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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.

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  • Avocado & black bean eggs in a bowl

    Avocado & black bean eggs

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.43 ratings

    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

  • Summer fish stew

    Summer fish stew

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.16 ratings

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

  • Creamy tomato courgetti

    Creamy tomato courgetti

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 ratings

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

  • Vegan bowl food: sweet potato & cauliflower lentil bowl

    Sweet potato & cauliflower lentil bowl

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.27 ratings

    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

  • Thai fried prawn & pineapple rice

    Thai fried prawn & pineapple rice

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.85 ratings

    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

  • Vegan chilli served in bowls with white rice

    Vegan chilli

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.190 ratings

    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

  • Spice-cured tuna taco with avocado purée, served on a plate

    Spice-cured tuna tacos

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    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

  • Chicken and apricot flaky pastry pie with slice taken

    Spiced chicken & apricot pastilla

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.14 ratings

    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

  • Miso aubergines

    Miso aubergines

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.37 ratings

    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!

  • Asparagus & new potato frittata

    Asparagus & new potato frittata

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.86 ratings

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

  • Baked piri-piri tilapia with crushed potatoes

    Baked piri-piri tilapia with crushed potatoes

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.25 ratings

    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

  • Halloumi, carrot & orange salad served on a plate

    Halloumi, carrot & orange salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.54 ratings

    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

  • Warm chorizo & chickpea salad

    Warm chorizo & chickpea salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.39 ratings

    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

  • Two baked sweet potatoes topped with pesto, cannellini bean and tuna

    Pesto, cannellini bean & tuna jackets

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.19 ratings

    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

  • Courgetti bolognese

    Courgetti bolognese

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.32 ratings

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

  • Greek-style roast fish

    Greek-style roast fish

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.142 ratings

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

  • Asian pulled chicken salad

    Asian pulled chicken salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.33 ratings

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

  • Bowls of Bolognese soup with penne

    Chunky Bolognese soup with penne

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.33 ratings

    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

  • A lunchbox with a feta & clementine salad

    Feta & clementine lunch bowl

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.13 ratings

    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

  • Spiralized Singapore noodles

    Spiralized Singapore noodles

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.13 ratings

    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

  • Simple fish stew

    Simple fish stew

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.86 ratings

    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

  • Smoky aubergine & red pepper salad

    Smoky aubergine & red pepper salad

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

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