Low Calorie Dinners
Jump-start your diet with our low-calorie dinners. From satisfying soups to perfect pastas, grilled veggies, roasted chicken, and more, our low-calorie dinners can help you lose weight.See Popular Low Calorie Dinners Recipes
Isn't there supposed to be a gene that curbs your appetite in hot weather? Because I don't seem to have it. I get just as hungry in the heat as I do in winter.
Although healthy cooking has come a long way, there's still a nagging perception that if something is low-fat and nutritious, it's not going to taste good. Not true! Healthy cooking isn't about adding sprouts and tofu to everything under the sun--it's about making delicious, healthy dishes out of the foods and flavors you love.
Casseroles need not be calorie bombs. Feel zero guilt when you serve yourself a healthy-sized scoop from these 10 less-than-300-calorie dinners or sides.
Skip sugary frozen drinks this spring break and sip these refreshing, low-calorie cocktails instead.
I'm usually an all-or-nothing kind of girl when it comes to dessert. I'd rather have a small slice of rich, chocolate cake with thick, fudgey icing or a creamy slab of cheesecake than a big slice of reduced-fat dry, crumbly something or other. Except when it comes to the holidays.
Cool summer soups, like Gazpacho, and light salads are what we want in these Dog Days of high heat and humidity. So we couldn't help paying attention to a chef in San Antonio, Jason Dady, who might know a thing or two about cool summer recipes on a blazing hot day. In its story, "Raising the Heat with Cool Soup and Trout Salad," NPR reports that at his Northern Italian restaurant, Tre Trattoria, Dady has come up with a gazpacho of fresh vegetables -- cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes -- that is finished with bread (for a smooth thickness) and, for a garnish, the bright tropical tastes of mango and avocado.
Make this low fat, low calorie spicy orange chicken over a bed of spinach for a meal that looks as good as it tastes.
In the mood to bake but want to stick to your healthful eating plan? Try this low-fat and low-calorie rustic apple and sweet potato tart!
Worried about summer's high-calorie icebox treats going straight to your thighs? Chill out. Slurpee Lite ensures your brain freeze will be low-cal.
Have a heart -- or at least some heart-healthy recipes to get you back in shape before Valentine's Day. It may sound silly, but for all the work our hearts do, we often don't show them much love. After all, the heart is the one muscle that never stops pumping, even while we sleep.
As the magazines in the checkout line will no doubt soon start to proclaim, swimsuit season is just about upon us, but there's one comfort food that you don't have to sacrifice: a satisfying bowl of spaghetti topped with a zesty spaghetti sauce. Here we've gathered some of our best low-calorie spaghetti sauce recipes --but don't worry, low-cal definitely doesn't mean low on flavor. From a classic tomato sauce seasoned with a blend of Italian spices to a chunky tomato-and-meat sauce that even forgoes pasta for the unexpected base of spaghetti squash, each of these recipes is as hearty and delicious as it is healthy.
Sweet prawns or shrimp fried in a vegetable-filled batter are the stars of this dinner, which is served on a cool cucumber salad.
For a dish you can feel great about feeding your family and friends at your next potluck make this low-sodium potato salad. The salt won't be missed with all the other delicious flavors in this recipe.
For many of us, the phrase "slow-cooker recipes" conjures up dishes that are not always synonymous with healthy. We think of foods that are rich, calorie-laden, and indulgent. While slow-cooking does insure maximum flavor, that by no means implies that you can't eat healthily, too.
For a quicker fish recipe, cover the dish of rolled fish with vented plastic wrap and microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 8 to 10 minutes, rotating the dish a half turn mid-way through cooking. The rich, savory cream cheese filling is the perfect complement to lean sole in this fish dinner recipe.
Pork and frozen vegetables seasoned with a bottled sauce makes these tasty dinner sandwiches.