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Fruit and vegetables that are cooked into any kind of dish count towards your 5 A Day. This means that some of your favourite meals can help you get your five portions.
To get started, why not try our healthy fajita recipe?
This meal is ideal for entertaining friends and doesn't need much preparation. Serve with a salad, and a tomato salsa if you want some added flavour.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
5 A Day portions per serving: 2
For the fajitas:
(V): For a vegetarian version, simply replace the chicken with a tin of kidney beans, drained (choose those canned in water with no added salt or sugar).
Some carrot sticks with lower-fat houmous or guacamole make a great starter.
Use any leftover fajita filling in a sandwich or baked potato.
For lots of healthy 5 A Day recipes, download our Fuel for Life leaflet (PDF, 607kb).
There are also loads of healthy recipes that kids will love at the Change4Life website and the Healthy Start website.
Important: Our website provides useful information but is not a substitute for medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your doctor when making decisions about your health.