Low Calorie Food Recipes

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Let's go 'fooding' for diet friendly selections for your weight loss plan....


Food. While it is responsible 99.9% of the time for contributing to weight gain, when food enters the world of dieting it takes tends to leave the flavors behind.

Sad but true, most weight loss plan are mined with foods that are commonly compared to cardboard, saw dust and yes....even rice cakes - perhaps the most popular flavor as well as the backbone of many diet plan.

The great news is that the flavor of even boring foods can be boosted to new levels.

Let's take a look at some foods which are common favorites in the daily diet - and once trimmed of dietary fat and calories, they can now fit into a healthy weight loss plan.

On that note, grab your frilly apron embossed with the kicky rooster displaying those beautiful multi-colored feathers, as well as your trusty set of measuring cups - and of course your imagination and let's get started.

Mama's Meatloaf, Low Calorie Meatloaf Recipe for Dieters

Ingredients for this low calorie, low fat recipe are:

diet mac & cheese recipe1 pound of extra lean ground beef (turkey also works well)
2 slices of bread torn into tiny bits
Salt & Pepper
1 Egg
1 cup of Catsup
1/2 Bell Pepper cut into rings
1/2 Onion cut into rings

How to Prepare This Recipe

Mix beef, bread salt, pepper and egg together. Press into non-stick baking pan. Top with bell pepper and onion rings; then top with catsup. Bake at 350 degrees in pre-heated oven until done - about 30 minutes.

This low calorie, low fat free diet menu recipe contains about 1,200 calories. Serve with salad, baked potato and bread.

Mac Cheese Leaves Calories & Fat in the Diet Dust

Standard macaroni and cheese generally contains 450 calories or more per serving. Our Mac Cheese recipe replaces higher-calorie, higher fat yellow cheese with white skim mozzarella. Butter is replaced with no calorie butter spray.


Ingredients for this low calorie, lower fat recipe are:

2 cups of cooked shell Macaroni (allow 200 calories)
Cracked Pepper (the larger grains of pepper really add spark to this classic dish)
4 ounces of finely graded mozzarella cheese
1/2 to 1 cup of skim milk (Use less milk for thick Mac Cheese & more for thin)
2 Tablespoons of Parkay no calorie butter spray

How to Prepare This Recipe

Prepare cheese sauce in microwavable pan:  Melt cheese, milk, pepper and butter until smooth.  Pour over macaroni.

Optional: Bake a few minutes in preheated 375 degree oven for classic Mac Cheese taste.

This low calorie, low fat free diet menu recipe contains about 550 calories and serves four generously. Based on using 1/2 cup of skim milk.

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