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Did you know that every issue of our amazing magazine includes a 7-day eating plan – for a fuss-free week of Food Optimising recipes at your fingertips? 

As well as delicious ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner – plus snacks and treats – you’ll find a scannable shopping list to make it super-simple to stock your fridge and cupboards. 

Pick up this month’s issue and you’ll find a vegetarian 7-day eating plan (with plenty of ideas for meat and fish-lovers, too). Here’s a ‘sneak peek’ recipe for you to follow… 

Ratatouille pasta bake video

Ratatouille pasta bake recipe 

serves 4 
ready in 1 hour 15 mins 
6 Syns per serving  

What you need: 

low-calorie cooking spray  
2 red peppers, deseeded and chopped into chunks  
2 red onions, cut into wedges  
2 aubergines, chopped into chunks  
2 courgettes, chopped into chunks  
2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes  
2 garlic cloves, crushed  
300g dried pasta shapes (we used fusilli)  
280g reduced-fat mozzarella, torn into small pieces  
½ small pack fresh basil, to serve  
80g rocket, to serve 

What you do: 

1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6 and spray a large, non-stick baking tray with low-calorie cooking spray. Add the peppers, onions, aubergines and courgettes and spread them out. Spray the veg with low-calorie cooking spray and roast for 40 minutes, until caramelised and soft, turning halfway.  

2. While they’re roasting, put the tomatoes in a large non-stick saucepan along with the garlic. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, until reduced and thickened. Season lightly and set aside. Now boil the pasta for 3 minutes less than the pack instructions (it will finish cooking in the oven), then drain and toss into the tomato sauce.  

3. Once the vegetables are ready, stir them through the pasta mixture, then spoon everything into a large baking dish. Evenly scatter over the mozzarella and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the mozzarella has melted and is turning golden. Season with freshly ground black pepper and scatter over the basil leaves. Divide between 4 plates and serve with the rocket. 

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