Green split pea and roasted pumpkin soup

Another 5:2 diet recipe this one; a winter warmer that’s filling and nourishing. Ideally, the dried peas need to soak overnight, so if you’re looking for a recipe for right now, try here!

Ingredients: serves 2, 195 calories per portion Continue reading


Tuna Bean Salad – under 200 calories per yummy portion

One of my initial frustrations with searching for recipes for the 5:2 diet online has been that most people have gone with 2 meals a day. As I’m determined to go with 3 smaller meals, I need dishes of around 200 calories each.

This recipe is ideal since the portions are completely in your control. For a larger meal, divide the resulting salad by 3 rather than 4. I adapted this from something we do from time to time, but I’ve calculated the calories per item so you can mix and match as you please for ‘2’ days. Obviously just check the tinned items that you are using in case the calories differ from mine :

Ingredients – serves 4, 748 calories total, 187 cals each portion Continue reading