas to give 3 of your 5 a day

25 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Top baked sweet potatoes with pesto, cannellini beans and tuna for a simple supper. They take just two minutes to prep and deliver two of your 5-a-day

9 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Unlock the flavours of cauliflower with a red pepper, olive and caper salsa, topped with almonds. Healthy and vegan, it makes a tasty light lunch or supper

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
28 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Spiralized courgettes make a healthier alternative to pasta in the classic spaghetti bolognese – use turkey mince for a low-calorie sauce

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
116 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Oven-bake white fish fillets with potatoes, tomatoes and herbs for a healthy and gluten-free weeknight dinner

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
31 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Pull apart a ready-roasted chicken to whip up this healthy, vibrant, low-calorie dish in just 20 minutes

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
23 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This healthy, filling lunch provides a good balance of protein and carbs from lean steak mince and wholemeal pasta – ideal to aid muscle recovery after exercise

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
11 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Pair piquant feta with green lentils, sweet clementines and crunchy peppers in this colourful packed lunch. It’s low-calorie and rich in vitamin C and fibre

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
13 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Vegetable noodles not only bring this dish up to 4 of your 5 a day, they also slash the calories and boost the nutrition of this spicy supper

35 mins
Easy
73 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This quick and healthy one-pot is packed with white fish fillets, king prawns, a rich tomato sauce and enough veg for 3 of your 5 a day

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Char aubergine and peppers until tender and juicy, then combine with salty, creamy feta for a summer salad that’s the perfect vegetarian option for a barbecue

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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