Roasted pepper & black bean nachos

This meal may well look indulgent, but it does include at least 3 portions of vegetables – so surely that counteracts the crisps and cheese! Either way, it makes a brilliant quick and easy meal. Make in 35 minutes (5 minutes prep time, 30 minutes oven time) – serves 1 – contains 3 of your…

Paneer naan pizza

This is a super quick recipe, but if you want to give the paneer a bigger hit of flavour you could always leave it marinading for a couple of hours or even over night. Make in 15 minutes – Serves 1 – 2 of your 5 a day – Vegetarian Ingredients 50g paneer cheese, chopped…

Tortellini, pesto and asparagus soup

If you’re always buying fresh tortellini from the shop, but don’t know what the heck to do with it – then this recipe is for you. Just pop it in a really easy soup! No chopping required. Make in 5 minutes – Serves 1 – 2 of your 5 a day – vegetarian Ingredients 200ml…

Stuffed sweet potatoes

This is a super easy lunch (or dinner) recipe –  a perfect alternative to that boring sandwich or dry toast. It requires such little effort, just pop the sweet potatoes in the oven for a bit, then add the topping before devouring swiftly. Make in 50 minutes (with a 45 minute break) – Serves 1…

Sheet pan vegetable fajitas

This is a firm favourite in my house – it’s such a go-to easy meal, which we probably dish up once a week. It’s by no means an authentic Mexican recipe, so there are no blending of multiple spices to get just the right flavour. You just bung in one spice and you’re done. It’s…

Oven-baked vegetable fajitas

This is a firm favourite in my house – it’s the go-to easy meal, which is probably dished up once a week. It’s by no means an authentic Mexican recipe. I’ve massively simplified it over the years, down to the very basics. So there are no blending of multiple spices to get just the right…

Gnocchi with feta, spinach and peas

Not only is this a recipe that requires absolutely no chopping at all, it also uses ingredients with a good shelf life – making it a great meal to cook when you’re low on time as well as groceries. Plus, it’s super tasty too. Make in 10 minutes Serves 1 2 of your 5 a…

Roasted vegetables with feta and pesto

This recipe is exactly as the title suggests – vegetables roasted in the oven with feta and pesto stirred through. It’s pretty simple to make, but feels really quite indulgent. Amazingly, the roasted cauliflower is one of the tastiest vegetables I’ve eaten. Usually I find cauliflower pretty underwhelming, but accidentally adding it to this dish…

Edamame

They look pretty dull, don’t they? They are, in fact, the perfect snack – ready to eat, nutritious and (dare I say it…) delicious. Edamame beans are young soybeans and are really popular in East Asian cooking. They are rich in protein, fibre and nutrients such as maganese, phosphorus, folate and vitamin K. These beans…

Roasted vegetable lasagne

Lasagne is always quite a treat, and this roasted vegetable lasagne is no exception. Fortunately, it’s fairly light, helping avoid that slump after eating. Also, the cheat white sauce of crème fraiche and parmesan means you don’t need to spend any time stirring on the hob. Make in 1 hour 30 minutes (with 2 x…