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Marathon recipes

Anita Bean, an expert from the London Marathon team, has selected these recipes to eat after training, with roughly a 3 to 1 ratio of carbs to protein and antioxidant-rich fruit, vegetables, nuts and pulses to promote faster muscle recovery.

132 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
19 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
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6 ratings 2.9 out of 5 star rating

Serve this tasty beetroot, chickpea and lentil tabbouleh as a side dish or vegan main. It's healthy, gluten-free, low-calorie and three of your five-a-day

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
64 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This nourishing jambalaya is a winning recipe. It's low-fat, low-calorie, and provides 4 of your 5-a-day - plus it's all made in one pan so less washing up!

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Prepare your own delicious homemade cereal that is nutritionally-dense, naturally sweetened and super satisfying thanks to the healthy fats from nuts and seeds

12 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A simple low-fat soup that's a fresh new way to use a bag of mixed leaves - it's rich in vitamin C, fibre, folate and calcium too

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Eat the rainbow with our simple, healthy, veggie wrap. This olive and veg sandwich makes an easy vegan, low-calorie lunch option to eat al-desko

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Great for breakfast or at a picnic, these tasty yogurt pots have the summer freshness of strawberries and a raspberry coulis with a crunchy granola topping

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Keep yourself full until lunchtime with this healthy breakfast boost. Delicious avocado serves as a butter alternative and goes well with a runny poached egg

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
41 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this tasty vegetarian tagine that kids will love as much as grown-ups. It's a great way to serve four of their five-a-day and it's freezeable

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

Beetroot adds a vibrant purple hue to this roast chicken dish with supergrains, vegetables and lemon

55 mins
Easy
20 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy this colourful low-fat, low-calorie squash and spinach pasta topped with pecans. It's tasty as well as healthy

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Update tuna pasta salad by skipping the mayo and adding balsamic vinegar, olive oil, colourful tomatoes and celery

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
29 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Get four of your five-a-day with this healthy salad of mango, avocado and beans. It's a nutritional powerhouse that's also vegan and gluten free

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
45 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Cod is a great source of stress-busting B vitamins and magnesium, so why not enjoy this easy peasy paella that's also packed with three of your five-a-day, iron, folate and fibre

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
13 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Use a frozen mix of fish and shellfish to make this Moroccan stew, served over a zesty almond couscous

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
29 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Full of flavour and nutritionally-balanced, this hearty chilli will keep both vegans and meat-eaters happy

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
31 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Fresh basil sauce and cherry tomatoes give this healthy dish a beautiful colour - it's also full of fibre and vitamin C

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

For a speedy, superhealthy supper this pasta dish is just the thing - save leftovers for lunch the next day

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
55 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Start the day in a superhealthy way with energy-boosting oats and fresh fruit

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Mary's muesli will set you up for a busy day, it counts as one of your 5-a-day and is high in iron and packed with fibre

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This superhealthy recipe proves watching what you eat doesn't mean you have to banish curry from your menu plan

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Flavour minced lamb with mint and cumin for a burger with a difference. Stuff into pittas with hummus, pomegranates and peppers

30 mins
Easy
48 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

A super-fast superhealthy meal - chicken and chickpea pilau made in just one pot

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
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