A light and delicious soup that makes the most of courgettes/zucchini and freezes well
Earthy, sweet beetroot with mild, just-melted goats cheese and crunchy, spicy walnuts on a bed of rocket. Yum. A great starter or light lunch or supper.
A yummy leek based vegetarian main dish, or a good accompaniment to sausages (baked in the oven at the same time). With the vegetables, milk, cheese, breadcrumbs and nuts, this has a good balance of ingredients.
Glorious colour to brighten up a dull day. This would be very good with some bacon lardons running through it, or topped with chopped feta or blue cheese or slices of taleggio.
A flavorful, satisfying broth-based soup or snack Why eat bouillon? This is so easy and tastes so incredibly good. The mushroom gives a meaty richness.
A delicious low- calorie spread, or pate, that is full of flavour – red peppers are cooked with red lentils, garlic, red onion, chives and cheese to make a tasty spread or pate, that is great for sandwiches, crudit�s, toast, crispbreads, crusty bread or Melba toast.
Salads don’t have to be boring with no flavour, as is proved in this tasty Halloumi and Tomato Salad Platter; this wonderful Greek inspired salad is only 200 calories, making it a tasty main meal or salad option for the 5:2 diet on fast days.
A FABULOUS summer dessert that is SO easy to make and looks impressive, as well as being fat free and low in calories!
A simple flavour packed salad which is only 90 calories per portion. This salad is perfect for anyone following the 5:2 diet.
An intensely rich and satisfying soup with attitude that is only 70 calories a bowl, this soup makes full use of a glut of tomatoes and the quantity can be increased for more people.
This amount serves 2, and it makes a great fasting day meal for those following the 5:2 diet, because it’s low in calories but filling.
Minestrone soup it probably my new favourite 5:2 soup. Not only is is filling, and really really yummy, it�s nice and low in calories.
The classic Spanish chilled soup, lightened up for the 5:2 diet – this makes 6 servings and each serving is only 100 calories. Perfect for summer, picnics or light lunches.
This amazingly tasty soup is low in calories and packed full of your five-a-day requirements; use any green leaves in this soup, which is a perfect way of using a glut of summer lettuces.
A delectable and healthy take on the classic Ni锟給ise Salad; in place of the usual tuna or anchovies, freshly cooked Scottish salmon is used, and a tangy light dressing (low fat and low calorie) adds to the freshness of the combined salad ingredients.
This salad is deliciously filling and with only 200 calories per portion, it makes a fabulous meal for anyone following the 5:2 diet on a fast day; or, for any other diet that is low-calorie based.