4 Easy Low Fat Recipes

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Easy Low Fat Recipes

The biggest reason why diets fall apart is because of the lack of taste in the food. The best thing to reduce weight is by eating healthy. More than often we confuse bland food with low calorie or low fat food.

It is not always the same. With the help of correct ingredients and some healthy recipes, it is really easy to cook delicious low fat food. Here are some easy to cook low fat recipes which will provide you the taste, minus the guilt. Read on and unravel the world of low fat cooking.

Thai Chicken

Thai Chicken Recipe

Difficulty Level – Moderate
Servings – 3-4
Preparation Time – 20 minutes
Cooking Time – 15-20 minutes

Almost all of us think Asian cooking requires a lot of oil and hence is often termed as fatty and high calorie. But this easy to cook Thai chicken can be cooked very fast and is also not heavy on the calories. With 194 calories per serving, this chicken can be easily turned into a healthy dinner regular.

Ingredients

4 Chicken breast halves (2 breasts halved)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2-3 tablespoon Thai fish sauce
1 large onion slices finely
3 cloves of garlic minced
Green chilies slit into two
2 teaspoon oil (Use any vegetable oil)
1 teaspoon sugar (preferably brown sugar)
2 teaspoon pounded ginger
Half bunch basil leaves chopped finely
Salt and pepper as per taste

Process

1) Clean the chicken pieces and shred them into slices. Make medium slices. Make the marinade by mixing fish sauce, soy sauce and sugar in a bowl. Add the chicken and mix well. Leave aside for ten to fifteen minutes.
2) In a nonstick wok, heat the oil. Add the chicken to the oil when it becomes very hot. Stir fry over medium heat. It would take about three to four minutes for the chicken to be cooked completely. Remove the chicken and drain out excess oil.
3) In the oil, now add onion slices and stir for four to five minutes. When the onions turn light brown add in the ginger, garlic and chilies. Cook for a minute. Add in the chicken to the wok and cook for five minutes.
4) Add the salt and pepper as per taste. Make sure you add very little salt as fish sauce and soy sauce are very salty in taste. Add the basil leaves at the end, stir quickly and serve.

This dish can be served as an appetizer or as a main course. It goes exceedingly well with brown rice and bread. Opt for healthy alternatives and choose from low calorie buns to healthy brown breads. You can also eat this as a meal in itself. It is filling and very delicious. Add vegetables of your choice to make it healthier.

Pear and Strawberry Smoothie with Peach

Pear and Strawberry Smoothie with Peach

Difficulty Level – Easy
Serving – 2
Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 5 minutes

Smoothies are the ultimate breakfast substitutes. They can be extremely delicious without adding excess fat to your diet. Though many smoothies use milk as a base, this smoothie is a fruit concoction which tastes heavenly. Use fresh fruits to get the best tasting smoothie ever.

Ingredients

200 grams fresh strawberries
1 peach, stoned and diced
1 pear, peeled and diced
Lemon juice as per taste
Honey as per taste

Process

1) In a blender, blend the strawberries in a smooth puree.
2) Now add the peach and pear. Blend until mixed properly.
3) Add the lemon juice and honey. Blend and serve with ice.

This smoothie is really quick to make and is a perfect solution to your breakfast worries. Include this smoothie in your breakfast or keep this as an evening snack option. It is filling, healthy and contains just 92 calories per glass. Yum!

Chicken Con Cornflakes

Chicken Con Cornflakes Recipe

Difficulty Level – Easy
Servings – 4
Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – 30-35 minutes

Almost all of us love crispy fried chicken. This intelligent recipe aims to provide you with the same taste minus all the extra calories. A perfect snack option, try this recipe today!

Ingredients

4 Chicken breasts
1 Cup cornflakes (the plain version)
Salt and pepper as per taste
½ cup non-fat milk
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon paprika powder

Process

1) Clean the chicken breasts and flatten them. Prepare the cornflakes mixture by first crumbling the cornflakes properly. It should turn into a powdery consistency. Add the salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder in the crumbles cornflakes. Mix well.
2) In a separate bowl, pour the milk and soak the chicken in the milk for two minutes. In the meanwhile, prepare your baking tray by greasing it with a little oil. Take out the chicken pieces from the milk and put them in the cornflakes mixture. Coat both the sides completely.
3) Place the chicken pieces on the baking tray and bake for 25 minutes at 400 degree C. You might want to increase the baking time. The chicken must turn light brown when it is ready. Your chicken con cornflakes, is ready. Serve with lime wedges and hot sauce.

This recipe is very light and contains just 159 calories per serving. An easy to cook recipe, this dish can be easily served as an entrée during parties and get-togethers. Your guests will thank you for serving a dish which is healthy and tasty.

Baked Potato Fries

Baked Potato Fries Recipe

Difficulty Level – Easy
Servings – 2
Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 35-40 minutes

French fries are the weakness of any food-lover. But, this recipe turns the tempting fries into a healthy dish. It uses baking as its cooking medium; hence the amount of calories reduces to half. Finally you can have your fill of fries without feeling guilty!

Ingredients

1 Large potato, peeled
1 vegetable oil (preferably olive oil)
Salt as per taste
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon paprika powder
Lemon juice
Cilantro

Process

1) Pre-heat the oven to 230 degrees. Take the potato and cut it into sticks or wedges. Oven baked potatoes are best served in the shape of wedges, but again it is completely your choice.
2) In a bowl take the olive oil or any vegetable oil of your choice and add salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika powder. Mix well.
3) Add the potatoes. Mix and let it stand for five minutes. Now line the potatoes in the baking tray which is brushed lightly with olive oil.
4) Bake the potatoes for around 30 minutes, turning mid way. The potatoes should turn brown when completely cooked. Serve with a dash of lemon juice and a sprig of cilantro. Your baked fries are ready to be relished.

This serves as an excellent accompaniment with gravies, stews, pies and steaks. A much healthier version, these baked potatoes taste really well with low-fat yoghurt based dips.

With these easy to make dishes, you do not have to worry about diets anymore. Make sure you use fresh ingredients as they enhance the flavor and aroma of the dish. Happy healthy cooking!

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