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5 Speedy, Healthy (and – whisper – low fat) Suppers

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Hello there lovely people! Today I have 5 recipes for you that I was commissioned by iVillage to write. I believe that you never have to compromise on flavour, even if you are strapped for time or aiming for a healthy and low fat meal. Fat is delicious though, don’t get me wrong, it’s just that, for balance, some days we have to behave. With these recipes, you can be satisfied that you are not missing out.

Gurnard with Tomato & Mint Sauce

Gurnard (photographed above) is a most underrated fish. Very delicate in flavour it takes fruity flavours like tomato, and herbs very well. I first had it in Croatia many years ago. I just couldn’t resist the bright orange fish and the waiter assured me it was delicious, it really is. Not only that but it is really reasonably priced, I got 2 fish for £5 in Borough Market, ask your fishmonger to stock it for you if they don’t already. It’s sustainable too – embrace the gurnard.

Full recipe on iVillage.

Pork Tenderloin with Spinach and Cannelini Beans

5 quick and healthy dinnersPork Tenderloin is super low in fat and cooks so quickly. Served with spinach and cannelini mash, you can have a delicious dinner in minutes, literally.

Full recipe on iVillage.

Lemon, Garlic & Thyme Chicken with Broccoli and Potatoes

ivillage 016I used breast here as it’s virtually fat free. Use the best chicken you can afford, and you will be rewarded with flavour and moisture in spades. Marinade for as long as you can too.

Full recipe on iVillage.

Prawn Cous Cous

5 quick and healthy dinnersSuper quick with bright flavours, this makes a terrific lunch as well as a speedy supper. Use raw prawns if you can. The best are ones sourced from the North Atlantic.

Full recipe on iVillage.

Linguine with Tomato and Aubergine

5 quick and healthy dinnersThis dish isn’t a looker but it is rich and delicious. It’s vegetarian too, for those days when you need to counteract your steak indulgence! It’s is also a nice topping for bruschetta, if you want something cosy for a fireside February evening.

Full recipe on iVillage.

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