Recipes (serves two)

Fruity Coleslaw

  • ¼ white cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of low fat mayonnaise
  • ½ apple, grated (optional)
  • small handful of sultanas (optional)

Mix everything together

Couscous Salad

  • 100g (or half a mug) couscous (prepare as manufacturer’s instructions)
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small red onions, chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped

Bind together with 2 tablespoons of pesto or chilli sauce.

Chunky Tomato Salsa

  • ½ tin chopped tomatoes; or
    4 small fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 spring onions; or
    1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon of paprika or chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh coriander, roughly chopped

Mix everything together

Mackerel Paté

  • 1 pack of cooked, smoked mackerel fillets (usually 2 or 3 per pack), remove skin
  • 250g (or a small tub) soft cream cheese (option: choose low fat variety)
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • black pepper to taste

Break up the mackerel in a bowl with a fork. Add cream cheese and lemon juice, season with black pepper and mix well with a fork or use a hand blender for a smoother paté.