Spring Veggie Cakes
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.
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
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.
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.
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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