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

200-400 calorie 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.

97 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

The classic Italian 'hunter's stew' gets a healthy makeover, with low-fat chicken breasts, prosciutto and a rich herby tomato sauce

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
16 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This superfood supper is packed with ingredients to give your body a boost, such as red onion, nigella seeds, walnuts, rapeseed oil and lemon

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
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11 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Make this gloriously golden roasted cauliflower as an ideal dinner party main. Serve with buttery cauliflower leaves and an addictive anchovy sauce

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
39 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This prawn and fennel risotto gets a little extra kick from lemon zest and and rocket - perfect for a dinner party

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
12 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Even if you’re not keen on tofu, give this mapo tofu a go. It’s hot and really strongly flavoured thanks to chilli bean paste, fermented black beans and more

30 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Lighten up curry night with this healthy recipe - pulse cauliflower in a food processor for a rice-like texture that's much lower GI

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
18 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This impressive Spanish one pot, with monkfish, king prawns and mussels, is perfect for feeding a crowd at a dinner party

1 hr and 50 mins
More effort
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Make your own sushi for a low-calorie lunch you can bring to work. Be the envy of the office with these mackerel and veg rolls, don't forget the soy sauce!

45 mins
More effort
36 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Use seeded tortillas as pizza bases for a quick and healthy lunch - crack an egg in the centre and bake to boost protein intake

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
95 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This warming and budget-friendly vegetarian soup is perfect packed in a flask for lunch. It's also easy to double the quantities and freeze half for later

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this nutrient-packed salad, with juicy tomatoes and cucumber, as a delicious and healthy lunch

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
33 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Pounding meat until thin and flat is a great technique for barbecued chicken breast, as it ensures it won’t dry out. Try this version with lemon and herbs.

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
42 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

A satisfying vegetarian supper that packs in 4 of your 5-a-day. Stuff peppers with cream cheese, beans, aubergine and feta

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
67 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Combine red peppers, tomato, orzo and olives in a casserole dish to make this easy vegetarian one pot. The bubbling mozzarella topping is particularly special

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
208 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A budget rice dish flavoured with rosemary, basil and sweet cherry tomatoes. An ideal midweek supper

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
18 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Serve lean fillet steak with a rich, Italian-style pepper, olive and caper sauce and wilted spinach

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
15 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A vegetarian stir-fry packed with spice and flavour. Marinate tofu in ginger, garlic and sesame and serve with a vermicelli noodle mix

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Marinating squid before sizzling it on the barbecue or griddle gives it a flavour boost. Accompany with a salad of mango, avocado and black beans

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
48 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Apply a no-fuss touch to fish in this all-in-one Italian-inspired bake with crispy potatoes, roasted peppers and olives

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
11 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Benefit from the slow-release energy of lentils and wholegrains combined with the rich flavour of smoked tofu, paprika and sweet peppers

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
10 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A fresh and healthy Asian-style salad with Thai basil and coriander, soya beans, carrots and tomatoes

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
18 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A lean Asian-style rice noodle stir-fry flavoured with soy, chilli and coriander and packed with vegetable goodness

45 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A healthy Asian-inspired dish ideal for an easy dinner. Use the leftovers to make our cold chicken noodle salad for the next day.

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
154 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

One that dads will love! This any-time meal is perfect with a helping of baked beans

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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