Mediterranean minestrone soup with thyme

Get on board with the mediterranean diet with this fresh and filling dish. Total time: 0:25 Prep: 0:10 Cook: 0:15 Level: Easy Serves: 4 people Ingredients 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, diced 400 g. chopped tomatoes 600 ml. vegetable stock 75 g. macaroni pasta 2 tbsp. chopped thyme 400 g. cannellini beans, drained and rinsed half…

Pea and basil soup

A fresh and flavourful dish, ready in just 30 minutes Total time: 0:30 Prep: 0:10 Cook: 0:20 Level: Easy Serves: 4 people Ingredients 4 sliced prosiutto crudo 1 tbsp. oil 1 onion, chopped 1 potato, diced 400 g. frozen peas 1 litre vegetable stock 1 pot basil, leaves and stalks 4 tsp. greek yoghurt Directions Preheat the oven to 200C,…

Blinis with easy butter bean and sweet pepper hummus

Total time: 0:10 Prep: 0:10 Level: Easy Serves: Party Ingredients 6g carbohydrates (1g total sugars) 400 g. can butter beans 300 g. tub reduced-fat hummus 10 whole peppadew sweet peppers A handful or two of flat-leafed parsley Ready-made blinis A little lemon zest Directions Drain butter beans and whiz in a food processor with hummus , sweet peppers and…

Parsnip soup with Parmesan crisps

Total time: 1:30 Prep: 0:30 Cook: 1:00 Level: Easy Serves: 6 people Directions Melt the butter in a large heavy-based saucepan. Add the onion and cook over a gentle heat for 5 mins or until soft. Add the potatoes, parsnips and paprika, mix well and cook gently, stirring occasionally, for about 15 mins or until the vegetables have begun to…

Ham and pea pies

Nutrition: 273 calories 15g fat (5g saturates) 19g carbohydrates Total time: 1:45 Prep: 0:15 Cook: 1:30 Level: Easy Serves: 4 people Ingredients Main ingredients 700 g. 1.5 lb unsmoked gammon/ ham joint 275 g. 10 oz frozen peas, defrosted 350 g. 12 oz ready-bought shortcrust pastry, or make your own Directions Sit ham in a large pan and fill with…

Oat and sultana cookies

Nutrition: 190 calories 10g fat (6g saturates) 22g carbohydrates (7g total sugars) Total time: 0:30 Prep: 0:15 Cook: 0:15 Level: Easy Serves: Party Ingredients Main ingredients 125 g. butter, softened, plus extra to grease 75 g. light muscovado sugar 1 medium egg 150 g. rolled oats 50 g. self-raising flour, plus extra to dust 1/4 level tsp baking powder Finely…

Healthy, veg-packed chili

This hearty recipe is packed with vegetables and flavour, plus it’ll give you healthy leftovers for days to come. I like to make a big batch of it on a Sunday, then have it throughout the week with pasta, rice, salad or a jacket potato. Batch cooking is a healthy timesaver I swear by. Sally…

Spiced ratatouille with sweet potatoes

Nutrition: 170 calories 8g fat (1g saturates) 24g carbohydrates Total time: 1:25 Prep: 0:25 Cook: 1:00 Level: Easy Serves: 1-2 people Ingredients Main ingredients 3 courgettes, cut into 1 cm cubes 1 medium aubergine, cut into 1 cm cubes 1 red onion, sliced 3 garlic cloves, sliced 1 red pepper, halved, deseeded and sliced 3 medium carrots – about 225…

Five-minute stir-fry

Nutrition: 210 calories 8g fat (1g saturates) 16g carbohydrates (10g total sugars) Total time: 0:05 Prep: 0:01 Cook: 0:04 Level: Easy Serves: 1-2 people Ingredients Main ingredients 1 tbsp. sesame oil 175 g. peeled raw tiger prawns 60 mL packet sweet chilli stir-fry sauce 220 g. packet green vegetable stir-fry Directions Heat the oil in a large wok or frying…

Spicy lentil, carrot and parsnip soup

Nutrition: 252 calories 10g fat (1g saturates) 42g carbohydrates Total time: 0:45 Prep: 0:15 Cook: 0:30 Level: Easy Serves: 8 people Ingredients Main ingredients Good splash of good extra virgin olive oil 1 onion chopped 2 clove garlic chopped 3-4 large carrots 3-4 parsnips 1 medium curry powder 1-2 good heaped teaspoons 2-3 oz lentils 2 pt. good hot veg…