A bowl of noodle salad with prawns and pink grapefruit

250-calorie meal recipes

33 Recipes

Discover our favourite healthy ideas for lunch and dinner, all coming in at around 250 calories. Choose from vegetarian, vegan, meat and fish options.

Prawn & pink grapefruit noodle salad

4.285715

(7 ratings)

Take a healthy Vietnamese approach to salads by using cold vermicelli noodles with a sweet dressing, shellfish, coriander and mint
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Indian chicken protein pots

5

(2 ratings)

Use leftover chicken or buy it ready-cooked for these speedy protein pots. The chicken is combined with spiced lentils and tomatoes and topped with tzatziki
  • 11 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Butternut squash & chickpea tagine

3.541665

(6 ratings)

Make this tasty vegetarian tagine that kids will love as much as grown-ups. It's a great way to serve four of their five-a-day and it's freezeable...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Radish, lentil & mint salad

0

(0 ratings)

A combination of sweet, sour and nutty ingredients enhance the different varieties of beautiful radish in this recipe
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spicy Moroccan eggs

4.604165

(12 ratings)

This quick, spicy brunch dish is packed with healthy courgettes, chickpeas, tomatos and spinach. Flavour your sauce with rose harissa
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Acquacotta

4.464285

(7 ratings)

This traditional Tuscan soup, which means 'cooked water', is served with a poached egg for extra richness - a perfect starter or light lunch
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Salmorejo

3.75

(1 rating)

This Andalucian chilled soup is a refreshing Spanish classic - ready in 15 minutes, no cooking required
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Teriyaki salmon parcels

4.69231

(26 ratings)

These easy steamed fish parcels with Japanese seasoning are an ideal way to get kids in the kitchen
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Creamy pumpkin & lentil soup

4.609375

(16 ratings)

Whether you're carving a Halloween pumpkin or have picked up a cheap squash, use the plentiful flesh and seeds in this soup...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken gumbo

3.675

(10 ratings)

A low-fat Creole-inspired okra and green pepper stew with cayenne, paprika, cumin and thyme
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Poached fish with ginger & sesame broth

3.4

(5 ratings)

Poach your favourite white fish in a light Asian-inspired broth and serve alongside healthy green broccoli, Chinese cabbage, soya beans and spring onions
  • 18 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Paillard of chicken with lemon & herbs

4.6875

(16 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

Indian bean, broccoli & carrot salad

4.458335

(6 ratings)

Stock up on your super-greens with this vibrant, healthy lunch dish with cucumber raita, mustard seeds and lots of veggie goodness
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Kale tabbouleh

4.6875

(4 ratings)

Use bulgur wheat as the base for this Middle Eastern salad of superhealthy greens, feta cheese and spices
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spiced carrot & lentil soup

4.55213

(705 ratings)

A delicious, spicy blend, packed full of iron and low fat to boot. It's ready in under half an hour or can be made in a slow cooker...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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