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Low-calorie recipes

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.

18 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

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

A budget rice dish flavoured with rosemary, basil and sweet cherry tomatoes. An ideal midweek supper

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
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129 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Oven-bake white fish fillets with potatoes, tomatoes and herbs for a healthy and gluten-free weeknight dinner

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
27 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Try aubergine for a filling veggie meal worthy of Sunday lunch. Teamed with a goulash sauce and sweet potato chips, you can pack in all five of your 5-a-day

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Try this healthy Mexican dish as a quick and easy low-calorie lunch that counts as three of your 5-a-day. The beans are a great source of protein and fibre

23 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
25 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy fillet steak with sauce for a healthy dinner that also boasts sweet potato fries, spinach and cherry tomatoes. You'll be getting all of your 5-a-day

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

Cook our healthy lamb curry with butternut squash for a tasty, filling dinner. It's low-calorie, rich in iron and provides three of your 5-a-day

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

Porcini mushrooms give this healthy soup a real umami flavour boost. Pour into a flask for a warming, low-calorie lunch that you can take to work

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Whip up this healthy stew in just 25 minutes with prosciutto, kale and butter beans. It's a low-calorie, low-fat dinner with three of your 5-a-day

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
12 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Pack up this tasty rice salad for a healthy vegetarian lunch. It's full of fibre, folate and vitamin C and is topped with protein-rich boiled eggs

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
65 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This crispy pastry-topped pie is crammed full of vegetables so it contains all 5 of your recommended daily intake

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
89 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Combine lean chicken with super-healthy broccoli, ginger and garlic for a quick and cheap, weeknight dinner

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
84 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This quick and healthy one-pot is packed with white fish fillets, king prawns, a rich tomato sauce and enough veg for 3 of your 5 a day

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
48 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make this healthy rice pot for a mid-week supper - crammed with fibre and vitamin C

27 mins
Easy
Healthy
60 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Puy lentils bulk out this low-calorie vegetarian bake with mozzarella cheese, tomato and basil sauce and roasted aubergines

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
55 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This hearty chicken casserole is low in fat, packed with veg and flavoured with harissa for a satisfying supper.

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
37 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Use sustainable white fish in this North African-inspired rice one-pot with harissa and apricot - full of iron, fibre and 2 of your 5 -a-day

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
73 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Pan-fry lean chicken breast with lime, chilli and garlic, then pile onto seeded tortilla wraps. Cool before assembling if packing for lunch

13 mins
Easy
Healthy
33 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A fish casserole with healthy prawns, topped with an Italian garnish of parsley and lemon zest - it's low in fat and calories too

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
26 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Superhealthy and high in fibre too, this miraculous Middle Eastern one-pot is under 150 calories per serve and counts as 5 of your 5-a-day

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
50 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This easy pasta dish with pancetta, butternut squash and spinach makes a healthy weeknight dinner. Fresh rosemary adds extra flavour

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
97 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

The classic Italian 'hunter's stew' gets a healthy makeover, with low-fat chicken breasts, prosciutto and a rich herby tomato sauce

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
26 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Steam sustainable fish like tilapia in foil parcels with curry paste, coconut and lime then serve with rice for a healthy supper

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
38 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A Bombay potato-topped coconut curry bake that's healthy and low-fat. Snuggle up with some nutritious comfort food

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Healthy
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