Serves 3 | Ready in 25 mins  

Dinner: Tuck into these low-cal feasts, and you'll forget you're even on a diet! 250 calories & under. This healthy, quick and easy 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.


How to Make It

Step 1

Plunge the corn and beans into boiling water for 2 minutes to soften. Drain.

Step 2

Heat the vegetable oil in a large wok. Add the onion and garlic, and cook for a couple of minutes.

Step 3

Add the curry paste, and fry for 2 minutes, stirring. Push the onion mixture to one side.

Step 4

Increase the heat, add the steak, and cook for 2 minutes to brown.


Step 5

Add the red pepper, corn, and beans, and mix well. Stir in the lime leaves, sugar, black bean sauce, lime juice, fish sauce, and 1/3 cup water or more if you like a runnier sauce. Bring to a simmer for a couple of minutes.


Step 6

Season with black pepper, and then sprinkle on the Thai basil and mint.

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