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4 Steps for Cooking Perfect Quinoa Every Time
Determine how much quinoa you will need for your recipe.
5 Awesome Low Calorie Meals on a Budget
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.
Quesadillas 6 Ways
Here's a selection of some creative ways to dress up quesadilla night.
How to Make the Perfect Low Calorie Banana Bread
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?
Easy Shrimp Scampi Light on Butter, Heavy on...
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.
Low Calorie Homemade Granola Bars
Make your own homemade granola bars full of whole grains oats, dried fruit, and only a small amount of sugar.
How to Make Delicious Low Calorie Honey Glazed...
A light glaze of honey and garlic makes this healthy baked salmon taste anything but low calorie (although that's what it is.)
Mason Jar Cobb Salad
For a healthy and portable low calorie salad try this cobb salad prepared and transported in a mason jar.
3 Steps to a Leaner, Healthier Omelet
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!
Indulgent Low Calorie Baked Apple Crisp Dessert
Here is a delicious crisp recipe using tart granny smith apples with sweet cinnamon topping in this low calorie baked apple crisp.
Low Calorie Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Here is a twist on your traditional french fry: a healthy fry made out of sweet potatoes and baked in the oven for a far healthier side dish.
How to Make Low Calorie Chocolate Chip Oatmeal...
These low calorie chocolate chip cookies just might be a little taste of heaven.
Difference in red and green enchilada sauce?
The difference between red and green enchilada sauce.
How to Make Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Serve these low calorie cauliflower mashed potatoes, and feel little guilt as they are far lower in calories than ordinary mashed potatoes.
Make your own buttermilk
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.
A Photo Guide to Making a Healthy Spinach...
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.
How to Select the Perfect Peach
Selecting a ripe peach is not as difficult as you might think.
Kcals in a gram of fat
Understanding fat and calories can be a little confusing. How many calories are there in one gram of fat?
Can I Bake with Truvia?
You can bake with truvia, but there are some things you should know before you try it out in your favorite recipes.
Low Calorie Oven Fried Zucchini Sticks
Prepare a batch of these oven fried zucchini sticks, using very little fat, for a delicious and low calorie appetizer or snack option.
Healthy Crockpot Recipes
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.
Quick Healthy Chicken Stir Fry
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.
Healthier Cajun Jambalaya with Rice
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.
Low Calorie Chicken Parmesan
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.
What is Quinoa
A seed that is quickly growing in popularity as a tasty, easy-to-prepare, nutrient-packed healthy food. The origins of quinoa date back thousands of years.
5 Favorite Low Calorie Weekday Meals
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.
Food Processor
A food processor can become a useful tool in the kitchen for a variety of tough jobs.
Make you own summer berry crumble.
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.
Low Calorie Lunch Menus
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.
Mason Jar Salad Recipes
These low calorie mason jar salad recipes will help you assure a healthy lunch or meal on the go.
Healthy Freezer meals
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.
Low Calorie Spinach Omelet
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!
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
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.
Low Calorie Ham and Cheese Omelet
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.
Low Calorie Spinach Lasagna
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.
Mason Jar Asian Salad
This easy to transport Asian salad does well in a mason jar.
How to Make Hummus
Making your own version of healthy hummus is easy, and makes for a delicious and healthy snack.
Five Minute Blackberry Smoothie
Bananas and blackberries jam together in this yummy yogurt smoothie.
Low Calorie Black Beans and Rice
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.
How to Make Healthy Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
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.
Tuna Salad Recipe
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.
Hummus on a low calorie diet?
Hummus, a popular middle eastern dip or spread generally consists of just a few simple, healthy ingredients. Learn how it can make you healthier and still taste great.
Top Low Calorie Hummus Recipes
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.
Low Calorie Chicken Skillet
This easy low calorie chicken skillet dish combines tender chicken with robust tomatoes and the perfect hint of italian seasoning for a delicious and simple meal in a hurry.
Healthier Oven Baked French Fries
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!
14 Days to a Healthy Kitchen
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.
Low Calorie Green Beans Recipe
These crisp, sautéed green beans lend their succulent flavor to low fat turkey bacon and sautéed onions for a superb side dish.
7 Basic Tips for Low Calorie Cooking
This article describes seven simple steps to follow in achieving low calorie cooking.
Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe
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.
Low Calorie Chicken and Black Bean Burritos
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.
10 Oatmeal Recipes
Oatmeal makes a hearty, healthy, and affordable breakfast! But the same old thing day after day can get a little old.
How Many Calories Do I Need to Burn to Loose...
I am trying to cut my calories in order to lose weight. How many calories do I have to cut in order to lose weight?
Homemade Enchilada Sauce
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.
Easy Low Calorie Garden Lasagna
Here is an easy vegetarian lasagna recipe which uses fresh garden produce such as zucchini, mushrooms, and onions for a light and filling meal.
Low Calorie Veggie Omelet
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.
Baking with Xylitol
Xylitol can be found in candies, gum, and oral hygeine products, but did you know you can cook with xylitol too?
Low Calorie Spinach Parmesan Quiche with...
A healthy dose of spinach makes this low calorie quiche recipe one which is both elegant and nutritious.
Marinated Tomato Salad
Juicey, ripe tomatoes in this marinated tomato salad makes a lean and flavorful salad, great for a summer pot-luck or barbeque.
Almond Butter Quesadilla
Here's a recipe for a warm healthy snack for kids or adults in this almond butter and banana quesadilla.
Low Calorie, Low Fat Tartar Sauce
This low calorie, low fat tartar sauce is a zesty accompaniment for fish served in any form.
Baked Potato Chips Recipe
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!
Low Cal Quinoa Recipes
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.
Spicy Chicken Salad
This hearty and spicy chicken salad with cilantro dressing is full of great flavor. You can make your own at home!
Are Cilantro and Coriander the Same Thing?
Learn about coriander and its used in low calorie cooking.
Healthy School Lunchbox Recipes
Here's a collection of exciting and healthy lunchbox lunches for the school year.
How Do I Make a Green Smoothie?
Green smoothies are easy to make and quite healthy. Here's how to make your own green smoothie at home.
Light Hummus
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.
Ideas for a Low Calorie Snack
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.
Healthy Homemade Granola Bars
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.
Healthy Apple Pie
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!
Low Calorie Chocolate Hummus Recipe
Yes, chocolate hummus can be a tasty and healthy choice to satisfy that chocolate craving.
Low Cal Steak Quesadilla
For the hearty eaters, here is a hearty, but lean steak quesadilla recipe that eats like a whole meal.
Make Your Own Orange Creamsicles
Dreamy low calorie orange creamsicles can be part of your diet plan with a few simple ingredients!
Low Calorie Waffles with Blueberries
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.
Pizza Sauce
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.
Fresh Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
Italian simplicity at its best can be found in this bruschetta recipe with fresh tomato, basil, and mozzarella.
Low Calorie Sauteed Zucchini
This easy sauteed zucchini recipe uses lots of garden-fresh ingredients like fresh zucchini, vine-ripened tomatoes, and fresh herbs.
Bacon Omelet - Low Calorie Bacon Omelet
This fluffy, flavorful bacon omelet is surprisingly low in calories with lean turkey bacon and lots of carmelized onions.
Banana Chocolate Refrigerator Oatmeal
This banana chocolate refrigerator oatmeal recipe makes for a healthy breakfast that takes absolutely no prep in the morning. You can prepare the entire the thing the night before.
Is Whole Wheat Flour Lower in Calories than...
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?
Make Your Own Baked Tortilla Chips
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.
Healthy Green Bean Casserole
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.
The Skinny on Sweeteners
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. Page 2.
Baked Beans
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.
Can I Cook with Agave Nectar?
Agave nectar is becoming increasingly popular, but can it be used in your homemade baked goods?
Extra Light Olive Oil
The name extra light olive oil may be confusing. Is it light in the sense that it has fewer calories?
Mason Jar Italian Salad
Try this high fiber and high nutrient mason jar salad when you are on the go.
Green Pea Salad
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.
Low Calorie Veggie Tortilla Wrap
This low calorie tortilla wrap is loaded with fresh veggies, and get a kick or flavor from tangy sun-dried tomatoes.
Tex-Mex Quesadilla
These black bean quesadillas have all the good flavors of tex-mex cuisine.
Blueberry Smoothie
Cool off with this delicious blueberry smoothie using fresh blueberries and blueberry yogurt.
Lower Calorie Meatloaf with Lean Ground Beef...
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.
Healthy Flavored Water
You can make your own healthy flavored water simply by adding simple ingredients from around your home. Suggestions for making healthy flavored water include adding a slice of cucumber, or frozen berries.
Low Calorie Salad Dressings
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.
Shrimp Fajitas
Shrimp fajitas easily lend themselves to low calorie cooking. A simple combination of succulent shrimp, onions, garlic, and fresh peppers make a healthy and low calorie meal.
Green Avocado Smoothie
This green power smoothie is loaded with healthy avocado, spinach and sweet pear for a tasty green smoothie.
Low Calorie Ranch Dressing Recipe
This creamy, low calorie ranch salad dressing is easy on the waistline, but full of all the flavor you expect from ranch dressing.
Bowtie Pasta with Fresh Tomato and Basil
This recipe uses all the best of Italy: pasta, fresh basil, tomato, mozzarella, and olive oil in a simple and tasteful main course or side dish recipe.
Cranberry Spinach Salad
This cranberry spinach salad is festive enough for company and get-togethers, and easy enough for a nice touch to a weeknight dinner.
Dutch Oven
A dutch oven can be a great asset to your kitchen for a variety of uses.
Healthy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe
This tasty and healthy beef and broccoli stir fry is a great addition to a healthy diet. It is easy and delicious and low in calories too.
What are Whole Grains?
Whole grains have been all the talk
Low Calorie Chicken Cordon Bleu
Lean ham, part-skim mozzarella and skinless chicken breast make this low-calorie chicken cordon bleu light, healthy and delicious.
Low Calorie Vegetable Smoothie
Here's one way of eating, or drinking your vegetables, that is easy!
What is Vanilla Extract?
Find out all about vanilla extract.
Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes
On an especially busy night, look to these five recipe ideas for a healthy and quick meal, ready in under 30 minutes.
Low Calorie Asian Salad Dressing
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.
How to Make Low Calorie, Asian Salad Dressing
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.
How to Make Wild Rice Pilaf with Chicken Broth
This low calorie wild rice pilaf makes a great side dish with baked chicken, fish, or pork.
Low Calorie Black Bean Burgers
If you love burgers, but not the guilt of diving into a greasy double decker, try these Black Bean Burgers as a yummy substitution.
Healthy Kids Snacks
Healthy snacks for kids are so important when is comes to children's health. Here are some ideas for healthy kids snacks.
How to Eat More Vegetables
You want to eat more vegetables like you know you should. But, how do you comfortably consume all those recommended vegetables?
How to Make Roasted Harvest Vegetables
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.
Low Calorie Pesto with Pasta
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.
Low Calorie Shrimp Appetizer Skewers
These shrimp appetizer skewers are fancy enough to serve at your next party or get together, and will impress you friends with their punchy terriyaki flavor. The main ingredients are fresh, low fat shrimp and pineapple, keeping the shrimp appetizer low in fat and calories.
Top 10 Low Calorie Healthy 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!
Low Calorie Baked Apples
The aroma of these low calorie baked apples keeps your house smelling warm and comfy through the fall months.
How Many Calories are in Low Calorie Recipes?
Wondering how many calories you can expect to find in these low calorie recipes? Here you will find your answer.
Low Calorie Cauliflower Recipes
These recipes take healthy, low calorie cauliflower to a whole new level. Who knew that cauliflower was so versatile?
Steaming
Steaming is a terrific cooking method for low calorie cooking.
Freezer Teriyaki Chicken Recipe
Dinner becomes easy when you make this freezer version of low calorie teriyaki chicken. Simply thaw it the night before, and then cook in the crock pot for the evening meal.
Peach Mango Smoothie
Sweet, ripe peaches and mangos pair together so well in this low calorie mango peach smoothie. The smoothie is extra creamy and smooth with the addition of a little greek yogurt.
Meatloaf with Oatmeal
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.
Crock Pot Vegetarian Burritos
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.
Low Calorie Crockpot Chili
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.
Low Calorie Chicken Pot Pie
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.
Turkey and Cranberry Wrap
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.
Healthy Mango and Raspberry Smoothie
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.
Low Calorie Strawberry Shortcake
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.
Wraps for Lunch
Pack these tasty pizza wraps in your kids' lunches along with a crisp salad and fresh fruit for a healthy and satisfying lunch that they will love.
Mason Jar Turkey Cranberry Salad
This easy to transport turkey and cranberry salad makes great use of Thanksgiving leftovers.
Top Low Calorie Salsas
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.
Watermelon Selection
Learn how to select a ripe sweet watermelon.
Homemade Corn Tortillas
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.
Top 5 Low Calorie Cookbooks
There is a cookbook here to suit everyone, from the novice looking for convenient low calorie fare, to the experienced, gourmet low calorie cook.
Taco Soup
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.
Freezer Parmesan Chicken
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.
Cilantro
A definition of the herb, cilantro
Soup and Grilled Cheese In a Lunch Box
Here's a tasty school lunchbox menu with tomato soup and toasted cheese sandwiches that will surely please the kids.
Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe
This healthy vinaigrette made with apple cider vinegar is delicious on a number of different salads.
Chef Salad for Lunch
A packed chef salad for lunch us nutritious and fun for kids to make themselves at lunchtime.
What is an Anaheim pepper?
What is an Anaheim pepper? Low Calorie Cooking.
Green Mango Smoothie
Gather ingredients for the green mango smoothie
Juicy oven fried chicken without the guilt.
This is a satisfying version of an american classic, baked to a perfect crisp as opposed to being fried.
Low Calorie Kale Chips Recipe
Light and crispy low calorie kale chips may be the perfect between meal snack to satisfy that salty tooth.
Leisurely Healthy Breakfast Recipes
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.
Pan Frying
Pan frying is generally not a cooking method used in low calorie cooking, though there are ways to reduce the amount of fat absorbed during cooking.
Coconut Couscous
This is a quick cooking couscous recipe using light coconut milk for a creamy and tasteful side dish.
Low Calorie Panini Recipes
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.
Meal Planning
One downfall for many would-be low calorie cooks is simply that when it comes to dinnertime, there is no plan for what to cook! Take a little time to do some meal planning at the beginning of the week so that you are well-stocked and prepared for the dinnertime crunch.

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