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5:2 diet recipes

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If you follow the 5:2 diet, try these healthy and filling recipes for fasting days – all dishes come in at under 250 calories.

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  • Spiced carrot & lentil soup in a bowl

    Spiced carrot & lentil soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.1152 ratings

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

  • Thai prawns with pineapple & green beans

    Thai prawns with pineapple & green beans

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.25 ratings

    This midweek stir-fry is packed with goodness from the crunchy veggies. It's flavoured with lime, Thai basil and ginger

  • Paillard of chicken with lemon & herbs

    Paillard of chicken with lemon & herbs

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.38 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.

  • Chickpea, tomato & spinach curry

    Chickpea, tomato & spinach curry

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.173 ratings

    A superhealthy, vegan curry that accounts for 2 of your 5-a-day and is low in calories to boot!

  • Spiced chicken & pineapple salad

    Spiced chicken & pineapple salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.17 ratings

    This colourful salad is packed with contrasting flavours and textures. Dress with sweet chilli and coriander

  • Alkalising green soup

    Broccoli and kale green soup

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.61 ratings

    This super healthy soup combines broccoli and kale with ginger, coriander and turmeric for a nutrient dense and low-fat lunch

  • Teriyaki salmon parcels

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.81 ratings

    These easy steamed fish parcels with Japanese seasoning are an ideal way to get kids in the kitchen

  • Acquacotta

    Acquacotta

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.12 ratings

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

  • Turkish one-pan eggs & peppers (Menemen)

    Turkish one-pan eggs & peppers (Menemen)

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.116 ratings

    This gutsy dish is genuine street food and a brilliant family dish for brunch, lunch or supper.

  • Mushroom, spinach & potato pie

    Mushroom, spinach & potato pie

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.67 ratings

    A low fat, superhealthy, vegetarian midweek meal - you can even freeze any leftovers for later

  • Asian chicken salad

    Asian chicken salad

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.36 ratings

    This easy-to-prepare salad is filled with zingy flavours - the simplified version is great for kids' lunchboxes too

  • Creamy pumpkin & lentil soup

    Creamy pumpkin & lentil soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.67 ratings

    Whether you're carving a Halloween pumpkin or have picked up a cheap squash, use the plentiful flesh and seeds in this soup

  • Baked eggs with spinach & tomato

    Baked eggs with spinach & tomato

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.35 ratings

    A rustic dish with a delicious combination of flavours and just four ingredients, try whipping it up for brunch

  • Griddled courgette & seafood lasagne

    Griddled courgette & seafood lasagne

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.18 ratings

    Superhealthy and lower in fat than a traditional lasagne, this version is also a lot quicker to assemble

  • Spanish stuffed marrow

    Spanish stuffed marrow

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.42 ratings

    Like its smaller cousin courgette, chunky marrows are great roasted with a strong-flavoured filling like paprika and chorizo

  • Baked salmon & eggs

    Baked salmon & eggs

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.11 ratings

    Do something different with your eggs and smoked salmon by baking into a bread roll for an extra special brunch

  • Healthy egg & chips

    Healthy egg & chips

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.154 ratings

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

  • Beetroot & squash salad with horseradish cream

    Beetroot & squash salad with horseradish cream

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    A rustic and warm root vegetable salad with creamy dressing and lots of healthy watercress leaves - great for a buffet

  • Mediterranean sardine salad

    Mediterranean sardine salad

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.14 ratings

    A superhealthy salad that's full of intense flavours with oily fish, olives and capers

  • Prawn & pink grapefruit noodle salad

    Prawn & pink grapefruit noodle salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Lemony mushroom pilaf

    Lemony mushroom pilaf

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.20 ratings

    If you're after a lighter alternative to risotto, this low-fat mushroom pilaf is just the ticket

  • Potato & paprika tortilla

    Potato & paprika tortilla

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.12 ratings

    This thick, traditional Spanish omelette is bulked out with new potatoes and flavoured with herbs

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