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Low Calorie Cooking: Most Popular Articles

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4 Steps for Cooking Perfect Quinoa Every Time
Determine how much quinoa you will need for your recipe.
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?
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!
Quesadillas 6 Ways
Here's a selection of some creative ways to dress up quesadilla night.
How to Make Low Calorie Chocolate Chip Oatmeal...
These low calorie chocolate chip cookies just might be a little taste of heaven.
Mason Jar Salad Recipes
These low calorie mason jar salad recipes will help you assure a healthy lunch or meal on the go.
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.
How to Make Low Calorie Granola Bars
Make your own homemade granola bars full of whole grains oats, dried fruit, and only a small amount of sugar.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Food Processor
A food processor can become a useful tool in the kitchen for a variety of tough jobs.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.)
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.
Difference in red and green enchilada sauce?
The difference between red and green enchilada sauce.
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!
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.
Five Minute Blackberry Smoothie
Bananas and blackberries jam together in this yummy yogurt smoothie.
Mason Jar Cobb Salad
For a healthy and portable low calorie salad try this cobb salad prepared and transported in a mason jar.
Mason Jar Asian Salad
This easy to transport Asian salad does well in a mason jar.
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.
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!
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.
7 Basic Tips for Low Calorie Cooking
This article describes seven simple steps to follow in achieving low calorie cooking.
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.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baking with Xylitol
Xylitol can be found in candies, gum, and oral hygeine products, but did you know you can cook with xylitol too?
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.
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.
Low Calorie, Low Fat Tartar Sauce
This low calorie, low fat tartar sauce is a zesty accompaniment for fish served in any form.
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.
Mason Jar Italian Salad
Try this high fiber and high nutrient mason jar salad when you are on the go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
Low Calorie Ranch Salad Dressing
This creamy, low calorie ranch salad dressing is easy on the waistline, but full of all the flavor you expect from ranch dressing.
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.
Low Calorie Spinach Parmesan Quiche with...
A healthy dose of spinach makes this low calorie quiche recipe one which is both elegant and nutritious.
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.
Low Calorie Vegetable Smoothie
Here's one way of eating, or drinking your vegetables, that is easy!
Low Calorie 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.
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!
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.
Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe
This healthy vinaigrette made with apple cider vinegar is delicious on a number of different salads.
Can I eat hummus as part of a low calorie diet?
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.
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?
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 Chocolate Hummus Recipe
Yes, chocolate hummus can be a tasty and healthy choice to satisfy that chocolate craving.
Cornflake-crusted Chicken Cordon Blue
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!
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.
Top 5 Side Dish Salads
Here are my top 5 picks for salads which make great side dishes. Put together one of these salads for your next potluck or get-together.
Cinnamon Spiced Granola
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.
Are Cilantro and Coriander the Same Thing?
Learn about coriander and its used in low calorie cooking.
BBQ Chicken Quesadilla
Here's a recipe for a delicious barbeque chicken quesadilla.
Tex-Mex Quesadilla
These black bean quesadillas have all the good flavors of tex-mex cuisine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Low Calorie Potato Salad
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.
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.
Dietary Cholesterol
Dietary cholesterol is different than blood cholesterol, and can cause a lot of confusion when it comes to the great cholesterol debate.
Chicken Orzo Pasta Salad
This chicken salad with orzo pasta is a colorful and healthy summer salad, great for lunch or a light dinner. Serve with crusty bread for a complete meal.
Low Calorie Seven Layer Dip
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.
Warm Weather Salads
Here's a list of delicious salad recipes to help jump start your warm weather cooking.
What are Whole Grains?
Whole grains have been all the talk
Low Calorie Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
This lean and tasty stir fry is a great addition to a healthy diet. It is easy and delicious and low in calories too.
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.
Lemon Chicken
Serve this low calorie lemon chicken as a simple weeknight meal. It takes only minutes to put together, and is tender and delicious.
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.
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.
Low Calorie Baked Apples
The aroma of these low calorie baked apples keeps your house smelling warm and comfy through the fall months.
Low Calorie Sauteed Zucchini
This easy sauteed zucchini recipe uses lots of garden-fresh ingredients like fresh zucchini, vine-ripened tomatoes, and fresh herbs.
Grilled Hamburger
You may not place a hamburger in any sort of low calorie category, but a grilled hamburger can certainly fit into a low calorie lifestyle if prepared correctly. Topped with fresh lettuce, tomato, and onion, this lean grilled hamburger patty atop a whole wheat hamburger bun makes for a very filling and nutritious meal.
Pasta Salad
Serve this low calorie pasta salad for your summertime barbeque. It is so simple to put together, and uses very common ingredients which you might already have on hand.
Broccoli Salad`
Here you will find a recipe for a traditional broccoli salad, complete with cruncy celery and sweet raisins, light mayonnaise to help cut calories.
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 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.
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.
Low Calorie Sautéed Green Beans
These crisp, sautéed green beans lend their succulent flavor to low fat turkey bacon and sautéed onions for a superb side dish.
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.
Green Peas Recipe
Here you will find a green peas recipe to suit any occasion including low calorie creamed peas, minted peas, green pea salad and other.
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.
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.
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.
Baha Fish Tacos
Baha fish tacos are lightened up in this low calorie baha fish taco recipe. But, don't worry, they still have the lightly crisp fish, creamy sauce and cabbage, and all the flavor a baha taco should have.
How to Make a Low Calorie Fruit Smoothie
This low calorie fruit smoothie is just so refreshing and delicious. It is filling anytime of the day.
Cucumber Hummus
Add fresh cucumber to traditional hummus for a fresh new taste.
Low Calorie Western Omelette
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.
How to Make Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Combine the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Page 2.
Low Cal Baked Fish Sandwich
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.
Berry Refrigerator Oatmeal
This easy refrigerator oatmeal recipe with berries is great for on the go mornings.
What is Vanilla Extract?
Find out all about vanilla extract.
Low Calorie Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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.
How to Make Hummus
Making your own version of healthy hummus is easy, and makes for a delicious and healthy snack.
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!
Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe
Lean ham, part-skim mozzarella and skinless chicken breast make this low-calorie chicken cordon bleu light, healthy and delicious.
All About Calories
If you have ever tried to lose weight, you probably have heard a lot of talk about calories. But, what is a calorie, and what do you need to know about calories? Here you will find answers to all of your questions and loads of fascinating information about calories from the About.com's weight loss site.
Quick Low Calorie Breakfasts
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.
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.
Steaming
Steaming is a terrific cooking method for low calorie cooking.
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.
Cilantro
A definition of the herb, cilantro
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.
Low Calorie Crock Pot Chicken Stew
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!
Coconut Couscous
This is a quick cooking couscous recipe using light coconut milk for a creamy and tasteful side dish.
Fresh Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
Italian simplicity at its best can be found in this bruschetta recipe with fresh tomato, basil, and mozzarella.
Black Beans
If you want to make cooked Mexican black beans that taste as good as those from Mexican restaurants, you will find that you can easily do so. This recipes is simple, healthy, and low in calories, making it ideal for a low calorie diet.
Mason Jar Seafood Louie Salad
This mason jar salad with seafood is basically a shrimp louie that is easy to pack ahead of time.
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.
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!
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.
What is a Calorie?
If you are cooking low calorie, you might want to know just what a calorie is!
Honey Mustard Low Calorie Dressing
This low calorie dressing is perfect for sandwiches, salads, or dipping alike. You cannot go wrong with this honey mustard low calorie dressing.
Low Calorie Honey Roasted Asparagus
Just the slightest hint of honey adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this oven roasted asparagus recipe.
Low Calorie Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Muffins
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.
Low Calorie Raspberry and Mango 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 delight.
Low Cal Breakfast Quesadilla
Here's a new twist on breakfast. Eggs, spinach, a park skim mozzarella cheese grilled together in an ooey gooey quesadilla.
Low Calorie Crock Pot Beef Stew
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.
Green Avocado Smoothie
This green power smoothie is loaded with healthy avocado, spinach and sweet pear for a tasty green smoothie.
A Healthy Tuna Casserole?
This low calorie tuna casserole is simple, and healthy using fresh ingredients, and no processed, canned soups.
Low Calorie Chicken Salad Recipe in Pita Bread
This low calorie chicken salad recipe is all you might expect in a satisfying lunch or no-cook dinner.
Coconut Pineapple Green Smoothie
This smoothie will jump start your day and get you off to a good start.
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.
Pear and Brie Quesadillas
Here's a toasty delicious brie and pear quesadilla recipe.
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.
Blueberry Smoothie
Cool off with this delicious blueberry smoothie using fresh blueberries and blueberry yogurt.
Mason Jar Turkey Cranberry Salad
This easy to transport turkey and cranberry salad makes great use of Thanksgiving leftovers.
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.
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.

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