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5:2 Fast day recipe ideas

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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: it was delicious smile

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

Recipe here:

Would love to see all your ideas.

MelanieCheeks Thu 10-Jul-14 18:36:13

Vietnamese spring rolls

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

MelanieCheeks Fri 22-Aug-14 12:32:54

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.


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

Just had this;

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!

MelanieCheeks Thu 11-Sep-14 20:16:38

chilli crab noodles

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

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

MelanieCheeks Wed 12-Nov-14 16:28:32

quorn thing at 150 cals

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.

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

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

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 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

MelanieCheeks Wed 07-Jan-15 18:21:49

Got lots of red cabbage left over after Christmas?

red cabbage and stuff soup

MelanieCheeks Tue 10-Feb-15 12:56:43

Just made a rather tasty Ceasar style salad for lunch.

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.

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

200 calorie fritatta

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.

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

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

MelanieCheeks Sun 15-Feb-15 20:11:57

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

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

Marking my place.

zingano Mon 09-Mar-15 16:43:48

I like things with a lot of flavour, and using cabbage instead of noodles in this stir fry works surprisingly well - it doesn't really taste of cabbage at all.

Serves 1, 350 calories

180g raw prawns
200g white cabbage, shredded
⅓ pack Waitrose essential crunchy stir-fry vegetables
2 spring onions
2 cloves garlic
1 bird's eye chilli
2 teaspoons sesame oil
15 ml soy sauce

Gently fry the spring onion, garlic and chilli in the sesame oil in a pan or small wok.

When soft, add the rest of the vegetables and cook slowly until the cabbage is just soft.

Turn the heat up and stir in the prawns. Cook until they are just done, add the soy sauce and serve.

BigChocFrenzy Fri 10-Apr-15 09:48:17

If your family want cookies and you want to join in and have just ONE, while keeping to healthy eating:

Paleo Vegan GF Choc Chip Cookies
Mix dry:
1 c. almond meal
¼ t. sea salt
⅛ t. baking soda
¼ t. cinnamon
Then add:
3 T. coconut oil
2 T. honey or maple syrup
1½ t. vanilla
½-1 t. water, if needed

Stir in
4 T. chopped dark chocolate

Make 9 cookies

Bake 10 mins at 350F on oiled sheet
Rest 5-10 mins to firm up (important)

Nutrition 1 cookie: Calories 139, Fat 11.2g, Carbs 8.2 g, Sugar 5.6 g

BigChocFrenzy Wed 15-Apr-15 20:00:37

Beetroot and goats cheese medley
[215 cals, 13g protein]

. 225g raw or cooked beetroot, cubed
. 40g goats cheese, crumbled
. 25g pea shoots

Just arrange on a plate and enjoy !

BigChocFrenzy Fri 17-Apr-15 22:27:40

Healthy GF Vegan Green Smoothie
[115 cals, high in iron, magnesium, vitamin C]

Just nuke all together in your smoothie-maker:

. 200 ml unsweetened almond milk
. 100g strawberries
. 100g baby spinach leaves
. half teasp cinammon
. 1 teasp mint
. 1/8 teasp stevia, or to taste
. optionally ice cubes

BigChocFrenzy Fri 17-Apr-15 22:42:35

Vegan GF Green Powder Shake
45 cals, super-healthy, packed with antioxidants and vitamins

Just mix for a few seconds:

. 1 scoop Barleans Choc Silk Greens powder
. 100ml unsweetened almond milk (20 cals)
. 150 ml water / ice cubes

ErrolTheDragon Wed 06-May-15 20:47:47

MrsWhiskers Coconut dahl (as someone else asked for it on the main thread):

250g red split lentils
1 onion
2 garlic cloves
1 400g tin chopped tomatoes
1 400g tin coconut milk
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 chopped courgette (optional)
few sprays of fry light spray or similar

fry onions, garlic and cumin for a few minutes
add all other ingredients
bring to boil then simmer for around 30-35 mins stirring frequently

0.6 calories a gram (sorry, it's how I work things out for mfp!) so you get quite a plateful for your calories and it is very filling, and nutritious

Note: I'm not fond of cumin so I used some coriander(spice), cardamom, cinnamon and a bit of chili. Then added lots of fresh coriander to serve. The calorie count is for full-fat coconut milk but it worked fine with lowfat too.

MadauntofA Wed 06-May-15 21:03:02

Marking my place!

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