Low Fat Lunch Recipes
Low Fat Lunch Ideas
For some, lunch means grabbing a quick bite from a fast-food joint; for others, it's a mile-high deli sandwich; and for others, it's whatever they can find from a vending machine. What would be better lower-fat lunch options?
Savory Spring Bread Pudding
Make the most of spring vegetables in this savory bread pudding, which makes an ideal brunch, lunch or supper at Easter or any time in the spring.
Chickpea Patties With Lemon Yogurt Dressing
These chickpea patties are a nice meatless alternative to burgers. They're low fat, high fiber and taste delicious. Enjoy these low fat chickpea patties in a whole wheat pita or flatbread, or with a small green salad.
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.
Yogurt Chicken Wrap - How to Make a Low Fat Yogurt Chicken Wrap
Here's just one of countless ways you can make a nutritious and filling low-fat lunch. This yogurt chicken wrap is a great way to use leftover chicken, although I happily poach chicken breasts especially for this kind of recipe.
Low Fat Ham and Turkey Wrap
Instead of a mile-high deli sandwich, make yourself a simple, satisfying, low-fat ham and turkey wrap using a whole wheat tortilla, peppery arugula, extra-lean deli-thin ham and turkey breast meat, and a touch of mustard and fat-free mayonnaise.
Herbed Egg White and Spinach Omelet
Here's an ultra-healthy low-fat herbed egg white and spinach omelet that makes a perfect breakfast or light lunch dish for one. Serve this light egg dish with a spoonful of medium salsa on the side and a slice or two of rustic whole grain bread.
Tuna and Spinach Salad
When it's too hot to cook, make this simple, nutritious low-fat tuna and spinach salad. It's perfect for lunch, picnics or light suppers. Enjoy with some whole grain bread and a glass of chilled white wine.
Potato Spinach Frittata
A filling and tasty reduced fat potato and spinach frittata makes a great lunch, brunch or light supper.
Asparagus, Beet and Tomato Couscous
Make a great lunch dish with this colorful and delicious healthy, low-fat salad of asparagus, baby beets, tomatoes and whole-wheat couscous.
Tuna Rice Salad
A tasty low fat Tuna and Rice Salad that would make a great picnic salad or a light lunch on the go.
Shrimp and Mango Salad
A spicy low fat shrimp and mango salad that's bursting with flavor, yet requires no added fat.
PBJ and Banana Sandwich
Peanut Butter and Jelly is a classic American sandwich, but have you tried a pbj and banana sandwich? It's kid-pleaser, of course, and adds an extra nutritional punch to this energy-giving sandwich.
Low Fat Chicken and Apple Salad
A tangy, succulent low fat chicken and apple salad featuring chunks of chicken breast, crunchy celery and apple, and raisins in a mildly spiced yogurt-based dressing.
Low Fat Tuna Salad Sandwich
A low fat tuna sadwich that manges to be crunchy, tangy and creamy all at the same time
Thai-Style Chicken Salad
A terrific salad chunks of cooked chicken in a creamy Thai-style dressing.
Low Fat Summer Frittata
A low fat summer frittata that uses liquid egg substitute, sliced zucchini, fresh tomatoes, a hint of cheese and some freshly chopped basil.
The Low Fat Salad
Don't fall into the trap of thinking you're eating healthy just because you're eating salad. Salads cease to be low fat once you start adding meat, cheese, creamy dressings and croutons. How can you build a satisfying yet healthy, low fat salad? Here are some tips.
Low Fat Ham and Cheese Strata
This low fat ham, cheese and spinach strata makes a perfect spring-time brunch option. Save calories and fat by using extra lean ham, a mix of whole eggs and egg whites, and reduced fat cheese.
Asian Chicken Noodle Salad
This nutritious Asian-accented dish combines chicken and noodles with a spicy peanut butter sauce that is both heart healthy and delicious.
Tuna and Pasta Salad
This light tuna pasta salad makes a great low fat lunch or supper dish for the whole family.
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 Mediterranean Pizza
Chopped cooked chicken, sliced olives, artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers on a whole wheat pizza base with tomato sauce, and topped with reduced-fat cheese.
Turkey and Green Bean Salad
Whether you are using leftovers from your holiday turkey or just fancy turkey for a change, this delicious low fat turkey salad makes a delightful lunch or light supper.
Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken
A simple lemon and herb roast chicken makes a nice low fat centerpiece for Sunday lunch or a holiday meal with close family. Serve with roasted new potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Scrambled Eggs With Smoked Salmon - Lower Fat
Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon makes a wonderful breakfast treat. You can lower the calories, fat and cholesterol by using just one whole egg and two egg whites per person. If you prefer, use an equivalent amount of egg substitute (1/2 cup per person), which will make this a truly low fat egg breakfast.
Southwestern Chicken Salad
A simple, low fat chicken salad with a southwestern kick. Perfect as a salad on top of salad leaves or as a tasty sandwich or wrap filling.
Low Fat Curried Chicken Salad
Fat-free mayonnaise and plain non-fat yogurt form the creamy base to this low fat curried chicken salad.
Low Fat Tuna and Shell Pasta Salad
Chunk light tuna, pasta shells, cherry tomatoes, artichokes, peppers, celery and red onion are the mainstays in this nutritious, low fat salad.
Low Fat Couscous Salad
Enjoy this low fat salad featuring whole wheat couscous with garbanzo beans, red onion, tomatoes, cucumber and mint, with a lemon and olive oil dressing.
Low Fat Chicken Caesar Salad
A low fat, tangy Caesar salad dressing is the key to cutting fat and calories in this chicken salad.
Confetti Rice Salad
A tasty, low fat rice salad with sweet corn, black beans, chopped red pepper, green onions, parsley, and a cumin-accented vinaigrette dressing.
Low Fat Mexican Pizza
Create a quick and easy low fat Mexican pizza using whole wheat flour tortillas topped with salsa, shredded chicken, sweet corn, black beans and reduced fat cheese.
Shrimp and Fresh Herb Salad
A light and tasty salad made with a blend of Fresh Herb salad greens, sliced mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, red peppers, red onion and shrimp meat, with a light vinaigrette.
Low Fat Mexican Chicken Bake
A low fat Mexican chicken bake featuring shredded cooked chicken in a spicy tomato sauce, sandwiched between two corn tortillas, and topped with 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.
How to Make a Lower Fat Omelet
You don't have to give up eggs if you're trying to eat low fat. Try making a lower fat omelet. I'll show you how.
Low Fat Herbed Zucchini and Mushroom Frittata
A frittata is basically a baked omelet. Try this low fat herbed Zucchini and Mushroom Frittata, which uses egg substitute as its base.
Low Fat Quinoa Salad
Quinoa may be a recent addition to our grocery stores but it's actually an ancient food relied upon by the Incas. Quinoa, though thought of as a grain, is actually a seed. It's an excellent source of protein, iron and many other vitamins and minerals. Enjoy this low fat quinoa salad as a great side dish or lunch.
Low Fat Asparagus Frittata
A frittata is essentially an open-faced omelet, which is often finished under the broiler. Enjoy this low fat asparagus frittata on a special occasion such as an Easter or Mother's Day brunch.
Shrimp, Edamame and Artichoke Salad
Enjoy this highly nutritious Shrimp, Edamame and Artichoke Salad with a light citrus dressing.
Low Fat Shrimp Pasta Salad
A creamy yet low fat shrimp pasta salad, using cooked shrimp, rotini pasta and vegetables. This shrimp pasta salad makes a terrific lunch or picnic dish.
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.
Low Fat Chicken, Asparagus and Quinoa Salad
A highly nutritious low fat salad with chicken, asparagus, quinoa and roasted red peppers.
Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes
A low fat spaghetti and tomatoes dish that's quick and easy to prepare, and perfect for a simple summer supper.
A crunchy and refreshing low-fat vegetable salad with beans for added fiber and texture.