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Crunchy Oats and Cottage Cheese Bowl recipe
Flavorful Diet Breakfast
Crunchy Oats and Cottage Cheese Bowl

with Yogurt and Fruit

5
(16)

5 mins

10 mins

486 calories

8,8
Grilled Salmon Skewers on the Grill recipe
High in Healthy Fats
Grilled Salmon Skewers on the Grill

with Fennel and Tomato Salsa

5
(12)

40 mins

60 mins

225 calories

Brazilian Fish Stew recipe
Low-Carb Lunch
Brazilian Fish Stew

with Coconut and Chiles

5
(9)

45 mins

45 mins

280 calories

Chicken-Sesame Wraps recipe
Post-Workout Wonder
Chicken-Sesame Wraps

with Salad

5
(9)

65 mins

90 mins

464 calories

9,6
Prawns on Celery and Radish recipe
Low-Cal High Protein Recipe
Prawns on Celery and Radish
5
(9)

25 mins

25 mins

254 calories

9,9
Oatmeal Burger with Beets and Walnuts recipe
Vegan Delicacy
Oatmeal Burger with Beets and Walnuts
5
(9)

40 mins

40 mins

766 calories

8,1
How to Make Apple Compote recipe
Basic Healthy Recipe
How to Make Apple Compote
5
(8)

25 mins

145 mins

200 calories

Multi-Grain Porridge recipe
Flavorful Diet Breakfast
Multi-Grain Porridge

with Baked Peaches

5
(7)

25 mins

25 mins

374 calories

8,2
Curried Chicken Soup recipe
EatSmarter exclusive recipe
Curried Chicken Soup

with Mushrooms and Noodles

5
(7)

25 mins

55 mins

369 calories

Mexican Cornbread recipe
Filling And Healthy Side Dish
Mexican Cornbread

with Buttermilk and Chiles

5
(6)

20 mins

70 mins

176 calories

7,2
Steamed Fish Fillet recipe
Guilt-Free Delicacy
Steamed Fish Fillet

on a Bed of Vegetables

5
(6)

25 mins

25 mins

100 calories

Apple-Marjoram Open Faced Sandwich recipe
Smarter Snack
Apple-Marjoram Open Faced Sandwich

with Leek

5
(6)

30 mins

60 mins

229 calories

9,1
Baked Quinoa with Fruit Salad recipe
Baking with Superfoods
Baked Quinoa with Fruit Salad
5
(5)

30 mins

70 mins

482 calories

8,5
Strawberry Papaya Smoothie recipe
Refreshing Vitamin Kick
Strawberry Papaya Smoothie

with Kiwi Puree

5
(5)

10 mins

10 mins

110 calories

9,7
Rosemary Tea recipe
Soul Food
Rosemary Tea

with Orange

5
(5)

10 mins

10 mins

13 calories

7,3
Pineapple-Cucumber Salsa recipe
EatSmarter exclusive recipe
Pineapple-Cucumber Salsa
5
(5)

15 mins

45 mins

91 calories

8,4
Chicken and Vegetable Skewers recipe
Healthy Grilling
Chicken and Vegetable Skewers

with Yogurt and Mint Dip

5
(5)

45 mins

345 mins

215 calories

9,3
Ham and Vegetable Stew recipe
Heart-Healthy
Ham and Vegetable Stew

with Barley

5
(5)

40 mins

50 mins

237 calories

9,2
Polenta with Roasted Garlic recipe
EatSmarter exclusive recipe
Polenta with Roasted Garlic

and Pecorino

5
(5)

60 mins

180 mins

190 calories

8,2
Spaghetti with Chard recipe
Vegetarian Delicacy
Spaghetti with Chard

in Mushroom-Cream Sauce

5
(5)

30 mins

35 mins

393 calories

8,2
Strawberry Gazpacho recipe
Light And Refreshing
Strawberry Gazpacho
5
(5)

15 mins

15 mins

147 calories

9,4
Cherry Jelly Roll recipe
EatSmarter exclusive recipe
Cherry Jelly Roll

with Cream Cheese

5
(4)

30 mins

150 mins

275 calories

5,3
Honey Baked Bananas recipe
EatSmarter exclusive recipe
Honey Baked Bananas

with Crispy Pastry Triangles

5
(4)

25 mins

45 mins

455 calories

5,7
Chocolate Slices recipe
EatSmarter exclusive recipe
Chocolate Slices

with Raspberries

5
(4)

30 mins

190 mins

335 calories

6,0
Shrimp Salad recipe
Light And Refreshing
Shrimp Salad

with Melon Wedges

5
(4)

30 mins

80 mins

190 calories

9,6
Indian-Style Pizza recipe
Strengthening Protein Dish
Indian-Style Pizza

with Chicken and Mango

5
(4)

35 mins

75 mins

569 calories

7,7
Mixed Melon Punch recipe
No Refined Sugar
Mixed Melon Punch

with Lime Juice

5
(4)

20 mins

20 mins

78 calories

Stuffed Trout recipe
Guilt-Free Delicacy
Stuffed Trout

with Tomatoes and Arugula

5
(4)

25 mins

45 mins

345 calories

9,5
Amaranth Squares recipe
Flavorful Snack For Weight Loss
Amaranth Squares

with Creamy Currant Topping

5
(4)

40 mins

110 mins

158 calories

7,1
Spaghetti with Calamari recipe
EatSmarter exclusive recipe
Spaghetti with Calamari

and Cherry Tomatoes

5
(4)

25 mins

35 mins

580 calories

8,8
Baked Pork Tenderloin and Peach Toast recipe
Variation On A Classic Dish
Baked Pork Tenderloin and Peach Toast
5
(4)

40 mins

55 mins

303 calories

8,9
Spicy Cold Melon Soup recipe
Light And Refreshing
Spicy Cold Melon Soup

with Scallions

5
(4)

15 mins

15 mins

96 calories

8,3
Froyo Blueberries recipe
Flavorful Snack For Weight Loss
Froyo Blueberries
5
(4)

10 mins

70 mins

49 calories

9,9
Vegan Oat Cereal with Mango and Coconut recipe
Vegan Weight Loss Recipe
Vegan Oat Cereal with Mango and Coconut
5
(4)

20 mins

20 mins

376 calories

8,2
Smarter Red Cabbage recipe
Vegetarian Weight Loss Recipe
Smarter Red Cabbage
5
(4)

20 mins

80 mins

7,9
Dalgona Coffee recipe
Light And Refreshing
Dalgona Coffee
5
(4)

5 mins

5 mins

167 calories

6,5
Mache Salad with Pumpkin recipe
Guilt-Free Delicacy
Mache Salad with Pumpkin

and Mushrooms

5
(4)

50 mins

50 mins

276 calories

9,3
Orange Salad with Pomegranate Seeds recipe
Light And Refreshing
Orange Salad with Pomegranate Seeds
5
(4)

20 mins

20 mins

182 calories

7,4
Pineapple, Chile and Bacon Barbecue Sauce recipe
EatSmarter exclusive recipe
Pineapple, Chile and Bacon Barbecue Sauce
5
(3)

25 mins

25 mins

164 calories

6,9
Pickled Cauliflower recipe
Healthier Version Of A Classic Recipe
Pickled Cauliflower

with Lemongrass, Ginger and Star Anise

5
(3)

60 mins

30330 mins

32 calories

8,3
Thai Crab Meat Salad recipe
EatSmarter exclusive recipe
Thai Crab Meat Salad

with Papaya

5
(3)

30 mins

30 mins

146 calories

9,4
Spicy Apple and Pineapple Juice recipe
Quick and Easy
Spicy Apple and Pineapple Juice

with Ginger

5
(3)

15 mins

15 mins

106 calories

8,1
Plum Cake recipe
Local & Seasonal
Plum Cake

with Applesauce

5
(3)

30 mins

75 mins

212 calories

7,1
Banana Berry Smoothie recipe
EatSmarter exclusive recipe
Banana Berry Smoothie

with Grapefruit

5
(3)

10 mins

10 mins

241 calories

Banana and Carrot Smoothie recipe
Smarter Snack
Banana and Carrot Smoothie

with Orange

5
(3)

5 mins

5 mins

184 calories

9,0
Papaya-Mango Smoothie recipe
EatSmarter exclusive recipe
Papaya-Mango Smoothie

with Apple Juice

5
(3)

15 mins

15 mins

230 calories

8,6
Spicy Carrot Juice recipe
Good For Your Skin
Spicy Carrot Juice

with Curry Foam

5
(3)

10 mins

10 mins

71 calories

9,4
Fast Beet Drink recipe
EatSmarter exclusive recipe
Fast Beet Drink

with Chives

5
(3)

5 mins

5 mins

69 calories

9,0

Low-fat diets have an array of benefits, from quicker weight loss than many other diets to lower cholesterol, which can have a big impact on overall cardiovascular health. And contrary to popular belief, you can cook delicious low fat recipes for the entire family with very little fat.

Poultry, fish, fruits and vegetables and many kinds of grains pack tons of flavor with very little fat. Stick to "whole foods" whenever possible so you are getting fiber, vitamins, nutrients, and much more that our bodies need to thrive.

Experts recommend that adults should plan to get 20%-35% of their daily intake of calories from fat. Depending on your average calorie intake (1,500-2,000 calories) that can be 37-77 grams a day. The number varies based on your actual height, weight and gender. The best way to fill up without adding too much fat to your daily diet is to eat plenty of plant-based foods (whole grains, vegetables, and fruits) while eating a moderate amount of lower fat and lean animal proteins (meat and dairy).

Tips for Low Fat cooking and eating:

1. Baking, broiling and grilling meat is always healthier than frying. Low fat chicken recipes are abundant on EatSmarter. A few of our favorites include Grilled Chicken Skewers with Yogurt Mint DipIndian Style Tandoori Chicken, Spring Chicken and Vegetables and Vietnamese Chicken Salad

2. Instead of using oils and butters switch to fat free cooking spray and sprinke your foods with herbs and spices. Citrus juices also add a punch of flavor! Try these Teriyaki Mushroom Skewers with Pineapple which are loaded with fresh flavors and only 4 grams of fat each

3. Replace heavy creams and sour creams with plain unsweetened non-fat / low-fat Greek yogurt such as in our Salad Boats with Chickpeas and Tzatziki

4. Trim any visible fats from meats and remove the skin from poultry. The meat is lean, the skin is not! 

5. Puree soups to give them the creamy texture everyone loves in place of adding higher fat creams and cheeses. Try our Cold Tomato Melon Soup, for example

6. When eating out, order proteins grilled or broiled. Ask for salad dressing on the side to control the amount of fat added. Most of the fat in salads comes from the dressing 

People who maintain their weight over their lifetime are those that exercise often, eat a low-fat, low-sugar, and low-calorie diet. Make your meals delicious by incorporating the tips above and treat yourself with our favorite low fat ice cream recipes, such as this Fast Berry Ice Cream or our 5-Minute Strawberry Ice Cream

Some of our favorite low-fat recipes include Colorful Tomato Salad with Arugula, Asian Vegan Rice Noodle Bowl, Chicken Wraps with Spicy Yogurt Sauce and Low Carb Quinoa Pancakes

Salads with plant proteins and whole grains: Beet and Quinoa Salad and Mixed Vegetable Chickpea Salad with Cilantro Dressing

Seafood recipes: Soy Glazed Salmon on Asparagus, Stir Fry Shrimp with Broccoli, and Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Kebobs

 

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