Recipes

25Jul 2016

This is a lovely thick omelette made for four, served cut into wedges. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 12 mins Ingredients: 2 tsp vegetable oil 1 courgette, coarsely grated 2 tomatoes, chopped 6 eggs 2 tbsp 1% fat milk 4 slices wholemeal bread 1 pinch ground black pepper What to do: Preheat […]

28Apr 2016

Eggs Paprika

April 28, 2016 Snacks

This simple dish is surprisingly tasty – and it’s very economical too. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Ingredients: 4 eggs 2 tsp vegetable oil 2 medium onions sliced into thin rings 4 tomatoes sliced 3 tsp mild paprika plus extra for sprinkling 1 pinch ground black pepper 4 slices […]

28Apr 2016

This is such a versatile dish – it’s ideal for using up leftover veg and you can use any type of meat. An almost instant meal in a bowl! Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 3 mins Cooking time: 7 mins Ingredients: 125g medium or fine dried egg noodles 1.2 litres reduced salt vegetable or chicken […]

28Apr 2016

Potato fritters, or potato rosti, are a great way to enjoy potatoes and make a lovely lunch accompanied by a little salsa and a green salad. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Ingredients: 500g medium smooth potato grated 1 small onion grated 1 courgette coarsely grated 1 egg beaten 2 […]

28Apr 2016

Haddock Florentine

April 28, 2016 Breakfast

A perfect poached egg tops grilled haddock on wilted spinach for a healthier weekend breakfast or brunch. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 10 mins Ingredients: 4 fillets skinless haddock 4 tomatoes halved 4 eggs 4 slices wholemeal bread 4 tsp low-fat spread 300g spinach 1 pinch ground black pepper What to […]

25Apr 2016

Simple to make – delicious to eat! Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 45 mins Ingredients: 200g macaroni 1 tbsp olive oil 2 medium onions chopped 1 garlic clove crushed 1 tsp dried oregano (or fresh) 1 tsp dried basil (or fresh) 4 tomatoes chopped 4 courgettes sliced 200g green beans (fresh, […]

25Apr 2016

Kedgeree with a kick

April 25, 2016 Lunch

Cheap, cheerful, and very easy to cook… Kedgeree with a kick. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Ingredients: 300g easy cook white or brown rice 4 eggs 200g skinless cod fillet cut into chunks (or pollock) 120g skinless smoked haddock fillet cut into chunks 120g skinless salmon fillet cut into chunks […]

21Apr 2016

Wrap chicken breasts and finely sliced vegetables in their own little packages to steam to perfection. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 40 mins Ingredients: 4 skinless, boneless uncooked chicken breasts 4 spring onions trimmed and sliced 1 carrot cut into matchstick strips 1 courgette cut into matchstick strips 1 tsp Chinese five spice […]

21Apr 2016

Wholewheat soft tortillas are topped with tomato and pepper omelettes, then rolled up. Perfect for a tasty breakfast or wrap up for a packed lunch. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 10 mins Ingredients: 4 soft wholewheat flour tortillas 6 eggs 4 tbsp 1% fat milk 2 tomatoes finely chopped 2 spring onions finely chopped […]

20Apr 2016

Perfect for grilling, chargrilling or barbecuing – depending on the time of year! Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 40 mins Cooking time: 12 mins Ingredients: 500g skinless turkey breast cut into chunks 150g low-fat natural yoghurt 2 tsp tikka masala curry paste 1 tbsp fresh coriander (optional) 180g wholegrain brown rice 1 red pepper deseeded and […]

30Mar 2016

Vegetarian food is never dull – especially if you serve these colourful rice-filled peppers and tomatoes. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 1 hr 0 mins Ingredients: 150g wholegrain brown rice 2 tsp vegetable oil 1 large onion chopped 2 celery sticks finely sliced 2 garlic cloves crushed 2 handfuls mushrooms (cup […]

21Jan 2016

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Calories per portion: 357kcal/1494Kj Serves: 4 adults Ingredients: 2 tsp vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 carrots, chopped 250g turnip or swede, chopped 1 eating apple, peeled, cored and chopped 1 tbsp medium curry powder tsp cumin seeds (optional) 1 litre reduced salt […]

21Nov 2015

Hearty Vegetable Soup

November 21, 2015 Lunch

Get some of your 5 a day with this tasty and healthy soup. You can freeze any left overs. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Nutritional information: 100kcals/418kJ per portion Ingredients: 1 tsp vegetable oil; 1 medium onion, chopped; 2 small carrots, chopped; 1 small leek, sliced; 2 celery sticks, sliced; 400g tinned chopped […]

18Sep 2015

Turkish Eggs

September 18, 2015 Breakfast

This recipe is part of our NEW Clean Eating Plan. Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 tbsp coconut oil / olive oil (optional) 2 onions, sliced 1 red or green pepper, halved deseeded and sliced 1-2 red chillies, deseeded and sliced 6 chopped tomatoes or 400g tin chopped tomatoes 4 eggs Small bunch parsley, roughly chopped 6 […]

26Aug 2015

This take on a classic Mediterranean dish is economical, tasty, a good source of protein and packed full of vegetables to help you get your 5 A DAY. Serves: 2 Preparation/Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 225g lean beef, cut into strips 200g pasta shapes 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 red pepper, sliced 1 courgette, chopped 100g mushrooms, […]

26Aug 2015

Serves: 10 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 75 minutes Ingredients (for the loaf): 150 ml vegetable oil 2 eggs 175g light muscovado sugar 350g carrots, peeled and grated 1 tablespoon thick cut marmalade 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 200g self-raising flour ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon mixed spice Ingredients (for the topping): 2 […]

11Aug 2015

So simple, yet deliciously tasty! Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients: 2 tbsp tomato puree 2 tbsp reduced salt soy sauce 2 tbsp lemons juice only 8 skinless chicken drumsticks 880g potatoes peeled and cut into chunks 4 carrots (or 320g) sliced 320g frozen peas 4 tbsp 1% fat […]

31Jul 2015

Serves: 8 adults Preparation time: 30 mins Cooking time: 45-50 mins Ingredients: 1.2kg Chicken drumsticks and thighs, skinned 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 2 tbsp five spice or your favourite spice 2 tbsp  clear honey 1 tbsp of olive oil What to do: Cut slits into the chicken flesh without cutting all the way through. Mix […]

23Jul 2015

Your kids will fall in love with these tasty cheese and salsa tortillas – called quesadillas in Mexico. They’re ready to eat in about 15 minutes, making them a perfect bite to eat when children arrive home hungry. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 5 mins Ingredients: 2 tomatoes finely chopped 1 small avocado peeled, pitted […]

03Jul 2015

Not only great for breakfast but you can have these at any time of the day. Serves: 2 adults Preparation time: 4 mins Cooking time: 4-5 mins Ingredients: 1 small banana 2 large eggs 90g of rolled oats 200g of fat free cottage cheese 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract What to do: Mash the banana and […]

01Jul 2015

Simple and satisfying – and made in minutes! Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 0 mins Ingredients: 100g reduced fat hummus 50g 0% fat Greek yoghurt 1 tbsp fresh coriander 1 carrot finely grated 1 red pepper deseeded and sliced ½ cucumber sliced into sticks 4 celery sticks cut into short lengths […]

15Jun 2015

Enjoy a glass of this fabulously fruity drink. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 0 mins Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 2 kiwi fruit peeled and chopped 1 nectarine pitted and sliced 400ml unsweetened apple juice 300ml cold water 1 tsp vanilla extract What to do: Slice the bananas into a blender and […]

10Jun 2015

Not only great for breakfast but you can have these at any time of the day to keep the munchies away. Serves: 1 adult Preparation time: 2 mins Cooking time: 3-4 mins Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 banana 2 tablespoons of oatbran What to do: Beat the eggs and mash the banana. Spray frying pan with oil / one […]

02Jun 2015

Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Ingredients: 200g pasta 1 vegetable stock cube 140g chopped lean bacon 5 spring onions, chopped 200g Philadelphia Extra Light 250g freshly grated courgette 100ml semi-skimmed milk What to do: Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling water containing the vegetable stock cube Dry-fry […]

18May 2015

A simple mix of Mediterranean vegetables and potatoes makes a vibrant and thoroughly tasty dish. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 25 mins Ingredients: 800g salad potatoes thickly sliced 1 courgette sliced 1 aubergine sliced 1 red pepper 1 yellow pepper 50g pine nuts chopped 2 tbsp red pesto 1 tbsp olive oil What […]

06May 2015

Muffins are very easy to make, and they’re perfect for breakfast on the go. You can freeze them too, so you don’t have to eat them all at once! Serves: 12 adults Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 25 mins Ingredients: 150g plain flour 1½ tsp baking powder 50g caster sugar 100ml semi-skimmed milk 1 egg 1 tsp […]

23Apr 2015

This easy curry is packed full of vegetables. Just serve in warm bowls for a very satisfying meal. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 40 mins Ingredients: 2 tsp vegetable oil 2 medium onions chopped 1 medium apple cored and chopped 1 garlic clove crushed 2 tbsp Jalfrezi curry paste 1 carrot sliced 1 […]

10Apr 2015

These bright peppers with their lively filling will really cheer you up! Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 35 mins Ingredients: 4 peppers, any colour halved and deseeded 150g easy cook long grain white rice 1 tsp vegetable oil 1 small onion finely chopped 1 garlic clove crushed 300g skinless turkey breast cut […]

31Mar 2015

Serves: 8 Fat per serving: 4.6% Calories per serving: 153 Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Ingredients: For the base low-fat digestive biscuits 40g low-fat spread For the filling 2 eggs 60g caster sugar zest and juice of 1 lemon 1 tsp vanilla essence 250g low-fat soft cheese For the topping 1 banana […]

26Mar 2015

This is a simple, satisfying recipe and it has just four main ingredients. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 1¼ hrs Ingredients: 1kg potato peeled and thinly sliced 3 medium onions thinly sliced 1litre reduced salt vegetable or chicken stock 6 lean back bacon rashers 1 pinch ground black pepper What to do: […]

19Mar 2015

With chunky sausages and filling butter beans, this recipe is perfect for a satisfying midweek meal. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 40 mins Ingredients: 8 reduced fat sausages 2 tsp olive oil 1 large onion finely chopped 1 tbsp dried sage 1 can chopped tomatoes 2 cans butter beans in water drained and […]

12Mar 2015

Enjoy this quick and easy light meal. It’s low-cost and very good for you. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 35 mins Ingredients: 6 leeks trimmed and washed well 180g sliced wafer thin ham 35g plain flour 20g low-fat spread 300ml semi-skimmed milk 75g reduced fat mature Cheddar cheese grated 1 tsp wholegrain […]

02Mar 2015

This cheap and cheerful casserole is perfect for an economical midweek meal. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 1½ hrs Ingredients: 1 tsp vegetable oil 350g lean pork shoulder cut into chunks 1 large onion chopped 1 garlic clove crushed 2 carrots sliced 1 medium apple cored and chopped (not peeled) 400g chopped […]

27Feb 2015

This pudding tastes SO good! And it’s a great way to use up bread that you’ve had for 2-3 days. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 30 mins Cooking time: 35 mins Ingredients: 25g low-fat spread 4 slices wholemeal bread crusts removed 50g sultanas 1 orange 2 eggs 450ml skimmed milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 20g caster sugar […]

24Feb 2015

Mac ‘n’ Veg Slice

February 24, 2015 Lunch

Like a thick omelette, made with pasta and vegetables, this can be served hot, warm or cold for a tasty light meal. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients: 100g macaroni 1 tsp vegetable oil 1 peppers, any colour deseeded and chopped 1 courgette grated 100g frozen peas 4 eggs 2 tbsp […]

16Feb 2015

Pancakes are always a treat – and they’re nutritious as well as tasty, providing protein, carbohydrate and calcium from the egg, flour and milk. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Ingredients: 125g plain flour 1 pinch salt 1 egg large 300ml 1% fat milk 2 tsp vegetable oil 1 lemon sliced into quarters […]

09Feb 2015

Just the thing for a tasty savoury snack. Serves: 10 adults Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 25 mins Ingredients: 250g plain flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 egg 240ml 1% fat milk 70g low-fat spread melted 25g parmesan cheese finely grated 1 courgette coarsley grated 50g spinach cooked, cooled and chopped What to do: […]

02Feb 2015

An easy way to round up a hearty meal for the family and include some of your 5 A DAY. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 35 mins Ingredients: 1 medium onion finely chopped 2 garlic cloves finely chopped 200g lean lamb mince 1 tbsp olive oil 400g chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato […]

26Jan 2015

For a healthier cooked breakfast, enjoy this tasty combination. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 10 mins Ingredients: 4 tomatoes halved 2 handfuls mushrooms (cup or button) 4 slices wholemeal bread 8 eggs 4 tbsp 1% fat milk 2 tsp low-fat spread 1 pinch ground black pepper What to do: Preheat the grill. […]

19Jan 2015

Homemade soups are quick and easy to make – and they taste so good! Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients: 1 large onion chopped 1 carrot chopped 1 red pepper deseeded and chopped 900ml reduced salt vegetable or chicken stock 50g dried red lentils 1 pinch ground ginger (optional) 4 […]