Roasted peppers and balsamic vinegar make a wonderful balance of flavours and provide a dramatic visual contrast to coloured pasta.
This is a very nice dessert to serve when entertaining.
These are just delicious! Even my boyfriend, who doesn't really like the tomato sauce on pizzas, loved these and just wanted more! We had them for lunch and were stuffed afterwards.
I made this recipe to deal with a "green day" on Slimming World. If you use the pasta as free food, the gammon as a healthy B choice and the soup as a Healthy B choice, it is "syn" free! Fabulous. It works; I lost 4 stone.
Just three ingredients to make an ideal after-school snack, or serve with soup for a light supper. Kids can easily assemble the quick quesadillas but should get an adult's help popping them under the grill.
Grilled cheese and milk
'Begsy' was my Aunty Beryl. When her mother died, she brought up my uncles. This is something she used to feed them on a regular basis. As the family grew up and new families emerged, this recipe was passed on but we all have our different take on it. I'm not going to lie, it isn't going to be the most healthy meal you'll ever eat but it's one of the simplest, heart warming and filling ones. One where you can almost guarantee clean plates from everyone, including children.
Exchanging the traditional tomato sauce for red pesto pasta, these pizza slices are just yummy!
Two firm favourites – baked beans and traditional cottage pie – are combined here to provide a hearty and nutritious dish for all the family. Try serving with green beans or carrots.
These easy grilled burgers are full of flavour, thanks to a few simple additions that you're likely to have to hand.
Delicious textured balls, easy and cheap to make they are great for kids as a quick summer dinner served with a baked potato, crunchy fresh salad and cheese sauce.
For a light lunch or after-school snack, these tuna toasties are delish. Tuna is mixed with mayo and celery, spread over halved muffins, then topped with tomato and Cheddar and grilled till bubbly.
For a complete healthy and tasty meal, serve with Ebly wheat or rice with diced carrots and courgettes. Also makes a great sandwich filling with cheddar cheese in fresh baguette...ideal for kids and greedy adults!! Use organic products for a nicer and tastier result.
A vegetarian delight. My husband came up with this recipe during his bachelor days - now we both love having these on those nights you want a quick but delicious supper or midnight snack. You can spice it up with tabasco too!
Make your mince go further with the tasty addition of mushrooms. Not only does it cut on fat and calories, but also your pound! A really good way to get fussy kids to eat well!
Fresh tomatoes and basil served on grilled ciabatta.
This traditional Scottish dessert is quick and easy to put together, and the nutritious combination of cream, fromage frais, oats and fresh fruit makes a superb sweet course for a special occasion meal. The whisky not only adds a taste of Scotland, but gives a fantastic kick to the flavour.
Sardines with a crunchy nut and watercress stuffing make a simple yet healthily balanced meal when served with spicy new potatoes and a salad. Sardines are a good buy – inexpensive, quick to cook and high in beneficial fish oils and vitamins. For speed, buy ready cleaned and scaled sardines.
This is such a great way to use up that bit of roasted veg that would otherwise languish in the fridge. I used feta in my frittata, but you could use a different cheese if you prefer. Similarly, I made mine with leftover roasted potato, parsnip and carrot - which worked beautifully - but do use whatever leftover veg you have.
The sweet chilli sauce in this recipe isn't overpowering but gives a subtle flavour. If a hotter flavour is required, I like to add crushed chilli flakes for a kick.