Easy Low Calorie Recipes
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Oh my, an easy recipe that's low in caloric content for your healthy diet plan....
The following recipe for Poor Man's Pasta is one of our favorite easy low calorie recipes. Enjoy with a small chunk of fresh warm bread and a glass of iced tea sweetened with Splenda - or simply leave unsweetened.
Easy Low Calorie Recipe Ingredients for Poor Man's Pasta
¾ cup of your favorite cooked pasta
Sauté veggies in pan using cooking spray while pasta cooks. Drain pasta then add mushrooms and onion. Spoon into a serving bowl that is microwave safe and top with the cheese. Pop into the microwave for a few seconds to allow cheese to melt. Serves one for about 257 calories.
Our Hoppin' John Recipe goes well with the Poor Man's Pasta. And when you're not enjoying pasta, it can be served over whole grain rice and is quite delicious.
Hoppin' John, a Diet Recipe
The Recipe Ingredients
1 can of black-eyed peas with bacon OR about 2 cups of cooked black-eyed peas with bacon added or that have been cooked with bacon
How to Prepare This Recipe
Using cooking spray, cook the vegetables on the stove top in a sauce pan until they are tender and clear. Add the can of black-eyed peas along with the Mexican salsa. Now how easy was that?
While the Hoppin' John is excellent served with our pasta recipe or on a bed of whole grain rice, it can also stand as a main dish on its own. Add a wedge of your favorite sweet or old-fashioned cornbread recipe to the meal along with a serving of reduced fat milk.
Black-eyed peas are naturally low in calories - about 80 per 1/2 cup serving. They are also referred to as 'cowpeas'. They also contain 5.23 protein grams, 8.2 dietary fiber grams, 33.53 total carbohydrate grams and a scant 0.63 grams of total fat. They are also a good source for calcium at 211 mg per 1/2 cup serving. And they are a sweet source for iron at 1.85 mg per serving.
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Nutrition Facts & Calories in Black-Eyed Peas