500-calorie springtime meal plan

These low-calorie recipes make the most of spring's delicious bounty. This meal plan also works a treat if you're on a 500-calorie diet, from asparagus carbonara to a colourful leek and pea quinotto

5 recipes

Image: Leek and pea quinotto


Leek and pea quinotto

A delicious dinnertime treat, made with spring vegetables see recipe

  • Ready in 45 minutes
  • Cooking time 40 minutes
  • Serves 4
Asparagus carbonara


Asparagus carbonara

A vegetarian version of the classic Italian carbonara recipe see recipe

  • Ready in 35 minutes
  • Cooking time 15 minutes
  • Serves 4
Image: Pan fried haddock with creamy mustardy spring greens and herby new potatoes


Pan-fried haddock with creamy mustard spring greens

A spring-fresh dinner with herby new potatoes see recipe

  • Ready in 35 minutes
  • Cooking time 25 minutes
  • Serves 4
Image: Salmon fish fingers with harissa crumb


Salmon fish fingers with harissa crumb

Make these salmon fish fingers using ciabatta breadcrumbs and spicy harissa paste for a delicious Middle Eastern flavour. Serve with a side… see recipe

  • Ready in 35 minutes,…
  • Cooking time 15 minues
  • Makes 10 fish…
Image: Roast chicken with rhubarb


Roast chicken with rhubarb

Rhubarb adds a lovely fruity twist to your roast chicken see recipe

  • Ready in 1 hour 50…
  • Cooking time 1 hour 20…
  • Serves 6
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