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The 50 Best Low-Fat Recipes: Tasty, fresh, and easy to make!

The 50 Best Low-Fat Recipes: Tasty, fresh, and easy to make!

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The 50 Best Low-Fat Recipes: Tasty, fresh, and easy to make!

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43 minutes
Dec 1, 2011


They’re healthy. They’re tasty. And they’re right at your fingertips. The 50 Best Low-Fat Recipes is an appetizing selection of delicious dishes that pack in the flavor without packing on the pounds. From Crispy Tortilla Chips to Sweet Citrus Cheesecake, there’s plenty included so you can whip up satisfying and easy snacks and meals. Enjoy!
Dec 1, 2011

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The 50 Best Low-Fat Recipes

Tasty, fresh, and easy to make!

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Crispy Tortilla Chips

Baked French Fries

Citrus Sesame Tuna

Stuffed Mushrooms

Pear and Tea Bread

Quick and Easy Buttermilk Bread

Caliente Corn Bread

Blueberry Muffins

Lean but Hearty Meat Loaf

Pot Roast

Ginger Steak with Peaches

BBQ Pork Tenderloin

Dried Apricot and Pork Pinwheels

Sweet and Sour Pineapple Pork

Chili Turkey Kebabs

Spicy Fiesta Turkey

Tasty Turkey Tetrazzini

Tropical Turkey Burgers

Chicken and Shrimp Paella

Pepper Scallop Stir-Fry

Shrimp Scampi

Baked Scrod with White Wine

Tilapia and Spinach Packets

Italian Veggie Casserole

Slow-Cooked Bean and Corn Chili

Potato and Cheese Baked Casserole

Grilled Veggie Sandwich

Tarragon Chicken Sandwich

French Bread Pizza

Savory Rice Pilaf

Curried Bean Salad

California-Style Rice Bake

Seafood Pasta Fra Diavolo

Ricotta Fusilli

Red-Hot Pepper Ziti

San Diego Bean Salad

Pasta Waldorf Salad

Hail Caesar Salad

Ginger Apricot Salad

Hot and Spicy Potato Salad

Summertime Cucumber Mint Soup

Pumpkin Chowder

Chicken Dumpling Stew

Baked Tomato Potatoes

Sweet Potato Apple Bake

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Pineapple Sherbet

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Heavenly Angel Food Cake

Sweet Citrus Cheesecake

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Low fat, no fat, high fat, fake fat: it seems that dietary recommendations over the last twenty years have changed with the wind. What are we supposed to eat? Are fats bad for us, and how much is too much?

Today the emphasis is more on good fat than super-low or no fat. We have to eat fat in order to absorb vitamins and obtain the essential fatty acids that are necessary for cell growth and production. The trick is to eat fats that are healthy. Monounsaturated fats, found in olive oil, nuts, and avocados, among other foods, may actually help reduce the risk of heart disease — and they’re delicious! It’s easy to transform recipes to use these healthy fats, and you’ll love how your food tastes.

Low fat is defined as 30 percent of calories from fat. Most Americans currently get 35 to 40 percent of their daily calories from fat, so while transforming your diet to a low-fat diet is a change, it’s not that drastic. Simple changes in the way you cook, cutting down on fat in recipes, and adding flavor with healthy, delicious ingredients will soon become second nature.

These fifty recipes are a great way to begin your new, low-fat lifestyle! The key is to start small. Make small changes; as you incorporate these into your life, gradually add more. Soon you’ll be fit, trim, healthy, and happier!

Crispy Tortilla Chips

Most commercial-brand tortilla chips are deep fried. With this lighter version, you don’t sacrifice flavor, just the artery-clogging potential.

Yields 4 cups of chips


8 (6-inch) corn tortillas

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

¹⁄2 teaspoon fine salt

¹⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place tortillas on work surface and brush all sides very lightly with the olive oil. Cut tortillas into 8 wedges each.

Arrange tortillas in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper and toss to coat. Bake for 4 minutes, then turn and toss the chips and return to oven. Bake for 2 to 4 minutes longer until tortillas are crisp and light golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool.

DIY Chips

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