5:2 recipes

We know the 5:2 fast days can hard, so we’ve gathered together a collection of recipes, all of which come in under 300kcals per serving.

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Roast chicken thighs with new potatoes and greens

Healthy chicken recipes

Roast chicken thighs with new potatoes and greens

An easy, no-fuss dinner that you can make it one tray, this healthy recipe combines...

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Chilli tofu veg ‘noodles’

Vegan dinner recipes

Chilli tofu veg ‘noodles’

Our carb-light take on noodles is an easy weeknight win, and a great option for...

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Jerk chicken with cauliflower rice and peas

Healthy salad recipes

Jerk chicken with cauliflower rice and peas

The best way to spice up a lean-eating day? Add a streak of Caribbean flavour...

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Thai vegetable curry with coconut chilli cauliflower

Lower-calorie mains

Thai vegetable curry with coconut chilli cauliflower

A great-tasting low-calorie Thai vegetable curry with roasted cauliflower. This recipe is great if you’re...

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Persian chicken with spiced yogurt

Healthy chicken recipes

Persian chicken with spiced yogurt

Chicken marinated in cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, cumin honey and lemon, before roasting, is a gorgeous...

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Japanese-style omelette (okonomiyaki)

Delicious recipes for one person

Japanese-style omelette (okonomiyaki)

Rich savoury flavours combine with nutritious ingredients for a satisfying supper in this Japanese-style omelette....

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Roasted baby carrot salad with creamy feta dressing

Carrot recipes

Roasted baby carrot salad with creamy feta dressing

Sweet roasted chantenay carrots are drizzled in a tangy, creamy feta dressing in this colourful...

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Prawn, vegetable and quinoa broth

Healthy soup recipes

Prawn, vegetable and quinoa broth

Following the 5:2 diet? Feel nourished on a fasting or lighter-eating day with this cheerful...

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Toasted quinoa and pork mince larb with smashed cucumber

Midweek meal recipes

Toasted quinoa and pork mince larb with smashed...

The refreshing taste of cucumber pairs incredibly well with the richness of the pork, and...

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Pork and sweetcorn chowder

Delicious recipes for one person

Pork and sweetcorn chowder

This recipe is perfect if you’re on the 5:2 diet. It’s packed with protein and...

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Carrot and ginger soup

Classic soup recipes

Carrot and ginger soup

A light, flavoursome carrot and ginger soup that’s ideal for batch cooking – double the...

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Healthier chicken satay

Chicken breast recipes

Healthier chicken satay

A lot of the calories in satay come from the peanut butter, so we’ve replaced...

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Kimchi and quinoa salad

Healthy salad recipes

Kimchi and quinoa salad

Naomi Devlin’s zingy salad is a doddle to put together once you’ve made your jar...

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Quinoa salad with feta, pea and mint

Healthy salad recipes

Quinoa salad with feta, pea and mint

Laura Herring’s quick quinoa salad with feta and mint from The Fast Days Cookbook is...

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Warm quinoa salad with broad beans and pomegranate

Quinoa recipes

Warm quinoa salad with broad beans and pomegranate

Top this Middle Eastern-style quinoa salad, by vegetarian cookery book writer Rose Eliot, with halloumi,...

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Quick lentil, chicken, spring greens and broccoli soup

Quick chicken recipes

Quick lentil, chicken, spring greens and broccoli soup

A soup recipe that’s anything but boring – this quick shortcut supper is bursting with...

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Miso-baked cod

Healthy fish recipes

Miso-baked cod

The rich, umami flavour of miso in this sticky Japanese-style marinade is a perfect pairing...

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Grilled fish and greens with caper & lemon salsa

Lower-calorie mains

Grilled fish and greens with caper & lemon...

A fresh, low-carb and low-calorie recipe that’s bursting with flavour from herbs, lemon and capers.

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Chicken and green bean caesar salad

Chicken salad recipes

Chicken and green bean caesar salad

This chicken and green bean caesar salad is quick and easy to make – and...

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Garlic mushrooms on toast

Brunch recipes

Garlic mushrooms on toast

Garlic mushrooms on toast – a quick, easy and full-flavoured brunch or lunch recipe.

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