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?
A light glaze of honey and garlic makes this healthy baked salmon taste anything but low calorie (although that's what it is.)
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!
These low calorie chocolate chip cookies just might be a little taste of heaven.
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.
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!
You can bake with truvia, but there are some things you should know before you try it out in your favorite recipes.
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.
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.
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.
Make your own homemade granola bars full of whole grains oats, dried fruit, and only a small amount of sugar.
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.
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.
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.
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 healthy jambalaya recipe isn't missing a thing with plump shrimp, spicy sausage, and cajun seasonings. It easily lends itself to a healthy meal.
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.
This recipe for apple stuffing uses granny smith apples to give the stuffing a real kick. By limiting the use of butter in this apple stuffing, it also remains low in calories.
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.
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!
This low calorie sweet potato casserole recipe is a lightened version of the thanksgiving classic. It is missing the fat and calories of the original, but it certainly is not missing the marshmallows, nuts, and flavor.
Understanding fat and calories can be a little confusing. How many calories are there in one gram of fat?
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.
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.
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.
Yes, chocolate hummus can be a tasty and healthy choice to satisfy that chocolate craving.
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 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.
The difference between red and green enchilada sauce.
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.
Xylitol can be found in candies, gum, and oral hygeine products, but did you know you can cook with xylitol too?
This recipe for low calorie clam chowder proves that the dish can be creamy, full of flavor, and low in calories!
Roasting vegetables brings out amazing sweetness and makes the most of incredible fall vegetables such as sweet potatoes and butternut sqaush.
On an especially busy night, look to these five recipe ideas for a healthy and quick meal, ready in under 30 minutes.
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!
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 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.
The turkey may be the main event at Thanksgiving, but the side dishes play an equally important part! If you are not willing to sacrifice taste to eat a healthier thanksgiving, check out these top low calorie side dish recipes for Thanksgiving including green bean casserole and pumpkin cheesecake tarts.
With no added fat aside from the chicken sausage, this stuffing remains low in calories while being packed with flavor.
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!
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.
Bananas and blackberries jam together in this yummy yogurt smoothie.
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.
A healthy dose of spinach makes this low calorie quiche recipe one which is both elegant and nutritious.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Lean ham, part-skim mozzarella and skinless chicken breast make this low-calorie chicken cordon bleu light, healthy and delicious.
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.
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.
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.
A fat separator allows you to make delicious, low calorie gravy to dress up your thanksgiving turkey and potatoes. This simple recipe will show you just how easy low calorie gravy can be.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A list of low calorie substitutes, using mostly common foods.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
For a healthy and portable low calorie salad try this cobb salad prepared and transported in a mason jar.
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.
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.
This quick, creamy low calorie broccoli cheese soup is satisfying and delicious. Serve alongside a half sandwich or toasted whole wheat bread.
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.
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 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 lean and tasty stir fry is a great addition to a healthy diet. It is easy and delicious and low in calories too.
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 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.
Greek cuisine offers several options for serving a low calorie Christmas meal loaded with traditional foods.
Learn about coriander and its used in low calorie cooking.
A down-home country dinner just isn't the same without a generous drizzle of this creamy milk gravy, made to be low calorie with just the help of a little chicken stock.
This low calorie wild rice pilaf makes a great side dish with baked chicken, fish, or pork.
These baked pears, stuffed with wholesome nuts and fruits, are an excellent, still-sweet substitute for typically too-sugary, gooey holiday desserts.
These low calorie mason jar salad recipes will help you assure a healthy lunch or meal on the go.
Oatmeal makes a hearty, healthy, and affordable breakfast! But the same old thing day after day can get a little old.
These low calorie chicken and dumplings is comfort food at its best. Fresh chicken breast, sauteed carrots, potatoes and green beans simmer beneath fluffy dumplings for a delicious low calorie meal.
Making your own version of healthy hummus is easy, and makes for a delicious and healthy snack.
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.
The holidays aren't complete without dessert, and you can still stick to your diet with these low calorie desserts! Cranberry upside down cake, classic pumpkin pie, and chocolate mint brownies are just a few of the low calorie desserts you will find in this collection of low calorie recipes.
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.
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 is an easy vegetarian lasagna recipe which uses fresh garden produce such as zucchini, mushrooms, and onions for a light and filling meal.
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.
A basic recipe for vegetable broth that can be used in a variety of soups and other 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.
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 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.
There is a cookbook here to suit everyone, from the novice looking for convenient low calorie fare, to the experienced, gourmet low calorie cook.
If you have not tried baked chickpea snacks, gives this simple recipe a try.
Enjoy traditional Mexican fare for your next Christmas holiday.
French cuisine offers a variety of low calorie dishes that you can choose to make for a traditional Christmas dinner.
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 berry crumble just about qualifies as healthy with antioxidant-packed berries, oats full of fiber, and nuts rich in vitamin E and phenols.
This low calorie smoked salmon pate recipe is an easy one to put together, using packaged, smoked salmon and reduced fat, softened cream cheese.
If you love burgers, but not the guilt of diving into a greasy double decker, try these Black Bean Burgers as a yummy substitution.
Pumpkin dinner rolls add an extra festive element to your holiday meal. Canned pumpkin can be used to make these dinner rolls extra soft and delicious.
Add fresh cucumber to traditional hummus for a fresh new taste.
These sugar cookies are great for creating festive holiday cookies, whether you use a Valentines or Christmas theme.
This easy to transport Asian salad does well in a mason jar.
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 fluffy, flavorful bacon omelet is surprisingly low in calories with lean turkey bacon and lots of carmelized onions.
Dietary cholesterol is different than blood cholesterol, and can cause a lot of confusion when it comes to the great cholesterol debate.
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.
This low calorie fruit smoothie is just so refreshing and delicious. It is filling anytime of the day.
This creamy, low calorie ranch salad dressing is easy on the waistline, but full of all the flavor you expect from ranch dressing.
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.
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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.
Prepare a batch of these oven fried zucchini sticks, using very little fat, for a delicious and low calorie appetizer or snack option.
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.
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.
Hot chocolate comes in many forms. Here is your recipe for low calorie hot chocolate so that you can enjoy the cool weather, even on a calorie budget.
Italian simplicity at its best can be found in this bruschetta recipe with fresh tomato, basil, and mozzarella.
Can you eat pasta on a low calorie diet?
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.
Learn about nutmeg and its uses in low calorie cooking.
Try this high fiber and high nutrient mason jar salad when you are on the go.
You can help Thanksgiving dinner to allign a little better with you diet plan with a few quick tips.
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.
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.
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.
Find the difference between yams and sweet potatoes.
The superbowl means two things. Good football and good food. Here are some low calorie recipes to help you enjoy the day.
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!
What is dark chocolate, and is it better when it comes to healthy eating?
This is a classic chicken and rice soup recipe perfected with a hint of rosemary.
Here is a review of the OXO Good Grips Fat Separator in the 4-cup capacity size.
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.
Tender pork tenderloin simmers in a savory tomato sauce to create a delicious low calorie pulled pork sandwich.
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 low calorie tortilla wrap is loaded with fresh veggies, and get a kick or flavor from tangy sun-dried tomatoes.
Ground cinnamon has a wide range of uses when cooking low calorie foods. Find out about this sweet spice.
Serve these low calorie cauliflower mashed potatoes, and feel little guilt as they are far lower in calories than ordinary mashed potatoes. Page 3.
Dutch Christmas recipes can be a part of a low calorie meal by choosing the right ones.
This green power smoothie is loaded with healthy avocado, spinach and sweet pear for a tasty green smoothie.