We all want to lead a healthy lifestyle but for a lot of us it is just too tempting to call up our local takeaway or stick a ready meal in the microwave. The main reason why people feel like this is because they deem diets to be boring. Many individuals feel that the only way they can lose weight and eat healthily is to consume salads all of the time. However, this is definitely not the case. You can have a healthy diet plan that is tasty, full of flavour and extremely enjoyable. Read on to discover a few great recipes you can incorporate into your diet plan…

Baked fish with a delicious lemon and herb crust

Fish should always be incorporated into your healthy diet plan – it is a fantastic source of good protein. The great thing about this recipe is the fact that it is really easy to make. You will need to preheat your oven to 230⁰c. Grease some baking paper and season your fish. You can opt for any white fish. Haddock is always a good choice. Now toast some white bread and break it up into extremely fine crumbs in the food processor. Add lemon zest, crushed garlic, herbs (chives and tarragon works well), lemon juice and oil, and mix again. You can adjust the amounts to your tasting. There’s no set rules with this one. Once you have the mix place it softly on top of your fish. Bake for approximately 12 minutes until the fish is cooked through and the top is golden. This recipe is delicious and you won’t consume more than 300 calories.

Turkey with ginger and citrus sauce

This is another recipe that is low in calories (approximately 310 kcal) and full of goodness. Start off by pressing your turkey steak into some corn flour. Heat some oil into a pan until hot. Add the steak and fry for a couple of minutes until golden on each side. Now you need to add ginger, honey and orange juice to your pan. Bring it to the boil. Add some corn flour and a small amount of water to thicken and increase the sauce. You want to keep going until you get a syrup like consistency. Now you will add the turkey back into pan until cooked. This is delicious and if you really love the fruity quality then add some orange segments into the pan too.

Hearty vegetable soup

It won’t be long until winter is upon us and thus a hearty soup is always a great addition to any diet. This one is a fantastic way of getting your five a day. Essentially you can include any vegetables you want; onions, celery, carrots, green beans, chopped tomatoes, leeks – whatever you fancy. All you need to do is heat some oil in a pain and add your vegetables. Add tomato puree and water to get the liquid consistency. Once brought to the boil add a small amount of pasta, some pepper and some herbs too. Make sure you keep stirring so nothing sticks!