Serves 4 | Ready in 15 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

Simmer the beans in the chicken stock and 1 1/4 cups water for 10 minutes. Drain completely, and crush lightly. 

Step 2

Meanwhile, pour the tomatoes into a pan, and cook with the onion for 5 minutes. Add wine, mushrooms, sugar, and vegetable stock; bring to a boil, and simmer for 15 minutes. Season to taste.


Step 3

Cook the meatballs in a nonstick frying pan in nonstick cooking spray for 10 minutes, turning, until browned and cooked through. Serve with the tomato sauce and beans, garnished with basil.

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