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.


Recipe Summary

Serves 4. Ready in 45 mins.


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts

200 calories.