Check out this recipe if you're looking for a quick hack to packing heaps of veg and nutrients into one meal for the whole family.

This vegetable tian is a dish layered with veggies, slow-cooked in the oven with herbs and garlic, with plenty of olive oil. Your seven-a-day in one dish.


  • 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 leeks
  • 2 courgette sliced thinly lengthways
  • 2 red pepper quartered
  • 2 green pepper quartered
  • 2 yellow pepper quartered
  • 1 large aubergine sliced thinly lengthways
  • 1 celeriac root sliced thinly
  • 4 large tomatoes sliced thinly
  • 2 potatoes sliced thinly
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 50g gruyere cheese grated


  • STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. In a small frying pan, gently sauté the leeks until soft.

  • STEP 2

    In a large deep roasting dish, layer the vegetables so that they fit tightly together. After each layer, scatter over a few herbs, some garlic, salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Press down all the layers with your hands.

  • STEP 3

    Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake in the oven for about 30mins. Remove the foil, sprinkle over the cheese and return to the oven for a further 20mins until the top is golden and the vegetables are tender.

Add protein - Make a thick white sauce with butter, milk and flour. Stir in grated cheese and 2 eggs. Pour over the tian and bake as above but without the foil.


Kate PercySports nutrition cook and author

Sports nutrition cook and keen amateur athlete Kate Percy set up the #GoFaster campaign in 2009 and, following the publication of several sports nutrition books, now produces a range of all-natural energy balls, Go Bites (