Steak & Barley Soup

Weight-loss bonus: With about four grams of fat in a two-ounce (60 g) serving, sirloin is one of the leanest red meat options

Chickpea Pecan Salad

Weight-loss bonus: Scientists in Spain found that a diet rich in legumes such as chickpeas can increase fat oxidation, helping to spur weight loss. Plus, one cup (250 mL) delivers a whopping 11 grams of hunger-quashing fibre

Greek Lamb & Tomato Salad

This garlicky lamb is slow-cooked until it practically falls off the bone.

Tangy Radish and Beet Coleslaw

Many people don’t realize that you can eat beets raw. The first ones of summer are perfect in this coleslaw. Serve it on its own, topped with hard-boiled eggs, or alongside barbecued steak.

Steak with Grilled Fennel & Tomato Salad

Grilled steaks in the dead of winter? Say no more!

Lamb Chops with Grilled Asparagus, Pine Nuts and Mint

As a side to the lamb chops, the asparagus works beautifully with the nutty taste of the toasted pine nuts and fresh mint.

Citrus Chicken with Lentil & Carrot Salad

With its orange and lemon flavours, this is a great salad to serve alongside poultry or grilled fish.

Pork Chops with Ruby Grapefruit & Watercress

The rich flavour of the grilled pork is cut by the tang of ruby grapefruit.

Marinated Salmon with Cucumber Salad

This grilled salmon is light, refreshing and very simple to prepare.

Jerk Chicken

While jerk seasonings are easily accessible in most grocery stores, they can be high in fat. Preparing your own is easy and will allow you to control the heat and spice.

Sausage, Grilled Pepper and Tomato Bruschetta

This open sandwich of toasted ciabatta bread with a mixed bell-pepper topping is typical of the style of food enjoyed in Mediterranean countries, where bread (along with plenty of fruit and vegetables) is a mainstay of the diet. A little chorizo sausage adds a spicy note to the mix of bell peppers.

Vegetarian Moussaka

Traditionally made with ground lamb, moussaka can be made low-GI by using vegetables.

Turkey Sausage Rolls with Mango Chutney

Sausage rolls are always a hit – especially when they’re topped with delicious mango chutney.

Apple Chicken

This simple sautéed chicken recipe is delicious served with your favourite vegetable side dishes.

Butternut Squash and Leek Tarts with Pancetta

Cut the tarts for an appetizer, serve one per person for a great first course or accompany with a salad for a wonderful brunch or lunch.

Orange Cauliflower Mash

Orange cauliflower’a natural variation’has up to 25 more beta-carotene than white cauliflower, and tastes great in a simple mash.

Chicken, Kale and Edamame White Tea Noodle Soup

Superfoods kale, edamame and white tea make classic chicken soup extra nutritious

Bread Salad with Cherries, Arugula and Goat Cheese

This isn’t so much a recipe as a formula, the kind of thing you bang together on a summer day when you happen to have some ripe cherries and a hunk of chewy, day-old artisan bread.

Grilled Tuna with Zucchini Pasta and Artichoke Sauce

Make good use of excess summer zucchini by creating "pasta", tossing with a flavourful artichoke and tomato sauce and serving alongside simple grilled tuna steaks. If you’re short on time, substitute store-bought olive tapenade.

Portobello Mushroom, Goat Cheese and Walnut Sliders

This bite-size mushroom burger makes a tasty meat-free option at summer barbecues.