Crispy Chilli Beef – 351 calories

This is a simple and delicious recipe using mostly store cupboard items.  Be warned that there is a lot of spitting oil in the frying stage, so protective apron, gloves and goggles might be wise at this stage of the cooking! This only takes a few minutes to make, as long as you gather the … Continue reading Crispy Chilli Beef – 351 calories

Prawn & Rose Harissa Spaghetti – 438 calories

This was a super-quick and filling meal, made using store cupboard ingredients.  I’m not a huge fan of basil pesto, but this rose harissa pesto was absolutely delicious and added a nice spicy kick to the dish. Preparation time:      10 minutes Cooking Time:           20 minutes Serves:        … Continue reading Prawn & Rose Harissa Spaghetti – 438 calories

Blackberry & Apple Flapjack Crumble – 376 calories

Choosing to eat healthily doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to cut out all sweet treats.  When it’s cold and dreary outside, there’s nothing better than a hot home made dessert and crumbles have to be up there in the top 5! This one comes with a difference – the topping is based on a … Continue reading Blackberry & Apple Flapjack Crumble – 376 calories

Easy tomato and lentil soup – 110 calories per 300g

Soup is great in so many respects – cheap and easy to make, a good use of left-overs and warm and filling for those colder days.  A mugful after a walk in the rain, a bowlful with a buttered roll for lunch or a late night low-calorie snack.  Of course, a great way to get … Continue reading Easy tomato and lentil soup – 110 calories per 300g

Cauliflower and Cashew Macaroni Bake – 385 calories

I was inspired to make this when I received a link to a vegan version of the recipe via a website I subscribe to – http://www.mob.co.uk I love that so many of the recipes are low cost and use store cupboard ingredients – however, their quantities are usually HUGE and they’re not particularly focussed on … Continue reading Cauliflower and Cashew Macaroni Bake – 385 calories

Roasted Chicory Gratin – 123 calories

Chicory can be quite a bitter tasting vegetable, but this recipe perfectly balanced that bitterness by adding the cream  and just a little sugar. Roasted Chicory Gratin – 123 calories Preparation Time:       5 minutes Cooking Time:            25 minutes Serves:                      4 Calories per serving:   123 Ingredients Chicory, Fresh, Raw –  2 Heads/300g Butter, Salted   –  1 … Continue reading Roasted Chicory Gratin – 123 calories

Chicken, Butternut Squash and spinach Rogan Josh – 318 calories

We are getting to that time of year again – hot and filling foods that are comforting – and of course, not too calorific! Today is a Rogan Josh curry – I had some fresh turmeric that I wanted to use up. So this is my creation! Chicken, Butternut Squash and spinach Rogan Josh Preparation … Continue reading Chicken, Butternut Squash and spinach Rogan Josh – 318 calories

Turkey Chilli with a tortilla and cheese pie topping – 400 calories

Over the weekend I made a HUGE portion of healthy turkey mince chilli and made a pie for our dinner tonight with 2 portions. For the chilli: Preparation Time: 20 mins Cooking Time: 1 hr Serves: 7 Calories per serving:  189.4 Ingredients Onions – 151g Celery – 38g Garlic, Raw -3 Cloves/9g Tomatoes, Chopped, in … Continue reading Turkey Chilli with a tortilla and cheese pie topping – 400 calories

Vegetarian hoisin duck stir fry with wholewheat noodles – 522 calories

Quite impressed with the flavour, texture and taste of this “pretend” hoisin duck and will definitely have it again! Far less calories per 75g portion (159 calories) than shredded duck would usually be. Vegetarian hoisin duck stir fry with wholewheat noodles – 522 calories Preparation Time: 15 mins Cooking Time: 20 mins Serves: 2 Calories … Continue reading Vegetarian hoisin duck stir fry with wholewheat noodles – 522 calories