Low Fat Smoothies
Power up with a healthy, low-fat smoothie for a breakfast or afternoon snack. Our smoothie recipes incorporate bananas and other low-fat ingredients that thicken naturally for delicious, rich yet healthy smoothies without the fat.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?
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.
Orange juice, yogurt, and fresh fruit make these smoothies great-tasting, and good for you, too. Add flaxseed for a boost of heart-healthy fiber.
Add the nonfat milk powder to load this smoothie with calcium. Starting with frozen mango chunks creates a thicker icy drink.
Packed with vitamins, minerals and even protein, this bright and refreshing smoothie is the perfect way to start any day. When buying blueberries, choose those that are firm, uniform in size and indigo blue with a silvery frost; discard any berries that are moldy or shriveled.
Kids love this beverage that blends bananas, blueberries, strawberries, frozen yogurt, and juice. Serve it as an after school snack.
A yummy smoothie with a caffeine kick!
Cruise through a case of the munchies by sipping this fruit smoothie recipe. It's extra slushy with frozen banana chunks.
Loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidants, these smoothies offer a simple and healthy cooling treat.
This light, frothy drink gives you all the heart-healthy benefits of pomegranate juice accented with a touch of sweet honey.
It's quick as a wink and a pretty cool drink to enjoy after school!
Make this fresh fruit drink for breakfast or a delicious snack.