5:2 Fast day recipe ideas

(218 Posts)
frenchfancy Wed 19-Sep-12 07:56:07

For those following the 5:2 diet and would like ideas for fast day meals. Please post your favourites.

Yesterdays lunch was carrot and coriander soup - 110 cals

recipe here: www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7003/carrot-and-coriander-soup it was delicious smile

Had squash and chorizo stew last week also very nice - 264 cals

Recipe here: www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4824/squash-and-chorizo-stew

Would love to see all your ideas.

AllIWantForChristmasIsANewBody Sun 22-Feb-15 11:02:31

Marking my place.

Colmans sachet mixes ( Mediterranean chicken, paprika chick eye) come on around 200 cals, and are easy to share with family.

whatmess Thu 12-Feb-15 17:43:36

Don't add the hot water, just the Kale.

whatmess Thu 12-Feb-15 17:42:20

Just threw this Couscous and Kale Stirfry together, surprisingly very tasty and only 174 Cal

1 spray of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tomato (approx 125g)
45g Onion
1/4 green Chili
1/2 tsp of your choice of spice, I used Roasted Garlic and Herb mix but I think it would be nice with curry as well.
30g raw Couscous
80g Kale

I soaked the Kale in hot water and added that and the couscous at the end of frying all the other ingredients. The water from the Kale was enough to cook the couscous perfectly.

MostAmused Wed 11-Feb-15 20:09:05

Just made a rather tasty Ceasar style salad for lunch.

Dressing:
60g natural yoghurt
2 anchovies from a jar
lemon juice
black pepper.

Using the back of a fork, smoosh the anchovies into the yoghurt, and add lemon juice and pepper to taste.

In a tub or bowl, combine shredded lettuce (a crunchy one works best), roast chicken pieces (this is a good Monday fast meal to use up leftovers), and a chopped hard-boiled egg. Stir the dressing through to coat well.

60g chicken 100 cals
60g yoghurt 54 cals
anchovies 15
boiled egg 70
lettuce 10

Total 250 calories.

Got lots of red cabbage left over after Christmas?

red cabbage and stuff soup

karinmaria Mon 05-Jan-15 21:55:27

First fast day down - had a cuppa for breakfast (I normally do this) and then Covent Garden skinny Goan chicken and lentil soup for lunch (just under 200 cals). 100g smoked salmon with loads of spinach, watercress and rocket, a cooked beetroot and some rice vinegar for dinner. Now sipping a cup of marigold veg bouillon. Came to just under 500 cals for the day.

Thank you for inspiring me everyone. Next fast day is Weds smile

lavendersun Sun 04-Jan-15 08:16:13

I really recommend the Hairy Dieters Books, most of the recipes are well under 500 cals and they are all things that the whole family can eat.

I try not to eat anything all day on a FD, saving myself for something lovely for dinner.

karinmaria Sat 03-Jan-15 23:23:45

Marking place, and hoping to contribute soon - starting on Monday!

lavendersun Sat 03-Jan-15 07:17:44

This is really good, from the hairy dieters, 299 calories and there seemed to be a lot of it.

I had it with a green salad with cherry tomatoes, everyone else had a baked potato too.

Good family meal and the children present loved it.

nicelikenigella.com/2013/07/20/the-hairy-dieters-low-fat-crispy-chicken/

poshme Mon 15-Sep-14 15:18:59

Marking place- just started 5:2 and struggling with ideas so thanks for all of these.

Blackhandbag Tue 09-Sep-14 21:30:32

Just had this;

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/10033/aubergine-tomato-and-parmesan-bake-melanzane-alla-

It was absolutely amazing, so satisfying.

Obviously I hugely reduced the amount of oil, my aubergine dry fried lovely in my griddle with no oil.

I used 50g of feta crumbled through it and didn't use the egg and I only sprinkled 15g of Parmesan on top.

It was absolutely beautiful, like lasagne but about a quarter of the cals!

Only regret was not making another for Thursdays fast day!

Tuna salad:

Drain one tin tuna (105 cals)
Mix in a good handful of spinach(5 cals), a roast red pepper from a jar (40 cals), some mushrooms from a jar (10 cals) and a good dollop of salsa dip (30 cals)

Stir and chop so that it's all well combined.

Eat.

lagoon Mon 21-Jul-14 08:34:25

I'm marking my place, started this WOL a year ago and lost a few pounds and got a my 'goal' weight, then lost my mojo.... Need to get back into fasting to lose 3-4 pounds again then maintain!
I LOVE this Spicy Creole Prawns Recipe it's under 400 cals, as I eat nothing all day (live off sparkling calorie free water) and have a main meal and a small dessert such as yogurt in the evening, I find this works for me. It's slightly faffy to make but worth it as very yummy, I've still been having this meal pretty much weekly since I gave fasting a break, just not been measuring blush

flowerpowergirl Tue 13-May-14 14:46:42

Marking place. Thx

ErrolTheDragon Mon 05-May-14 16:31:12

TakeMe - should be fine. Before my DH started working mostly from home I'd often omit garlic from everything because he didn't want antisocial breath.

I am starting this WOL tomorrow. However I am intolerant to Garlic. Can I remove it from these recipes without much change to them do you think?

Breadandwine Sun 20-Apr-14 15:03:42

grin

Here's a treat for a NFD - but it's also calorie counted for a FD.

Mmm… TRIFLE!

grin

ErrolTheDragonsEgg Fri 18-Apr-14 17:08:24

> Is there any reason I can't just have a bowl of sprouts with some butter for dinner?

probably depends whether you live alone or not wink.

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