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Top 10 Low Calorie Healthy Recipes

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Healthy recipes are in abundance in this age of healthy eating. But healthy recipes that really taste good may be a bit more challenging to come across. Here is the list of top 10 healthy recipes that will boost your health and tantilize your taste buds!

1. Low Calorie Salmon with Citrus-Cilantro Salsa

Kimberley K. Eggleston
The power nutrients in this healthy recipe for salmon, aside from the muscle-building protein, is omega-3 fatty acids. These acids are important for protecting heart health, and may also benefit eyesight, mental health, and immunity. Paired with a rich dose of vitamin C from the oranges, this salmon with citrus-cilantro salsa is a stellar healthy recipe.

2. Low Calorie Raisin and Spice Oatmeal with Almonds

Kimberley K. Eggleston
This healthy recipe for raisin and spice oatmeal packs a punch of soluble fiber from the oats, a rich contributor to a healthy heart. An extra boost comes from the raisins, providing anti-oxidants which help to keep cells healthy by protecting them from free-radical damage.

3. Low Calorie Blueberry Smoothie

Kimberley K. Eggleston
The rich blue color in blueberries comes from their pigment, anthocyanin, which has been shown to be a powerful anti-oxidant. And, blueberries rate as one of the highest when it comes to fruits that contain these healthy cancer-preventing anti-oxidants. Pair that with the fact that blueberries are naturally low in calories, and this recipe is top-notch when it comes to healthy recipes.

4. Low Calorie Spinach Salad with Nectarine

Kimberley K. Eggleston
This healthy recipe is loaded with spinach, which is in turn loaded with healthy vitamin K! Vitamin K is essential for good bone health, and believe it or not, spinach also has other, more well-known healthy bone nutrients such as calcium and magnesium. Spinach also contains healthy flavonoids that function to protect against ovarian and prostate cancer.

5. Low Calorie Black Bean Burgers

Kimberley K. Eggleston
Beans should be a part of more healthy recipes! The tasty little beans in these black bean burgers are loaded with protein, yet lack the unhealthy fats and cholesterol that come with other animal-based protein sources. They are packed with fiber and help to slow one's rise in blood sugar after consuming them in a meal.

6. Low Calorie Marinated Tomato Salad

Kimberley K. Eggleston
Just about every ingredient in this marinated tomato salad recipe can be noted for its health benefits. This healthy recipe is packed with tomatoes which are rich in lycopene, protecting DNA and preventing cellular oxidative damage. Volatile oils in the basil provide anti-inflamatory and anti-bacterial traits. Then, the olive oil provides healthy monounsaturated fats promoting a healthy heart!

7. Low Calorie Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Chicken

Kimberley K. Eggleston
The soba noodles in this healthy recipe are made from buckwheat, a grain high in flavanoids. These flavonoids have great anti-oxidative properties. The peanuts from the peanut butter in this salad are also high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, folate, and niacin.

8. Low Calorie Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Kimberley K. Eggleston
These baked sweet potato fries not only have an edge of regular french fries because they are far lower in fat, but they also are loaded with fiber and vitamins A and C to help eliminate free radicals. Here's a healthy recipe the family will ask for again and again.

9. Low Calorie Banana Bread

Kimberley K. Eggleston
Its no secret that bananas are loaded with potassium, putting this low calorie banana bread on the list of healthy recipes. Potassium is essential for a healthy blood pressure and a happy heart. Luckily, this low calorie banana bread will make your mouth and your hips happy, too!

10. Low Calorie Baked Pears

Kimberley K. Eggleston
Not only is the fruit fiber found in the pears, raisins, and dates important for a healthy colon, but the walnuts provide those healthy omega-3 fatty acids for a healthy heart. Your body will thank you for this trim and sweet baked pear treat.
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