Appetizers and Snacks
Chilled Cucumber Soup
A wonderfully refreshing cold soup featuring cucumbers, spring onions, mint and parsley blended with thick Greek yogurt.
Poached Eggs With Asparagus
A delightful and delicious combination of crisp yet tender asparagus topped with a poached egg.
Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad
A colorful and delicious low-fat,low-calorie salad of roasted red beets and carrots drizzled with lemon juice and seasoned with freshly ground black pepper.
Chicken and Leek Soup
A delicious and fragrant broth-based chicken and leek soup that's low fat and low calorie.
Light Shrimp Salad
Here's a quick and easy recipe for a light shrimp salad using cooked shrimp meat, chopped celery, cucumber, fat-free Greek yogurt and seasonings. This light shrimp salad makes a great sandwich filling or appetizer.
Fall Harvest Soup
This fall harvest soup is a delicious medley of Autumn fruit and vegetables, which make a thick and delicious soup for the coldest of days.
White Bean Dip
A healthy white bean dip for all your party needs.
Carrot and Zucchini Soup
Perfect for fall, this autumn-hued carrot and zucchini soup is thick, hearty and delicious yet also low in fat. Pureeing the vegetables makes for wonderfully filling soup. No cream necessary!
Baked Potato Chips
Finally, a baked potato chip that actually tastes good. Kettle brand Bakes are exceptionally good potato chips that happen to be low fat. If you're craving a savory snack, reach for some kettle Bakes Lightly Salted potato chips, which, though they're lightly salted, are still full-flavored and pleasingly crunchy.
Sargento Reduced Fat Cheese
No doubt about it, cheese is one the main sources of saturated fat in our diet, but if you're trying cut back on fat, try reduced fat cheese. I reviewed Sargento's new line of reduced fat cheeses. Find out hhow they measure up.
Bite Size Frittatas
These delightful low fat bite-size frittatas make a perfect hors d'oeuvre or buffet brunch item. Flavored with onion, spinach and a hint of reduced-fat cheese, these little crustless delights can fit easily into a low-fat diet.
Mini Corn Muffins
These cute mini corn muffins are low in fat and easy to make. Pop on in your child's lunch box, or serve them when you're having a chili night. Mini muffins are the perfect way to exercise portion control!
Acorn Squash and Apple Soup
Acorn squash and apple soup is a rich and satisfying low-fat fall soup. Enjoy this slightly sweet soup with some crusty whole grain bread.
Melon Mango Soup
A chilled fruit soup of cantaloupe melon and mango with a hint of ginger, making a low-fat, low-calorie appetizer.
Low Fat Tomato, Kale and White Bean Soup
A healthy, high-fiber low-fat tomato, kale and white bean soup.
Low Fat Hot Artichoke Dip
A tangy and delicious low fat hot artichoke dip that's perfect for parties and entertaining.
Low Fat Split Pea Soup
Here's a comforting low-fat split pea soup. This version doesn't have ham but still makes for a warming and delicious soup. To make it truly vegetarian, use vegetabl broth instead of chicken broth.
Butternut Squash and Pear Soup
A golden, velvety low-fat butternut squash and pear soup with just a mild hint of spice to complement the soup's inherent sweetness. Perfect for fall or winter.
Mango Tomato Salsa
A naturally low-fat, refreshing combination of fresh mangoes and ripe, summer tomatoes make a delcious salsa that goes with any grilled fish or meat dishes, or as a condiment for wraps.
A fresh, zesty salsa featuring ripe, yellow peaches, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice.
Mango-Black Bean Salsa
A fresh and naturally fat-free salsa made from mango, black beans, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro and freshly squeezed lime juice.
Avocado, Bean and Corn Salsa
A fresh salsa featuring heart-healthy avocado, kidney beans, corn, tomato and red onion.
Spicy Shrimp Kebabs
Low fat shrimp kebabs marinated in a spicy soy, ginger and chile sauce. Perfect for the broiler or grill.
One of the five symbolic foods on the Seder plate at Passover, Haroset represents the mortar used by the slaves in Egypt. There are many varieties of this sweet dish. This low fat haroset uses apples, heart-healthy walnuts, and also includes dates and raisins, too.
Eggplant Dip - Baba Ghanoush
Low in saturated fat and with no cholesterol, this eggplant dip, or Baba Ghanoush, makes a delicious and nutritious appetizer to enjoy with fresh-cut vegetables or whole wheat pita bread.
Planning a Low Fat Super Bowl Party
If you're looking to serve low fat food at your Super Bowl party, you'll find some helpful suggestions, as well as some low fat recipes, to make your low fat Super Bowl party a hit.
Low Fat Red Pepper Dip
This creamy low fat red pepper dip makes a terrific low fat appetizer. Serve it during the Super Bowl or any other gathering.
Fat Free Black Bean Dip
Serve this spicy, fat-free black bean dip at your next get-together. You might have to make a double batch, as it won't last long.
Low Fat Spinach Dip
Are you looking for low fat dips to serve at your next gathering? Try this low fat spinach dip. Serve with fresh veggies or baked pita chips.
Naturally low fat, this freshly prepared salsa makes a wonderful change from the bottled variety. Serve with baked tortilla chips.
These low fat potato skins feature reduced fat cheese and fat-free sour cream. Potato skins make a great appetizer for Super Bowl Sunday. Of course, you can enjoy them at any other time too.
Smoked Salmon Roll-ups
Smoked salmon and cream cheese roll-ups, or pinwheels, make a perfect low fat appetizer, provided you use fat free cream cheese.
Baked Tortilla Chips
When you crave a savory snack or need some low fat chips for your dips and salsas, try these baked spicy tortilla chips.
Baked Pita Chips
Make these low fat baked pita chips to accompany your dips and salsas, or to have at hand for a healthy low fat snack.
Hummus is a popular low fat Middle Eastern dip, using chickpeas (garbanzo beans) as its base. Serve with pita triangles, wholegrain crackers or a plate of raw vegetables.
Low Fat Cornbread
Serve some of this delicious low fat cornbread at your next picnic, potluck or Super Bowl party.
Mango and Bean Salsa
Try this quick and easy salsa recipe from About.com's Busy Cooks Guide. Serve with baked crackers or tortilla chips.
Red Lentil and Tomato Soup
This colorful low fat red lentil and tomato soup makes a nice lunch or a first course for an evening meal.
A quick and easy low fat turkey soup; perfect for using those leftovers after Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Sweet Potato and Squash Soup
Serve this warming low fat soup during the holidays. It's ideal for Thanksgiving or Christmas, or any time during fall and winter.
Low Fat Chicken Nuggets
Try some tasty low fat chicken nuggets for a change. These nuggets are baked, not fried, which is why they are a great low fat alternative to regular fast-food nuggets. Serve with low fat or fat free sauce on the side.
Low Fat Cream of Asparagus Soup
If you're looking for low fat asparagus recipes, try this low fat cream of asparagus soup, using fat-free sour cream and potato instead of heavy cream.
Irish Soda Bread
If you're planning a low fat St Patrick's Day feast, try this traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe. It's easy to make and requires only a few basic ingredients.
Low Fat Pea and Mint Soup
Serve this delightful low fat pea and mint soup at Easter or as a light spring lunch. In the summer, serve this soup chilled witha tablespoon of low fat sour cream or yogurt on top.
Deviled Eggs - Reduced Fat
When the Easter egg hunt is over, what can you do with all those hard-cooked eggs? Make deviled eggs, of course. Try this lower fat version, which replaces full fat mayonnaise with fat free mayonnaise.
Looking for a low fat alternative to cream cheese or sour cream but find nonfat yogurt too watery? Try making yogurt cheese.
Enjoy the delicate flavor of roasted garlic on your bread. It's a wonderful low fat alternative to fat-laden, restaurant-style garlic bread.
Low Fat Croutons
Top your salad or soup with these low fat croutons.
Peach and Blueberry Smoothie
Get your day off to a fruit-filled start with a low fat peach and blueberry smoothie.
Low Fat Cajun Shrimp Kebabs
Lean shrimp marinated in a spicy Cajun dressing and grilled or broiled on skewers.
Low Fat Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Roasted pumpkin seeds are the perfect low fat snack for Halloween. These roasted pumpkin seeds are sweetened with a sprinkling of brown sugar and cinnamon.
Low Fat Cream of Pumpkin Soup
A luscious, velvety cream of pumpkin soup that's low in fat and full of flavor. This low fat cream of pumpkin soup is ideal as a prelude to a full Thanksgiving dinner or simply as a seasonal lunch.
Low Fat Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
A mildly spicy low fat carrot and sweet potato soup that makes a satisfying lunch or beginning to a fall or Thanksgiving dinner.
Top Low Fat New Year's Eve Recipes
Are dips and chips your downfall at New Year's Eve or holiday parties? Find some great low fat recipes for your party, and ring in the New Year without adding to your waistline.
Low Fat Sausage, Mushroom and Red Pepper Pizza
If you love pizza but not the fat and calories that goes with it, try this spicy low fat Sausage, Mushroom and Red Pepper Pizza, which uses low fat flavored chicken sausage and a sprinkling of reduced fat cheese.
Spinach and Pink Grapefruit Salad
A tangy appetizer to a romantic Valentine's Day meal or for an Easter or Mother's Day lunch, this spinach salad is topped with slices of pink grapefruit, slivers of red onion, sliced mushrooms, some raspberries and a sprinkling of heart-healthy walnuts.
Low Fat Watercress Soup
In honor of St. Patrick's Day or any time during spring and summer, enjoy the mildly peppery taste of watercress in this low fat watercress soup.
Low Fat Guacamole
Make this rich and creamy low fat guacamole and save a bunch of fat calories. How? By using peas with a smaller amount of avocado.
A naturally low-fat salsa verde using fresh tomatillos.
Low Fat Mediterranean Salad
A delicious low fat Mediterranean salad featuring cannellini beans, roasted peppers, grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts on a bed of arugula. This Mediterranean salad would make a terrific low fat lunch or a light supper.
Tomato Cucumber Salad
A simple and refreshing tomato cucumber salad with a light balsamic vinegar dressing and fresh basil.
Low Fat Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
A delicious low fat recipe for chicken satay with a creamy peanut sauce.
Roasted Zucchini Rounds
A tasty, healthy snack of roasted zucchini rounds topped with breadcrumbs and shredded parmesan.