Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, gluten free or low-carb, you'll find plenty of dishes here to suit you. And most of them can easily be adapted for other diets. Many of our recipes are already low in calories but, if your goal is to lose weight, you can reduce the calorie count further by limiting the amount of oil or cheese you use. 

There's no denying that snacking is now part of everyday life, but the most common snacks- think crisps and biscuits - are not always healthy. If you're in the mood to snack, we have created tempting recipes which include anything from one to four portions of veg, to use as a "top-up" to help you get to five-a-day.

The five-a-day message is drummed into us daily- by the media, at the doctors surgery, or as we wander down the supermarket aisle - but we still fall short of the target. Why? It's not that we lack good intentions. In fact in the most recent recorded year we threw away more than 12 billion portions of fruits and vegetables. 

Research tells us there are two simple reasons. First, preparing vegetables that the family all like with every meal can be time-consuming. Second, most of us just don't find vegetables interesting enough. But with the range or new, creative recipe ideas from Thrive On Five, vegetables never need to be a plain or boring afterthought again.