Here are our low calorie dinner ideas and more for the 5:2 diet...
This creamy risotto uses pearled spelt as a healthier alternative to rice and dried porcini mushrooms for a more intense flavour. Discover more of our best risotto recipes here.
Liven up your frittata with chorizo and a kick of chilli, then pop under the grill until puffed and golden - ready in just 15 minutes and low in calories. Plenty more frittata recipes here.
Check out our easy Vietnamese-inspired dish with fiery pork meatballs. This low calorie recipe is quick to make and packed with plenty of fresh flavour.
Check out our hearty Mexican soup recipe with king prawns. This easy one-pot dish is packed with flavour and has under 300 calories for an easy midweek meal.
Ready in under an hour, this Greek one-pot is packed with plenty of fresh flavours as well as protein and fibre, making it a healthy vegetarian meal idea with less than 300 calories. Check out our best Greek recipes here.
Make this comfort food mash up for an easy family meal. We've combined the crispy shell of a baked spud with an easy fish pie filling and buttery mash on top for a low-calorie meal.
Check out our easy Moroccan vegan soup recipe with lemons, chickpeas and plenty of spice. This low calorie soup serves four and ready in under an hour. More low calorie soup ideas here...
This recipe for pad Thai is packed full of authentic Thai flavours but without the high calorie count as we've used courgette instead of normal noodles. It's really easy to make, ready in under 30 minutes and well under 300 calories, perfect for midweek.
One of your favourite recipes, our chicken saag recipe proves that you can eat healthily without having to miss out on your favourite foods. This comes in at under 500 calories and is ready in under an hour. Try our low calorie curry ideas here...
Eating healthily doesn't mean you have to deny yourself delicious food. This beef bourguignon is packed full of classic flavours and is low-calorie. You'll forget you're being virtuous.
Check out our quick and easy prawn aguachile salad recipe. Aguachile’ means ‘chilli water’ in Spanish, referring to the fiery dressing. Traditionally, raw prawns would be used but we’ve used cooked here to cut down on time.
In need of a healthy yet warming midweek meal? Try our low calorie, vegan miso shiitake mushroom ramen for an easy dinner for two. Check out our noodle soup recipes here for warming low calorie meals...
Spice up your midweek meal with our homemade lamb koftas nestled in a fragrant curry. Served with rice for a hearty meal for four. Plus, it's under 500 calories too.
A perfect easy and healthy supper for when you feel like you’ve overindulged! Chicken and leeks are cooked in a creamy sauce and finished off with golden ciabatta breadcrumbs for a clever and healthier alternative to pastry
Check out this juicy chicken goulash recipe with peppery paprika. Serve this simple one-pot with tagliatelle or rice for an easy midweek family meal. Plus it's low in calories, too.
Who needs pasta when you can have spiralized courgette? Try our easy 'courgetti' recipe, made with baby plum tomatoes, garlic, pesto, pine nuts and a lot of courgette noodles.
Our low-calorie lasagne is a delicious dinner recipe for six people. Serve with a green salad for a healthy version of this classic Italian dish.
Check out our quick and easy noodle salad recipe with fresh king prawns, sweet and juicy mango and crunchy veggies. This super bright salad is low in calories and ready in 25 minutes – an easy midweek meal for the family.
Hearty, low-fat one pot for a filling family meal. Pearl barley adds bulk to an easy stew of lamb, veg and potatoes. Make in minutes then leave to cook for 1 hour. Serve the stew with leafy greens or crusty bread for the juices.
Check out this easy gluten free tomato pasta with aubergine topped with fresh basil. This simple recipe is veggie friendly and low in calories.
Check out our easy chicken satay noodle salad recipe with red cabbage, shredded carrots and roasted peanuts. This vibrant crunchy salad is low in calories and ready in an hour.
This super-quick and easy mushroom and tarragon stroganoff makes for a great, healthy midweek meal, ready in just 15 minutes and under 300 calories.
Cauliflower works as an alternative to flour in this on-trend, super light pizza base. The parmesan gives the cauliflower crust a deep flavour which you can then personalise with your own toppings.
Check out these roasted sweet potatoes topped with crumbly feta, juicy tomatoes and zhoug – a spicy herb sauce. This veggie recipe is super easy to make, packed with plenty of flavour and low in calories.
Check out this quick and simple marinaded chilli-salt salmon. This colourful recipe is not only easy to make but it's low in calories, too.
Check out our punchy paprika cod one-pot with juicy tomatoes. This simple tray bake is an easy, low calorie midweek meal for when you're short on time but still want something healthy.
Looking for a low calorie fish recipe? Try our easy tuna steak with zingy lemon bulgar wheat salad. Ready in 30 minutes, this low calorie recipe is a quick midweek meal for two.
Need a warming yet low calorie dinner? Make our simple red lentil soup recipe with lightly spiced curried carrots. This veggie soup is easy to make and under 300 calories.
Try our quick and easy vegan chilli. This quinoa and black bean chilli recipe is high in protein, low calorie and vegan – but still tastes impossibly creamy. Try our vegan one pot, or click here to see our other vegan recipes.
This quick and easy vegan som tam salad, uses courgetti for extra colour, taste and substance. If you wanted a more authentic flavour though, use fish sauce instead of tamari (gluten free sauce).
Our recipe for paleo chicken piccata is fast, healthy and easy to freeze. Serve with a green salad or cauliflower rice to keep things paleo diet-friendly and low calorie. Try one of our top healthy chicken recipes under 500 calories, here.
These hot and spicy Chinese-style noodles only take 15 minutes to whip up, so they'd make a super quick and easy midweek meal if you're stuck for time or craving some healthy, low calorie fast food. Try our other 15 minute meal ideas here.
Our recipe for cheat's chicken mole uses a clever product to mean it's ready in less than an hour but still filled with fresh flavour and under 300 calories – perfect for a healthy midweek treat for the 5:2 diet.
Stay on-trend while doing the 5:2 diet with this vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice. It's quick and easy to make as well as being vegan, low calorie and 5:2-diet friendly, but still delivers on flavour. Check out our vegan recipe ideas here.
A fab brunch recipe under 300 calories. Shakshuka, traditionally a North African dish, is typically comprised of spices, eggs and tomatoes, but here we've decided to mix things up a little... make it green and healthy with asparagus tips and broad beans.
Check out this easy panzanella recipe with super crispy bacon and crunchy baked pitta bread. This easy salad is packed with flavour and low in calories. Plus it's ready in less than 30 minutes too, an easy midweek meal.
Want an easy lunch recipe? Make this quick and simple grilled omelette with garlicky mushrooms and soft melted taleggio, ready in just 20 minutes and under 400 calories.
Our 5:2 diet recipe for Tuscan pork steaks ticks all the boxes. It's low calorie, low fat, low sugar, low salt and high in protein to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Not a fan of the classic beans on toast? Try our greener, healthier version, broad beans on toast. This recipe is quick and easy to rustle up, ideal for when you're short of time and on a diet. Here are our favourite broad beans recipes to try.
Our Moroccan veg and chickpea tagine is vegan, low-fat and really easy to make. This recipe makes enough for four, but the leftovers freeze well - perfect for midweek meals where you're pressed for time but still want to keep things healthy.
Ready in just 20 minutes, this crab, chilli and herb omelette is low calorie, gluten free and high in protein - perfect for a midweek meal or lighter weekend brunch when you're on the 5:2 diet.
Ideal for vegetarians on the 5:2 diet. This recipe for courgetti, pea and artichoke salad with pistachio pesto is full of green goodness as well as being vegan, low calorie, gluten free and ready in just 20 minutes.
Once you've mastered the art of courgetti, branch out and try spiralising different vegetables! This quick and easy tofu steak with beetroot noodles and dukkah is a great vegetarian meal for one, ready in half an hour, and under 500 calories.
Try this squash toast with feta, sumac and poached egg for a healthy vegetarian brunch for one under 300 calories. Ready in less than half an hour and packed with interesting flavour, what better way to start your weekend? We are big fans of toast, here are our favourite toast toppers.
This crispy chickpea and kale caesar salad is a great healthy twist on a classic. The crispy chickpeas also make a great low calorie snack!
One for those early risers with a savoury tooth, this quick and easy breakfast idea is full of flavour and high in protein to keep you feeling satisfied throughout the morning on a 5:2 diet.
This recipe for tandoori lamb steaks with chilli-spiked slaw ticks all the boxes as it's low cal, low fat, low sugar, low salt and high in protein. Plus, it's really easy to make.
Lentils are a great way to make a meal vegetarian. Swap these for your usual meatballs and your family will hardly notice the difference. Plus, they're low cal and ready in just 40 minutes - perfect for during the week.
A healthy, high protein one-pot, this chicken with cannelloni beans and chorizo is really easy to make and requires minimal hands-on time, making it a great midweek meal. Try one of our healthy one pot ideas here.
On the table in 20 minutes, this fast and easy spicy soup is made with chickpeas. Our vegetarian recipe gets its heat from harissa, the hot chilli pepper paste from Morocco.
Super easy to put together, lamb koftas make the best 5:2 diet-friendly weeknight supper. Here we’re serving them with a healthy Brussels sprouts and kale salad for a delicious low-carb dinner.
These Asian-inspired chicken burgers make a great, healthier alternative to the usual beef. Pickled red cabbage on the side adds an extra kick. Serve on round lettuce leaves instead of buns to keep things low calorie for when you're on the 5:2 diet.
A simple, speedy tagine made for sharing. It's full of flavour but doesn't need hours in the pot. Giant couscous and harissa give it texture and heat and the preserved lemon makes it more authentic. Serve to a crowd at a party or as a dinner-party main course.
Our delicious and healthy breakfast or lunch couldn’t be easier to put together. Ripe tomatoes, avocado and salad leaves on toast are a great vegetarian combination, with the cayenne pepper adding a slight kick. We have plenty more avocado on toast recipes here, try one out.
This butternut and sage risotto feels indulgent, but is easy enough for weeknights and low in calories. Ready in just half an hour, it definitely hits the spot when you need Italian comfort food!
This quick recipe for tuna makes for an easy and healthy midweek meal, with oily fish packed with vitamins and omega 3. Serve with a green olive salad and new potatoes on the side.
A fast, easy and healthy vegetarian stir-fry. Baby aubergines cook in minutes and soak up the flavour of mirin to make a fast and filling midweek meal.
This broccoli and roasted red pepper frittata makes for a quick, healthy and delicious midweek meal. It's on the table in just 20 minutes, plus it's low cal and 5:2 diet-friendly. We've got many more omelette and frittata recipes to try here.
Simple but packed with flavour from the garlic, chilli and cinnamon, this colourful recipe for grilled cod with salsa rossa is quick and easy to make as well as being low in calories.
Our recipe for chicken madras is a really easy way to feed the family. Lower in calories and fat than creamy alternatives, this classic chicken curry packs a flavour punch and is full of satisfying protein. Looking for a healthy curry recipe? Here are a few ideas.
Eating healthily doesn't have to mean compromising on good food and flavours. This miso-glazed sea bass with ginger greens is quick and easy to make as well as being low cal.
Our recipe for pork fillet with pepper stew feeds 4 in less than an hour and comes in at under 200 calories - perfect for the 5:2 diet. Plus, you can freeze any extra - why not make extra at the weekend for easy midweek lunches and dinners?
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