Low Calorie Cooking: Most Popular Articles
Determine how much quinoa you will need for your recipe.
Here is a delicious crisp recipe using tart granny smith apples with sweet cinnamon topping in this low calorie baked apple crisp.
Applesauce works wonders in this lightened-up version of a classic low calorie banana bread recipe. Who doesn't love a warm piece of fresh banana bread?
Here is a quick and easy recipe for making super healthy nutrient packed quinoa muffins with zucchini.
A light glaze of honey and garlic makes this healthy baked salmon taste anything but low calorie (although that's what it is.)
If you have not tried baked chickpea snacks, gives this simple recipe a try.
It's not easy to make a healthy apple pie, but by limiting the amount of sugar used, this lower calorie apple pie recipe become somewhat healthy!
A special occasion deserves a little something special for breakfast! Learn hot to make an omelette, perfect with a couple slices of whole wheat toast on Mother’s Day. The egg substitute adds no fat and far fewer eggs than a standard omelette using 3 eggs, in case she is watching what she eats.
An omelet may not seem to be a likely part of a low calorie plan, as the main ingredients in an omelet are generally eggs and cheese. However, with a few changes, an omelet low in calories is easy to create!
These low calorie chocolate chip cookies just might be a little taste of heaven.
Make your own homemade granola bars full of whole grains oats, dried fruit, and only a small amount of sugar.
These quinoa stuffed peppers are easily eaten as a hearty traditional stuffed pepper, or as a vegetarian dish by omitting the ground beef. Stuffed with quinoa, vegetables, and a small amount of ground beef, the dish easily remains low in calories yet delicious.
Hummus is becoming quite popular, and you can make your own low calorie versions of this popular food item in your own home with these top hummus recipes.
This easy shrimp scampi is even more appealing when you add the fact that it is low in calories when compared to a traditional shrimp scampi. Aromatic olive oil and garlic make this easy shrimp scampi extremely flavorful, yet healthy.
You can make your own buttermilk if you suddenly discover that you are out! All you need is two simple ingredients that you most likely have right now.
Low calorie meals will be easy to plan with this layout of five low calorie menu ideas. From sandwich night, to chicken night, find easy and delicious recipe ideas here.
If you are looking for healthy, low calorie food without bursting your purse strings, these low calorie budget meal tips and recipes are exactly what you are looking for.
If you've heard of cauliflower being used for mashed potatoes, here is how to do it. Replacing some of the starchy potatoes with cauliflower saves lots of calories, and is delicious too.
Bananas and blackberries jam together in this yummy yogurt smoothie.
The aroma of these low calorie baked apples keeps your house smelling warm and comfy through the fall months.
This article describes seven simple steps to follow in achieving low calorie cooking.
Make your own low calorie granola bars with wholesome healthy ingredients. They make for a great snack on the run without all of the unhealhty additives found in commercial bars.
A good low calorie lunch is not only low in calories, but is filling, healthy, and tasty. Here are 5 low calorie lunch ideas, complete with recipes and side dish ideas.
This recipe for oven baked fries allows you to enjoy tasty fries with a fraction of the fat and calories you would find in traditional french fries. Bake in the oven at a high temperature to assure crisp fries!
You can bake with truvia, but there are some things you should know before you try it out in your favorite recipes.
This healthy jambalaya recipe isn't missing a thing with plump shrimp, spicy sausage, and cajun seasonings. It easily lends itself to a healthy meal.
Xylitol can be found in candies, gum, and oral hygeine products, but did you know you can cook with xylitol too?
The natural sweetness of acorn squash comes through very nicely in this recipe, making a sweet dish possible without the addition of a lot of sugar.
Does it get any better than making dinner easy by using healthy crockpot recipes? From chicken stew to spicy burritos, healthy crockpot recipes have endless possibilities.
Serve a cute mini meatloaf with oatmeal as a healthy low calorie dinner along with a fresh salad and small potato for a complete and satisfying meal. These mini meatloaves with oatmeal are a cinch to prepare also, so you won't be spending hours in the kitchen.
You may not think that meatloaf can make a low calorie dish, but by using very lean ground beef, it is a protein-packed, low calorie entree you can feel good about.
Having a few healthy freezer meals on hand can come in very handy on busy nights when you want to serve something quick but healthy.
A healthy dose of spinach makes this low calorie quiche recipe one which is both elegant and nutritious.
If you are in the mood for low calorie italian food, these low calorie italian meatballs are for you. Made with lean turkey sausage, they are simple to prepare, and taste terrific.
This crock pot recipe for crock pot beef stew lacks no flavor, yet is chuck full of tender vegetables and savory beef. Prepare the beef stew early in the day and simply allow it to cook in the crock pot until dinnertime.
This low calorie tortilla wrap is loaded with fresh veggies, and get a kick or flavor from tangy sun-dried tomatoes.
This low calorie recipe for chicken tortilla soup is so easy it is fool-proof. It makes a terrific last-minute meal that is delicious and satisfying.
This lightened-up version of light hummus has everything you'd expect to find in hummus, from tahini, to smooth olive oil, to garlic, and a hint of yogurt for extra smoothness.
Here are fourteen steps that you can take in fourteen days to make your kitchen a healthy kitchen. From servings breakfast to stocking your pantry with healthy food, these fourteen steps will get you on your way to a fit and healthy kitchen.
Roasting vegetables brings out amazing sweetness and makes the most of incredible fall vegetables such as sweet potatoes and butternut sqaush.
This crockpot chili is simple to prepare early in the day, and is then ready at dinnertime. You'll be impressed to see that not only is this crockpot chili easy and delicious, but it is very healthy too with lean beef, beans, and vegetables.
On an especially busy night, look to these five recipe ideas for a healthy and quick meal, ready in under 30 minutes.
This low calorie berry crumble just about qualifies as healthy with antioxidant-packed berries, oats full of fiber, and nuts rich in vitamin E and phenols.
The difference between red and green enchilada sauce.
If you have never roasted vegetables before, you are in for a treat. With just a bit of olive oil and seasoning, these roasted vegetables are naturally low in calories but packed with impressive flavor. This recipe teaches you how to roast the best veggies that fall has to offer.
If you are needing something crunchy and salty, but do not want all the calories that go it, try this low calorie baked tortilla chip recipe and have delicious, crisp chips in a matter of minutes.
This easy to transport Asian salad does well in a mason jar.
This quick and easy chicken stir fry is a wonderful, healthy dish full of lean protein and vegetables, seasoned with garlic and red pepper flakes.
You will be delighted with how wonderful this lasagna dish is, even without the meat. Loaded with nutritious spinach and two cheeses, the dish is highly nutritious and low in calories.
This healthy vinaigrette made with apple cider vinegar is delicious on a number of different salads.
Can today's vast selection of sugar alternatives be used in low calorie cooking? Are sugar alternatives considered safe? Find answers to these questions and more.
Understanding fat and calories can be a little confusing. How many calories are there in one gram of fat?
An easy low calorie pizza sauce is easy to make with canned tomotoes and a few spices. You'll never go back to processed pizza sauce again.
The next step is optional. You may sprinkle the apples with a small amount of sugar or spices such as cinnamon for an extra flavor boost. If you are using fresh, sweet apples, sugar is quite unnecessary. Page 4.
Homemade enchilada sauce is easier to make than you might think. With diced tomatoes, and a few other staples from your pantry, you will have a healthy, low calorie homemade enchilada sauce in just a small amount of time.
These healthy enchiladas with shredded chicken and fresh vegetables look and taste like they took a long time to prepare. But you will be happy to find that you can make these low calorie healthy enchiladas just a short time before you are ready to serve them.
This lean and tasty stir fry is a great addition to a healthy diet. It is easy and delicious and low in calories too.
These low calorie pumpkin chocolate chips cookies have a mere 64 calories per cookies, and give you that comforting satisfaction of taking in all of fall times good eats.
For a healthy and portable low calorie salad try this cobb salad prepared and transported in a mason jar.
The steel cut oats used in this oatmeal recipe offer a nuttier flavor and a more textured feel than regular cooked oatmeal. Prepared in the crockpot, this oatmeal is easy to prepare the night before for a quick morning breakfast.
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This easy taco soup combines low calorie beans, beef, and vegetables with a spicy southwestern flare. Make this easy taco soup for a quick weeknight meal, or to feed hungry guests on a cool winter evening.
Healthy snacks for kids are so important when is comes to children's health. Here are some ideas for healthy kids snacks.
These low calorie mason jar salad recipes will help you assure a healthy lunch or meal on the go.
It just isn't Thanksgiving without the pumpkin pie. If you are watching your waistline over the holidays, this low calorie pumpkin pie is a great way to go.
Fresh asparagus and mushrooms folded into this veggie omelet are perfectly paired. This veggie omelet, stuffed with fresh vegetables, is a friendly addition to your low calorie diet.
This crock pot pineapple chicken recipe combines the flare of asian cuisine with the ease of a crock pot! Chunks of pineapple and red bell pepper with tender chicken make this a one-pot pineapple chicken meal.
Dietary cholesterol is different than blood cholesterol, and can cause a lot of confusion when it comes to the great cholesterol debate.
A light and healthy asian salad only stays that way if you don't pile on the fat-laden salad dressing! Here is a recipe for making your own, low-calorie asian salad dressing instead.
These crisp, delicious low calorie waffles are so good they can stand on their own feet, but we also like to add blueberries for a little extra sweetness and nutrition.
If you love burgers, but not the guilt of diving into a greasy double decker, try these Black Bean Burgers as a yummy substitution.
A ham and cheese omelet can certainly be part of a low calorie diet, and better yet, it is easy to make yourself. By using lean ham and sharp cheddar, packed with flavor, you won't sacrifice the taste of a ham and cheese omelet by limiting calories.
There is a cookbook here to suit everyone, from the novice looking for convenient low calorie fare, to the experienced, gourmet low calorie cook.
Yes, chocolate hummus can be a tasty and healthy choice to satisfy that chocolate craving.
A tasty tuna sandwich can be healthy with this low calorie tuna salad recipe. Use the tuna mixture on whole grain bread, or enjoy with a fresh bed of greens for a healthy tuna salad.
These low calorie quinoa pancake will get your day off to a healthy start.
Learn about coriander and its used in low calorie cooking.
This recipe for low calorie clam chowder proves that the dish can be creamy, full of flavor, and low in calories!
These pumpkin pancakes are like delving into a Thanksgiving pumpkin pie at breakfast time! They are wonderfully fluffy, and full of flavor. We like to serve ours with a little maple syrup and crushed nuts.
You have to admit that homemade tortillas beat the ones in the plastic packages any time. With only three ingredients, these homemade corn tortillas lend themselves easily to low calorie cooking, and can make your meals just a little more outstanding.
Egg rolls are a favorite accompaniment to Chinese food, but the fried little rolls are usually loaded with fat and calories. Try this baked version to save on calories.
Stuffed with vegetables and a light and creamy gravy, this low calorie chicken pot pie fits well into a low calorie diet. A light and flaky bottom pie crust gives the chicken pot pie all the flavor of pot pie without all the calories.
This chicken cordon bleu recipe saves calories by using a crushed cornflake breading, lean ham, and part-skim mozzarella cheese. You would never guess that it is low calorie!
Oatmeal makes a hearty, healthy, and affordable breakfast! But the same old thing day after day can get a little old.
Hummus, a popluar middle eastern dip or spread generally consists of just a few simple, healthy ingredients which can have a place in a low calorie eating plan.
Here is a twist on your traditional french fry: a fry made out of sweet potatoes and baked in the oven for a far healthier side dish!
Gather ingredients for broccoli soup.
This light and crispy baked potato chips recipe is easy enough for anyone, and will certainly serve to satisfy your craving for crunchy, salty potato chips without all the calories!
Here is an easy vegetarian lasagna recipe which uses fresh garden produce such as zucchini, mushrooms, and onions for a light and filling meal.
Lean ham, part-skim mozzarella and skinless chicken breast make this low-calorie chicken cordon bleu light, healthy and delicious.
Tender chunks of chicken and hearty vegetables make this low calorie crock pot chicken stew undeniably delicious. Better yet, it is also low in calories!
Add fresh cucumber to traditional hummus for a fresh new taste.
Normally, chicken parmesan would have no place in a low calorie diet! However, this recipe makes a few simple changes to the popular dish to produce a low calorie and delicious meal.
Making your own version of healthy hummus is easy, and makes for a delicious and healthy snack.
This spinach omelet would be perfect served with a couple slices of whole wheat toast for a special occasion. A special occasion deserves a little something special for breakfast!
The ever popular panini sandwich comes in so many exciting varieties. Even if you are watching your waistline, you too can enjoy these melty, crisp, grilled sandwiches with these healthy low calorie panini recipes.
This creamy, low calorie ranch salad dressing is easy on the waistline, but full of all the flavor you expect from ranch dressing.
This recipe for cauliflower macaroni and cheese utilizes steamed cauliflower to add bulk to the dish without adding many calories. So, you can enjoy this baked macaroni dish and add a serving of vegetables at the same time.
This is a low calorie turkey wrap with succulent layers of roast turkey and a creamy cranberry spread all inside a healthy whole grain wrap.
Whole wheat flour is used more often when talking about healthy cooking. But, is there any calorie savings by choosing whole wheat over white flour?
These low calorie and low fat black bean and chicken burritos are a delicious solution for a hungry bunch. Not only are they delicious, but they are also simple to throw together and will keep the crowd happy.
These low calorie pumpkin muffins make a lovely breakfast or brunch item for a cool fall day. The pumpkin and walnuts really embrace the bounties of fall.
Fruit and yogurt have been a part of breakfast for years, but your taste buds have never experienced them quite this way in this creamy, raspberry mango smoothie delight.
You've heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Those of us pressed for time will need quick low calorie breakfast ideas to make this most important meal easy to include in our daily routine.
These baked pears, stuffed with wholesome nuts and fruits, are an excellent, still-sweet substitute for typically too-sugary, gooey holiday desserts.
A list of low calorie substitutes, using mostly common foods.
This quick, creamy low calorie broccoli cheese soup is satisfying and delicious. Serve alongside a half sandwich or toasted whole wheat bread.
This chili is so chuck full of spicy beans and vegetables that you won't even notice that it is meat-free.
These crock pot vegetarian burritos are a simple solution to your weeknight dinner needs. Smokey cumin and spicy chili powder blend together perfectly for a tasty mexican meal.
Here's easy recipes for my favorite low calorie salad dressings. Included, you will find recipes for low calorie ranch salad dressings, thousand island, honey mustard, and asian viniagrette.
Here's one way of eating, or drinking your vegetables, that is easy!
Quinoa is delcious in stuffed peppers, hearty pilafs, and even thai dishes! With loads of protein, fiber, and nutrients, quinoa is not only delicious but healthy.
Prepare a batch of these oven fried zucchini sticks, using very little fat, for a delicious and low calorie appetizer or snack option.
This low calorie fruit smoothie is just so refreshing and delicious. It is filling anytime of the day.
A basic recipe for vegetable broth that can be used in a variety of soups and other recipes.
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!
Try this high fiber and high nutrient mason jar salad when you are on the go.
This green pea salad is great for get-togethers. It makes terrific use of fresh garden peas, but is also easily suited to frozen green peas.
Here is a low calorie corn bread made with healthful whole wheat flour and very little sugar for a low calorie delight.
What is an Anaheim pepper? Low Calorie Cooking.
This yummy, crunchy granola, full of oats and fruit, is perfect for starting out your day, or for a quick energy boost in the afternoon.
This is a satisfying version of an american classic, baked to a perfect crisp as opposed to being fried.
Pudding can be a wonderful low calorie treat! This warm tapioca pudding uses skim milk and a reduced amount of sugar to accomplish just that.
Black beans are high in protein and fiber yet low in fat and calories. This makes black beans a preferred ingredient in low calorie cooking. This tasty black beans and rice recipe is satisfying enough by itself for a meal, or appropriate for a side dish to a tasty Mexican feast.
This low calorie dressing is perfect for sandwiches, salads, or dipping alike. You cannot go wrong with this honey mustard low calorie dressing.
Italian simplicity at its best can be found in this bruschetta recipe with fresh tomato, basil, and mozzarella.
This is a wonderfully refreshing quinoa salad with feta cheese, pickled beets, and fresh cucumber. It goes great with a simple dish of grilled chicken or fish, and the leftover quinoa salad makes a fantastic lunch for the next day.
This low calorie pasta sauce is excellent as a pasta sauce or a pizza sauce! We like this low calorie pasta sauce with a couple lean meatballs and spaghetti.
It can be a challenge to find good low calorie indian food recipes, so this is one that is easy to rely on.
If fall time encourages you to bake with pumpkin, but you are watching your waistline, these tried and true low calorie pumpkin treats will be just what you are looking for. From smoothies, to pies and muffins, all things pumpkin can be found here.
The crispiness of the oven fried chicken comes from using finely crushed cornflakes as a coating. Page 2.
This western omelette recipe uses extra egg whites to help make this a low calorie western omelette. Serve this western omelette for breakfast, or as a hearty brunch item.
Look to this handy list when deciding which high protein items to put in your low calorie cooking shopping cart.
This low calorie smoked salmon pate recipe is an easy one to put together, using packaged, smoked salmon and reduced fat, softened cream cheese.
This delicious baked beans recipe is full of flavor with smokey bacon and paprika paired with sweet brown sugar. Its a healthy baked bean recipe that is sure to please.
Lots of vegetables and lean chicken make these oriental lettuce wraps incredibly tasty and healthy. You can easily serve them as either an appetizer or a main dish.
Here is a recipe for creamy salmon salad, lovely on a bed of lettuce, and equally as delightful on a sandwich bun as an alternative to tuna.
You might be suprised to know that the popular seven layer dip really can be low calorie and somewhat healthy! This recipe shows you just how this can be.
Here is a simple low calorie grilled pork tenderloin recipe without a lot of fuss.
The right cooking method can make or break your low calorie cooking, and roasting is one of the methods that will suite you well in low calorie cooking.
Serve this low calorie lemon chicken as a simple weeknight meal. It takes only minutes to put together, and is tender and delicious.
Salsas come in many shapes and forms and lend themselves easily to being part of a low calorie diet as they are usually made mostly of fresh veggies and fruits. Here's a few top-notch low calorie salsa recipes.
This low calorie parmesan chicken is easy to make ahead of time and to be placed in the freezer until you are ready to have an easy and convenient low calorie dinner.
We know we should be eating more fish for better health. Why not get in a serving of fish by eating a delicious fish sandwich? Of course if you want to keep your meal healthy, avoid commercial fish sandwiches where the fish patty is usually fried, and opt for this homemade, baked fish option instead.
The superbowl means two things. Good football and good food. Here are some low calorie recipes to help you enjoy the day.
Serve these low calorie cauliflower mashed potatoes, and feel little guilt as they are far lower in calories than ordinary mashed potatoes.
This low calorie tuna casserole is simple, and healthy using fresh ingredients, and no processed, canned soups.
Make a batch of these tasty roasted tomatoes, and eat them up immediately or freeze them for cooler winter months later on.
Low calorie snack ideas and recipes such as crunchy tortilla chips with salsa, toasted granola, and creamy hummus are perfect for a filling low calorie snack in the afternoon or mid-morning.
Tender pork tenderloin simmers in a savory tomato sauce to create a delicious low calorie pulled pork sandwich.