Curried Carrot Soup

A delicious soup with bags of flavour and yet each bowl is only 85 calories. (Or 100 calories with the croutons).

Minted Pea and Vegetable Frittata

This recipe makes two portions and each portion is only 200 calories per generous serving. The fresh mint is a perfect partner for the peas, and the addition of new potatoes adds fibre and helps make you feel full for longer!

Chinese Chicken Egg Roll Wraps

A fabulous Chinese inspired meal with stir-fry chicken and crunchy vegetables; instead of wheat pancakes, thin egg omelettes are made as wraps for the filling, making a tasty low-calorie meal with bags of flavours and just a little heat!

Steamed Asian Fish Parcels

These delightful little fish parcels are steamed with Asian inspired spices and vegetables, and make a wonderful low-calorie lunch or supper dish with only 180 calories per portion – that is two fish parcels and a serving of stir-fry vegetables.

Smoked Salmon Pitta Pizza

An elegant and delicious way to serve a low-calorie pizza with gourmet ingredients – this pitta bread pizza is topped with garlic and herb cream cheese, Scottish smoked salmon, red onion and capers, and is served with dill and a lemon wedge for a special light lunch or supper dish when on a diet.

Meat-Free Scotch Broth

A meat-free Scotch Broth type of soup/stew that is true comfort food with very few calories, and lots of your five-a-day in one bowl!

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms on Toast

A creamy low-calorie lunch or breakfast dish with cream cheese, herbs and garlic – this recipe only has 190 calories and makes a filling meal for those on a diet.

Healthy Low-Fat Coleslaw

A tangy low-calorie home-made coleslaw that only has 140 calories per portion, making it ideal for those on the 5:2 diet, as well as a healthier option for the school lunch box.

Autumn Broth Recipe

Hearty and yet low in calories, this vegetarian broth (or potage) makes a wonderful autumnal lunch or supper dish, and is perfect for those following the 5:2 diet.

Allotment Soup

This is a semi smooth soup which is only 100 calories per bowl, making it perfect for the 5:2 diet ~ I blended half the soup and then kept some of the vegetables whole for texture锟斤拷and I spiced it up a wee bit by adding some Smoked Paprika (Pimenton) for an Autumnal kick in the soup bowl!

Salad Nicoise

MY light and tasty version of a classic Salad Nicoise – this salad omits the anchovies and potatoes, which add to the calorie count in this rustic French salad.

Cheese & Tomato Breakfast Omelette

A delicious and VERY tasty omelette that is a wonderful breakfast or brunch recipe for when you are watching your calories or are following the 5:2 diet.

Salmon and Spring Onion Gratins

Easy to prepare, these little salmon gratins are only 250 calories per serving and make a filling and tasty low-calorie meal for anyone on the 5:2 diet. Serve with 100g of steamed broccoli for an extra 35 calories, for a delicious meal under 300 calories.

Savoury Cauliflower Rice

A super low calorie meal that is satisfying and packed with flavour, and only 137 calories per serving.

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

These spring rolls are well suited to the 5:2 diet. Each roll has just under 100 calories; you could use a simple soy sauce for low-calorie dipping.

Thai Mushroom Soup

This soup is super-light at about 125 calories per bowl, so it’s perfect for a fast day.