This veggie-packed lasagna is the ultimate healthy weeknight dinner, exploding with delicious warmth of flavours to make your taste buds soar.
Sounds fancy, but we promise this simple red pepper jelly recipe is worth the bit of effort. It tastes and looks as lovely as you would think.
This crisp, Asian-style salad is an ideal side dish to serve with roast chicken and rice.
The Asian technique of stir-frying is perfect: It preserves veggies’ nutritive value, puts meals on the table in a hurry, and uses little oil.
This is a dish of bright, vivid colour and bold flavours. Onions, tomatoes and red peppers make a chunky vegetable sauce for chicken pieces, with spicy chorizo sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, rosemary and olives adding tastes of the Mediterranean. Serve with crusty bread so you don’t waste any of the delicious juices.
A spicy, high-fibre and very satisfying curry that combines lots of vegetables with lean, tender lamb chunks and lentils. Serve with whole wheat chapattis or nan.
Grilled Mediterranean vegetables, combined with plump olives and a chili pepper, garlic and lemon dressing, make an exciting topping for polenta.
Heart-healthy tuna has a unique flavour and a firm texture. Here, it is briefly pan-fried, then gently cooked in a red pepper and tomato sauce. Delicious with ciabatta.
This Greek-style dish is simple to cook but wonderfully flavoured. It combines lamb fillets with colourful vegetables, feta and fresh mint ‘ perfect for entertaining.
This is a fantastically healthy meal with a real peppery kick balanced by sweet basil and peppers. Serve with ciabatta or focaccia.
Kumquats are a small citrus fruit, like an orange, but the whole fruit is edible, adding a great tangy flavour to this easy stir-fry dish. Kumquats are believed to symbolize good fortune in the Far East. If you prefer, you may omit them.
Enjoy the fragrant flavours of cilantro and mint in this North African-inspired salad, which can be largely prepared ahead. Lamb is a good source of protein, as well as B vitamins, iron and zinc.
The technique of cooking salmon in foil captures all the succulent juices of the fish that, together with the teriyaki baste, makes a superb dressing for a mixed leaf and bean sprout salad. The fat in oily fish such as salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to boost heart health. Serve with warm bread.
Rice and corn pasta is great for those with a wheat intolerance. It cooks and tastes just like wheat pasta and comes in a variety of shapes. This is a flavour-packed dish and simply needs a crunchy green salad to complete the meal.
This is a clever variation on the traditional, meat-based Greek dish that is usually quite high in fat. The meat has been replaced with a selection of vibrantly coloured vegetables and the protein is supplied by pinto beans. The dish is topped in the traditional way but with a lighter yogourt-based sauce.
This Thai-inspired noodle salad contains kelp noodles which are easily available at your local health stores. Kelp is a seaweed that’s high in minerals and vitamins, and balances the body’s pH levels, amongst other benefits. Superfood Maca will give you fuel for the day. This sauce can be used on pasta or rice, too
This savoury chicken pie recipe is a one-stop meal, with vegetables, grains and protein all in one dish. Serve with a leafy green salad for the healthiest dinner, and pack leftovers for lunch.
Here, spears of asparagus, peppers and green onions are grilled in a ridged cast-iron pan, then mixed with oven-baked Parmesan croutons. If you haven’t got a ridged grill pan, the vegetables can be sizzled under the broiler.
‘Tostadas’ comes from the Spanish word for toasted. These flat, crisply toasted corn tortillas can be topped with all sorts of savoury things. Here a delicious spicy chicken, pepper, bean and tomato mixture is used.
How can steak be part of a smart diet? Very easily! Broil or barbecue the finest and one of the leanest of steaks, filet mignon, and arrange it on top of fresh salad greens and plenty of vegetables to make a ‘composed’ salad.