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Italian tomato and spinach risotto just 294 calories

A huge thank you to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member Lana Guyett who has shared this simple risotto recipe with us.

We love that it’s a ‘throw it all in the pot’ style recipe, so you don’t have to stand over the pan for the duration of the cooking!

All those hidden veggies mean it’s a healthy option for the whole family. Perfect served with a light green salad on the side. Feel free to use vegetable stock if you’d like to make this meal vegetarian.

And here’s a tip – this recipe can be frozen in single serves and then defrosted for another meal. 

Italian tomato and spinach risotto

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Italian tomato and spinach risotto


  • 2 medium brown onions, sliced (200 grams)
  • 1 tsp olive oil (5 mls)
  • 250 grams courgette, finely chopped or grated
  • 1.5 cups arborio riceuncooked (240 grams)
  • 4.5 cups low-sodium chicken stock (1125 mls)
  • 3 tsp mixed herbs (1.5 grams)
  • 400 grams tinned diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups baby leaf spinach (120 grams)
  • 1/2 cup cheese, grated (72 grams)
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste (60 ml)


  1. Finely slice the onions and brown them in the pan with the oil.
  2. Add courgette to pan once onion is browned.
  3. Add mixed herbs and cook for a minute.
  4. Add rice and cook for a minute.
  5. Add chopped spinach, stock, tomato paste, and tinned tomatoes to the pan and stir.
  6. Simmer and stir occasionally.
  7. Once rice is cooked and liquid evaporated add the cheese and stir until mixed through, then serve.
Makes 6 serves at 294 calories per serve.

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