This Italian soup not only warms you up, but it’s also a good source of protein and fibre, thanks to the turkey sausage, navy beans and nutrient-packed kale.
Store-bought ketchup can be laden with sugar and sodium, so we like to make a batch of our own to control the amount we consume.
Move over avocado toast. There’s a new, and just as pretty, app that’s sure to be as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate. You can enjoy shrimp toast anytime, whether it’s just for yourself for lunch or as an app for dinner guests.
Serve this tasty seafood dish with lemon wedges and crusty bread.
These tender, golden shrimp cakes, inspired by the flavours of Spanish tapas, are deceptively easy to pull together. Plus you can make them ahead and simply reheat.
These flavourful crab remoulade cups are made with flaky phyllo pastry. We suggest using crab claw meat for the remoulade, if available.
These Chicken Chipotle Tacos are great for a dinner gathering with friends.
This Greek Lima Beans recipe is inspired by the gigantes that are often part of a Greek meze platter. The lima beans are hearty and deep but have a hit of brightness and tang thanks to the dill and feta.
Give your usual stir-fry an upgrade with this flavourful coconut twist
Spinach is not only a great diabetes superfood, it’s full of antioxidants. Made with lean ground beef and turkey, this meat-and-potatoes dish is a slimming star. In this recipe, the other vegetables get roasted and puréed to make a great sauce.
Weight-loss bonus: A 2012 study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that increased fish intake over a six-month period was positively associated with weight loss in women. Oily fish such as salmon and farmed rainbow trout are full of protein, omega-3 fats and vitamin D that may help you slim down
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
A vegetarian version of the hearty French country dish, this uses canned beans for a quick and easy one-pot. It’s finished in the traditional way, with a crunchy breadcrumb and herb topping, plus nuts for extra protein.
An aromatic North African-style casserole, richly flavoured with dried fruits and warmly spiced with ginger and cinnamon. The sweetness of the honey tempers the fiery harissa, and chickpeas add high-fibre carbohydrate to the dish.
This modern version of the popular favourite, Lancashire hot-pot, is still slow-cooked for maximum flavour, but is lighter, using lean lamb and more vegetables than the original recipe. If you like, sprinkle the top with a little cheddar cheese at the end of cooking.
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.
Flavoured with a small amount of spicy sausageand chili flakes, this is a traditional taste of Mexico. Guacamole and tortillas complete the meal.
As the name suggests, this has a messy appearance, a bolognaise mixture served between whole wheat rolls, but it’s a recipe all the family will love, and the filling can be prepared ahead or frozen. Lean ground chicken is used here as a healthy alternative to ground beef, but you could use either.
A no-cook recipe is perfect for a light lunch when time is short. Remember to include the sardine bones in the mixture, as they are quite soft and mash easily, adding valuable calcium to the dish. The raw vegetables have maximum food value to keep you going on a busy working day. Follow with some juicy fresh fruit.