500-calorie meal plan

Relax. There's no need to count the calories in these simple dishes: all are 500 calories or less

 

 

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Image: Provençal chicken

Monday

Provençal chicken

This French favourite is bubbling with taste and packs in three of your five-a-day see recipe

  • Ready in 1 hour
  • Cooking time 45 minutes
  • Serves 4
Baked bacon and leek winter risotto

Tuesday

Baked bacon and leek winter risotto

This comforting bacon, kale and leek risotto is baked, so there's no standing and stirring involved. We love the seasonal addition of sprouts,… see recipe

  • Ready in 1 hour
  • Cooking time 50 minutes
  • Serves 4
Spiced lamb biryani

Wednesday

Spiced lamb biryani

This traditional spicy Indian rice dish is a fresh and tasty alternative to takeaway see recipe

  • Ready in 45 minutes
  • Cooking time 35 minutes
  • Serves 4
Tortilla soup with chipotle, beans and sweetcor image

Thursday

Tortilla soup with chipotle, beans and sweetcorn

Delicious and filling, this chunky Mexican-style soup has a fiery, smoky chipotle kick see recipe

  • Ready in 30 minutes
  • Cooking time 20 minutes
  • Serves 4
Salmon fishcakes with a crunchy salad

Friday

Salmon fishcakes with a crunchy salad

With capers, lemon, spring onions and a hint of mustard, these salmon fishcakes make a flavour-packed supper see recipe

  • Ready in 40 minutes
  • Cooking time 25 minutes
  • Serves 4
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