Whether you're one of our beloved GP4:3 customers or you're a fan of the 5:2 diet, these recipes all make great low calorie lunch options for the days when you only consume 500 or 600 calories. Alternatively, if you're just looking for some quick and healthy lunch ideas look no further:
Beetroot & Feta Salad : 125calories per serving
This is a super quick, satisfying salad. If you're lactose-free or vegan switch the feta for a low-calorie vegan cheese or replace with a small handful of chopped walnuts.
Squeeze of lemon juice
Splash of apple cider vinegar
Season with cracked black pepper
1.Put beetroot, feta and spinach on plate.
2.Whisk together lemon juice apple cider vinegar and black pepper
3.Pour the dressing over the salad and enjoy!
Naked Turkey Burger with Corn on the cob : 328calories per serving
Using lean turkey mince this delicious recipe is sure to fill you up and it's only just over 300 calories.
100g Turkey Mince
1 small egg - beaten
1 clove minced garlic - can use lazy garlic or pre-prepped alternative just check nutritional content
1 finely chopped spring onion
Pinch of chilli flakes
1 corn on the cob
1.Mix together turkey mince, beaten egg, garlic, spring onion and chilli and season
2.Form into a burger patty and pop in the fridge for an hour
3.Either dry fry the burger in a non-stick pan, pop it in the oven until cooked through or slide it onto the bbq to get that lovely charred flavour
4.Boil the corn on the cob for approximately 6-7 minutes
5.Plate up and enjoy!
Top Tip: If you’re wanting a little sauce for your burger use a few splashes of light soy sauce, not your traditional burger sauce but it ups the flavour without the calories! You can also wrap the burger in a large lettuce or cabbage leaf if you're really missing the bun.
Pitta Pizza: 178 calories per serving
It's not quite a Domino's stuffed crust, but if you're a pizza fan this is a great alternative for your lower calorie days.
1 wholemeal pitta – we recommend the weight watchers ones or lo-dough.
25g extra light cream cheese – Philadelphia extra light is perfect
1 tomato roughly chopped
Pinch of garlic
Pinch of oregano
Pinch of basil
1.Pop the pitta on a preheated baking-tray - helps prevent soggy bottoms.
2.Add the toppings
3.Cook in the oven for 5 – 8 minutes at 180C fan
A lot of us fancy something sweet post-lunch or mid-afternoon so here are a couple of Fast Day snack ideas:
10 pistachios: 60 kcal
100g blueberries + a small handful of almonds: 135kcal
100g plain popcorn: 112kcal
Frozen grapes (around 5/6): 60kcal