Bowl of carrot & lentil soup

5:2 diet recipes

36 Recipes

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

1,060 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
25 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
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32 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
160 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
Easy
50 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
75 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
10 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
108 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

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

Healthy veggie bites that are packed with flavour - a midweek must

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
63 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
32 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
52 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
33 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
17 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
37 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
10 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
147 ratings 4.0 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
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
272 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

The aromas released while cooking this dish will have everyone licking their lips in anticipation

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
13 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
8 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
18 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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