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More delicious recipes for your new diet. We hope that you have had time to make some of the earlier low calorie diet recipes and diet recipes 2.

If you are restricting your calorie intake then we believe that what you do eat should be enjoyable, tasty and healthy food.
When you make your own meals you can control the calories, save money and ensure the ingredients are fresh and top quality.

However, we are all human and lead busy lives, so there are bound to be days where you'll need to buy ready-prepared dishes or ingredients - just watch the calorie content, as there are often lower fat/sugar options these days.

Our tongues are bristling with taste buds, so give them a treat and try some of our diet recipes. Try not to eat in front of the tv, make your dinner an occasion - try and sit down with your loved ones and enjoy your food. Taking time to eat and digest tends to make you feel more satisfied, and less likely to reach for more snacks later.

spicy mushroom and tomatoSpicy Mushrooms and Tomatoes

Serves 4 - 160 calories per portion

2 English muffins, toasted
4 ripe vine tomatoes, chopped
8oz/200g mushrooms
1/2 tsp mild chili powder
1 tbsp tomato puree
fresh basil
a splash of olive oil

Heat a pan with oil. Add chopped tomatoes, mushrooms ,basil and chili powder. Cook until soft, then add tomato puree and spoon over 1/2 toasted muffin.

Healthy PancakesHealthy Pancakes

Serves 4 - around 70 calories per pancake

1 egg
4oz/ 100g plain flour
1/2 pint /275 ml skimmed milk
a little sunflower oil to fry

Place flour in bowl and make a well in centre. Add egg to well and stir, gradually adding milk until smooth.

Heat frying pan and add 1-2 tablespoons of batter and cook, turning over half way.

Serve warm with 1 sliced banana and a spoonful of natural yogurt.

banana smoothie

Banana Smoothie

Serves 1 - 180 cals

1 small banana
4oz/100g natural low-fat yogurt (bio if available)
4oz/100g strawberries (or raspberries)
4 ice cubes

Blend, garnish with a whole juicy strawberry and enjoy.

pizzaMediterranean Pizza

Serves 4 - 295 cals per portion

You can use ready -made pizza bases and tomato sauce or try this delicious low cal recipe. * If you want to just make a quick single pizza try using a pita bread as a base.

350g strong white plain flour
7g easy blend yeast sachet (use the ones that don't need sugar added)
1 tbsp olive oil
225ml (8 fl oz) lukewarm water

Sieve the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Mix the yeast, olive oil and water together and add to the well.

Bring flour gradually into the liquid until you have a ball of dough. Place ball on clean floured work surface and knead until springy and smooth. Place in bowl and cover with cling film and put in a warm place for about an hour, or until doubled in size.

Knock the air out of the dough and knead again for a few minutes. Roll out to rough circles about 0.5 cm thick and place on oiled tray. Preheat oven to 220C/425F/Gas mark 7.

pizza sliceTopping
1 tin 400g plum tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato puree
2 cloves garlic, chopped
extra virgin olive oil
handful fresh basil, roughly torn
salt and pepper to taste
chopped vegetables of choice: peppers, mushrooms, onion, courgette, olives
50g half-fat mozzarella, grated

Heat a splash of olive oil to a pan and add garlic, add tomatoes, basil and seasoning. Cook for 20 minutes, mash until smooth.

Spread the tomato sauce on the pizza base and add plenty of chopped vegetables: peppers, mushrooms, onion, courgette, olives and sprinkle over the cheese. Cook for around 15 minutes until the base is cooked through and crispy. Serve with a dark green salad.

chilli tortillaSlimmer's Chilli Beans and Tortillas

Serves 2

1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 red chilli pepper, finely chopped
1 tin mixed beans in chili sauce
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tsp paprika
splash corn oil
salt and pepper to taste

Topping: sprinkle of low fat mozzarella cheese, grated
1 oz/28g tortilla crisps

Heat the oil in a pan and add onion and pepper - cook until golden, then add garlic, paprika and red chilli. Stir in tinned beans and tomatoes and season to taste.

Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Top with crushed tortilla crisps* and sprinkling (not too much!) of mozzarella and pop under a hot grill for a couple of minutes. Serve with crispy salad

* To cut further calories if you have time make your own tortilla crisps

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