Low Calorie, Weight Loss Recipes

Blame it on digitally enhanced versions of already stick thin models. Weight loss recipes are a dime a dozen as everyone aims to emulate… yes, digitally enhanced models. These recipes spring from anywhere and everywhere! From the South Beach diet, the Mayo Clinic Diet to health books like Fit For Life. These usually advise you to starve yourself so I would rather recommend recipes that you can actually eat and which you will be more than happy to do so.

Nonetheless, what is a good salad weight loss recipe to remind you of your diet? This California Style Salad comes from The Ram Nut Diet”. As with a salad, you get all your ingredients and happily toss them into a salad bowl before mixing them up. You need the following ingredients: 4 cups of lettuce, 1 cut avocado, 2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds, 4 ounces of shredded chicken and. To ‘season’ your salad, you need 1 tablespoon olive oil and lemon juice. Heat your salad on low heat, pour in 4 egg whites, cook untill set and voila! It is so yummy, you can down this yourself though it is for two.

I love clam chowder soup so I shall share this fantastic New England Clam Chowder recipe. Use 2 teaspoons of margarine in place of oil to heat the pan. Add half cup of chopped onion, stir continuously till soft.  Add half cup of potatoes, 3/4 cup of water and ¼ can of the liquid you get from canned baby clams to give your soup flavour. Boil for 8 to 10 minutes till potatoes soften. Reduce the heat and add ¼ can of clams, 1 cup of skim milk, a dash of salt and pepper. Not the best weight loss recipe with 219 calories and 6g fat, but hey, you are already consuming lesser calories for great clam chowder soup

This is a filling meal: Sweet Potato Casserole. Preheat oven at 175˚ C. Blend 3 cups of cooked sweet potatoes, 4 egg whites, 2 tablespoons of flour and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add in ¼ cup of sugar substitute, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Pour the puree into a casserole dish.
Next, the topping consists of  3 tablespoons of flour, 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 cup of brown sugar.  You can add chopped pecans for a crunchy texture. Slather the topping over and bake for half an hour until golden brown and it smells good! (duh!). This gives you 10 servings at a measly 6g fat and 177calories

Ricotta Pumpkin Cheesecake is the simplest weight loss recipe you can find for a dessert. Simply throw the following into the blender to make a puree. Add 3/4-cup ricotta cheese, 2/3 cup of cottage cheese and 1 1/3 cups milk powder. Of course, get the skimmed versions or any brand which offers you the least fat. You also require 3/4  cup of egg substitute, ¼ cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup pumpkin. 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and cinnamon for flavour. Simultaneously, preheat your oven to 175˚ C .  Pour into the prepared graham cracker crust. It has to be about the size of a dish to hold the filling. Bake for almost an hour until the mixture is no longer gooey. This is your dream dessert as it only has 160 calories and 1 g fat.. 12 g of much needed protein comes from the cheese. It serves 8 but with so little calories, who cares about sharing!

These suggested recipes are not like other strict weight loss recipes. Though the calorie level are higher than recipes advocated in most other diets, these are high in flavour and allows you to indulge in ‘normal’ everyday foods , so that you do not go cold turkey and lose heart in your diet.

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