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Low Fat Recipes - Ideas for Low Fat Meals

Healthy, Low Fat Cooking


Beef and black bean Chili
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Scroll down to find some great low fat recipes, from beef to vegetarian.

The same question is asked by families everywhere: what’s for dinner? Unless you’re an expert meal planner, you won’t always know from one day to the next. We make a list of our weekly groceries and grab those items as fast as we can, throwing in the chicken and ground beef, the potatoes, a few vegetables, plus some frozen TV dinners. Most of the time we have no fixed idea in advance of what to eat on a given night. We usually default to a few favorite dishes week in week out, and either order in or eat out to fill the gaps. We want to have something quick and easy to prepare: we all lead busy lives and don’t want to be tied to the kitchen.

Does following a low fat diet require us to spend more time at the grocery store or labor longer in the kitchen? Not necessarily. With the right ingredients on hand, it's just as easy (or hard!) to come up with all kinds of tasty low fat recipes. Grab the ground beef but make sure it’s extra lean, pick up some skinless chicken or a ready-cooked rotisserie chicken, choose whole grain pastas and rice, throw in more vegetables, even if it’s an extra pack or two of frozen ones or the canned variety, pick up some fruit, and choose low fat and fat free dairy goods. All these items are usually right next to their full fat or less healthy counterparts. You can save time by steering clear of the cookies and chips aisle.

Once we have these items, what kind of things can we prepare if we want to eat low fat? You'll find plenty of low fat recipes just below and on the next two pages.

Who knows, you might decide to order in less, as many of these low fat recipes can be made in the time it takes for a cold pizza to be delivered.

Low Fat Beef Recipes

>>> Low Fat Chicken and Turkey Recipes>>>

>>> Low Fat Fish, Pork, Lamb and Vegetarian Recipes >>>

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