Split Pea Soup

This is adapted from recipe by health guru Gillian McKeith and so of course it is incredibly good for you and low in fat. Perfect for lunch on a cold day – goodness in a bowl! You need to plan ahead as the split peas need to be soaked overnight. Serves 4 225g yellow split…

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…

My Mum’s Scones

My mums scones are so easy to make and so delicious – go on treat yourself to afternoon tea! Makes 12-15 scones 200g or 8oz self-raising flour 50g or 2oz butter cut into small pieces 50g or 2oz caster sugar 1 tsp baking powder 2 eggs beaten Milk to mix Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees….

Wholemeal Pecan Carrot Cake

This is a fab carrot cake recipe – not low in fat but I think we can make out that it’s good for us as it has wholemeal flour AND carrots in it :0) 1 cup wholemeal plain flour 1 tsp bicarconate of soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup sultanas 1.5 cups finely grated…

Chicken and Apricot Curry

This curry is different to others I make as it has a sweet and sour quality which is really delicious – you must try it! You need to plan ahead as there is 2-3 hours of marinating before you cook. Serves 4 500g or 1lb skinless chicken breast cut into thick slices 1/2 teaspoon chilli…

Prawn Risotto

This tastes so creamy you would never guess it’s low fat – 340 kcals and 6.4g fat per serving. Great served with a salad on the side. Serves 4 400ml or 14 fl oz hot veg stock 200 ml or 7 fl oz hot water 200ml or 7 fl oz white wine 2 teaspoons butter…

Lentil and Goats Cheese Salad

This is a brilliant light starter if you are entertaining – it takes minutes to assemble and tastes divine. Oh and it’s low in fat and calories! 220 kcals and 9.3g per serving. 100g or 4oz canned green lentils, drained (you can use puy lentils simmered for 30 mins if you have the time or…

Spiced Plum Chicken

This is adapted from a BBC Good Food recipe from ‘101 Low Fat Feasts’. It is such an easy dish – but so full of flavour! Low in fat and calories – 360 kcals and 4g fat per serving. Serves 4 1 onion chopped 1 garlic clove crushed 1 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon each of…

Baked Salmon with Roasted Vegetables

This is a great main course if you have friends or family over and can be served hot or cold. Serves 6-8 2 red peppers deseeded and cut into chunks 2 yellow peppers deseeded and cut into chunks 2 courgettes sliced 1 red onion sliced 6 pieces of fresh salmon fillet 2 tablespoons red pesto…

Pork and Mango Meatballs with Chilli Sauce

This is adapted from a recipe in a Rosemary Conley magazine years ago – her recipes are always excellent! This is a quick and easy low fat meal – I usually serve it with basmati rice and a salad on the side. Serves 4 For the meatballs: 450g or 1lb lean minced pork 1 medium…