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Poached chicken breasts make for tender succulent chicken that you can use in many a chicken recipe, such as soup, pot pie or burritos. Or enjoy poached chicken plain and simple in a sandwich or on top of a salad.
Cod is a lean fish that also happens to be a good source of omega 3 fatty acids. Baked in the oven with a light drizzle of lemon, garlic, olive oil, a sliver of butter for added flavor, and fresh parsley, this is a wonderful way to enjoy a healthy fish dish.
Dietary fat comes in different forms. Some fats are necessary and beneficial, others are not. Find out which fats to choose - sparingly - and which ones to avoid.
This is like pumpkin pie in a glass, only without the fat and calories. Enjoy this healthy low fat pumpkin smoothie for a liquid breakfast, or enjoy as an energy-boosting liquid snack.
Poached chicken is a wonderful way to eat succulent, low fat chicken. Enjoy poached chicken in salads, sandwiches, burritos and many other recipes that call for cooked chicken. Here's how to make poached chicken.
A thick and satisfying low-fat broccoli soup that makes a delicious fall or winter lunch.
Asparagus at the grocery stores is a sure sign of spring. Full of vitamins and antioxidants, asparagus is a nutritional power house. It fits well into a low fat diet, provided you don't smother it with high fat sauces. So how do we cook and eat this wonderful spring time vegetable so that it remains crisp yet tender?
Plan ahead and get what you need to make these five healthy, low-fat dinners for the coming week. There's plenty of variety, and the whole family will love these easy-to-make meals.
A collection of low fat pumpkin recipes, both savory and sweet, featuring canned or fresh pureed pumpkin.
A delicious and nutritious spinach soup that's perfect any time of the year. Enjoy with a dollop of fat-free sour cream of plain yogurt.
MyPyramid, which in 2005 replaced the old food pyramid, was designed to be a personalized, interactive tool to be used in conjunction with food labels to help us make healthy low fat food choices. But would it impact the way we ate?
With only a few ingredients, making a meringue ought to be simple, but there are some common mistakes to avoid to ensure perfect meringue every time.
10 low fat breakfast options including hearty oatmeal, warm and delicious muffins, French toast and eggs.
Egg substitute is ideal for those who need to lower their intake of fat and cholesterol, but what exactly is egg substitute, and does it contain eggs?
Once upon a time, all fats were bad. Now we talk about good fats, bad fats, possibly not-so-bad fats, and really bad fats. Confused? You're not alone.
Chestnuts are a perfect low fat holiday treat, once you figure out how to get through their tough exterior. The end result is well worth it: chestnuts are soft, sweet and delicious. Use them as a low fat snack or in soups and side dishes.
Pumpkin oatmeal packs a powerful low fat nutritional punch on cold dark mornings. It's like eating pumpkin pie for breakfast.
Low fat cooking becomes easier if low fat ingredients are on hand and temptation is out of the way. To change the way we cook and eat, we must first give our kitchens a low fat makeover. We can lose the habit of cooking with excess fat, or adding butter, cheese and sour cream at every opportunity if these items are replaced with low-fat or fat-free alternatives.
Can eggs be part of a low fat diet? What about the cholesterol in eggs? Are there any benefits to eating eggs?
Perhaps one of your New Year's resolutions is to eat a healthier, low fat diet. Or perhaps you're reassessing your diet as spring or summer approach. Whatever the time of year, here are 10 ways to get you started, or back on track with a low fat diet in time for spring break or summer.
Links to a range of recipes, from beef to vegetarian, that will help you maintain a healthy low fat diet. See how low fat does not mean loss of flavor.
Surely cheese is off the menu if you're trying to eat low fat. Not necessarily. Cheese is a good source of protein, calcium and phosphorus, but it's also a major source of saturated fat in our diet. What should we do?
An ultra-healthy low-fat omelet that makes a perfect breakfast or light lunch for one. Serve with a spoonful of medium salsa and rustic whole grain bread.
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Five quick and easy low-fat chicken breast recipes for any night of the week.
A thick and satisfying broccoli and cauliflower soup that's perfect for a cold winter's day. Thick and creamy, this soup is surprisingly low in fat.
Making a meringue seems daunting, but it's actually pretty straightforward, so long as you follow a few basic rules. Let's begin by gathering the ingredients and the equipment
A collection of low-fat apple recipes for fall.
Nonstick cookware is a necessity in any low fat kitchen. But questions have been raised about the safety of nonstick cookware because of PFOA, a chemical used in bonding non stick surfaces. DuPont, makers of Teflon-brand nonstick cookware, has come under particular scrutiny. Here's why.
Six low-fat, low-calorie soups for cold fall and winter days.
Take 20 simple steps to lower the fat in your cooking. Low fat cooking is easier than you think.
Ground beef can contain as much as 30 percent fat or as little as five percent fat, but many people are unclear as to what this means in terms of their own fat intake.
Creamy white sauces are delicious over vegetables, with pasta, or served with white meat. Traditionally, these sauces are high in fat. Learn how to make a low fat sauce that works just as well.
Here's a delightfully quick and easy creamy low-fat pasta dish using low-fat ricotta cheese, fresh spinach and basil, and your favorite pasta.
Saturated fat raises blood cholesterol putting us at risk of heart disease and stroke. But what are the chief sources of saturated fat, and how can we reduce our intake?
These moist apple oatmeal muffins make a great low fat snack or breakfast muffin.
Skinless chicken breasts can be tough, stringy, and bland. But they needn't be. Learn how to enjoy succulent, flavorful skinless chicken breasts.
Chicken Parmesan is a favorite dish of many, but it's often high in fat and calories. Here's a low fat chicken parmesan that's a little easier on the waistline.
How can foods containing hydrogenated oils be labeled trans-fat-free or display 0g trans fats?
Sorbet is virtually fat-free dessert, and a welcome treat on hot sunny days. This strawberry sorbet is made with fresh in-season strawberries, but when fresh strawberries are out of season, it's better to use frozen strawberries for maximum flavor.
Warm blueberry muffins fresh from the oven are hard to beat. Try these low fat blueberry muffins for breakfast or as part of a low fat brunch.
A quick and easy low fat coleslaw using ready-shredded coleslaw mix, fat-free mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, sugar and celery seed.
Need an easy, low-fat, quick, and healthy dinner that the kids will actually eat and that won't require a trip to the supermarket? Check out this recipe.
Try some warming low fat leek and potato soup either on St. Patrick's Day or during the winter months.
Fresh-fruit smoothies are the perfect way to enjoy a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals. They're a great way to kick-start your day.
Delicious white fish fillets coated in breadcrumbs and baked in the oven to make crunchy low-fat kid-pleasing breaded fish.
A thick and warming low-fat cauliflower soup that's perfect for chilly fall or winter days.
A great wholesome applesauce oatmeal muffin that's delicious, nutritious and low in fat. Perfect for breakfast on the go or as a lunch box treat.
Low Fat or nonfat yogurt makes a great substitute for cream and other full-fat dairy products in all kinds of low fat recipes. Here are 10 ways to use low fat yogurt.
Apple Phyllo Pie is a great low-fat alternative to regular apple pie. Crisp, flaky and delicious, this low fat apple phyllo pie can be enjoyed with a scoop of frozen low-fat yogurt or light ice cream.
You might want to eat low fat to lose weight, or perhaps to address a medical condition. Here are 10 things you need to stop doing if you want to eat low fat. Some may seem obvious, but others may be surprising. Find out what may be sabotaging your low fat diet.
A cool refreshing smoothie made with watermelon and yogurt.
With food prices soaring, can we really afford to eat low fat? The answer is yes, with some planning. Find out how to shave dollars off your grocery bill, yet still manage to eat low fat.
A low fat pumpkin-banana bread using a small amount of heart-healthy canola oil instead of artery-clogging butter. A nice low fat treat for fall and Halloween.
Add a little Southwestern flair to your turkey meatballs by adding some chopped jalapeno pepper, chili and cumin seasonings, and freshly chopped cilantro.
An easy side dish of baked sweet potatoes and apples that's naturally low in fat and high in fiber.
Pumpkin and cranberries pair well together in these delicious low fat fall muffins. Enjoy these pumpkin cranberry muffins with a morning cup of coffee or as a tea time treat.
A low fat version of Shepherd's Pie, a traditional English comfort-food classic, made with extra-lean ground beef, vegetables and topped with potato.
Low fat turkey chili makes an ideal family supper on cold nights or on game day. Serve with a dollop of fat-free sour cream or yogurt on top.
A low fat crockpot chicken and vegetable stew that will fill your kitchen with a wonderful aroma and be waiting for you when you return home from work, late-afternoon shopping or school.
There's nothing quite like a warm, fresh banana muffin. Enjoy these low-fat banana muffins for breakfast or a mid-morning snack.
A sweet and mildly spiced crockpot chicken and chickpea stew that makes a delicious low fat fall or winter supper.
A mildly spicy low fat carrot and sweet potato soup that makes a satisfying lunch or beginning to a fall or Thanksgiving dinner.
Make cakes and muffins from store-bought cake mixes with far less fat and cholesterol with these simple suggestions.
Enjoy a nutritious wedge of roasted butternut squash as a perfect fall or winter side dish. Glazed with a mix of orange juice and maple syrup, and sprinkled with cinnamon, you can enjoy a deliciously low fat vegetable treat.
If you have flour, eggs, nonfat milk and sugar in your kitchen, you make these basic low fat pancakes, which taste so much better than those made from a box of mix, or worse, frozen pancakes.
Pizza may not be a health food, but if you top it with fresh, healthy ingredients, it can certainly be part of a healthy diet. Here's a great recipe for a basic pizza dough that happens to be virtually fat free. How you top it is up to you.
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.
Pancakes are just about everybody's favorite breakfast, so add some seasonal flavor by adding pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg to make these delicious low fat pumpkin pancakes.
Nonstick cooking spray is a godsend to many a cook, especially those trying to eat low fat. Replacing the need for copious amounts of oil or butter in cooking, nonstick cooking spray is meant to offer a virtually fat-free way to cook food.
A store-bought blueberry scone can be more than 400 calories. so why not make your own at home where you can control the ingredients and the portion size. These blueberry scones make a great low-fat, low-calorie treat at well under under 100 calories per scone.
Make a healthier breakfast by whipping up some low-fat whole-wheat pancakes that are light, fluffy and delicious. Enjoy with some maple syrup or some fruit compote, but steer well clear of butter and cream.
How do we change the way we think about food, and eat a healthier, low fat diet? We need to give ourselves a low fat makeover.
Just about everybody loves pancakes. Add a little fiber to yours by making these yummy low-fat applesauce oatmeal pancakes.
You don't have to give up beef in your burgers. Find out how to make moist, flavorful low fat burgers using lean and extra-lean ground beef.
Beef is a source of saturated fat and cholesterol. Can we still eat beef and follow a low-fat diet? The answer is yes, so long as you bear a few things in mind.
Is butter better or worse for us than margarine? Neither is ideal, especially if we following a low fat diet.
Make satisfyingly crunchy fried chicken without a frying pan. This oven-fried chicken recipe is a great low-fat option for fried-chicken lovers.
Neither a cookie nor a muffin, these delectable, low-fat pumpkin bites are perfect for lunch boxes or as after-school treats. Sweet yet nutritious, these low fat pumpkin bites are a real kid pleaser.
Chocolate chip cookies are just about everybody's favorite cookie, and the undoing of many a dieter or healthy eater. So why not adjust your recipes a little and enjoy a lighter chocolate chip cookie that's still worth savoring.
Basic crêpes are simple to make. These low fat crêpes are made with nonfat milk, only one egg and absolutely no butter. Eat them with a little confectioners sugar and a squeeze of lemon, or fill them with low fat ingredients such as yogurt and fruit, and roll them up.
What are trans fats or hydrogenated fats? Why are trans fats thought to be worse than saturated fats? And how can we find out which foods have trans fats hidden in them?
We need to eat dietary fat for a variety of reasons, but which ones should we eat? Choose mostly unsaturated fats. Here are some good examples.
Quinoa is the grain of choice in this delicious low-fat southwestern-style salad. Enjoy as a light main dish or as an accompaniment to chicken, pork or shrimp.
Many low fat products lack taste and texture. Here are my top 10 picks of low fat foods or kitchen staples that are excellent low fat or reduced fat options.
Savory-sweet turkey apple patties make an ideal breakfast or brunch meat in place of higher fat sausage patties. They are delicious in a toasted English muffin, too.
A quick and easy dish of glazed pork medallions, cut from pork tenderloin, one of the leanest meats apart from skinless chicken breasts.
Cod Provencal is an easy-to-prepare low fat supper for any night of the week.
These low fat zucchini muffins are perfect for breakfast on the go or a mid-morning snack.
Enjoy a light and fluffy potato-topped creamy fish pie that's filling, delicious and low in fat. This low fat fish pie is comfort food at its lightest and best.
Shrimp are high in cholesterol, so should we include them as part of a low fat diet?
Make the most of seasonal vegetables and make a delicious low fat, low calorie spring vegetable soup.
For a healthy morning snack, or if you're grabbing breakfast on the run, try these delicious low fat pumpkin oatmeal muffins.
These low fat savory chicken breasts are perfect for the broiler or grill.
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Enjoy this heart-healthy salmon and asparagus in foil. Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help protect against heart disease. This dish derives a little under 31% of its calories from fat, so still fits in well with a low fat diet.
Make the most of plump fresh blueberries in this delicious yet light blueberry crisp for a delightful summer dessert. Enjoy this light blueberry crisp with a low-fat custard sauce, some frozen vanilla yogurt or a dollop of fat-free whipped topping.
A tasty, healthy snack of roasted zucchini rounds topped with breadcrumbs and shredded parmesan.
A satisfyingly filling yet low fat creamy mushroom risotto you'll want to make again and again.
Nothing beats a bowl of soup on a cold day, and this naturally low fat minestrone soup, which apparently means big soup, is no exception. Chock-full of vegetables, pasta and beans, this minestrone soup is indeed a big soup -- a meal in itself, especially when accompanied by some crusty whole-grain bread.
A quick and easy, low-fat, low-calorie tomato basil soup that makes a great lunch or appetizer any time of the year.
Meaty and filling, broiled portobello mushrooms are delicious on their own with a green salad or in a whole-grain bun or pita.
These low fat brownies make a wonderfully chocolately treat. Served warm with a glass of cold milk, they taste just heavenly.
One way to cut saturated fat in our diets is to choose liquid oils over solid fats, but cooking oils are not saturated-fat-free.
When it's cold outside, there's nothing like a pot of homemade soup to help take the chill off. Try a nice warming bowl of carrot, tomato and zucchini soup, spiced with some fresh, peppery cilantro.
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!
If you want any proof that low fat can be satisfying, try this hearty and nutritious Lentil and Black Bean Soup, which makes a perfect lunch option in the cold winter months.
Creamy, low fat chicken enchiladas using shredded cooked chicken, back beans, sweet corn, salsa and a blend of low fat yogurt and reduced fat sour cream.
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A delicious low fat recipe for chicken satay with a creamy peanut sauce.
Apple crisp is a warming, comforting dessert that's perfect in the cool fall and winter months. Keep it low fat by using just a little butter for the crisp topping.
These delicious low fat chocolate chip cookies have half the fat of regular chocolate chip cookies yet taste just as decadent. Using cocoa powder and miniature chocolate chips, the chocolate taste is just as intense.
This banana bread pudding has to be one of my favorite cold-weather desserts. It's warm, comforting and happens to be low fat. What more could you want?
Most of us eat too little fish, which is a pity, as fish is an great source of protein that happens to be low in saturated fat. Indeed, fish is an excellent source of the good fats our bodies need but cannot manufacture. Include fish in your diet, preferably twice a week.
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.
Available year round the ubiquitous tomato comes into its own in the summer. Find out how to choose tomatoes, store tomatoes and prepare tomatoes for all manner of dishes.
A meltingly delicious low fat pot roast made with a lean cut of beef and loaded with vegetables.
A low fat lemon blueberry loaf that's perfect for a mid-morning snack or afternoon tea.
A quick and easy low fat chicken and rice dish that's easy to prepare any night of the week.
Low fat crustless pumpkin pie is perfect for those who want all the taste of pumpkin pie without the main source of fat. It's almost like a slice of pumpkin custard.
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Come home to a delicious, low-fat vegetable stew that you can prepare early in the day and forget about. Enjoy with some whole grain rolls.
There are countless low fat ways to use a rotisserie chicken. Discover 10 ways to use a rotisserie chicken right here.
These tasty low fat mini chicken meatloaves are a great way to exercise portion control. They're also ideal if you're cutting back on red meat.
A hearty, warming low fat crockpot chili with extra-lean ground beef, kidney beans, pinto beans and black beans.
Try this healthy and nutritious low fat vegetable lasagna made with garden vegetables and fat-free ricotta cheese. It's a great low fat vegetarian option any time of the week.
If you enjoy fried fish but worry about the fat and calories, then this panko crusted cod is for you. Baked rather than fried, this fish dish makes the basis for a great family meal.
Low in saturated fat, this healthy and nutritious salad can work as a vegetarian main dish salad or as a side salad. Quinoa is considered a supergrain, which contains more protein than wheat, rice or millet.
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.
A low fat, tangy Caesar salad dressing is the key to cutting fat and calories in this chicken salad.
Serve this hearty low fat chili to a crowd during the play-offs or on Superbowl Sunday. The best part is, they won't be able to tell it's low fat.
A delicious and fragrant broth-based chicken and leek soup that's low fat and low calorie, with sweet onion, carrot and celery.
Here's a great low fat vegetarian dish of baked pumpkin pasta, using penne pasta, pumpkin puree, part-skim ricotta cheese, zucchini, and a subtle blend of herbs.
Tasty, succulent low-fat Apricot Chicken breasts are perfect for busy weeknights. Enjoy this low-fat dish with your favorite vegetables.
Eggplant, spinach, marinara sauce and ricotta cheese combine to make a wonderfully nutritious, low fat vegetarian dish.
A tasty, tangy low-fat chicken breast recipe using fresh lemon juice and parsley.
This moist low fat carrot cake, with its light cream cheese frosting, makes a great guilt-free dessert.
A lighter but no less delicious lemon curd that makes a great filling for mini phyllo tarts, or as a spread for whole-grain toast.
Those of us watching our fat intake use cooking spray in cooking so the idea of using salad-dressing spray on our salad leaves makes perfect sense. Wish-Bone Salad Spritzers allow us to flavor our salads more subtly and without all the fat of regular dressing.
Making a reduced fat meatloaf isn't so hard, especially if you substitute lean ground turkey for beef. The key to making it moist is to add lots of veggies, and to soak the breadcrumbs in milk. The end result is a flavorful kid pleaser.
A simple and refreshing tomato cucumber salad with a light balsamic vinegar dressing and fresh basil.
A very simple low fat recipe for crockpot chicken chili.
A simple and delicious low fat banana berry smoothie makes a great start to your day.
A soup for all seasons, this low fat tomato spinach soup makes a perfect lunch.
A spicy and delicious low fat chicken and black bean soup recipe. Serve with non-fat sour cream and baked tortillas.
A quick and easy low fat skillet beef and vegetables dish made with extra-lean ground beef and an assortment of vegetables.
Almost as popular as strawberries, blueberries are highly nutritious. They're perfect just as they are, but they are wonderful in many different recipes from muffins to smoothies to sorbets.
A selection of low fat vegetarian meals that will keep the most die-hard meat eaters satisfied.
Here's a healthier version of banana bread that reduces the amount of fat and sugar, and replaces half the flour content with with whole wheat flour. The end result is still a delicious banana bread fit for any tea table.
A slimmed down version of a holiday classic, this healthy, low fat green casserole uses fresh green beans, and dispenses with canned soup and fried onions. Instead, this healthy green casserole has a fresh-tasting mushroom sauce and is topped with sauteed onions and whole-grain bread crumbs.