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.
5 beets, washed and trimmed (but unpeeled), cut into wedges
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp mint sauce
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 oz. soft goat cheese, crumbled
Small bunch of fresh mint, leaves picked
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Put the beet wedges in a roasting pan, drizzle with the olive oil and roast in the oven for 20 minutes, or until just tender.
Meanwhile, whisk together the mint sauce and balsamic vinegar, and then season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Drizzle the mint sauce mixture over the roasted beet wedges, and scatter with the crumbled goat cheese. Return the pan to the oven for 5 minutes more. Sprinkle with the mint leaves.
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