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There are many recipe collections with enticing but fattening dishes. If you’re dieting or watching your weight and need to avoid such temptations then you need to know about the websites and apps that offer delicious but healthy or low-fat recipe options.
- Alrecipes.co.uk: this UK arm of a popular American site houses more than 2000 healthy recipes, and includes low fat, high fibre, gluten-free, low GI and diabetic recipe collections.
- Channel4.com: Channel 4 has recipes on its site that feature in C4 TV programmes and a wealth of other meals and tips. Its healthy recipes section has been usefully broken down into breakfasts, lunches, snacks, desserts and recipes for kids, as well as recipes to help boost your intake of the recommended five a day.
- Weightwatchers.co.uk: if you’re dieting, the Weightwatcher site offers recipes in line with its diet plans, as well as meal planners, dinner party options and some great tips on how to swap sinful foods for healthier alternatives.
- Menshealth.co.uk: specifically aimed at men, this no-nonsense section of a popular magazine’s website provides healthy recipes men won’t shirk off as faddy, and has some interesting articles that include tips on how to stave off hunger pangs, what to avoid if you’re cutting carbs, and what foods are good for energy.
- BBC Good Food (iPhone, iPad; Android: Free): this one-stop shop for recipes, tips and tools, that allows you to organise your favourite recipes and create shopping lists, has a Good Food Healthy recipe pack available for £1.79.