Low Calorie Cooking: Most Popular Articles
Determine how much quinoa you will need for your recipe.
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.
A light glaze of honey and garlic makes this healthy baked salmon taste anything but low calorie (although that's what it is.)
Here is a delicious crisp recipe using tart granny smith apples with sweet cinnamon topping in this low calorie baked apple crisp.
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!
Bananas and blackberries jam together in this yummy yogurt smoothie.
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 meals will be easy to plan with this layout of five low calorie menu ideas. From sandwich night, to chicken night, find easy and delicious recipe ideas here.
A 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.
Prepare a batch of these oven fried zucchini sticks, using very little fat, for a delicious and low calorie appetizer or snack option.
The name extra light olive oil may be confusing. Is it light in the sense that it has fewer calories?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 healthy jambalaya recipe isn't missing a thing with plump shrimp, spicy sausage, and cajun seasonings. It easily lends itself to a healthy meal.
You can bake with truvia, but there are some things you should know before you try it out in your favorite recipes.
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.
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.
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.
Make your own homemade granola bars full of whole grains oats, dried fruit, and only a small amount of sugar.
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 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.
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.
Fresh asparagus and mushrooms folded into this veggie omelet are perfectly paired. This veggie omelet, stuffed with fresh vegetables, is a friendly addition to your low calorie diet.
A healthy dose of spinach makes this low calorie quiche recipe one which is both elegant and nutritious.
Serve a cute mini meatloaf with oatmeal as a healthy low calorie dinner along with a fresh salad and small potato for a complete and satisfying meal. These mini meatloaves with oatmeal are a cinch to prepare also, so you won't be spending hours in the kitchen.
This 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.
Healthy snacks for kids are so important when is comes to children's health. Here are some ideas for healthy kids snacks.
Xylitol can be found in candies, gum, and oral hygeine products, but did you know you can cook with xylitol too?
Learn about coriander and its used in low calorie cooking.
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.
A tasty tuna sandwich can be healthy with this low calorie tuna salad recipe. Use the tuna mixture on whole grain bread, or enjoy with a fresh bed of greens for a healthy tuna salad.
This healthy vinaigrette made with apple cider vinegar is delicious on a number of different salads.
A good low calorie lunch is not only low in calories, but is filling, healthy, and tasty. Here are 5 low calorie lunch ideas, complete with recipes and side dish ideas.
This easy to transport Asian salad does well in a mason jar.
Here is an easy vegetarian lasagna recipe which uses fresh garden produce such as zucchini, mushrooms, and onions for a light and filling meal.
Yes, chocolate hummus can be a tasty and healthy choice to satisfy that chocolate craving.
This is a quick cooking couscous recipe using light coconut milk for a creamy and tasteful side dish.
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 creamy, low calorie ranch salad dressing is easy on the waistline, but full of all the flavor you expect from ranch dressing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Understanding fat and calories can be a little confusing. How many calories are there in one gram of fat?
This article describes seven simple steps to follow in achieving low calorie cooking.
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.
These healthy enchiladas with shredded chicken and fresh vegetables look and taste like they took a long time to prepare. But you will be happy to find that you can make these low calorie healthy enchiladas just a short time before you are ready to serve them.
This fruity salad packed in a mason jar is great for on the go healthy lunches.
This low calorie tortilla wrap is loaded with fresh veggies, and get a kick or flavor from tangy sun-dried tomatoes.
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.
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!
For a healthy and portable low calorie salad try this cobb salad prepared and transported in a mason jar.
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.
What is dark chocolate, and is it better when it comes to healthy eating?
Juicey, ripe tomatoes in this marinated tomato salad makes a lean and flavorful salad, great for a summer pot-luck or barbeque.
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.
The difference between red and green enchilada sauce.
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 low calorie fruit smoothie is just so refreshing and delicious. It is filling anytime of the day.
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 is a satisfying version of an american classic, baked to a perfect crisp as opposed to being fried.
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.
Zucchini bread is made even better by making it into a delicious chocolate zucchini bread with the addition of a little cocoa powder. Better yet, keep your waist trim, as this is a low calorie chocolate zucchini bread recipe.
Try this high fiber and high nutrient mason jar salad when you are on the go.
If you love burgers, but not the guilt of diving into a greasy double decker, try these Black Bean Burgers as a yummy substitution.
This lean and tasty stir fry is a great addition to a healthy diet. It is easy and delicious and low in calories too.
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.
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 mason jar salad recipes will help you assure a healthy lunch or meal on the go.
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 quick and easy chicken stir fry is a wonderful, healthy dish full of lean protein and vegetables, seasoned with garlic and red pepper flakes.
Oatmeal makes a hearty, healthy, and affordable breakfast! But the same old thing day after day can get a little old.
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.
Dietary cholesterol is different than blood cholesterol, and can cause a lot of confusion when it comes to the great cholesterol debate.
A list of low calorie substitutes, using mostly common foods.
Look to this handy list when deciding which high protein items to put in your low calorie cooking shopping cart.
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.
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.
Combining thse two favorite dips is genius in this low calorie guacamole hummus dip.
This low calorie dressing is perfect for sandwiches, salads, or dipping alike. You cannot go wrong with this honey mustard low calorie dressing.
This green power smoothie is loaded with healthy avocado, spinach and sweet pear for a tasty green smoothie.
Wondering how many calories you can expect to find in these low calorie recipes? Here you will find your answer.
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.
Here is a simple low calorie grilled pork tenderloin recipe without a lot of fuss.
Here you will find a recipe for a traditional broccoli salad, complete with cruncy celery and sweet raisins, light mayonnaise to help cut calories.
Here's one way of eating, or drinking your vegetables, that is easy!
This easy to transport turkey and cranberry salad makes great use of Thanksgiving leftovers.
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The aroma of these low calorie baked apples keeps your house smelling warm and comfy through the fall months.
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!
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.
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?
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!
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!
Making your own version of healthy hummus is easy, and makes for a delicious and healthy snack.
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 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.
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.
Here is a recipe for fish tacos prepared with flaky white cod which is seasoned perfectly with garlic, lime, and cumin.
This recipe for low calorie clam chowder proves that the dish can be creamy, full of flavor, and low in calories!
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.
Add fresh cucumber to traditional hummus for a fresh new taste.
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 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.
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 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.
Italian simplicity at its best can be found in this bruschetta recipe with fresh tomato, basil, and mozzarella.
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 baked pears, stuffed with wholesome nuts and fruits, are an excellent, still-sweet substitute for typically too-sugary, gooey holiday desserts.
Light and crispy low calorie kale chips may be the perfect between meal snack to satisfy that salty tooth.
Lean ham, part-skim mozzarella and skinless chicken breast make this low-calorie chicken cordon bleu light, healthy and delicious.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 recipe is truly for a one-dish complete breakfast with whole grains, dried fruit, protein-rich almonds, and a bit of non-fat milk.
This low calorie minestrone is chuck full of lean vegetables, beans, and pasta, yet eats like a hearty meal.
Tender pork tenderloin simmers in a savory tomato sauce to create a delicious low calorie pulled pork sandwich.
Just the slightest hint of honey adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this oven roasted asparagus recipe.
If you don't have the time to make a spectacular pizza dough, simply use english muffins for a quick, easy pizza dinner.
This low calorie tuna casserole is simple, and healthy using fresh ingredients, and no processed, canned soups.
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.
A light and healthy salad only stays that way if you don't pile on the fat-laden salad dressing! Watch step-by-step instructions for making your own, low-calorie salad dressing instead.
This 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.
These recipes take healthy, low calorie cauliflower to a whole new level. Who knew that cauliflower was so versatile?
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.
Try any of these low calorie summer desserts with you next summer barbecue.
This mandarin chicken salad is a refreshing combination of lean chicken breast, sweet mandarin orange sections, and crisp lettuce greens.
It can be a challenge to find good low calorie indian food recipes, so this is one that is easy to rely on.
Roasting vegetables brings out amazing sweetness and makes the most of incredible fall vegetables such as sweet potatoes and butternut sqaush.
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.
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.
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 yummy, crunchy granola, full of oats and fruit, is perfect for starting out your day, or for a quick energy boost in the afternoon.
Here is a recipe for creamy salmon salad, lovely on a bed of lettuce, and equally as delightful on a sandwich bun as an alternative to tuna.
Here is a menu for pasta night that is anything but ordinary.
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.
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!
On an especially busy night, look to these five recipe ideas for a healthy and quick meal, ready in under 30 minutes.
Enjoy this low calorie potato salad at your next barbecue, and don't worry about the guilt.
Agave nectar is becoming increasingly popular, but can it be used in your homemade baked goods?