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Tuck into a range of light and healthy meals that are under 500 calories. We've got satisfying stews, curries, pies, soups, tacos, pasta dishes and more.

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  • Tortillas with vegetables and salsa on board with spoon

    Easy vegan tacos

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.18 ratings

    Make these tasty vegan tacos with a smoky-sweet salsa and pack in all of your 5-a-day in one meal. Kiwi brings a moreish, fruity dimension to the salsa

  • Dhal with fork on plate

    Spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.706 ratings

    A comforting vegan one-pot recipe that counts for 3 of your 5-a-day! You can't go wrong with this iron-rich, low-fat, low-calorie supper.

  • Chicken and broccoli on rice in bowl with salsa

    Roast chicken thighs with brown rice & salsa verde

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    How about a healthy, low-calorie roast chicken dinner? Enjoy this tasty meal with benefits like vitamin C from the salsa verde which helps iron absorbtion

  • Spinach dhal with harissa yogurt served in a bowl

    Spinach dhal with harissa yogurt

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Combine spinach, harissa, yogurt and almonds with our basic lentils recipe to make this fabulous spinach dhal. Packed with nutrients, it's wonderfully healthy

  • Lentil fritters served on a plate

    Lentil fritters

    A star rating of 3.1 out of 5.11 ratings

    Rustle up these lentil fritters in just 25 minutes with our basic lentils recipe, courgette and carrot. They're healthy, low-fat and packed with nutrients

  • Chicken casserole with mushrooms, peas and sauce

    Chicken and mushrooms

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.276 ratings

    A healthy and low calorie chicken casserole with bacon, button mushrooms, peas and a parsley sauce - use chicken thighs for extra flavour and juiciness

  • Jerk sweet potato & black bean curry

    Jerk sweet potato & black bean curry

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.155 ratings

    Serve your vegetable curry Caribbean style, flavoured with thyme, jerk seasoning and red peppers – great with rice and peas

  • Red lentil & squash dhal

    Red lentil & squash dhal

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.160 ratings

    A hearty budget meal of spiced red lentils with butternut and tomatoes. Add coriander, cumin, turmeric and a dollop of mango chutney

  • Plate of chicken korma with basmati rice

    Chicken korma

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.275 ratings

    Want a curry without too many calories? Use fat-free Greek yogurt instead of cream for a healthy korma that will give your local takeaway a run for its money

  • Pot-roast beef with French onion gravy

    Pot-roast beef with French onion gravy

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.145 ratings

    Silverside and topside are cheaper and leaner cuts of meat, well-suited to slow-cooking. The stock and juices make a great sauce when combined with caramelised onions

  • Lemon spaghetti with tuna & broccoli

    Lemon spaghetti with tuna & broccoli

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.54 ratings

    15 minutes is all you need to whip up this fresh, light and healthy fish pasta with olives, capers and greens

  • Feta & kale loaded sweet potato

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.23 ratings

    Serve up this sweet potato packed with feta, chickpeas and kale for a healthy lunch. Topped with pumpkin seeds, it delivers three of your 5-a-day

  • Healthier chicken balti

    Healthier chicken balti

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.101 ratings

    A lighter version of the Indian takeaway classic from Angela Nilsen, this tomato-based curry is packed with extra spinach and peppers

  • Chunky butternut mulligatawny

    Chunky butternut mulligatawny

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.77 ratings

    This spicy soup with basmati rice and apples is chunky, warming and wholesome - plus its low in fat and calories to boot.

  • Chicken & sweetcorn soup served in a pan

    Chicken & sweetcorn soup

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.10 ratings

    Make a stock from roast dinner leftovers to create this chicken and sweetcorn soup. The bone broth adds important minerals and it's low in fat and calories

  • Spicy meatballs with chilli black beans

    Spicy meatballs with chilli black beans

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.94 ratings

    Give your favourite meatballs a healthy makeover with this low fat, low calorie, low GI recipe with turkey mince, black beans and avocado

  • Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

    Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.192 ratings

    Serve your pasta with a budget-busting tomato and paprika sauce. It's a healthy choice to boot

  • Super-quick sesame ramen served in a bowl with chopsticks alongside

    Super-quick sesame ramen

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.18 ratings

    Rustle up this warming veggie ramen in just 15 minutes. Think of it as healthy fast food – it's low-fat, low-calorie and low-cost as well

  • Goat's cheese and onion pizza sliced in half on a stone platter

    Caramelised onion & goat's cheese pizza

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Make a veggie pizza that's healthy and low-fat instead of ordering a takeaway. This easy recipe uses goat's cheese for tang while the onions give it sweetness

  • Duck ragu with pappardelle & swede served in a bowl

    Duck ragu with pappardelle & swede

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.39 ratings

    Substituting half your pasta for swede ribbons and the breast of the duck rather than the leg makes this a leaner, but equally delicious, ragu

  • Penne pasta with avocado on plate

    Tomato penne with avocado

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.154 ratings

    Get all five of your 5-a-day in this mildly spiced, healthy pasta dish. It's rich in iron, fibre and vitamin C as well as being low-fat and low-calorie

  • Pizza with chicken and cheese in baking pan with slice cut

    BBQ chicken pizza

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.10 ratings

    Make a healthy, low-calorie pizza that adds up to three of your 5-a-day and give the takeaway a miss. The barbecue chicken lends a moreish smoky flavour

  • Celery soup in bowl topped with celery leaves, with spoons and bread

    Celery soup

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.210 ratings

    Cook up a batch of fresh, low-calorie celery soup for a healthy and filling veggie lunch or supper. Serve with chunks of crusty bread

  • A vegetarian mash-topped pie

    Spicy peanut pies

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.18 ratings

    Bake our healthy, African-inspired peanut pies for a delicious veggie dinner. A portion provides all of your 5-a-day, plus iron, fibre, folate and vitamin C

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