RATATOUILLE: low cal health on a plate.

My favourite supper for a 5:2 intermittent fast day, is ratatouille.  Hot or cold this yummy meal is easy, peasy and will give you well over your quota of five veg a day!  Packed full of vitamins and minerals this quick meal is perfect for the 5:2 diet at only 250 calories. Halve all the ingredients, apart from the oil,  if you want to make it a 125 calorie meal!

For non-fast days, it's a perfect side dish with lean meat or fish or a baked sweet potato.  Yum!

RATATOUILLE.  OR VEGETABLE STEW!

INGREDIENTS

I aubergine

1 yellow, orange or red pepper

1 courgette

1 clove of garlic

I small red onion

A tin of tomatoes or, even better, 3 fresh tomatoes plus a little water

Herbs & salt for personal taste

Teaspoon of olive oil

A dash of balsamic vinegar

Cut all the veg into small pieces (no need to sweat the aubergine nowadays), fry the onion & garlic in the teaspoon of olive oil for 3-5 minutes, add all the veg and seasoning, a little liquid if you need to and are not using the tinned tomatoes.  That's it: pop a lid on, and cook on low heat for half an hour or so.  Yummy cold or hot and can be frozen easily.