Quick and Easy Flatbread

This is adapted from Ainsley Harriott’s ‘All New Meals in Minutes’ which has some excellent low fat recipes in it. This flatbread is a perfect partner for my veg and chickpea curry….oooh it’s making my mouth water just thinking about it! Makes 4 breads 4 tablespoons low fat natural yogurt 1 egg lightly beaten 225g or 8oz…

Pumpkin, spinach and ricotta cannelloni

This is a very substantial meal with a nice salad on the side and serves 6 generously.  Believe it or not is it is also low in fat and calories!  12g fat and 340 cals per serve. Amazing! You may need to make this in two dishes..depending on how big your dishes are. 600g pumpkin…

Claire’s Traditional Chinese Dumplings

These are so delicious, taste really authentic and are low in fat!  They do take a while a while to prepare (about an hour) but they are so worth it!  Thanks Claire for another wonderful recipe.  Should make between 40 and 60 dumplings – depending on size  Case: Approx 5 cups plain flour Water to…

Bacon and Mushroom Slice

This is so yummy, easy and versatile!  Great eaten hot with a salad/vegetables and jacket potato or cold with a salad for lunch.  Try varying the ingredients – tinned salmon or tuna and sweetcorn work really well too. Serves 6 Pre-heat the oven to 180 and grease a oven dish. 4 rashers bacon trimmed of fat…

Coconut and Berry Macaroons

Makes 20-22 2 egg whites -if you find it tricky to separate eggs, try using an egg yolker 2/3 cup caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 3/4 cup dessicated coconut 3/4 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup dried berries – I used dried cranberries Preheat oven to 130 fan assisted and line 2 baking trays with…

Noodle Soup

This is a great meal as it is quick, filling, low fat, uses only one pan and uses up leftover meat from a roast – perfect for a Monday night when making dinner is such an effort (or is it only me?!).  You’ll need a large stock pot. Serves 2-4 depending on appetite Meat choices –…

Salmon in Coconut Milk

This a a great way to make salmon more interesting and to make a little salmon go further (it’s very expensive here in Australia!) It’s also quick and easy and full of flavour. Ideally you will need a large saute pan with a lid. Serves 4 2 salmon steaks sliced in half lengthways 2 cloves…

Low Fat Pitta Chips

I have discovered these in the shops in the past month or so and thought – ‘what a fab idea!’ and decided to make them myself to make them even lower in fat and much cheaper too! Serves as many as you like – adapt as needed  Allow 1 wholemeal pitta per person Spray oil Flavourings:…

Low Fat Fruit Cake

450g or 1lb dried mixed fruit 350 ml hot black tea 100g or 4oz glace cherries quartered 75g or 2 1/2oz sugar 380g or 14oz self-raising flour, sifted 1 large egg Soak the dried fruit overnight in the tea.  The next day, pre-heat oven to 160/140 for fan assisted. Line and lightly grease a 2lb…

Low Fat Banana Loaf

I love this recipe! It’s dead easy to make and I seem to make it rather a lot because my bananas always go over ripe which is perfect for this recipe! 5 ripe bananas mashed (approx 475g) 2 beaten eggs 6oz or 150g brown sugar 4 oz or 100g sultanas 8oz or 200g self-raising flour…