Mean Green Smoothie

Sweet easy peelers, creamy avocado, sharp kiwi fruit, green spinach, orange juice, lemon juice and wheat grass combine in this nutrient powerhouse to make a powerful and delicious smoothie.

Pink Mango Smoothies

Not a new fruit, just a delicious summer smoothie of strawberries, mango, peach and banana.

Swamp Juice

A luxurious creamy green smoothie that packs a nutritional punch.

Easy Chickpea and Coriander Patties

FastDay collects the best fasting recipes from the web and this recipe appears on the Tinned Tomatoes blog. For full details on how to make this recipe, please visit the Tinned Tomatoes website using the link below.

Slow Cooker Turkey & Kale Scotch Broth

A tasty low-calorie soup in the style of Scotch Broth that is packed with vegetables, lean turkey meat and pearl barley. This can be cooked in a slow cooker if you are out all day, or can be simmered on the stove top.

Turkey Red Flannel Hash with Beans

A fabulous way to use up leftover turkey and a very filling diet meal that is perfect for a fast day on the 5:2 diet. This recipe has only 260 calories per serving.

Pepper Steak with Pan-fried Onions, Tomatoes and Spinach

Steak on a diet? Absolutely! This fabulous meal is just under 300 calories and is tasty and filling. You MUST make sure you weigh your steak and trim it of all fat. This filling meal is perfect for all those following the 5:2 diet.

Lemon & Herb Poached Salmon

A very simple recipe that is lovely when served warm with new potatoes or cold with a salad. The poaching keeps the salmon moist and the herbs add a lovely subtle flavour. This recipe is perfect for the 5:2 diet, as the salmon is only 260 calories including the fresh herbs!

Chilli Peppered Chicken Steaks

Delicious chicken steaks that are warm and spicy with chilli, garlic and pepper – adjust the heat to suit young children and non-spicy food lovers, or increase the heat for hot spice lovers!


These are a FastDay treat – since I don’t each much on Fastdays I figure I can splash out on something a bit out of the ordinary!

Chicken ragout

This wonderful stew is great for cold winter nights. Also goes well with couscous and pasta if you want to add substance for non-fasters!

Mushroom risotto

This lovely risotto tastes great but is very low in calories!