If you dread dry, bland diet breakfast food (fiber cereal, anyone?), these moist muffins will make mornings happy again. With just 136 calories and a single gram of fat, they’re a light, sweet start to the day or a deliciously guilt-free mid-morning snack. Bananas boost energy, while fiber-rich flaxseed fills you up, keeping those weight-loss efforts on track!
Category: Low fat
Q. I keep seeing recipes that call for nutritional yeast. What is this ingredient and is it healthy?
A. Powdery in texture and savory in flavor, nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast, and vegans have been gobbling it up for years as a pasta topper, condiment and cheese sub. But you don’t have to be a vegan to say yes to yeast; this high-protein, low carb and low calorie product is arguably much healthier than your ordinary grated cheese. Dairy free, nutritional yeast also is free of gluten, sodium and fat. Read more →
Buttercup squash is the adorable dark-green vegetable that’s often mistaken for a small pumpkin. Yet, it tastes nothing like a pumpkin. This winter squash is more nutty and a whole lot creamier. It’s also loaded with nutrients, including vitamins A, B and C plus calcium, potassium, protein and fiber. After baking and mashing the squash, you’ll add even more protein and fiber for a powerhouse pancake breakfast that’s sure to keep you satisfied for hours. Read more →
This recipe combines nonfat Greek yogurt with organic pumpkin puree and whole-wheat pasta for a creamy, decadent dinner that’s surprisingly low-fat and cooks in under 15 minutes. The ingredients below are for a single serving; simply multiply to serve additional family members. For an even lower-calorie version of this meal, serve over spaghetti squash instead of pasta.
If leafy greens leave you longing for more, this hearty (yet not heavy) salad is going to hit the spot. Crisp, colorful veggies come together with couscous for a nutrient-packed, low-cal lunch or dinner side dish that’s as healthy as it is tasty. Toss with a tangy, homemade balsamic dressing and add a sprinkling of low-fat feta cheese for extra flavor.
The bitterness of Brussels sprouts screams, “Char me!” — so do it. Be warned, though, that this garlic-roasted recipe doesn’t call for olive oil. Instead, you’ll be delighted by a secret sauce. The flavor combo creates a subtly sweet and completely savory side dish. Even those who ban B-sprouts — or all greens — from their plates will fall in love. So what’s the secret? Read more →
It’s that time of year again—pumpkin season! Everywhere you look, there’s a pumpkin temptation lurking around the corner. Whether it’s pumpkin baked goods or a fancy coffee concoction, the one thing these treats have in common is their high calorie and fat content.
But there’s no reason to “squash” your pumpkin cravings if you’re watching your weight. Here’s a low-carb, vegan and delicious pumpkin dessert recipe that’s big on taste and low on calories.
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