Lower-calorie mains

Our lower-calorie main course recipes will help you eat lighter without scrimping on flavour. Try healthier chicken satay, cauliflower dhal and more.

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Easy Thai prawn cakes with dipping sauce and rocket salad

Easy Thai prawn cakes with dipping sauce and...

Bursting with vibrant flavours of coriander, lime and ginger, these Thai prawn cakes with sweet...

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Tadka dhal

Indian side dishes

Tadka dhal

Chetna Makan’s comforting tadka dhal recipe combines lentils with turmeric and chilli in this warming...

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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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Gently spiced dhal with coconut cream

Vegan dinner recipes

Gently spiced dhal with coconut cream

A comforting vegetarian lunch or supper of lightly spiced lentils with coriander, ginger and coconut.

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Sticky Vietnamese pork meatballs with rice noodles and pickled vegetables

Meatball recipes

Sticky Vietnamese pork meatballs with rice noodles and...

Lemongrass, garlic and lime all contribute to the powerful flavour of this Vietnamese meatball recipe.

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Easy mushroom and kale basmati pilaf

Easy mushroom and kale basmati pilaf

A vegetarian, gluten-free recipe that’s perfect for when you don’t want to spend hours in...

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Chunky lentil, chicken and tomato broth

Lower-calorie mains

Chunky lentil, chicken and tomato broth

This gluten-free soup recipe is packed with hearty lentils and topped with a dollop of...

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Lighter Caesar salad

Lower-calorie mains

Lighter Caesar salad

All of the traditional flavours combined in to a low-calorie version of this classic recipe.

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Smoked mackerel and spinach baked eggs

Lower-calorie mains

Smoked mackerel and spinach baked eggs

Rich in omega-3 from smoked mackerel, this brain food recipe is a great midweek supper...

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Fennel, tomato and Gruyère bake

Lower-calorie mains

Fennel, tomato and Gruyère bake

This fennel bake recipe packs a cheesy punch. Serve it for lunch or as a...

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Griddled vegetable and halloumi burger with chilli yoghurt

Vegetarian burger recipes

Griddled vegetable and halloumi burger with chilli yoghurt

A fuss-free, £5 midweek recipe, packed with fresh, summer flavours.

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Roast chicken thighs with garlic butter potatoes and tomato salad

Lower-calorie mains

Roast chicken thighs with garlic butter potatoes and...

A quick one pot chicken recipe with a refreshing tomato salad- perfect for midweek meals,...

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Salt and pepper pork with quick pickled salad

Lower-calorie mains

Salt and pepper pork with quick pickled salad

sweet and sour pickled salad works perfectly with this salt and pepper pork recipe.

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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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Pepper, spinach and coconut curry

Lower-calorie mains

Pepper, spinach and coconut curry

A quick, low-calorie vegetarian curry recipe made with sweet peppers, spinach and fragrant coriander. We...

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Roast chicken breasts with broad beans and herbs

Broad bean recipes

Roast chicken breasts with broad beans and herbs

Buy your broad beans fresh to get the best flavours out of this light and...

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Baked spinach and pea frittata

Frittata recipes

Baked spinach and pea frittata

A quick, and fuss-free, frittata recipe that uses ingredients you might have in the fridge...

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Edamame and chorizo salad with fried egg

Lower-calorie mains

Edamame and chorizo salad with fried egg

A quick and easy edamame and chorizo salad recipe that uses just seven ingredients and...

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Cod with garlic sweet potato mash and lemon spinach

Lower-calorie mains

Cod with garlic sweet potato mash and lemon...

A quick and healthy fish recipe made with just six ingredients and ready in 25...

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Chilli chicken stir-fry with beans and thai basil

Lower-calorie mains

Chilli chicken stir-fry with beans and thai basil

A super-quick, super-tasty and nutritious stir-fry recipe, made with fresh Thai basil, by food writer...

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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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One-pan roast fish

One-pan roast fish

Fresh, healthy and full of flavour – this one-pan roast fish recipe is so easy...

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Chicken laksa

Chicken curry recipes

Chicken laksa

A healthy, low-calorie hug in a bowl – it’s equally as good made with large...

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Sticky duck with quick egg fried rice

Cheat's recipes

Sticky duck with quick egg fried rice

A quick Chinese-style duck and egg fried rice recipe that’s surprisingly low in calories.

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