Saturday May 25, 2013
While summer doesn't really begin until the June solstice, we tend to see the Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start. For those who use their grills seasonally, this weekend launches that season. In theory, it ought to be easier to eat low fat during the summer months, but when a typical summer menu features items such as burgers, hotdogs, and potato salad, we can just as easily pack on the pounds as we do during the colder months. This doesn't mean you have to miss out, however. Here are some tips to eat low fat during the summer
Southwestern Burgers Photo © Fiona Haynes, licensed to About.com
Sunday May 19, 2013
This asparagus, beet and tomato couscous
is one of my favorite picnic salads, and one that I make as often as I can while asparagus is still in season. This colorful, multi-textured, nutritious salad is as delicious as looks. You can find whole wheat couscous at Trader Joe's. It's worth seeking out as it adds a nice dose of healthy, filling fiber. If you need to make this salad gluten free, use quinoa
instead. You can enjoy this salad by itself for lunch, or top it with some salmon or a grilled skinless chicken breast.
Asparagus, Beet and Tomato Couscous © Fiona Haynes, licensed to About.com
Monday May 13, 2013
Pork tenderloin makes a nice change from chicken breast. It is also quick to cook, especially if you have a grill and quicker still if you have a contact grill
. The end result is a delicious, succulent lean piece of meat the whole family will enjoy. If you have time, marinate this lemon-lime pork tenderloin
for a few hours for maximum flavor.
Lemon-Lime Pork Tenderloin Photo © Fiona Haynes, licensed to About.com
Wednesday May 8, 2013
For me, there are two Mother's Days: the U.K. one, known as Mothering Sunday, which is in March, where I remember my own mother, and the U.S. one, which is on May 12th this year, when my two girls will no doubt put together a yummy breakfast feast for me (girls, are you reading this?).
If it's your turn to treat mom this year, I have 10 low-fat Mother's Day recipes that should fit the bill, ranging from delicious breakfast or brunch options to dinner and dessert.
Crepes Photo © Fiona Haynes, licensed to About.com