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.
Looking for a way to make your Easter dinner a little lower in calories? Check out these ideas for a low calorie Easter dinner.
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.
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.
A healthy dose of spinach makes this low calorie quiche recipe one which is both elegant and nutritious.
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!
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 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.
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 potato dish is layered with buttery yukon gold potatoes and creamy swiss cheese. Luckily, these low calorie potatoes are not layered with calories.
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.
Bananas and blackberries jam together in this yummy yogurt smoothie.
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.
You can bake with truvia, but there are some things you should know before you try it out in your favorite 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.
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.
Understanding fat and calories can be a little confusing. How many calories are there in one gram of fat?
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.
This low calorie fruit smoothie is just so refreshing and delicious. It is filling anytime of the day.
Make your own homemade granola bars full of whole grains oats, dried fruit, and only a small amount of sugar.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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 lean and tasty stir fry is a great addition to a healthy diet. It is easy and delicious and low in calories too.
Xylitol can be found in candies, gum, and oral hygeine products, but did you know you can cook with xylitol too?
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.
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 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.
Just the slightest hint of honey adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this oven roasted asparagus recipe.
This lightened-up version of light hummus has everything you'd expect to find in hummus, from tahini, to smooth olive oil, to garlic, and a hint of yogurt for extra smoothness.
Here's a selection of healthy and low calorie Easter oriented recipes that will liven up your Easter feast.
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.
Lean ham, part-skim mozzarella and skinless chicken breast make this low-calorie chicken cordon bleu light, healthy and delicious.
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.
There is a cookbook here to suit everyone, from the novice looking for convenient low calorie fare, to the experienced, gourmet low calorie cook.
Healthy snacks for kids are so important when is comes to children's health. Here are some ideas for healthy kids snacks.
This healthy vinaigrette made with apple cider vinegar is delicious on a number of different salads.
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!
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.
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 is a wonderfully refreshing quinoa salad with feta cheese, pickled beets, and fresh cucumber. It goes great with a simple dish of grilled chicken or fish, and the leftover quinoa salad makes a fantastic lunch for the next day.
This 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.
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This low calorie dressing is perfect for sandwiches, salads, or dipping alike. You cannot go wrong with this honey mustard low calorie dressing.
Serve these low calorie cauliflower mashed potatoes, and feel little guilt as they are far lower in calories than ordinary mashed potatoes.
Juicey, ripe tomatoes in this marinated tomato salad makes a lean and flavorful salad, great for a summer pot-luck or barbeque.
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.
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.
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.
The aroma of these low calorie baked apples keeps your house smelling warm and comfy through the fall months.
A delicious recipe for asparagus, seasoned with fresh lemon juice and leeks.
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.
This quick, creamy low calorie broccoli cheese soup is satisfying and delicious. Serve alongside a half sandwich or toasted whole wheat bread.
The name extra light olive oil may be confusing. Is it light in the sense that it has fewer calories?
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.
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 creamy, low calorie ranch salad dressing is easy on the waistline, but full of all the flavor you expect from ranch dressing.
A delicious low calorie cheesecake recipe with swirls of blueberry sauce is sure to delight in this lower calorie blueberry cheesecake recipe.
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?
Here's one way of eating, or drinking your vegetables, that is easy!
This recipe for low calorie clam chowder proves that the dish can be creamy, full of flavor, and low in calories!
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.
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!
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.
Top this low calorie pound cake with fresh berries and a hint of whipped cream and you have a delightful and lean spring dessert. This low calorie pound cake is also delicious served on its own as a brunch item.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
This green power smoothie is loaded with healthy avocado, spinach and sweet pear for a tasty green smoothie.
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.
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!
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.
Yes, chocolate hummus can be a tasty and healthy choice to satisfy that chocolate craving.
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.
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 article describes seven simple steps to follow in achieving low calorie cooking.
Roasting vegetables brings out amazing sweetness and makes the most of incredible fall vegetables such as sweet potatoes and butternut sqaush.
Here is an easy vegetarian lasagna recipe which uses fresh garden produce such as zucchini, mushrooms, and onions for a light and filling meal.
Chicken is one of dinner's most popular items. Here's the top ten low calorie chicken recipes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wondering how many calories you can expect to find in these low calorie recipes? Here you will find your answer.
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.
Here you will find a recipe for a traditional broccoli salad, complete with cruncy celery and sweet raisins.
Fresh asparagus and mushrooms folded into this veggie omelet are perfectly paired. This veggie omelet, stuffed with fresh vegetables, is a friendly addition to your low calorie diet.
This low calorie tuna casserole is simple, and healthy using fresh ingredients, and no processed, canned soups.
This is a satisfying version of an american classic, baked to a perfect crisp as opposed to being fried.
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.
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.
These crisp, sautéed green beans lend their succulent flavor to low fat turkey bacon and sautéed onions for a superb side dish.
Combining thse two favorite dips is genius in this low calorie guacamole hummus dip.
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.
If you love burgers, but not the guilt of diving into a greasy double decker, try these Black Bean Burgers as a yummy substitution.
Serve this low calorie lemon chicken as a simple weeknight meal. It takes only minutes to put together, and is tender and 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prepare a batch of these oven fried zucchini sticks, using very little fat, for a delicious and low calorie appetizer or snack option.
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.
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 easy to transport Asian salad does well in a mason jar.
These sugar cookies are great for creating festive holiday cookies, whether you use a Valentines or Christmas theme.
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 low calorie smoked salmon pate recipe is an easy one to put together, using packaged, smoked salmon and reduced fat, softened cream cheese.
A favorite take-out dish becomes an easy make at home meal in this low calorie sweet and sour chicken dish.
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 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.
Here is a classic recipe for mounds of buttery mashed potatoes, without the butter!
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.
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.
You've probably heard of quinoa by now and are wondering, what is quinoa? What are the healthy benefits, and, how can I prepare quinoa?
These recipes takes healthy, low calorie cauliflower to a whole new level. Who knew that cauliflower was so versatile?
Enjoy this low calorie potato salad at your next barbecue, and don't worry about the guilt.
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.
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.
This low calorie, low fat tartar sauce is a zesty accompaniment for fish served in any form.
Chocolate and mint make a perfect match in this decadent frozen treat.
Served with baked tortilla chips, this healthy avacado dip can actually make a very healthy and nutrient packed snack.
This is a quick cooking couscous recipe using light coconut milk for a creamy and tasteful side dish.
This teriyaki salmon is so simple to make and tastes amazing. Serve it with some steamed rice (brown is best) for a very healthy, quick meal.
This yummy, crunchy granola is perfect for starting out your day, or for a quick energy boost in the afternoon.
This mandarin chicken salad is a refreshing combination of lean chicken breast, sweet mandarin orange sections, and crisp lettuce greens.
Kung Pao Chicken is delicious, but not usually low in calories. This low calorie kung pao chicken recipe is full of flavor but not heavy on calories. Serve with brown rice for a healthy low calorie meal.
This chili is so chuck full of spicy beans and vegetables that you won't even notice that it is meat-free.
The difference between red and green enchilada sauce.
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.
Dietary cholesterol is different than blood cholesterol, and can cause a lot of confusion when it comes to the great cholesterol debate.
On an especially busy night, look to these five recipe ideas for a healthy and quick meal, ready in under 30 minutes.
This low calorie minestrone is chuck full of lean vegetables, beans, and pasta, yet eats like a hearty meal.
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.