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.

Whole roasted cauliflower with anchovy sauce

3.90909

(11 ratings)

Make this gloriously golden roasted cauliflower as an ideal dinner party main. Serve with buttery cauliflower leaves and an addictive anchovy sauce
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Prawn, fennel & rocket risotto

4.14706

(34 ratings)

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

Mapo tofu

4.875

(8 ratings)

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

Seafood paella

4.07143

(14 ratings)

This impressive Spanish one pot, with monkfish, king prawns and mussels, is perfect for feeding a crowd at a dinner party
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort

Smoked mackerel maki rolls

4

(1 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

Egg & rocket pizzas

4.766665

(30 ratings)

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

Red lentil & carrot soup

4.23256

(86 ratings)

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

Quinoa tabbouleh

3.733335

(15 ratings)

Enjoy this nutrient-packed salad, with juicy tomatoes and cucumber, as a delicious and healthy lunch
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Paillard of chicken with lemon & herbs

4.82143

(28 ratings)

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

Chilli-stuffed peppers with feta topping

4.157895

(38 ratings)

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

Baked tomato & mozzarella orzo

4.19355

(31 ratings)

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

Creamy tomato risotto

4.733335

(165 ratings)

A budget rice dish flavoured with rosemary, basil and sweet cherry tomatoes. An ideal midweek supper
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Barbecued squid salad

5

(2 ratings)

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

Roast sea bass & vegetable traybake

4.933335

(30 ratings)

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

Puy lentils with smoked tofu

3.6

(10 ratings)

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
  • Vegetarian

Sesame chicken salad

4.75

(8 ratings)

A fresh and healthy Asian-style salad with Thai basil and coriander, soya beans, carrots and tomatoes
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chinese poached chicken & rice

4.454545

(11 ratings)

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 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Healthy egg & chips

4.02041

(147 ratings)

One that dads will love! This any-time meal is perfect with a helping of baked beans
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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