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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.
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.
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 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.
A cool refreshing smoothie made with watermelon and yogurt.
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 thick and satisfying low-fat broccoli soup that makes a delicious fall or winter lunch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Can eggs be part of a low fat diet? What about the cholesterol in eggs? Are there any benefits to eating eggs?
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 quick and easy low fat coleslaw using ready-shredded coleslaw mix, fat-free mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, sugar and celery seed.
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.
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.
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.
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Five quick and easy low-fat chicken breast recipes for any night of the week.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Skinless chicken breasts can be tough, stringy, and bland. But they needn't be. Learn how to enjoy succulent, flavorful skinless chicken breasts.
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.
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.
How can foods containing hydrogenated oils be labeled trans-fat-free or display 0g trans fats?
Make cakes and muffins from store-bought cake mixes with far less fat and cholesterol with these simple suggestions.
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.
A simple and refreshing tomato cucumber salad with a light balsamic vinegar dressing and fresh basil.
Take 20 simple steps to lower the fat in your cooking. Low fat cooking is easier than you think.
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.
Pumpkin oatmeal packs a powerful low fat nutritional punch on cold dark mornings. It's like eating pumpkin pie for breakfast.
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.
There's nothing quite like a warm, fresh banana muffin. Enjoy these low-fat banana muffins for breakfast or a mid-morning snack.
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.
Delicious white fish fillets coated in breadcrumbs and baked in the oven to make crunchy low-fat kid-pleasing breaded fish.
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.
Is butter better or worse for us than margarine? Neither is ideal, especially if we following a low fat diet.
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 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.
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.
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 low-fat teriyaki-style pineapple chicken recipe that's so simple to prepare. Enjoy this pineapple chicken with whole grain rice.
Cod Provencal is an easy-to-prepare low fat supper for any night of the week.
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.
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.
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.
Make the most of seasonal vegetables and make a delicious low fat, low calorie spring vegetable soup.
A satisfyingly filling yet low fat creamy mushroom risotto you'll want to make again and again.
These low fat brownies make a wonderfully chocolately treat. Served warm with a glass of cold milk, they taste just heavenly.
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.
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.
Try some warming low fat leek and potato soup either on St. Patrick's Day or during the winter months.
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.
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.
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?
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.
A thick and warming low-fat cauliflower soup that's perfect for chilly fall or winter days.
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.
Chase away the winter blahs with some light, fresh spring recipes that are wholesome and delicious, and perfect for any occasion from an Easter brunch to a Mother's Day lunch.
A tasty, healthy snack of roasted zucchini rounds topped with breadcrumbs and shredded parmesan.
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 tasty, tangy low-fat chicken breast recipe using fresh lemon juice and parsley.
A quick and easy dish of glazed pork medallions, cut from pork tenderloin, one of the leanest meats apart from skinless chicken breasts.
This moist low fat carrot cake, with its light cream cheese frosting, makes a great guilt-free dessert.
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.
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.
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 quick and easy, low-fat, low-calorie tomato basil soup that makes a great lunch or appetizer any time of the year.
These moist apple oatmeal muffins make a great low fat snack or breakfast muffin.
A collection of low fat pumpkin recipes, both savory and sweet, featuring canned or fresh pureed pumpkin.
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 wonderfully nutritious low-fat, low-calorie meal of seared sea scallops over a bed of wilted spinach.
A simple and nutritious one-pot low fat cod and lentils recipe.
Make satisfyingly crunchy fried chicken without a frying pan. This oven-fried chicken recipe is a great low-fat option for fried-chicken lovers.
Meaty and filling, broiled portobello mushrooms are delicious on their own with a green salad or in a whole-grain bun or pita.
A spicy and delicious low fat chicken and black bean soup recipe. Serve with non-fat sour cream and baked tortillas.
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.
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.
Try this delicious stuffed sole with low-fat parsley sauce for a nutritious and flavorful low-fat meal. Serve with whole-grain rice and your favorite vegetables.
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.
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.
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 delicious low fat recipe for chicken satay with a creamy peanut sauce.
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.
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.
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.
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 low fat family-friendly ground beef and pasta dish that's sure to please everybody at dinner time.
Skinless, boneless chicken breasts marinated in lemon, garlic and cumin yogurt.
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 creamy low fat macaroni salad that's perfect for cookouts and picnics.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Shrimp are high in cholesterol so should we include them as part of a low fat diet?
A quick and easy low fat chicken and rice dish that's easy to prepare any night of the week.
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.
An easy side dish of baked sweet potatoes and apples that's naturally low in fat and high in fiber.
Enjoy a healthy low-fat, low-calorie soup that's filled with kale, potatoes, carrots, onions, and some cooked chicken breast.
Succulent lemon pepper chicken breasts for a quick and easy low fat weeknight meal.
This low fat chicken soup is perfect for Passover, or any time you want a broth rather than a creamy soup. Serve this chicken soup with matzo balls. Or use the broth as a base and add vegetables, rice or noodles.
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.
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 luscious, light dessert featuring angel food cake, fat-free whipped topping and fresh strawberries. Perfect for Easter, Mother's Day or July 4th.
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.
Enjoy these moist and delicious morning glory muffins at breakfast or as an afternoon teatime treat.
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 simple and delicious low fat banana berry smoothie makes a great start to your day.
Just about everybody loves pancakes. Add a little fiber to yours by making these yummy low-fat applesauce oatmeal pancakes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A low fat, tangy Caesar salad dressing is the key to cutting fat and calories in this chicken salad.
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.
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?
Garlic mashed potatoes can be creamy and flavorful without all that butter and cream. Try this version for your holiday table, or as a side dish for any occasion.
A selection of low fat vegetarian meals that will keep the most die-hard meat eaters satisfied.
A flavorful side dish of quinoa, accented with fresh lemon juice and cilantro.
Researchers at the University of Washington found that eating healthy can cost families an extra $2,000 a year to meet dietary guidelines.
A meltingly delicious low fat pot roast made with a lean cut of beef and loaded with vegetables.
Low fat, fluffy buttermilk pancakes, plain and simple.
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?
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.
Sugar cookies, anyone? These low fat cookies are a tasty holiday treat. Reducing the amount of butter allows these holiday cookies to lose much of the fat without losing the flavor.