Fad (and faff!) Free Recipes - 50 Real Food Recipes for Under 500 Calories

Our recipes are real food – the sort of thing that are quick and easy to put together with ingredients that you'll find easy to get hold of and prepare.

Fad Free Recipes Book

Losing weight needn't be about depriving yourself

Here at weightlossresources.co.uk, we know that successful dieting is not about depriving yourself and eating nothing but endless salads and cardboard snacks.

We also know that sometimes it can be hard to find the inspiration to put together a delicious, filling meal which won't break the calorie bank.

“I think it's a really good cookbook – simple, straightforward, with plenty of choice but nothing overly complicated or time consuming. It should be on the kitchen shelf of everyone who has a busy life and waistline they want to reduce or keep slender.”

Hudson14 (WLR Member and Regular Weight Loss and Food Blogger)

50 easy, calorie counted meals

None of us want to eat the same dishes day in and day out, and we certainly don't want weird, hard to get hold of ingredients or faffy, chef inspired processes which involve you hanging from the ceiling with an egg whisk!

So we've done the hard work for you and created this simple, easy to use book.

You'll find 50 easy, calorie counted meals that have been put together with one thing in mind – to help you cut calories without worrying about time and effort.

Plus our favourite tips and tricks for losing weight

You'll also finds that we've included our favourite tips and tricks for cutting calories and reducing portions to help you make healthy choices for all your meals, not just the ones in our recipe book.

  • Lose Weight the Easy Way
  • Why Calorie Counting
  • How Many Calories Do You Need?
  • 8 Simple Tips for Cutting Calories
  • Control Your Portions
  • 10 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Portion Sizes

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Easy to make, real food for every day

With our Fad Free Recipes you'll just find simple, low calorie, easy to make, real food for every day – whether you're cooking for one, for a family or for a dinner party.

Inside our handy book, you'll find a selection of filling favourites and recipes from around the world that contain normal, everyday ingredients readily available from your supermarket.

Plus, to make sure that you don't feel like you're “on a diet”, there's a selection of tasty desserts and a handy list of calorie counted snacks for when you fancy a treat.

All recipes are listed with calories, protein, carbohydrates, sugars, fats, saturated fats, fibre and fruit and veg portions per serving.

Sample fad free recipes

Indulgent Cheeseburger and Homemade Chips

Who would have thought you could have a full on melting cheeseburger with chips for less than 500 calories?! These burgers are also great cooked on the BBQ, and you can experiment with putting different herbs and spices into the burger mixture – a WLR favourite is chopped fresh chilli.

Chicken with Creamy Garlic Mushrooms  Ready in 20 minutes

A really quick dish for those nights when you just want to get something on a plate but don't want to compromise on enjoyment.

Lime Crusted Fish with Roast Potato Chips

A fantastic alternative to a greasy take away portion of fish and chips with fresh, zingy flavours for less than 500 calories.

Moroccan Spiced Lamb  All your 5-a-day in one serving!

A longer cooking time really reaps rewards with this rich and interesting Eastern inspired lamb dish.

Fillet Steak with Redcurrant Sauce and Dijon Mash

Sometimes you just can't beat a good bit of steak!


A true classic dish, the rich coffee flavour of Tiramisu is best served chilled, a truly indulgent dessert.

“It's a great selection of recipes… [my Husband] and I made the tiramisu on Saturday night (It's his favourite dessert) and it was impossible to tell that it was a “weight-loss-friendly” version… definitely the only version we're going to make in future… For him to give the WLR-approved version such a hearty thumbs up was a very good thing indeed.”

Hudson14 (WLR Member and Regular Weight Loss and Food Blogger)

More Low Calorie Recipes

If you need ideas and inspiration for low calorie recipes that taste good and fill you up, take a peek into the Weight Loss Resources databases. You'll find meals, snacks, sweets and savouries, low in calories, good to eat and easy to prepare. You can also calorie count your own recipes - simply find your ingredients in the Weight Loss Resources food database and the programme will tell you how many calories per serving. You can access the programme and databases free, for 24 hours.

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