Low Fat Smoothies
Low-cal smoothies are a snap to make. From banana walnut to strawberry lime, these recipes for easy low-cal smoothies keep flavors high and calories low.See Popular Low Fat Smoothies Recipes
It may sound fattening, but buttermilk is actually low in fat and high in protein and calcium. Unlike skim milk, which is thin and watery, buttermilk is thick and creamy. It even contains probiotics, beneficial bacteria that help keep your digestive system healthy.
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.
I've been getting a lot of avocado questions lately about a new product called a SlimCado. (No, not named for a character in an old Western movie.) Have those resourceful farmers actually figured out a way to produce a lower-fat avocado?
This Asian-inspired main dish recipe combines chicken, leafy greens, and rice sticks with a variety of sauces and spices into one delicious bowl. Save yourself preparation time and use leftover chicken.
If your holiday season included a few too many cookies or glasses of eggnog (whose didn't?), and your New Year's resolution includes a return to healthy eating, we're here to get you off to a great start. Since smooth, gentle transitions are always the easiest, we're giving you some of our best low-fat dinner recipes; you know, the ones that taste so good you might not believe they're low-fat. We've got low-fat nachos, baked chicken that tastes like a much more decadent fried version, even a creamy low-fat fettuccine carbonara. Each of these dinners is wholesome and tasty, perfectread more
Don't you just love all those studies that tell us chocolate is actually good for us? Good for our blood pressure and our cholesterol, reducing our risk of diabetes and even aiding to weight loss? Um, they had us at "chocolate."
Baking fish is the easy way to ease back into the new fall season. And maybe we were getting a little tired of the summer routine anyway. Yes, we all miss summer and the fresh array of vegetables that were readily at hand. But, really, so many great vegetables -- some even from our own gardens -- are still available. It's not that. Maybe it's the need to feel like we're eating a little lower on the hog, as in "less pork on the grill" and more low-calorie, high-flavor fish. And maybe we're just tired of cleaning the grill!read more
When you find a good deal at your grocery store, it's smart to stock up -- but it can be a challenge to find new, tasty ways to use up all those good bargains. Each week, we bring you three original (often surprising!) recipes that feature the types of ingredients you're likely to find on sale.
A yummy smoothie with a caffeine kick!
Jump-start the morning with this carrot-apple blended smoothie recipe. Low in calories and high in vitamin A, it also makes a good after-workout or midday snack.
Add the nonfat milk powder to load this smoothie with calcium. Starting with frozen mango chunks creates a thicker icy drink.
Blueberries lend a dose of antioxidants and a colorful hue to this cool drink.
This cool drink recipe goes together easily. Keep smoothies cold in prechilled insulated jugs or in tightly sealed plastic bottles placed in an ice-packed cooler.
Cruise through a case of the munchies by sipping this fruit smoothie recipe. It's extra slushy with frozen banana chunks.
It's quick as a wink and a pretty cool drink to enjoy after school!
At just 134 calories, this drink is a healthful on-the-go choice for dieters.