33 Healthy Low Fat Recipes Tuna Steak Recipe with Ponzu Sauce and Rice Noodles

Best ever healthy low fat recipes

Low fat dishes can be difficult to find, so we have pulled together 33 of our best low calorie recipes with less than 7g fat, ideal for midweek healthy eating and 5:2 diets

Looking for low fat recipes? We have plenty of healthy meals that have less than 7g fat. We also have recipe ideas for low calorie meals here.


Cutting out saturated fats can lower your cholesterol, so we have found the best low fat recipes to help. From fragrant broths to hearty tuna steaks, healthy curry recipes to low fat lasagne, try our low fat meals for healthy dinner recipes on a low fat diet.

We also have some low fat breakfast recipes in this article, and some low calorie breakfast ideas here.

Turmeric broth with chicken and ginger dumplings

Our turmeric chicken broth soup has under 500 calories and less than 5g of fat per serving, and is seriously on-trend. It’s detox-friendly and on the table in 30 minutes – plus, it’s really impressive if you’ve got friends round.

Bowl of turmeric broth with chicken and ginger dumplings

Mushroom bolognese

Check out our meat-free bolognese. This version of a family favourite uses mushrooms and plenty of veg, making it a low-fat, healthy vegan friendly meal, everyone will love.

We have more vegetarian recipes here…

Vegan Bolognese Recipe

Vegan fajita bowl with cauliflower rice

Looking for low fat vegetarian recipes? This recipe contains less than 5g of fat. Our vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice is quick and easy to make, vegan, low calorie and 5:2-diet friendly but delivers on flavour.

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Vegan Fajita Bowl with Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Miso-glazed sea bass with ginger greens

White fish is a low fat protein to cook with. Eating healthily doesn’t have to mean compromising on good food. This miso-glazed sea bass with ginger greens is quick and easy to make and comes in at under 300 calories.

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Chicken saag

A healthy chicken recipe with less than 4g fat! This low fat chicken saag recipe proves that you can eat healthily without having to miss out on your favourite foods. Coming in at under 500 calories, this dish is on the table in under an hour.

Our best ever chicken curry recipes are here…

Chicken Saag Recipe

Tuscan pork steaks

This recipe for Tuscan pork steaks ticks all the boxes. It’s low calorie, low fat, low sugar, low salt and high in protein, plus it’s packed with flavour.

Looking for more pork recipes? Check out our best ever here…

Tuscan Pork Chops Recipe

Freekeh risotto with spring greens 

This low fat recipe has extremely low fat, with less than 3g. Freekeh is made from cracked, roasted green wheat. It works well for risotto as the grains keep their bite when cooked. The spring greens add goodness and keep this dish feeling fresh.

Here’s our best ever risotto recipes ready in under 45 minutes…


Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce

Try our recipe for Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce. This dish is quick, easy and simple to make, a great low fat vegetarian midweek meal.

Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce

Courgetti with pesto and balsamic tomatoes

Courgette spaghetti is a low fat and low calorie version of regular spaghetti. Try our easy courgetti recipe to turn your courgettes into courgette spaghetti dish with tomatoes, pesto and pine nuts. An easy healthy vegetarian recipe for one.

We love courgetti as an easy alternative to spaghetti, see our best recipes here…

Courgetti Recipe With Pesto and Balsamic Tomatoes

Wild rice & mushroom risotto with roast garlic

This recipe for wild rice and mushroom risotto with roast garlic is vegetarian, low salt and sugar and under 500 calories but packed with flavour.

Wild rice & mushroom risotto with roast garlic

Spicy beetroot and bak chop with ramen eggs and sriracha

This low fat spicy caramlised beetroot salad with marinated ramen eggs, pak choi and sriracha, is a quick and easy summer meal. Raw pak choy gives a delicious crunch, but steam it if you prefer.

Spicy Beetroot and Pak Choi with Ramen Eggs and Sriracha Recipe

Lamb kleftiko tray bake

We’ve given classic lamb kleftiko a healthy makeover with this recipe for four. Use lighter feta cheese to keep the fat content low without compromising on flavour.

More of our favourite Greek recipes here…

Kleftiko Recipe with Lamb

Sweet potato linguine with puy lentil ragù

Sweet potato linguine is more robust than courgetti, so can withstand a bit more cooking. Served with a warming vegan bolognese-style ragù, this gluten-free low calorie main is perfect for the start of the cooler months.

We’ve got lots of vegan recipes here…

Sweet Potato Noodles With Vegetarian Bolognese Recipe

Lemon chicken and kale stew with cous cous

This recipe for lemon chicken and kale stew with couscous is a really easy midweek meal. It is low fat and ready in less than 30 minutes.

Stew Recipe with Lemon Chicken, Kale and Couscous

Sumac roast cauliflower and chicken salad with mint yogurt

Ready in under 30 minutes, this minty chicken and citrus roast cauliflower dish makes a speedy and super simple gluten free meal for two. Using fat-free yogurt keeps the fat and calorie content down.

We’ve got more cauliflower recipes right here…

Sumac Roast Cauliflower Recipe with Sumac And Easy Chicken Salad

Lentil ‘meatballs’ with fresh tomato sauce

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 in calories and fat and ready in just 40 minutes – perfect for during the week.

Lentil ‘Meatballs’ With Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe

Seared tuna with ponzu dressing and coriander rice noodles

Our recipe for seared tuna with ponzu dressing and coriander rice noodles is low calorie, low fat and ready in just 20 minutes.

Tuna Steak Recipe with Ponzu Sauce and Rice Noodles

Chicken dhansak

This is our healthy version of chicken dhansak. It’s easy to make, ready in under an hour, high in protein and under 500 calories. Put the takeaway menu down… this will taste better too!

Chicken Dhansak Recipe

Kale waldorf salad with buttermilk dressing

This kale waldorf salad with buttermilk dressing is a clever update on a classic. With a good amount of crunch and tangy dressing, it makes a great side dish.

Waldorf Salad Recipe with Kale and Buttermilk Dressing

Spicy prawn linguine

Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring. This spicy prawn linguine has a spicy chilli kick to keep it interesting. It’s so delicious you’ll forget that you’re being virtuous!

Check out our best ever linguine recipes here…

Spicy Prawn Linguine Recipe

Tandoori lamb steaks with chilli-spiked slaw

This recipe for tandoori lamb steaks with chilli-spiked slaw is low fat, low sugar, low salt and high in protein to keep you feeling full but the calorie count low. Plus, it’s really easy to make and looks amazing on your plate!

Tandoori Lamb Recipe with Coleslaw

Ginger lemon sole with Chinese greens

Our ginger lemon sole with greens is a quick and easy Chinese recipe. In China, fish celebrates prosperity and greens symbolise longevity.

Lemon Sole Recipe with Chinese Vegetables

Thai burgers with salsa and sweet potato wedges

These healthy pork burgers are flavoured with Thai curry paste and coriander, then served up with a spicy chilli and mango salsa. Because there’s no bun, they’re lower in calories and fat. Why not serve homemade sweet potato wedges on the side?

Thai Pork Burgers with Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe

Healthier lasagne

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. Comfort without lots of unnecessary fat!

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Healthy Lasagne Recipe

Seared tuna and radicchio salad

This recipe for seared tuna and radicchio salad is really low calorie, gluten free and ready in less than 20 minutes. Plus it looks pretty on the plate and is one of our favourite ways to eat tuna steak.

Seared Tuna Recipe With Radicchio Salad

Fiery chickpea and harissa soup

A fast-to-make and easy spicy soup made with chickpeas. This vegetarian recipe gets its heat from harissa, the hot chilli pepper paste from Morocco. Ready quickly in just 20 minutes.

Fiery chickpea and harissa soup

Asian black rice salad

Black rice has a higher nutritional value than white rice, and the same amount of fibre as brown. Try it in our Asian prawn black rice salad.

Black Rice Salad Recipe

Whole sea bream cooked en papillote

Fish can be intimidating to cook but this recipe for whole sea bream cooked en papillote is really easy but looks impressive, and is low in fat to boot!

Sea Bream Recipe Cooked En Papillote

Moroccan veg and chickpea tagine

This recipe for Moroccan veg and chickpea tagine is vegan, low in fat and really easy to make. It makes enough for four, but the leftovers freeze well.

Moroccan Tagine Recipe With Veg and Chickpeas

Szechuan prawn noodles

These hot and spicy Chinese-style noodles only take 15 minutes to whip up so they’d make a great quick and easy midweek meal if you’re stuck for time or craving some healthy fast food low in calories and fat.

Szechuan prawn noodles

Creamy lentils with spinach and thyme 

Perfectly suited to those who want a light but tasty 5:2 friendly meal, this healthy vegan lentil dish is high in protein but low in calories and fat.

Creamy Lentils Recipe With Spinach And Thyme

Low fat breakfast ideas

Coconut, banana and raspberry muffins

Try our recipe for low fat coconut, banana and raspberry muffins. This recipe is super quick and easy to make, and it comes in under 160 calories per serving, a great mid-morning snack.

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Banana Muffins Recipe With Coconut And Raspberry

Two-tone freezer smoothie

Avocados freeze brilliantly, and it’s a great way to prolong the life of perfectly ripe ones. Prepping and freezing ingredients ahead means you can just chuck them all in the blender and still get your berry fix in the winter even when they’re no longer in season.

Check out more of our smoothie recipes here…

Two-tone freezer smoothie recipe

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