A healthy, balanced diet is an essential part of fitness. What, and how much, you eat affects how you look and feel. So, if you’re trying to lose weight, it might be a good idea to adjust your calorie intake.
To get you started, here are some low-calorie recipes that you can rustle up in 20 minutes. And if you think slimming down means you can’t be satisfied, think again. These recipes are rich in flavour, fun to make and add variety to your daily meals.
Each one can be whipped up in the FlavorStone Diamond range, too. Thanks to its innovative non-stick surface, you don’t need to use oils when cooking – making your dishes even healthier. Plus, you’ll find washing up much easier. As we say, “No Mess, No Stress, Just Time To Impress!”
Try these low-calorie recipes in your FlavorStone Diamond
20 minute pomegranate chicken with almond couscous
The best thing about chicken breasts? They’re healthy! And when covered in this fruity, sweet sauce, they’re anything but boring.
1 chicken stock cube
1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced
600g chicken mini fillets
4 tbsp tagine spice paste or 2 tbsp harissa
190ml bottle pomegranate juice (not sweetened; we used Pom Wonderful)
100g pack pomegranate seeds
100g pack toasted flaked almond
small pack mint, chopped
20 minute dan dan noodles
This noodle recipe is a healthy and low-calorie alternative to your favourite takeaway. It’s easy to make, too. Try it today!
dried chilli flakes ½ tsp
Szechuan peppercorns ¼ tsp, crushed
lean pork mince 200g
spring onions 4, with white and green separated
light soy sauce 2 tbsp
medium egg noodles 100g
shaoxing rice wine 1 tbsp
sesame oil 1 tsp
peanuts 1 tbsp, chopped
20 pea, broccoli and pesto ravioli
20 minute pea, broccoli and pesto ravioli
Struggling to find a speedy, low-calorie pasta dish? We’ve got it. This ravioli recipe might only have 6 ingredients, but it’s filled with all the good stuff.
long-stemmed broccoli 200g, chopped into bite-sized pieces
frozen peas 100g
spinach and ricotta ravioli 250g pack
lemon 1, zested and juiced
fresh pesto 4 tbsp
parmesan (or veggie alternative) finely grated to make 2 tbsp
Korean beef and rice bowl
20 minute Korean beef and rice bowl
Here’s a bowl of goodness for you. This recipe is bursting with vibrant colours, exciting textures and a whole lot of nutrients.
125g (41⁄2oz) sirloin steak, fat removed
2 tsp rice vinegar
pinch of chilli flakes
1⁄4 tsp honey
20g (3⁄4oz) red cabbage, shredded
4 stalks tenderstem broccoli
70g (2¼oz) carrot, sliced into strips
8 stalks of ruby or regular chard
90g (3oz) cooked quinoa and wholegrain rice mix
pinch of black sesame seeds
a few coriander leaves (optional)
lime wedges (optional)