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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
A cool refreshing smoothie made with watermelon and yogurt.
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.
A thick and satisfying low-fat broccoli soup that makes a delicious fall or winter lunch.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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?
Can eggs be part of a low fat diet? What about the cholesterol in eggs? Are there any benefits to eating eggs?
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.
A quick and easy low fat coleslaw using ready-shredded coleslaw mix, fat-free mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, sugar and celery seed.
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.
A mildly spicy low fat carrot and sweet potato soup that makes a satisfying lunch or beginning to a fall or Thanksgiving dinner.
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.
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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.
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?
Five quick and easy low-fat chicken breast recipes for any night of the week.
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.
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.
Celebrate spring with an array of low fat Easter recipes for brunch, lunch or dinner. Devise your own low fat Easter menu using any number of these scrumptious low fat dishes.
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.
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.
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.
Skinless chicken breasts can be tough, stringy, and bland. But they needn't be. Learn how to enjoy succulent, flavorful skinless chicken breasts.
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.
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.
Keep your pantry stocked with some cheap low-fat staples, and you have the ingredients for some great nutritious meals; a boon in tough economic times.
Six low-fat, low-calorie soups for cold fall and winter days.
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.
Pumpkin oatmeal packs a powerful low fat nutritional punch on cold dark mornings. It's like eating pumpkin pie for breakfast.
How can foods containing hydrogenated oils be labeled trans-fat-free or display 0g trans fats?
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.
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.
Take 20 simple steps to lower the fat in your cooking. Low fat cooking is easier than you think.
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.
So you want to eat a healthy low fat diet? Try these delicious low fat recipes and see how low fat does not mean loss of flavor. These low fat recipes make it easy to prepare low fat meals any time of the week.
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.
Make cakes and muffins from store-bought cake mixes with far less fat and cholesterol with these simple suggestions.
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.
There's nothing quite like a warm, fresh banana muffin. Enjoy these low-fat banana muffins for breakfast or a mid-morning snack.
A simple and refreshing tomato cucumber salad with a light balsamic vinegar dressing and fresh basil.
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.
Delicious white fish fillets coated in breadcrumbs and baked in the oven to make crunchy low-fat kid-pleasing breaded fish.
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.
Chicken pot pie is comfort food at its best. If you want the comfort without the calories, then make these creamy, delicious chicken pot pies topped with delicate layers of phyllo pastry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Try some warming low fat leek and potato soup either on St. Patrick's Day or during the winter months.
A low-fat teriyaki-style pineapple chicken recipe that's so simple to prepare. Enjoy this pineapple chicken with whole grain rice.
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.
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. Page 2.
Cod Provencal is an easy-to-prepare low fat supper for any night of the week.
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.
Saturated fat is linked to high cholesterol. What are the main sources of saturated fat and how can we reduce our intake if we need to eat lo fat?
These low fat brownies make a wonderfully chocolately treat. Served warm with a glass of cold milk, they taste just heavenly.
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.
Is butter better or worse for us than margarine? Neither is ideal, especially if we following a low fat diet.
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.
A fabulous seasonal asparagus and tomato tart made with flaky phyllo dough to keep fat and calories in check. It's perfect for an Easter brunch or a Mother's Day lunch or for any other special spring occasion.
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.
Eggs are wonderful year round, but they seem especially delicious in the spring, perhaps because they symbolize new life and, of course, because of Easter. Here is a selection of egg recipes that fit nicely into a low fat diet.
Need an easy low fat recipe to try tonight? Chances are, you have all the ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator already. This is also a quick and healthy low fat dinner that the kids will eat too.
Make the most of seasonal vegetables and make a delicious low fat, low calorie spring vegetable soup.
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 wonderfully nutritious low-fat, low-calorie meal of seared sea scallops over a bed of wilted spinach.
A thick and warming low-fat cauliflower soup that's perfect for chilly fall or winter days.
A tasty, tangy low-fat chicken breast recipe using fresh lemon juice and parsley.
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.
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.
A quick and easy dish of glazed pork medallions, cut from pork tenderloin, one of the leanest meats apart from skinless chicken breasts.
Enjoy low fat mashed sweet potatoes by leaving out the butter and adding flavor in other ways. Here, I use orange juice, a little brown sugar, plus cinnamon and ginger.
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.
A satisfyingly filling yet low fat creamy mushroom risotto you'll want to make again and again.
A selection of low fat vegetarian meals that will keep the most die-hard meat eaters satisfied.
A tasty, healthy snack of roasted zucchini rounds topped with breadcrumbs and shredded parmesan.
This moist low fat carrot cake, with its light cream cheese frosting, makes a great guilt-free dessert.
A collection of low fat pumpkin recipes, both savory and sweet, featuring canned or fresh pureed pumpkin.
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.
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.
Enjoy this delicious honey-glazed ham at your low fat holiday table. Remember to trim the fat, and allow 3 ounces of ham per person.
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 simple and nutritious one-pot low fat cod and lentils recipe.
The great thing about stir fries is that they're a superfast, healthy way to cook. This stir-fried shrimp and broccoli is no exception.
A spicy and delicious low fat chicken and black bean soup recipe. Serve with non-fat sour cream and baked tortillas.
What can you do with all those leftovers from your Thanksgiving turkey? Find out in 10 Low Fat Ways to Use Leftover Turkey
Soup is a great way to use turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here's one of many variations: chunks of white-meat turkey with rice and vegetables in a tomato broth. Warming and delicious.
An easy side dish of baked sweet potatoes and apples that's naturally low in fat and high in fiber.
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.
A moist and delicious pineapple cake made with a mere handful of everyday ingredients. Enjoy this fruity cake as is or frost with a simple icing.
Meaty and filling, broiled portobello mushrooms are delicious on their own with a green salad or in a whole-grain bun or pita.
These moist apple oatmeal muffins make a great low fat snack or breakfast muffin.
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.
Shrimp are high in cholesterol so should we include them as part of a low fat diet?
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.
Skinless, boneless chicken breasts marinated in lemon, garlic and cumin yogurt.
Peanut butter is hardly a low-fat food, but a peanut butter sandwich using whole grain bread, or some apples with a peanut butter dip can make a nutritious snack. So the question is: should we really eat peanut butter if we're eating low fat?
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.
A super-fast low-fat vegetarian meal of curried chick peas and tomatoes is a snap to put together; a great healthy meal for a busy weeknight.
A quick and easy, low-fat, low-calorie tomato basil soup that makes a great lunch or appetizer any time of the year.
Make satisfyingly crunchy fried chicken without a frying pan. This oven-fried chicken recipe is a great low-fat option for fried-chicken lovers.
The secrets to this low fat macaroni and cheese are no butter, fat-free milk and reduced fat extra-sharp cheese, yet you still get a nice, creamy texture and a delicious cheesy flavor.
Phyllo dough is a great low fat alternative to regular pastry and pie crusts. But using phyllo dough can be daunting. Here's how to use phyllo dough for your low fat baking needs.
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.
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.
A beautiful, easy to make, low fat tomato basil phyllo tart for a summer lunch, brunch or supper party
Perfect as a holiday side dish, these roasted parsnips and carrots go well with any turkey, pork, beef or chicken dish. With just a tablespoon of heart-healthy olive oil, they make a great low-fat side dish.
Here's a quick and easy low-fat pumpkin cake that makes used of yellow cake mix but adds almost no fat, but plenty of delicious pumpkin favor for a great seasonal sweet treat.
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.
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.
A soft and delicious hand-kneaded 100% whole-wheat bread that makes a wonderful accompaniment for soup, makes a wholesome base for sandwiches, and delicious toast. Bread making can be therapeutic, so try this whole wheat bread today.
Lean white fish such as cod make a perfect base for a low fat meal. Here, the cod is cooked on a bed of leeks, tomatoes and mushrooms. simple and delicious. Enjoy this low fat cod and leeks dish with some skinny mashed potatoes, or some whole grain couscous or rice.
A low fat family-friendly ground beef and pasta dish that's sure to please everybody at dinner time.
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.
A delicious low fat recipe for chicken satay with a creamy peanut sauce.
Scientists have discovered that's it's possible to be thin on the outside and fat on the inside, putting apparently healthy people at risk of heart disease. We already know the Body Mass Index is flawed as a tool for measuring body fat. Is there a better tool?
Enjoy a healthy low-fat, low-calorie soup that's filled with kale, potatoes, carrots, onions, and some cooked chicken breast.
Whether you serve this for Valentine's Day or as a sweet summertime treat, this low fat strawberry shortcake is sure to please.
A low fat, tangy Caesar salad dressing is the key to cutting fat and calories in this chicken salad.
Enjoy these moist and delicious morning glory muffins at breakfast or as an afternoon teatime treat.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
A third of all children in North and South America are overweight. How can we lower the fat in children's diets and help them lead healthier lives?
How could a dessert this luscious be fat free? This Strawberry Pavlova is topped with fat-free whipped topping and fresh strawberries. Heavenly, indeed!
A delicious and nutritious Mediterranean cod recipe that requires no added fat, but provides plenty of flavor. Enjoy with a side dish of whole grain rice.
A quick and easy low fat chicken and rice dish that's easy to prepare any night of the week.
Lower the fat and cholesterol in French toast by using egg substitute and nonfat milk. The result is still a deliciously sweet breakfast. Don;t spoil it by adding whipped cream or butter!
A creamy low fat macaroni salad that's perfect for cookouts and picnics.
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?
Enjoy healthier lemon poppy seed muffins, which use a blend of whole wheat and all-purpose flour and a little canola oil instead of butter, making them low in saturated fat. Enjoy these low-fat lemon poppy seed muffins as a breakfast treat or a mid-morning snack.
Researchers at the University of Washington found that eating healthy can cost families an extra $2,000 a year to meet dietary guidelines.
Wake up with this healthy, low fat sweet treat. Chunks of frozen banana blended with fresh mango, yogurt and orange juice make this smoothie worth getting out of bed for.
The nutrition facts label is supposed to help us figure out the serving size and number of servings in a given food. But how helpful is the nutrition facts label, and how well does it mesh with the new food guide pyramid? Page 2.
How much do you know about fat? Try this quiz on fats from your Low Fat Cooking Guide
Sweet yet tart, these low fat lemon bars are a luscious treat. Next to chocolate, these make a perfect sweet indulgence, only with less fat and fewer calories.