Lunch: Keep hunger pangs away with these healthy and delicious dishes! 150 calories and under. Lose weight the 5:2 way. This healthy recipe is featured in the lunch section of the new 5:2 Starter's Guide to The 2-Day Diet. The book provides a selection of over 100 tasty recipes to help you meet the daily 500 calorie allotment for the 2 days of intermittent fasting, as required by the 5:2 Diet.
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, cut in half and sliced
3 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 2/3 lbs. peeled butternut squash wedges
1 vegetable stock cube
3 preserved lemons, roughly chopped
1 cup pitted green olives
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
12 oz. kale, steamed, to serve (optional)
How to Make It
In a large nonstick saucepan, heat olive oil. Cook onion and garlic over medium heat for 8 minutes, or until soft.
Stir in the spices. Add squash and cook for 1 minute. Cover butternut squash with water. Add stock cube. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 12–15 minutes.
Stir the lemons and olives and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until squash is tender. Garnish with parsley, and serve with steamed kale.
Smart Tip: The kale comes in at 32 cals per serving. You can reduce your calories by omitting it, but it's a great superfood, full of goodness, so try to keep it in if your calorie intake allows.
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