Ham & egg breakfast muffins

Scoop the avocado flesh into a small bowl and mash roughly. Stir through the chives and lemon juice, then add Tabasco and ground black pepper to taste. Spray a non-stick frying pan with oil and set it over a medium-high heat. Crack the eggs into the hot pan and fry for 2–3 min until they’re cooked to your liking. Meanwhile, toast the muffins until golden. Spread the avocado mixture over the bottom halves of the muffins, then top each with ham and an egg. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper, replace the muffin tops and serve. Nutrition scientist Bridget Benelam says: This high-protein muffin will help keep you feeling full throughout the morning. Eggs are particularly good at filling us up, as well as being rich in nutrients, providing B vitamins, selenium, vitamin D and omega-3. Although avocados are quite high in fat, about 80% of this is unsaturated, which is better for your heart health. They also contain vitamins B6 and E, potassium and copper. Smoked ham is salty, but using chives and lemon juice for a flavour boost means you won’t need to add any extra salt. How our recipe compares with a Sausage & Egg McMuffin: 430kcal 24g fat 8.5g saturates 1.9g salt

Berry nut chia muffins

Heat the oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas 5. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases. Sift the flours, baking powder and bicarb of soda into a large bowl. Add the oats and chia seeds. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, olive oil, date syrup, orange juice and vanilla extract until smooth. Add to the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the berries and all but 1tbsp of the almonds. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cases. Mix the extra oats and reserved almonds and spoon on top of each muffin. Bake for 25–30 min until springy to the touch, then transfer the muffins to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container and eat within 2 days, or freeze.

Banana & honey cheesecake

Preheat the oven to 150°C/fan 130ºC/gas 2. Lightly grease a 24cm loose-bottomed round tin and line the base with baking paper. To make the base, combine the melted spread and the biscuits in a mixing bowl, then spoon into the prepared tin, pressing down into the base. Set aside. Put all the remaining ingredients, except those for the topping, into a food processor and whiz until smooth. Pour the mixture overthe biscuit base, then bake for 1 hr to 1 hr 15 min until golden around the edge.Turn the oven off but leave the cheesecake in the oven for a further 2 hr to allow it to firm. Remove the cheesecake from the tin, transfer to a plate and cool completely in the fridge. To serve, spoon the yogurt over the chilled cheesecake, then slice.Drizzle with honey, sprinkle with lemon zest and cinnamon, and decorate with the mint and lemon.

Lemon fishcakes

Heat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6 and line a baking tray with baking paper. Boil the potatoes for 10–12 min until tender. Drain, mash and cool. Meanwhile, put the fish in a large pan, cover with boiling water and bring to the boil. Turn off the heat, cover and leave for 5 min. Lift the fish out of the cooking water, then flake into a bowl, discarding any bones. Add the cooled mashed potato to the fish, then mix in the lemon zest and juice, spring onions, parmesan and 1 of the beaten eggs. Divide the mixture evenly into 8, then form into fishcakes. Put the flour in a shallow bowl and season with pepper. Put the remaining egg in another shallow bowl, and the breadcrumbs in another. Dip each fishcake into the flour mixture, shake off the excess, then dip it into the egg, then the breadcrumbs and press to coat. Put on the baking tray. Lightly spray the fishcakes with oil, then bake for 20 min or until crisp and golden. Meanwhile, toss together the cucumber, dill and onion in a bowl. Combine the oil and vinegar in a salad bowl, then add the mixed leaves and toss. Serve 2 fishcakes per person, with the cucumber salad, dressed leaves and lemon wedges for squeezing over.

Mustard salmon with vegetable pilaf

Line a baking tray with foil and spray with oil. Put the salmon in the tray, then spread over the mustard and drizzle with the lemon juice. Cover and put in the fridge for 10 min to marinate. Heat the grill to medium. Put the rice in a large non-stick frying pan, then pour over the hot stock and bring to the boil. Stir well, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 min or until the rice is cooked and all the liquid is absorbed. Stir through the sweetcorn, peas, spinach and dates, then cover again and cook for a further 5–6 min until piping hot. Season with ground black pepper. Meanwhile, cook the marinated salmon under the hot grill for 12 min or until cooked through. Divide the grilled mustard salmon fillets and the vegetable pilaf among 4 plates, then sprinkle with chopped parsley

Couscous with six vegetables

Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 5 min until golden. Add the tomatoes, stock, chilli flakes, sultanas and carrots. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 10 min. Meanwhile, put the broad beans in a bowl, cover with boiling water, then stand for 1 min. Drain, then rinse under cold running water. Peel off the outer skin and discard. Set the beans aside. Put the couscous in a medium bowl and mix with the lemon zest and juice. Pour over 430ml boiling water, cover and leave for 2–3 min until the water is completely absorbed. Fluff with a fork, then stir through the parsley. Add the cabbage, courgettes, chickpeas and broad beans to the pan with the tomato mixture and cook for a further 5 min. 5 Top the couscous with the veg mixture, garnish with extra parsley, then serve with the yogurt to spoon over.

Basic pancakes

Sift the flours and bicarbonate of soda into a medium mixing bowl. Add the buttermilk and egg to the mixture and stir until a batter forms. Spray a medium heavy-based, non-stick frying pan with oil and set over a medium heat. Drop heaped tablespoonfuls of the batter into the pan, 2–3cm apart. Cook for 1–2 min until small bubbles appear on the surface. Flip and cook for a further 1 min or until lightly golden.

Roasted veg frittata

Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas 7 and line a large roasting tray with baking paper. Put the sweet potatoes, pepper, courgette and onion into the tray, then drizzle with the olive oil and toss to coat. Roast for 25 min. Add the asparagus or beans to the tray and roast for a further 5 min. Remove the tray from the oven, then reduce the heat to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4.

Melon & lime granita

Put the apple juice, sugar, lime zest and juice (reserving a little of the zest to decorate), in a small pan. Heat, stirring, over a low heat until the sugar dissolves. Set aside for 10 min to cool. Meanwhile, put the melon in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the lime mixture and pulse to combine. Pour the mixture into a shallow metal baking tin and freeze for 1 hr or until the edges become icy. Use a fork to stir the icy edges into the centre, then return to the freezer. Repeat this process every 30 min until the granita is completely frozen.

Roasted lemon chicken

Preheat the oven to 200ºC/fan 180ºC/gas 6. In a large frying pan, heat 1tsp of the oil, then add the chicken and sear on each side until lightly golden. Transfer the seared chicken to a large shallow casserole or ovenproof dish, then add the chopped potatoes, butternut squash, garlic cloves and lemon wedges to the dish. Scatter with the thyme, then season with ground black pepper and drizzle with the remaining oil. Toss to coat, then roast for 30 min, turning once, or until the vegetables are golden and tender and the chicken cooked through. To serve, divide the roasted chicken and vegetables among 4 plates, then scatter with the rocket. Nutrition per serving 315kcal 32g 9.4g 1.8g 4.9g 6.5g 0.3g 103mg 28.7g 2.6mg Read more on how we calculate nutrition. User Rating 0 (0 votes) Leave a comment You must be logged in to post a comment.

Spicy lemon prawn linguine

Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions. Drain, reserving 8tbsp of the cooking water, then cover to keep warm. Meanwhile, heat half the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the garlic and chilli and cook, stirring, for 1–2 min until fragrant. Add the prawns and cook for a further 2–3 min until the prawns turn pink and are almost cooked through. Add the pasta, lemon zest and juice and parsley to the pan. Cook, tossing, for 1 min or until combined and the prawns are cooked through. Meanwhile, blanch the broccoli and asparagus in a saucepan of boiling water for 2–3 min until bright green and tender-crisp. Drain, then toss with the remaining olive oil. 5 Serve the pasta with the broccoli, asparagus and lemon wedges.

Spiced prawn & pea pilaf

Heat the oil in a large, lidded non-stick frying pan. Fry the onion, stirring frequently, for 5 min, until soft but not coloured. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more min, then add the garam masala and turmeric and cook for 2 min. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for 1–2 min. Add the stock, season with black pepper and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1 min, then cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook, without stirring, for 12 min. Add the prawns and peas to the pan, but don’t stir. Cover and cook for 5 min until the prawns are cooked. Stir in the lemon juice, add a grind of black pepper and serve.

Golden veg and bean stew

Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole. Add the onion, leeks and garlic and cook for 5 min or until softened. Add the remaining veg and potatoes and cook for 8–10 min, stirring occasionally. Add the tomato paste, stock and beans and season with black pepper. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and si

Grilled prawn & chickpea salad

Put the prawns in a large bowl and spray with a little oil. Add the paprika, tumeric and 2 of the crushed garlic cloves, then gently stir to combine. Put a griddle pan over a medium-high heat. Add the prawns and cook for 1–2 min on each side until cooked (they’ll turn pink and curl up a little). Remove from the heat and set aside. In a mixing bowl, gently combine the remaining crushed garlic clove, the chickpeas, tomatoes, avocado, onion, coriander and lemon juice. Season with ground black pepper, then divide among 4 plates and top with the prawns. Serve with the lemon wedges and salad leaves.

Spaghetti with broccoli pesto

In a food processor or blender, blitz half the broccoli florets with the garlic, almonds, cheese, lemon zest and juice and olive oil until the mixture forms a chunky pesto. Season with ground black pepper, then set aside. Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions. Meanwhile, steam the remaining broccoli, the courgettes, pepper and peas for 5 min or until tender.

Beef stroganoff

Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions and drain well. Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick frying pan over a medium–high heat and spray with oil. Cook the meat, in batches, for 3–4 min, stirring from time to time, until browned. Remove from the pan, cover and keep warm. Spray the pan with more oil. Add the onion, garlic and thyme and cook for 1–2 min, then add the paprika and mushrooms and cook for a further 3–4 min. Return the meat and juices to the pan with 3-4tbsp water and the worcestershire sauce. Cover and simmer for 5–6 min. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cream.

Indian chicken & spicy mash

Preheat the grill to medium-high. Put all the potatoes and the turmeric (if using) in a large pan of water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 min or until tender. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to medium-high. Cut a few slits in the top of each chicken breast, then brush with the mango chutney. Grill for 6 min on each side or until cooked through. Drain the potatoes, then return to the pan and set aside. In a small pan, heat the curry paste for 1 min, then spoon over the potatoes with the yogurt. Mash until smooth and combined, then serve with the chicken and broccoli.




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