Low-calorie doesn't have to mean low-flavor. From soup and starters to drinks and desserts, our healthy, low-calorie recipes serve up a whole lot of great taste.See Popular Low Calorie Recipes
Skip sugary frozen drinks this spring break and sip these refreshing, low-calorie cocktails instead.
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.
No packaged or store-bought dough will give you the tender, crisp crust you'll get if you take the time to learn how to make pizza dough. Takeout pizza might become a thing of the past, once you get a taste of your own homemade pizza. Top the dough with veggies and low-fat cheese and you can turn pizza into a low-calorie, guilt-free treat.
Pasta lovers who want to cut back on carbs and calories won't regret learning how to cook spaghetti squash. This oblong winter squash has flesh that separates into spaghetti-like strands when you cook it. It's a worthy low-calorie substitute for the real deal, and it boasts a fair amount of vitamins and minerals, too, including vitamins A and C, plus dietary fiber.
That healthy low-calorie diet you swore you'd undertake at New Year's (every New Year's, that is, since the turn of the millennium) just got closer to becoming a reality. And all because your favorite food--don't lie, you know it's pizza--is coming soon to a franchise near you in the form of a low-cal slice that would be the equivalent of eating a small banana, give or take a few calories. No kidding.
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.
Pork may be known as "the other white meat," but it doesn't usually top the list when we think of lean protein. We can probably thank bacon for that, but not all pork is dripping in fat and packed with sodium. Pork loin, for instance, is actually quite lean, low in fat, carbs and calories. Learning how to bake a pork loin can add a nice punch of variety and flavor to your diet whether you're watching your weight, trying to eat more healthfully or just looking for interesting new options for your usual dinner rotation.
Learn how to make spinach dip, and you'll always have a simple yet pleasing party dish on hand.
As a country, we eat a lot of chicken, so most home cooks are always on the lookout for new ways to prepare it -- that's why you should learn how to make curried chicken. In this recipe, spices, dried fruit, vegetables, and garlic come together for a sweet and savory casserole that's nothing short of fantastic.
If you caught the season five premiere of Mad Men last night on AMC, you were treated to the idea of a "bean ballet," as Peggy Olson struggled to come up with an ad concept for Heinz. And, naturally, you watched Roger Sterling down martinis, Don Draper drink his cocktail, and his new wife, Megan, subsist on black coffee. Hey, nobody said that being that thin doesn't come without its low-calorie price.
Want an elegant mushroom appetizer without the fuss of hand-stuffing mushroom caps? Learn how to saute mushrooms for a simple yet flavorful dish; they're delicious on their own or served on top of crostini. You can use a mixture of mushroom types -- such as shiitake, oyster, or maitake -- to maximize on earthy flavor, but the beauty of sauteing mushrooms is that even white button mushrooms end up golden brown and delicious. The trick to sauteing mushrooms is keeping the heat at medium-high or high: Mushrooms contain a high percentage of water, and high heat helps evaporate the liquid the mushrooms exude during cooking and allows them to brown; use low heat, and the mushrooms will wind up gray and soggy.
Knowing how to cook roast beef should be on every home cook's to-do list. A straightforward slab of perfectly cooked roast beef is a bit of heaven in itself, but this recipe employs a few surprises to elevate the dish to the sublime.
Spinach may be one of the first things that come to mind when we speak of the nutritional virtues of dark green leafy vegetables, which are great low-calorie sources of nutrients such as calcium, iron, and vitamins A and C. But it doesn't always top the list of foods people--especially kids--look forward to eating. The trick to making this "super food" a popular dish at your dinner table is knowing how to make spinach delicious and appealing to even the pickiest of eaters.
If you're torn between serving regular potatoes or sweet potatoes, try this spectacular dish, which calls for both.
Don't think biscuits are just for breakfast -- the yeast used in these gives them dinner-roll lightness and flavor.