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.

Jacket potatoes with home-baked beans

3.8

(10 ratings)

Cold nights require comfort food, and there's no better than jacket potatoes - give yours a health boost with home-baked beans...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Mustardy beetroot & lentil salad

4.5

(4 ratings)

A rustic, healthy accompaniment to serve alongside main courses like sausages, roast chicken or lamb
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Kale tabbouleh

4.666665

(6 ratings)

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

Cranberry chicken salad

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Use up leftover cranberry sauce in this healthy salad. Add a can of cannellini beans if you want to bulk it up
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Griddled vegetable & feta tart

4.5

(20 ratings)

Crispy filo pastry makes a light base for a vegetarian tart filled with Mediterranean veg and feta
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chunky Mediterranean tomato soup

3.625

(8 ratings)

Use roasted vegetables in this speedy, low calorie soup - we used peppers, aubergines, onions and courgettes. Serve with herby ricotta-topped rye bread
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spinach & pepper frittata

4.333335

(12 ratings)

A balanced, omelette-like dish of protein-rich eggs baked with cheese, garlic, tomatoes, peppers and spinach
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chunky butternut mulligatawny

4.68182

(66 ratings)

This spicy soup with basmati rice and apples is chunky, warming and wholesome - plus its low in fat and calories to boot.
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Moroccan chickpea soup

4.6171

(269 ratings)

Try something different for vegetarians with Moroccan chickpea soup
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Porridge with blueberry compote

3.90476

(21 ratings)

Top high-fibre porridge oats with creamy Greek yogurt and healthy blueberries - buy frozen to help cut the cost of this filling breakfast
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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