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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
A thick and satisfying low-fat broccoli soup that makes a delicious fall or winter lunch.
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?
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.
Can eggs be part of a low fat diet? What about the cholesterol in eggs? Are there any benefits to eating eggs?
A cool refreshing smoothie made with watermelon and yogurt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Five quick and easy low-fat chicken breast recipes for any night of the week.
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.
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.
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
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A quick and easy low fat coleslaw using ready-shredded coleslaw mix, fat-free mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, sugar and celery seed.
A tasty, healthy snack of roasted zucchini rounds topped with breadcrumbs and shredded parmesan.
A delicious low fat recipe for chicken satay with a creamy peanut sauce.
Sticking to a healthy eating plan while traveling poses a huge challenge. After all, airports, rest stops, garages and diners are hardly known for their healthy fare. That said, it is possible to find healthier, low-fat options. Here's how.
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.
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.
A simple and refreshing tomato cucumber salad with a light balsamic vinegar dressing and fresh basil.
Skinless chicken breasts can be tough, stringy, and bland. But they needn't be. Learn how to enjoy succulent, flavorful skinless chicken breasts.
A low fat lemon blueberry loaf that's perfect for a mid-morning snack or afternoon tea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Berries are a perfect low-fat food. In season, they're as sweet as any candy, and as tempting, too. So here are some ways to use your bounty of berries from your local farmers market or grocery store.
There's nothing quite like a warm, fresh banana muffin. Enjoy these low-fat banana muffins for breakfast or a mid-morning snack.
Meaty and filling, broiled portobello mushrooms are delicious on their own with a green salad or in a whole-grain bun or pita.
Six low-fat, low-calorie soups for cold fall and winter days.
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.
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.
Take 20 simple steps to lower the fat in your cooking. Low fat cooking is easier than you think.
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.
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.
These low fat zucchini muffins are perfect for breakfast on the go or a mid-morning snack.
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.
Delicious white fish fillets coated in breadcrumbs and baked in the oven to make crunchy low-fat kid-pleasing breaded fish.
Zucchini is abundant in the summer months, so what can you use it for? Here are 10 low fat ways to put your zucchini to good use.
A fresh salsa featuring heart-healthy avocado, kidney beans, corn, tomato and red onion.
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.
Make cakes and muffins from store-bought cake mixes with far less fat and cholesterol with these simple suggestions.
How can foods containing hydrogenated oils be labeled trans-fat-free or display 0g trans fats?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 quick and easy dish of glazed pork medallions, cut from pork tenderloin, one of the leanest meats apart from skinless chicken breasts.
A low fat, tangy Caesar salad dressing is the key to cutting fat and calories in this chicken salad.
Make satisfyingly crunchy fried chicken without a frying pan. This oven-fried chicken recipe is a great low-fat option for fried-chicken lovers.
Shrimp are high in cholesterol, so should we include them as part of a low fat diet?
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.
A simple and delicious low fat banana berry smoothie makes a great start to your day.
Is butter better or worse for us than margarine? Neither is ideal, especially if we following a low fat diet.
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 low fat version of Shepherd's Pie, a traditional English comfort-food classic, made with extra-lean ground beef, vegetables and topped with potato.
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.
A thick and warming low-fat cauliflower soup that's perfect for chilly fall or winter days.
A light yet filling salad of sauteed zucchini, garbanzo beans and quinoa form the base of this delicious and nutritious salad. Serve this zucchini quinoa salad with grilled fish, chicken or other lean meat.
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.
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.
A frittata is basically an open-faced omelet. Try this low fat herbed Zucchini and Mushroom Frittata, which uses egg substitute as its base.
Eggplant, spinach, marinara sauce and ricotta cheese combine to make a wonderfully nutritious, low fat vegetarian dish.
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.
These moist apple oatmeal muffins make a great low fat snack or breakfast muffin.
A mildly spicy low fat carrot and sweet potato soup that makes a satisfying lunch or beginning to a fall or Thanksgiving dinner.
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.
Get your day off to a fruit-filled start with a low fat peach and blueberry smoothie.
A collection of low fat pumpkin recipes, both savory and sweet, featuring canned or fresh pureed pumpkin.
A wonderfully refreshing cold soup featuring cucumbers, spring onions, mint and parsley blended with thick Greek yogurt.
There are countless low fat ways to use a rotisserie chicken. Discover 10 ways to use a rotisserie chicken right here.
Skinless, boneless chicken breasts marinated in lemon, garlic and cumin yogurt.
Low Fat Blueberry Coffee Cake. Low Fat Cooking.
A tasty, tangy low-fat chicken breast recipe using fresh lemon juice and parsley.
A sweet-tasting salad of sugar-snap peas, green peas and freshly chopped mint in a light vinaigrette.
How much do you know about fat? Try this quiz on fats from your Low Fat Cooking Guide
Whether or not you're vegetarian, these low fat black bean burgers make a delicious alternative to hamburgers.
A satisfyingly filling yet low fat creamy mushroom risotto you'll want to make again and again.
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.
Cod Provencal is an easy-to-prepare low fat supper for any night of the week.
A quick and easy low fat skillet beef and vegetables dish made with extra-lean ground beef and an assortment of vegetables.
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.
Just about everybody loves pancakes. Add a little fiber to yours by making these yummy low-fat applesauce oatmeal pancakes.
It's too hot to cook your favorite low-fat recipes, so what can you eat that doesn't require a stove, oven or grill? Here are some low-fat, no-cook recipes to see you through the hottest days of the year.
Moist zucchini bread makes a healthy and delicious snack. This low fat lemon zucchini bread has a little extra tang, thanks to the lemon zest and nutmeg.
Enjoy these moist and delicious morning glory muffins at breakfast or as an afternoon teatime treat.
A wonderfully nutritious low-fat, low-calorie meal of seared sea scallops over a bed of wilted spinach.
Make the most of plump summer berries with this refreshing berry sorbet, which makes a perfect, virtually fat-free summer dessert.
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.
A quick and easy low fat chicken and rice dish that's easy to prepare any night of the week.
A creamy low fat macaroni salad that's perfect for cookouts and picnics.
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.
These low fat brownies make a wonderfully chocolately treat. Served warm with a glass of cold milk, they taste just heavenly.
Naturally low in fat, this broiled spice-rubbed cod makes a quick and easy low fat dinner. Serve with a green salad and a low fat citrus-based dressing or with couscous and steamed seasonal vegetables.
Lower the fat and cholesterol in French toast by using an egg substitute and nonfat milk. The result is still a deliciously sweet breakfast. Don't spoil it by adding whipped cream or butter!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Pumpkin oatmeal packs a powerful low fat nutritional punch on cold dark mornings. It's like eating pumpkin pie for breakfast.
A flavorful, low fat fish dish comprising chunks of marinated baked (or broiled) white fish, such as halibut or cod, served on warm corn tortillas.
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.
Enjoy this low fat spaghetti and meatballs dish any night of the week. Use extra-lean ground beef to lower the fat in the meatballs; add tomato sauce and chopped onion to the mix to keep the meatballs moist. Finally, by baking the meatballs rather than frying them, you'll save even more fat calories.
Chocolate is neither low fat nor low calorie, but its high flavonoid content may be good for your heart. Most of these antioxidant compounds are destroyed in processing, however.
A fresh-tasting marinara sauce that's quick and easy to make. Why eat the jarred variety when it's so simple to make your own?
Some believe extra-light olive oil must be low fat or lower in calories than regular olive oil, but this is not the case. Why, then, is this olive oil labeled light or extra-light?
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.
A selection of low fat vegetarian meals that will keep the most die-hard meat eaters satisfied.
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.
Seasoned extra-lean ground beef scooped into warmed corn tortillas and topped with reduced fat cheese and a selection of low fat or fat-free toppings.
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.
A quick and easy, low-fat, low-calorie tomato basil soup that makes a great lunch or appetizer any time of the year.
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?
A low-fat spinach and mushroom frittata made with liquid egg substitute, spinach, mushrooms and sliced tomatoes, and topped with reduced-fat cheese
A low fat family-friendly ground beef and pasta dish that's sure to please everybody at dinner time.
A highly nutritious low fat vegetable curry that's hearty and filling.
This low fat strawberry-mango buttermilk smoothie is a healthy and delicious way to start your day.
A simple and nutritious one-pot low fat cod and lentils recipe.
The good news about eating low fat is that you do not need to deprive yourself of great food. Indeed, the focus should be less on what you should cut out of your diet and more on what you should include to keep your hunger at bay and to give you more nutritional bang for your caloric buck.
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?
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.
Try some warming low fat leek and potato soup either on St. Patrick's Day or during the winter months.
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.
Quick, easy, and so much better than boxed pancake mix, these homemade low fat blueberry pancakes make a perfect weekend breakfast treat.
Make the most of seasonal vegetables and make a delicious low fat, low calorie spring vegetable soup.
A tomato sauce with roasted zucchini that's made for pasta.
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.
Low fat cherry oatmeal muffins are perfect as a mid-morning snack or with afternoon tea.
When you're tired of eating chicken day in day out, try some pork chops. Loin chops are lean but can be cooked to juicy perfection. These balsamic pork chops should fit the bill nicely.