Low-Calorie Recipes

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Corn Chowder

Corn makes a sweet and satisfying soup. The potatoes help to thicken the broth without adding any fat. Top it off with low-fat cream cheese to give this soup it’s sinful texture that is so rich and thick, they won’t believe it’s not made with heavy cream. Use the flour for a thick heavy soup or skip it if you want a lighter texture.

Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Roasted Pepper

Need your vitamin C? Look no further, between fresh tomatoes and red bell pepper you’re getting a huge helping of vitamin C with a this sweet and savory salad. Fresh goat cheese adds a note of creaminess without too much fat.

Orange Spiced Tea

During cold winter evenings, my granny would gather a knitted blanket onto to her lap and sip her favorite tea. The odor of orange punctutated by the dark musk of cloves would fill our small living room as she siped, slowly turning the pages of her latest travel book. My version of her favorite tea has cinnamon for added spice and flavor.

Sautéed Spinach

Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse. High levels of vitamin K, A, C, B2, along with manganese, folate, and iron – all available in just one cup! This simple preparation is the fastest way to load up on nutrients at lunch or meal-time.

Lemon Pepper Shrimp

Homemade Chinese food can be so healthy if you cut back on the cooking oil. This dish is light and lovely, perfect to serve on top of some tender udon noodles or fluffy brown rice. I also recommend serving it on a bed of sautéed or grilled green onions.

Salmon Ceviche

Allow the mixture to marinate 30 minutes before serving, but not longer as the grapefruit will ‘overcook’ the fish. You will notice that the salmon will become more opaque as it marinates. I like to serve it in individual parfait glasses for an elegant presentation and garnish with the remaining tablespoon of cilantro and bits of zest. This dish pairs well with a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.

Shallot Dressing with Greens

Shallots are a sweet and mild, the perfect substitution for garlic or onions. This dressing keeps well over night in an air-tight container

Devil’s Food Cake

This cake might seem like the devil’s work, but the ingredients are angelically light! Indulge yourself with this not-so-naughty chocolate cake!