Spring Veggie Cakes
Recipe for Dieters
And Our Delicious Celery Soup Recipe

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

A Low Calorie, Low Fat Vegetable Recipe

Did someone mention cake?

Well, yes - but unfortunately, it's not the 'cake' which most of us enjoy diving into.

It's the other cake - one made of vegetables.

And no, not a delicious version of zucchini cake either. How unfortunate, eh?

However, our low fat, low calorie for Spring Veggie Cakes can help you fit a slice of something yummy into your diet plan - and it does contain zucchini.

This diet-friendly recipe may also become a favorite of those dieters who aren't so fond of veggies, excepting French fries which hold more fat than healthy vitamin and mineral benefits.

Spring Veggie Cakes - The Recipe Ingredient List

1 zucchini - grated

1 carrot - grated

1 egg white

1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon of baking powder

1 tiny onion (or use dried onions)

salt, pepper & cooking spray

How to Prepare Our Spring Veggie Cakes

Mix the baking powder with flour. We highly recommend that you sift the baking powder as well as the flour. There is nothing quite as distasteful as getting a wad of bitter tasting baking powder in the finished recipe.

Add salt and pepper if desired.

In another bowl, give the egg white a good stir. Add zucchini, carrot and onion to the egg white, and then pour this mixture into the flour and stir until well-combined.

Spray a non-stick pan with cooking spray and add veggie mixture to pan using a large spoon. Cook on low heat until golden on one side, then carefully turn and cook until golden on opposite side.

Celery for Weight Loss

Celery Calories are Minimal & Can Assist With Weight Loss

Celery can be a dieter's best friend! Celery is ultra low in calories - so low that it typically takes more calories to consume than the celery contains. A few suggestions for weight loss include:

- For snack time fill a stalk of celery with a thin line of whipped peanut butter. Or smear on a thin line of whipped cream cheese.

- Make a yummy celery based salad containing the following ingredients: 2 cups of chopped celery, 1 small can of drained pineapple tidbits, 2 Tablespoons of chopped walnuts, 1/3 cup of dried cranberries, and 1 large chopped apple. Use a light salad dressing or a light raspberry walnut salad dressing to pull the salad together. Serves 3 generously.

Our Celery Soup Recipe

Celery soup is also a yummy treat, no matter what time of the year. Take 2 cups of chopped celery, 1 small chopped onion of any variety, and boil in 1 cup of water until tender.

Mix 2 Tablespoons of all-purpose flour with 1 Tablespoon of melted light margarine to form a paste. Add a bit of the liquid from the soup to the paste and stir, then add the thinned-paste to the soup pot. Add three cups of skim milk, salt and pepper to suit personal taste and stir until thickened. Add 1/2 cup of light sour cream if desired. Soup may be pureed.

Calorie Content of Celery

1 Cup, Chopped = 16 kcals
1 Tablespoon = 1 tiny kcal
Large stalk about a foot in length - 10 kcals
Medium stalk about 8" long = 6 kcals
Small stalk 5" long = 3 kcals


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