1. Moroccan lamb burgers
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve made these leaner spicy burgers. I even keep them stocked in my freezer. All in – bun, burger, orange coleslaw – it’s only a 562kcal meal.

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2. Lamb and chickpea curry
Being Welsh, lamb features widely in my meat recipe repertoire. This is my go-to recipe for a Friday night curry – it’s a lot less fatty than my local takeaway offerings.

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3. Zesty roast chicken
Sunday wouldn’t be Sunday without a roast, and this herby recipe ticks the boxes – healthy, tasty, easy! When it comes to serving, I trim off the skin to save even more calories (sometimes).

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4. Gluten-free cauliflower pizza
I love a health food trend that works, and this one delivers on taste and novelty factor. Swapping the bread crust for a cauliflower base lightens the carb load.

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5. Healthier tomato soup with basil
I usually have soup for lunch, as I’m not a sarnie fan. In summer, when there’s a glut of cheap tomatoes in our local market, I make this recipe. You may have seen it already, as it featured as a healthy budget option on Gloria Hunniford’s Rip-off Britain TV programme.

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6. Bircher muesli
I only got into this make-ahead oaty breakfast a few years ago. Now I’m hooked. I prepare it the night before, as I’m not great first thing in the morning. It’s easy to vary the fruit depending on the season, too.

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7. Chocolate coconut date balls
A revelation! These no-cook, hand-rolled treats are therapeutic to make (who doesn’t like a quick coating in desiccated coconut?). They’re only 94kcal each and they keep for up to 3 weeks, or you can freeze a batch. I’ve always got some in my biscuit tin.

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8. Lentil and aubergine gratin
I’ve cut down on meat, and eat veggie a few times a week. This dish is meat free, but still high in protein. I make it on a Sunday night, ready to heat up when I get in from work on busy weeknights.

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9. Thai chicken noodles
This was the recipe on the cover of our best-selling January 2016 issue. It’s not just a pretty dish – it’s low cal, low fat and low saturates, and it’s in the bowl and ready to eat in just 30 min.

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10. Healthier crème caramel
It only takes four ingredients and 15 min prep to make these little wonders – and they’re just 145kcal. I should make them more often!

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