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Tomato & Herb Pizza Pie

Home-made pizzas can be very healthy, with a starchy base topped with your own choice of fresh vegetables and low- fat ingredients. Look out for half-fat mozzarella, which has only 10 g of fat per 100 g (3 oz). Pizzas are fun to make and will encourage children to take an interest in food, cooking...

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Red Kidney Bean & Aubergine Pilaf

Beans are a good source of protein, especially when they are served with a cereal food such as rice, bread or pasta. They are low in fat, high in fibre and rich in many nutrients, providing iron, zinc, calcium, folate and soluble fibre.

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Chicken, Wild Mushroom & Fennel Rice

Traditional Asian-style diets, characterized by relatively large quantities of rice and small quantities of meat, offer many heart health benefits. Paella mirrors this principle and can be made with a variety of ingredients such as vegetables, fish and meat. Rice varies markedly in its glycaemic index (GI) depending on the variety. Many types of rice...

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Wild Rice Jambalaya

Prawns and other shellfish are generally low in fat and contain a small amount of omega-3 fatty acids. However, they contain a reasonable amount of cholesterol, but little appears to be absorbed by the body.

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Farfalle With Anchovy & Oregano Sauce

All pasta has a very low glycaemic index (GI). This is because it is made from high-protein semolina (finely cracked wheat) and has a dense food matrix that resists disruption in the small intestine. But even pasta made from fine flour instead of semolina has a relatively low Gl. Interestingly, there is some evidence that...

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Macaroni Cheese Surprise

All pasta is naturally healthy – rich in carbohydrates and low in fat. Wholemeal pasta is made from the whole grain and contains more insoluble fibre than the white variety, which helps to prevent constipation and other bowel problems. The ‘surprise’ in this all-time family favourite is the site of vegetables – an easy and...

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Lean Lasagne

Despite its Mediterranean origins, lasagne can be even higher in fat and calories than fried foods and chips. In this reduced-fat version, the white sauce is made from low-fat ricotta cheese, which tastes sweet and creamy.

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Tagliatelle With Bacon, Mushrooms & Pine Nuts

Skimmed milk products, natural yogurt and fromage frais can be used to replace soured cream, crème fraiche and double, whipping and single cream in most recipes. You can use whichever you prefer; yogurt is tangier and fromage frais slightly richer, sweeter and smoother. They are both very low in fat at less than ig fat...

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Simply Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes have great nutritional value. They are a good source of both vitamin C and fibre, which is in their ‘jackets, so do eat the crispy skin. They offer a far healthier alternative to chips – just look at the difference in calories and fat. COMPARE THE CALORIES & FAT CONTENT: Per 200 g...

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Garlic Mash

Baked potatoes make the best mashed potatoes – smooth, rich and creamy – and if you follow this recipe they are surprisingly low in fat. The warm roasted garlic is also ideal for spreading straight on to French bread.