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Following a healthy diet is easy with our nutritious and tasty low-fat recipes. You can enjoy lighter meals that still satisfy without skimping on flavour.

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  • Aubergine goulash with spinach and sweet potato fries in bowl

    Roast aubergine with goulash sauce & sweet potato fries

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.33 ratings

    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

  • Butternut squash and mushroom curry with raita on plate with fork

    Butternut biryani with cucumber raita

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.48 ratings

    Cook our healthy veggie curry using dried mushrooms, spices and butternut squash. It contains three of your 5-a-day along with calcium, iron and fibre

  • Black-eyed bean mole topped with tomato salsa in bowl with fork

    Black-eyed bean mole with salsa

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.21 ratings

    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

  • Lentil soup served in bowls

    Lentil soup

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.72 ratings

    Enjoy this filling veggie soup with red lentils, carrots and leeks. It's low in calories and fat and delivers three of your 5-a-day

  • Steak with goulash on plate with sweet potato chips and spinach in bowl

    Steaks with goulash sauce & sweet potato fries

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.27 ratings

    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

  • 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

  • Lamb curry with cucumber raita on plate with spoon

    Lamb & squash biryani with cucumber raita

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.12 ratings

    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

  • Chicken peanut pie with one scoop taken on blue background

    Chilli chicken & peanut pies

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.27 ratings

    Add peanut butter to your pie filling for creaminess and top with a bean and potato mash for extra nutrients. A healthy yet hearty, gluten-free dinner

  • Baked cod with spinach topped with tomatoes in dish

    Baked cod with goat's cheese & thyme

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.23 ratings

    Make a quick and easy, gluten-free, low-calorie lunch. The lean white fish is also a good source of protein and spinach contains vitamin K for bone health

  • Tabbouleh salad in bowl topped with hard boiled egg

    Brown rice tabbouleh with eggs & parsley

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.12 ratings

    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

  • Mushroom and potato soup with carrots in bowl with spoon

    Mushroom & potato soup

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.25 ratings

    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

  • Omelette cut into quarters in pan with spatula and tomatoes

    Herb omelette with fried tomatoes

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.26 ratings

    Make a perfect, protein-rich brunch or breakfast for two people. This healthy omelette can be on the table in just 10 minutes, served with juicy tomatoes

  • Butternut squash oats topped with yogurt and cinnamon in bowl

    Butternut & cinnamon oats

    A star rating of 3.2 out of 5.15 ratings

    Make a healthy, low-fat, filling breakfast with the spicy, sweet flavours of pumpkin pie. It's a great way to start the day

  • 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

  • Avocado and black bean triangles topped with onion and tomato on plate

    Avocado & bean triangles

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Top wholemeal bread thins with creamy avocado and protein-rich beans for a healthy, low-calorie, vegetarian lunch that provides two of your 5-a-day

  • 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

  • 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

  • A dish serving beetroot & lentil tabbouleh

    Beetroot & lentil tabbouleh

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.9 ratings

    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

  • A plate serving cod & smashed celeriac

    Cod & smashed celeriac

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.8 ratings

    If you need a healthy, low-calorie midweek meal after a busy day, try this cod served with smashed celeriac and courgette. It's two of your five-a-day

  • Three open wraps serving chicken & lemon skewers

    Chicken & lemon skewers

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.39 ratings

    These chicken skewers in flatbreads taste great as well as being healthy and an easy-to-make dinner for hectic weeknights

  • A plate serving slow cooker meatballs with spaghetti

    Slow cooker meatballs

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.39 ratings

    Try these slow cooker meatballs for a tasty family meal. Turkey mince makes lighter meatballs which kids love. They also freeze well so you can batch cook

  • A bowl of slow cooker rice pudding with almonds flaked on top

    Slow cooker rice pudding

    A star rating of 3.2 out of 5.19 ratings

    Enjoy a nostalgic pudding, or a gluten-free alternative to porridge for breakfast. Add natural sweetness with fruit or almonds and a dusting of cinnamon

  • Two bowls of red pepper & tomato soup with ricotta

    Roasted red pepper & tomato soup with ricotta

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.25 ratings

    Liven up a tomato soup with a few easy and tasty additions, including a spoonful of ricotta. It's classic comfort food and also a low-calorie, healthy option

  • Plate of slow cooker vegetable lasagne with cutlery

    Slow-cooker vegetable lasagne

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.116 ratings

    Make this low-calorie veggie lasagne as a lighter alternative to the traditional bake. It's layered with pasta, ratatouille and sliced aubergine, and packs in all of your five-a-day

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