Recipes that are Under 400 cals

  • Umami Baked Tomatoes

    These go very well with white fish – we have them with grilled sea bass. Serves 2 Ingredients: 3 large tomatoes Granulated stevia sweetener Good quality balsamic vinegar 1 small garlic clove 3 anchovy fillets Dried oregano Salt & pepper Method: Preheat the oven to 200° Cut the tomatoes in half. With a sharp knife, […]

  • Chicken Caesar Salad Dressing

    I thought the idea of making a Caesar dressing without oil was going to be a pretty thankless task, but I was wrong. It turns out that this recipe results in a delicious salad that doesn’t taste like diet food. Serves 2 Ingredients 2 tbsp fat free fromage frais 2 anchovy fillets (from a tin) […]

  • Tasty 150 cal ham & bean omelette

    This is an exercise in portion control; you don’t have to eat something dull and ‘virtuous’ if you don’t mind scaling down the quantities. A tasty little breakfast that, at only 150 calories, gets you ahead of the game early in the day. With a black coffee and a glass of sparkling water chaser, I […]

  • 100 Calorie Vegetable Soup

    This is my staple lunch for fast days. At only 100 calories, it leaves plenty of scope for a tasty dinner, (well, 400 calories anyway) and sees me through until then. The other bonus is that it’s simple – and therefore avoids the temptation to go for something easier and more calorific. I used to […]

  • Chachouka


    Chachouka is an Arabic term for ‘mixture,’ but is also a North African spicy red pepper and tomato stew, with eggs baked on the top. It makes a delicious mid-week supper. Serve with a crisp salad, big hunks of crusty bread to mop up the sauce and a nice glass of robust red wine. Note: […]