With summer just around the corner and healthy eating at the forefront of everyone’s minds, we wanted to share some easy dishes for you and all the family that contain under 500 calories. We understand that sometimes healthy eating can be hard work and very limiting but we have chosen to share some very easy, delicious, healthy recipes that take hardly any time to make.

One Pot Sausage 2

One Pot Sausage and Squash Roast

 Cooking time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4

Calories: 432

 

Ingredients:

8 sausages of your choice

350g prepared squash

500g mini new potatoes cut in half

1 tbsp oil

2 tsp paprika

Zest 1 lemon

2-3 tbsp half-fat crème fraiche

Fresh basil leaves

  1. Heat the oven to 200C/gas 6. Arrange the sausages, squash and potatoes in a roasting tin (the Tower Roaster and Rack would be ideal for this) and add in the oil, paprika and lemon zest. Season well and roast for 30 minutes, turning everything over half way through.
  2. To serve, dot the crème fraiche around the tray and scatter with basil.

 

Crab Linguine 2

Crab, Lemon and Chilli Linguine

 

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Calories: 490

Ingredients:

350g linguine

2 x 170g tinned crab meat in brine

1 red chilli de-seeded and finely chopped

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

2 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

2 crushed garlic cloves

3 tbsp olive oil

 

  1. Cook the linguine in salted boiling water until al dente. Then drain and return to the pan.
  2. Meanwhile, tip the crab with its brine into a bowl, stir in the remaining ingredients and season with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  3. Stir the crab mixture into the drained pasta and return to a low heat, stirring gently until most of the liquid has been absorbed and then serve.

 

Tip: this recipe also works with tinned Tuna.

 

Close up chorizo salad 2

Chorizo and Chickpea Salad

 

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Calories: 354

 

Ingredients:

280g pack cooking chorizo, sliced

1 large finely sliced red onion

2 red peppers, de-seeded and cut into strips

400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

12 semi-dried tomatoes

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

Rocket leaves

 

  1. Dry-fry the chorizo in a large frying pan (the Tower Colour Change Ceramic Coated Fry Pan would be ideal for this) for about 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Add the onion and peppers to the pan and soften in the chorizo fat for 10 minutes. Then stir in with the chickpeas and tomatoes and warm through.
  3. Pour in the red wine vinegar and season. Serve in bowls with a handful of rocket leaves on top.

 

Asparagus Frittata 2

Asparagus and New Potato Frittata

 

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serves: 3

Calories: 310

 

Ingredients:

200g new potatoes, quartered

100g asparagus tips

1 tbsp olive oil

1 finely chopped onion

6 beaten eggs

40g grated cheddar

Rocket leaves

 

  1. Heat the grill on high. Put the potatoes in salted water and bring to the boil. Cook for 4-5 minutes and add asparagus for a final minute and then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in an oven proof frying pan and add onion, cook until softened.
  3. Mix the eggs with half of the cheese in a jug and season. Pour over the onion into the frying pan then add the potatoes and asparagus. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and put under the grill for 5 minutes until golden and cooked through.
  4. Cut into wedges and serve on a rocket leaf salad.

 

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Roast Sea Bass and Vegetable Tray Bake

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Serves: 2

Calories: 387

Ingredients:

300g red-skinned potatoes (thinly sliced)

1 red pepper cut into strips

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 rosemary sprig, leaves removed and finely chopped

2 sea bass fillets

25g pitted black olives (halved)

½ lemon thinly sliced

Handful basil leaves

 

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Arrange potatoes, peppers and rosemary on to a non-stick baking tray. Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil and add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Roast everything together for 25 minutes, turning everything over half way through until the potatoes are golden and crisp at the edges.
  3. Place the sea bass fillets on top, sprinkle over olives and place a couple of slices of lemon on top of the fish. Roast for 7-8 minutes until cooked and serve with basil leaves.

 

Hopefully these tips have provided a little helping hand when it comes to deciding what to have at meal times. Share with us your recipes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, we would love to see your yummy dishes!

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