Low Calorie Cooking: Most Popular Articles
Determine how much quinoa you will need for your recipe.
A light glaze of honey and garlic makes this healthy baked salmon taste anything but low calorie.
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?
These low calorie chocolate chip cookies just might be a little taste of heaven.
Here is a delicious crisp recipe using tart granny smith apples with sweet cinnamon topping in this low calorie baked apple crisp.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Looking for a way to make your Easter dinner a little lower in calories? Check out these ideas for a low calorie Easter dinner.
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.
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.
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!
Bananas and blackberries jam together in this yummy yogurt smoothie.
A healthy dose of spinach makes this low calorie quiche recipe one which is both elegant and nutritious.
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.
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.
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.
Understanding fat and calories can be a little confusing. How many calories are there in one gram of fat?
This lean and tasty stir fry is a great addition to a healthy diet. It is easy and delicious and low in calories too.
You can bake with truvia, but there are some things you should know before you try it out in your favorite recipes.
Make your own homemade granola bars full of whole grains oats, dried fruit, and only a small amount of sugar.
This low calorie fruit smoothie is just so refreshing and delicious. It is filling anytime of the day.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a satisfying version of an american classic, baked to a perfect crisp as opposed to being fried.
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.
Xylitol can be found in candies, gum, and oral hygeine products, but did you know you can cook with xylitol too?
Just the slightest hint of honey adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this oven roasted asparagus recipe.
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.
Here's a selection of healthy and low calorie Easter oriented recipes that will liven up your Easter feast.
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.
This low calorie potato dish is layered with buttery yukon gold potatoes and creamy swiss cheese. Luckily, these low calorie potatoes are not layered with 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.
This creamy, low calorie ranch salad dressing is easy on the waistline, but full of all the flavor you expect from ranch dressing.
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.
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!
Stir fry is a wonderful way to enjoy low calorie cooking as it usually contains ample vegetables, and can be made with low calorie sauces. This recipe takes advantage of both of these low calorie cooking tips.
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.
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 omelete by limiting calories.
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.
This low calorie dressing is perfect for sandwiches, salads, or dipping alike. You cannot go wrong with this honey mustard low calorie dressing.
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 pineapple granita seems so indulgent on a hot, hot summer day. But when you see how much fresh fruit, and how little of anything else goes into it, you'll find yourself whipping up a batch everytime hot weather is called for.
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 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.
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.
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 article describes seven simple steps to follow in achieving low calorie cooking.
Baking you egg rolls instead of frying them saves loads of calories. This low calorie baked egg rolls recipe is a great one to start with.
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.
This low calorie tuna casserole is simple, and healthy using fresh ingredients, and no processed, canned soups.
The aroma of these low calorie baked apples keeps your house smelling warm and comfy through the fall months.
A list of low calorie substitutes, using mostly common foods.
If you have a little extra time to prepare a healthy breakfast recipe on the weekend, this collection of healthy breakfast recipes is for you. From blueberry waffles to steel cut oatmeal, there's something to please everyone.
Here's one way of eating, or drinking your vegetables, that is easy!
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!
This healthy vinaigrette made with apple cider vinegar is delicious on a number of different salads.
Lean ham, part-skim mozzarella and skinless chicken breast make this low-calorie chicken cordon bleu light, healthy and delicious.
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.
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.
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 green power smoothie is loaded with healthy avocado, spinach and sweet pear for a tasty green smoothie.
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!
If you love burgers, but not the guilt of diving into a greasy double decker, try these Black Bean Burgers as a yummy substitution.
The name extra light olive oil may be confusing. Is it light in the sense that it has fewer calories?
Juicey, ripe tomatoes in this marinated tomato salad makes a lean and flavorful salad, great for a summer pot-luck or barbeque.
Serve these low calorie cauliflower mashed potatoes, and feel little guilt as they are far lower in calories than ordinary mashed potatoes.
These low calorie baked pears are an excellent, sweet substitute for your typical sugary, gooey holiday dessert. Stuffed with wholesome nuts and fruits, you won't feel guilty indulging in this treat.
Here is an easy vegetarian lasagna recipe which uses fresh garden produce such as zucchini, mushrooms, and onions for a light and filling meal.
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?
Low Calorie pesto may be hard to come by, but by using the appropriate amount of the key ingredients in pesto, it can easily become quite healthy and lower in calories than you might expect. Using a really good parmesan gives you the flavor you need without using a large amount of cheese.
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!
Yes, chocolate hummus can be a tasty and healthy choice to satisfy that chocolate craving.
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.
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.
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.
Jazz up ordinary broccoli with this easy creamed broccoli casserole that is high in flavor and low in calories. Serve alongside a simple grilled chicken breast for a satisfying meal.
This quick, creamy low calorie broccoli cheese soup is satisfying and delicious. Serve alongside a half sandwich or toasted whole wheat bread.
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.
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.
Wondering how many calories you can expect to find in these low calorie recipes? Here you will find your answer.
Serve this low calorie lemon chicken as a simple weeknight meal. It takes only minutes to put together, and is tender and delicious.
This recipe for low calorie clam chowder proves that the dish can be creamy, full of flavor, and low in calories!
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.
Chicken is one of dinner's most popular items. Here's the top ten low calorie chicken recipes.
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.
Prepare a batch of these oven fried zucchini sticks, using very little fat, for a delicious and low calorie appetizer or snack option.
This yummy, crunchy granola is perfect for starting out your day, or for a quick energy boost in the afternoon.
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.
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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.
This easy to transport Asian salad does well in a mason jar.
Here you will find a recipe for a traditional broccoli salad, complete with cruncy celery and sweet raisins.
This chicken cordon blue 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!
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.
Carrots have enough natural sweetness to stand on their own, but if you're looking for something a little extra special, try these apple-glazed carrots.
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.
This creamy, flavorful potato salad easily makes the cut when it comes to tasty low calorie dishes. You may have thought a low calorie diet would exclude something so rich as potato salad, but this low calorie recipe proves this idea wrong.
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.
Gather the ingredients for the low calorie green chicken enchiladas.
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.
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.
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.
Vegetable pizza is a great finger food for parties, showers, and get-togethers. However, it is not always low calorie, unless you make a few changes as in this recipe for low calorie vegetable pizza.
Low calorie quinoa pancakes help to assure that your breakfast is a healthy one with lots of extra nutrients from the quinoa itself.
This chili is so chuck full of spicy beans and vegetables that you won't even notice that it is meat-free.
A favorite take-out dish becomes an easy make at home meal in this low calorie sweet and sour chicken dish.
Healthy snacks for kids are so important when is comes to children's health. Here are some ideas for healthy kids snacks.
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.
This fluffy, flavorful bacon omelet is surprisingly low in calories with lean turkey bacon and lots of carmelized onions.
This traditional strawberry shortcake recipe is trimmed up to be a lighter version of a classic favorite. You could use any type of fresh berries that you have, but we prefer traditional strawberries.
A delicious recipe for asparagus, seasoned with fresh lemon juice and leeks.
These crisp, sautéed green beans lend their succulent flavor to low fat turkey bacon and sautéed onions for a superb side dish.
These low calorie mason jar salad recipes will help you assure a healthy lunch or meal on the go.
This low calorie, low fat tartar sauce is a zesty accompaniment for fish served in any form.
Combining thse two favorite dips is genius in this low calorie guacamole hummus dip.
A delicious low calorie cheesecake recipe with swirls of blueberry sauce is sure to delight in this lower calorie blueberry cheesecake recipe.
These recipes takes healthy, low calorie cauliflower to a whole new level. Who knew that cauliflower was so versatile?
These sugar cookies are great for creating festive holiday cookies, whether you use a Valentines or Christmas theme.
This healthy green bean casserole lacks a lot of the fat, calories, and processed ingredients of ordinary green bean casserole, but lacks none of the flavor! With fresh green beans, a flavorful cheese sauce, and crunchy cornflake topping, this is a healthy dish you can feel good about serving.
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 recipe is truly for a one-dish complete breakfast with whole grains, dried fruit, protein-rich almonds, and a bit of non-fat milk.
Dinner or lunch is a snap with these low calorie bean tostadas, made with simple ingredients that you may even have on hand right now.
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.
This is a quick cooking couscous recipe using light coconut milk for a creamy and tasteful side dish.
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.
The difference between red and green enchilada sauce.
This low calorie minestrone is chuck full of lean vegetables, beans, and pasta, yet eats like a hearty meal.
A light and healthy salad only stays that way if you don't pile on the fat-laden salad dressing! Watch step-by-step instructions for making your own, low-calorie salad dressing instead.
This low calorie wild rice pilaf makes a great side dish with baked chicken, fish, or pork.
If you don't have the time to make a spectacular pizza dough, simply use english muffins for a quick, easy pizza dinner.
This fresh pico de gallo is easily low in calories as it is loaded with fresh vegetables. Make some to top off tacos next time you make them, or to dip with tortilla chips.
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.
This low calorie pancake recipe is made even healthier with the use of sweet potatoes. Little sugar is needed to result in a nice soft and sweet low calorie pancake.
There are lots of ways to make your pizza a bit lower in calories. Here's a few tips to show you how.
Here are a few recipes for healthy snack ideas when your go to snacks become ordinary and boring.
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!
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.
Enjoy a low calorie Easter brunch with palette-pleasing recipes for spinach and cheese quiche, lemon pound cake with strawberry sauce, honey-glazed salmon, and more.
Add fresh cucumber to traditional hummus for a fresh new taste.
Served with baked tortilla chips, this healthy avacado dip can actually make a very healthy and nutrient packed snack.