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!
1 yellow, orange or red pepper
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.