Sticky Date Pudding

This pudding is delicious and it is lower in fat and calories than a standard recipe. I’m not going to say that it is 100% angelic – but it is certainly better for you than a full-fat version :0) Serves 6 1 and 1/4 cups pitted dates 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 and 1/2…

Chicken and Spinach Lasagne

This is a delicious and lighter alternative to a beef lasagne – just 424 kcal and 7.2g fat per serving. Simply serve with a salad on the side. Serves 4 250g or 10oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and all moisture squeezed out 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 450g or 1lb cooked chicken breast, diced 4 sheets…

Asian Coleslaw

This is great for serving with BBQ’s, cold meats and my chicken kebabs and is low fat and good for you! Add the dressing just before serving as otherwise the vegetables will go a bit soggy. Serves 4 1/4 white cabbage shredded 1/4 chinese cabbage 1 large carrot coarsely grated 1/2 red pepper cut into…

So Easy and Quick Chicken Kebabs

These kebabs are great for BBQ’s or serving as a main course with basmati rice and sweet chilli sauce. I also like serving them with Asian Coleslaw – see next recipe. Serves 4 4 skinless chicken breasts, cubed 1 rounded tablespoon curry paste – I always use Pataks Lemon and Coriander Tikka Masala paste 1/4…

Red Lentil and Cumin Soup

This soup is adapted from Rosemary Conley’s ‘Low Fat Cookbook’ and is excellent for a warming lunch and very good for you – just 193 kcals and 1.9g fat. Serves 6 1 onion finely chopped 225g or 8oz leeks halved lengthways and then sliced 225g or 8oz carrots diced 1 tablespoon ground cumin 175g or…

Orange and Rosemary Glazed Chicken

This is a very simple but effective way of jazzing up chicken. Again, great for entertaining as you prepare in advance and it can continue to marinate until you are ready to cook. Best of all it’s low in fat and calories – just 350 kcal and 8.5g fat per serving. Serves 6 2 seedless…

Spiced Plum Chutney

This is ideal to serve alongside cold meats and pate and will keep in the fridge for a week or so – just place in an airtight container or jar in the fridge. 115g or 4oz soft dark brown sugar 150ml or 1/4 pint cider vinegar 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon allspice juice and…

Delmonico Potatoes

Bored of the same old potatoes on your plate? Or want something different to serve as a side dish when entertaining? This is perfect! Best of all it’s low fat – just 0.8g fat per serving and 185 kcal. Serves 4 450g or 1lb potatoes 1 onion finely diced 600ml or 1 pint skimmed milk…

Sweet and Sour Corn Soup

This is adapted from a Rosemary Conley recipe and it is very quick and so low in fat and calories – just 58 kcals and 1.2g fat per serving! For a more substantial meal you could add some cooked noodles and chicken to the bowl. Serves 4 225g or 8oz frozen sweetcorn 2 fresh red…

Orange Syrup Cake

This cake is delicious, quick to make and low fat – less than 150 kcals and 1g fat┬áper slice 1.5 cups or 225g plain flour 0.5 cup or 110g caster sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder grated rind of half a large orange 2 eggs beaten 1 cup or 280g low fat yogurt 2 tablespoons orange…