Low Fat Dinners
Planning a dinner for family or guests, and want to keep the fat low? From simple suppers to dinner parties and more, our healthy, low-fat recipes are sure to please everyone at your table.See Popular Low Fat Dinners Recipes
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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.
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.
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.
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?
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."
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.
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 back when Sunday dinners and holidays just weren't complete without everyone's favorite green bean casserole on the table? We all loved those crunchy fried onions topping the creamy blend of mushroom soup and beans. Learning how to make green bean casserole was a new cook's rite of passage, and this recipe sat in almost everyone's recipe box.
Cold weather demands hearty, warm meals. Your family will rave about this healthy, maple-flavored mixture of Great Northern beans, black beans and smoked turkey sausage.
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!
Here' a low-fat recipe for the classic pasta dish made with cream, eggs, and bacon. With the aid of fat-free half-and-half, egg substitute, and turkey bacon, each serving has only 7 grams of fat. Enjoy!