If you're watching your weight, you know you have to watch the fat in your diet. Try our healthy recipes for tasty low-fat dishes, from turkey and chicken dinners to low-fat smoothies, snacks, desserts, and more.See Popular Low Fat 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?
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.
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.
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.
Remember thirty years ago when everybody decided that low-fat diets were the way to go? Except me, because I've never eaten anything low-fat unless it was born that way. Fruits and vegetables, yes.
If you yearn for the days of the McDLT (hot stays hot, cool stays cool!), the McLean Deluxe (a low-fat burger? OK, it tasted awful, but a low-fat burger!)
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!
Think eating low fat means sacrificing big flavor? Think again! Fresh herbs provide a pop of flavor to any entree but add little if any fat and calories.
Move over pie. This rich Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt cake (which also happens to be low in fat and calories) is made for the holidays.
This low-fat seafood dinner is an elegant dish for any dinner party. This seared scallops with garlic butter dish cooks quickly so it easy to make on a busy weeknight as well!
"Healthy beef" isn't an oxymoron. In fact, when you look for beef recipes that are low in calories, fat and sodium, these two words are actually perfectly harmonious. For most of us, this news is very welcome.
Meringue cookies are perfect. Perfectly white, delicate yet sturdy enough to pipe into detailed shapes, light as air, and (I don't like mentioning at Christmas, but...) fat-free and very low in calories.
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.