Dinner: Tuck into these low-cal feasts, and you'll forget you're even on a diet! 250 calories & under. This healthy dinner recipe is featured in the dinner 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.
12 oz. cubed butternut squash
4 sprays nonstick cooking spray
1 vegetable stock cube
1/2 cup risotto rice
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 cup spelt
1 tbsp. fresh sage, chopped
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan
How to Make It
Heat oven to 400˚F. Spread the butternut squash out on a baking sheet, and spray with nonstick cooking spray; season, and then roast for 20 mins, stirring the squash occasionally.
Pour 2 1/2 cups water into a pan, add the stock cube, and bring to a boil. Next add the rice and onion, simmer for 10 mins, stirring occasionally. Then add the spelt, and continue to cook for 12 mins, until the water has been absorbed and the rice and spelt are just tender. Add more water if required.
Just before serving, stir in the sage, Parmesan, and seasoning. Divide the risotto between 4 warmed serving bowls, and place the roasted squash piled on top.
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