The food of the Mediterranean is famed throughout the world for its classic and hearty dishes with their delicious and appetizing combinations of sun-drenched flavours, colours and textures. Cannelloni, pizza, ravioli and spaghetti bolognese have become firm favourites the world over, but are not usually considered as low-fat options. A glance through this inspiring volume, however, demonstrates that it is possible to eat these foods while keeping control of the amount of fat that we eat. This fabulous book contains more than 110 tempting and appealing dishes from the heart of the Mediterranean in delectable, yet healthy, versions. There are recipes for soups, appetizers, stews, frittatas, pasta, rice and couscous dishes, salads, risottos, roasts, tangines, fish, meat and poultry dishes, as well as simple desserts and bread recipes. Each dish is an authentic recipe, or has been specially adapted to make it low in fat, but without compromising on flavour. Most recipes contain less than five grams of fat per portion, with a few indulgent favourites containing less than 15 grams. Try prosciutto and pepper pizzas, cannelloni bean soup, butterbean tomato and red onion salad, Italian pepper gratin, pasta with tomatoes and shellfish, or roast chicken with potatoes and lemon. In addition invaluable information is provided about planning a low-fat diet, understanding healthy eating guidelines and learning to adapt to low-fat cooking techniques, as well as buying, storing, preparing and cooking the delicious ingredients. So whether you're inspired by a recent holiday, want to ring the changes, or just love good flavourful food, this book opens up a wealth of fresh ideas that taste great and help look after your heart.