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.

Prawn, fennel & rocket risotto

4.208335

(24 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

5

(5 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

4.22222

(9 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

4.73077

(26 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

4.16923

(65 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

4

(12 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

4.833335

(24 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

4.272725

(33 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

4.333335

(18 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

4.787035

(108 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

4.95

(20 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

3.875

(8 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

4.714285

(7 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

4.4

(10 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

3.96875

(128 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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