The 500 Calorie

The 500 Calorie Kitchen is all about learning to cook delicious meals which are packed with goodness and vital nutrients, while keeping control of the calorie count.

It’s all about getting as much value for every calorie you consume, without compromising on flavour and the enjoyment of food.

Take Control of Your Calorie Intake

As a former Chef working in top hotels and restaurants in the UK and Belgium, Koen is passionate about food. Sourcing it, cooking it, eating it and sharing it with others! Fueling yourself with great food will leave you feeling energised, satisfied and nourished.

Often when people decide to change their diet in a bid to get healthier or lose weight, they often focus on the things that they need to give up or that are “bad”.

Koen takes a different approach and teaches you about all the great foods you can eat. How to prepare, enhance and cook ingredients so that they taste amazing and you soon forget about the things you are trying to avoid, as they no longer appeal.

No food groups are off the menu, yet Koen inspires with mouth-watering recipes front-loaded with vegetables and plants, supplemented with quality protein, healthy fats and lighter carbs.

Each recipe Koen creates is 500 calories or fewer per portion.

BBQ Recipe Ideas

If you’re looking for some bbq recipe inspiration, then look no further. These Halloumi Brochettes are simple to make, healthy and can be easily adapted for your vegetarian guests. Fish is delicious cooked on the bbq, try this simple Seabass recipe for a meat alternative. Paired with these fresh and tasty salads, you can enjoy a guilt-free barbecue season.

See these recipe demonstrations on The 500 Calorie Kitchen Facebook Page

Halloumi, Bacon & Vegetable Brochettes

Seabass Parcels with Garlic & Herbs

Watermelon, Cucumber & Feta Salad

Red Cabbage & Apple Coleslaw

The cook-along was so much fun. I learnt how to make a new dish, could ask questions as we went along and had a delicious, healthy dinner made for me and my husband to enjoy, leaving time to relax in the evening. Will definitely join in again.

Live Online Cook-Along

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Koen’s cook-along was great fun and the Asian-Style Chicken Salad we prepared was delicious. We’ve made it several times since and it’s becoming a firm favourite.