15 recipe ideas for the 5:2 diet

The delicious. ethos is about eating a rounded, balanced diet, complemented by exercise – which allows for the occasional sweet treat. In other words, we’re into a celebration of great food, rather than denial and fads.

When you need to lose weight, though, the key is to do it in the most healthy, balanced way possible. Scores of you have been asking us for recipes suitable for the fasting days on the 5:2 diet, so we’ve gathered together a collection from our archive, all of which come in under 300kcals per serving.

15 recipe ideas for the 5:2 diet

Here you’ll find breakfast and dinner ideas that are filling, nutritious and, of course, packed with the flavour you’d expect from our recipes. Enjoy…

Breakfast

1.  Low sugar coconut granola, 106kcals per 25g

Low-sugar-coconut-granola

2. Carrot, spinach and pumpkin seed muffins, 129kcals per muffin

Carrot,-spinach-and-pumpkin-seed-muffins-

 

3. Garlic mushrooms on toast, 243kcals per serving

Garlic-mushrooms-on-toast

4. Oat smoothie recipe, 217kcals per serving

Oat-smoothie

5. Smoked salmon and dill drop scones with lemon crème fraîche, 201kcals per serving

salmon pancakes

Mains

6. Garlic and white bean stew with gremolata, 246kcals per serving

_Garlic-and-white-bean-stew-with-gremolata

7. Poached eggs with harissa yogurt and chickpeas, 201kcals per serving

Poached-eggs-with-harissa-chickpeas-and-garlic-yogurt

8. Pan-fried scallops with runner bean ‘spaghetti’, 300kcals per serving

Pan-fried-scallops-with-runner-bean-‘spaghetti’

9. Ricotta gnocchi with cherry tomatoes and sage, 238kcals per serving

_Ricotta-gnocchi-with-cherry-tomatoes-and-sage

10. Greek salad with mint and fried halloumi, 298kcals per serving

Greek-salad-with-mint-and-fried-halloumi

11. Mulligatawny soup with spicy chicken, 281kcals per serving

Mulligatawny-soup-with-spicy-chicken-

12. Pan-fried chickpea fritters, 243kcals per serving

Pan-fried-chickpea-fritters

13. Smoked salmon, prawn and dill fishcakes, 94kcals per fishcake

Smoked-salmon,-prawn-and-dill-fishcakes

14. Sticky chicken stir-fry, 229kcals per serving

Sticky-chicken-stir-fry

15. Stuffed aubergine with dill and feta, 289kcals per serving

Stuffed-aubergine-with-dill-and-feta

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