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Low-GI summer recipes

Published: June 20, 2022 at 4:03 pm
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Following a low-GI diet? Discover our favourite summer recipes which follow the principles of the low glycemic index. From salads and burgers to drumsticks and skewers, you're sure to find something to satisfy

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  • Summer bean and bulgur soup in a bowl

    Summer bean & bulgur soup

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

    Here’s a serving of five of your 5-a-day in one delicious and quick-to-make soup. If you make this ahead, the bulgur soaks up quite a lot of the liquid, so add a splash of water to loosen a little (or just eat as a summery stew).

  • Summer fish stew

    Summer fish stew

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.17 ratings

    This storecupboard fish stew is bulked out with bread and is full of fresh, summer flavours

  • Summer vegetable curry

    Summer vegetable curry

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.85 ratings

    Give your Friday night curry a healthy makeover with this low-fat, superhealthy, vegetarian dish

  • Summer pistou

    Summer pistou

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.23 ratings

    A cross between a soup and a stew, this healthy French dish is packed with vegetables and beans - perfect as a light lunch. If making ahead it will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.

  • A serving of healthy tuna pasta on a plate

    Healthy tuna pasta

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Try our quick and easy healthy tuna pasta. It's comforting, but also packed with three of your five-a-day and can be doubled to feed a family

  • A saucepan and small bowl serving pasta with salmon and peas

    Pasta with salmon & peas

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.263 ratings

    Make this salmon pasta in under 20 minutes for a dinner the whole family can enjoy. Kids will love the fun-shaped pasta while packing in fibre and omega-3

  • Vegan kale pesto pasta served on a plate

    Vegan kale pesto pasta

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 ratings

    Whizz up kale, pumpkin seeds, basil and garlic to make this easy kale pesto. It's perfect stirred through wholemeal spaghetti for a healthy vegan meal

  • A saucepan with charred broccoli, lemon & walnut pasta

    Charred broccoli, lemon & walnut pasta

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.15 ratings

    Make this quick broccoli, lemon and walnut pasta with simple storecupboard ingredients. It’s healthy, low in fat and calories and full of texture and flavour

  • A bowl of red lentil pasta with creamy tomato & pepper sauce

    Red lentil pasta with creamy tomato & pepper sauce

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Add to your five-a-day with this red lentil pasta. Gluten and dairy free, the sauce is made with peppers and cashews, which add protein and give it a creamy texture

  • A plate serving healthy bolognese with a fork

    Healthy bolognese

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.21 ratings

    This low-fat, low-calorie bolognese combines lean pork mince with fennel and cherry tomatoes to give a burst of fresh flavours and two of your five-a-day

  • Chickpea salad in bowl

    Chickpea salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.32 ratings

    Use a touch of harissa to liven up a healthy chickpea salad. It takes just 10 minutes to whip up and makes an ideal side dish for slow-cooked Greek lamb

  • A bowl of lentil salad with tahini dressing

    Lentil salad with tahini dressing

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.30 ratings

    Pack four of your 5-a-day into each portion of this healthy lentil and sweet potato salad, which provides calcium, iron, folate, vitamin C and fibre.

  • Allotment salad in a bowl

    Allotment salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.9 ratings

    Make the most of new season's asparagus and radishes in a vibrant salad with a French-style dressing. Great for a barbecue

  • Asian pulled chicken salad

    Pulled chicken salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.35 ratings

    Pull apart a ready-roasted chicken to whip up this healthy, vibrant, low-calorie dish in just 20 minutes

  • Lentil & tomato salad

    Lentil & tomato salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.42 ratings

    Lentils are a substantial and healthy base to this fresh salad with onion, mango chutney, coriander, greens and tomatoes

  • BBQ rainbow beef salad served on a plate

    BBQ rainbow beef salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    The steak in this light salad is cooked on the barbecue, giving it a true taste of summer. It works brilliantly with our tangy soy dressing

  • A pasta and tuna salad in a yellow lunch box

    Pasta salad with tuna mayo

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.11 ratings

    This is quick to throw together and perfect as a lunchbox feast whether you’re on a picnic or at your desk.

  • Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

    Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.19 ratings

    Use frozen, skinless wild salmon fillets for a cheap and filling lunch on the go. This low-calorie, healthy dish couldn't be easier to whip up

  • Asparagus and eggs on a bed of quinoa

    Quinoa salad with eggs & dill

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    Quinoa is a complete protein that contains all eight essential amino acids. Enjoy it here as part of a salad

  • Zingy salmon & brown rice salad

    Zingy salmon & brown rice salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.42 ratings

    This summery recipe has the ideal combination of slow-releasing carbs, lean protein and heart-friendly fats

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