Lunch: Keep hunger pangs away with these healthy and delicious dishes! 150 calories and under. Lose weight the 5:2 way. This healthy, quick and easy 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 that meet the daily 500 calorie allotment for the 2 days of intermittent fasting, as required by the 5:2 Diet.
125g frozen baby lima or edamame beans
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 sprigs fresh mint
1/2 small clove garlic, minced
1 tsp tahini
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper
1 large carrot, cut into sticks
2 celery stalks, cut into sticks
How to Make It
Boil 1 cup of lightly salted water in a saucepan. Add frozen beans, peas, and mint sprig. Simmer for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Drain and reserve mint and cooking water. Set aside both vegetables and cooking water to cool.
Pour cooled beans and peas into the small bowl of a food processor. Add garlic, tahini, and lemon juice. Strain 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid into the food processor. Discard mint.
Blend until almost smooth, adding more cooking liquid if necessary. Season to taste. Garnish with a few leaves from the remaining mint. Serve with the crudités.
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