Ready to get back into your skinny jeans? Look through low-fat, low-carb, and low-calorie recipes that are still high in flavor.
Spicy Chicken and Spelt Salad | "This is a colorful and wonderfully zippy chicken and spelt salad with a spicy soy sauce dressing."
Spicy Chicken and Spelt Salad
Zucchini 'Noodles' | "The addition of minced shallot, chives, and basil made this an outstanding dish!"
Chocolate Avocado Pudding Allrecipes.com I have been making a variation of this for a year and it is so healthy and good! Chocolate lovers will rejoice. I use organic agave to sweeten, 1/2 the vanilla extract and about 1/2 the cocoa powder. You can use any milk or yogurt, but I am liking the milk kefir for the added health benefits. :) Top with anything you enjoy or it is simply delicious without any topping. Chopped cashews are particularly yummy.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding | “Avocados, coconut milk, and cocoa powder are blended together forming a creamy, vegan pudding. You won't miss the dairy!”
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce | "This recipe will kick your taste buds into high gear! The perfect blend of paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper will have your mouth buzzing with flavor and heat, but don't worry, the addition of the avocado and Greek yogurt cream sauce acts as a cooling agent for all that fire! The quinoa adds a gentle basic flavor to this intense dish and contributes a satisfying amount of nutritious fiber and protein to keep you and your family full and happy!"
Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce
Good for You Greek Salad | "Light and refreshing, just what I need during a hot summer. It was delicious and I'll be sure to make it over and over."
Good for You Greek Salad
Sweet Potato and Coconut Bread...THIS IS DELISH! Okay, so I made a few adjustments based on reviewer recommendations: used grated carrots instead of coconut, added about 3/4 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips to be kid-friendly, and I baked in 5 mini loaf pans. I'll eventually put my adapted recipe on paulaq.com. This is a great way to use up sweet potatoes and carrots!
Sweet Potato and Coconut Bread | "This bread is a welcomed treat anytime. I especially love it with a good book and a cup of my favorite tea. Recipe can also be made in two 5x9-inch loaf pans."
Sweet Potato and Coconut Bread
Peach and Pineapple Sorbet | "This is the perfect peach sorbet! The peach and pineapple could be swapped with other fruits."
Peach and Pineapple Sorbet
Creamy Italian White Bean Soup | "Hearty and healthy soup that is a favorite with friends and family. Sounds more difficult than it is. Try it! We're positive you'll be pleased. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese."
Creamy Italian White Bean Soup
Almost Fat-Free Green Onion Potato Salad | How do you make a creamy potato salad almost totally fat-free? Chef John's secret is non-fat Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise.
Almost Fat-Free Green Onion Potato Salad
Cinna-Coco Quinoa Bites | "A wonderfully delicious alternative to cookies, cakes, and cupcakes. Packed with nutrition and deliciously good for you!"
Cinna-Coco Quinoa Bites
Goat Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes | "The goat cheese is so creamy when they come out of the oven. Great recipe to prepare ahead of time and pop in the oven when needed."
Goat Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes
Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad | Perk up the usual pasta salad with bold, asian-inspired flavors like sesame, garlic, and ginger.
Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad
Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Corn | "This was great! Super easy and a great summer meal. I followed the recipe, but added some grilled chicken for some protein. I'll definitely make this again."
Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Corn
Refreshing Cucumber Watermelon Salad | "I make this for all of my summer picnics, a huge hit!"
Refreshing Cucumber Watermelon Salad
Grilled Zucchini II | "Have too much zucchini from your garden? Try this quick and delicious summer recipe using your grill."
Grilled Zucchini II
Avocado Egg Salad | "Did not modify the recipe! This is delicious! Our picky teenager who's not a big fan of avocados even loved this." -PetuniaPig
Avocado Egg Salad
Dairy-Free Coconut Candy Bar Ice Cream | "This ice cream is great for lactose intolerant or dairy-allergic people."
Dairy-Free Coconut Candy Bar Ice Cream
Cauliflower Fried 'Rice' | "This is a low-carb option for those who want all the flavor of Chinese fried rice but none of the guilt."
Cauliflower Fried 'Rice'
Barley Lime Fiesta Salad | “Barley, corn, black beans, and colorful veggies team up with a cilantro-lime dressing to make a different cold salad. Mix the dressing to your own tastes.”
Barley Lime Fiesta Salad
White Bean and Artichoke Salad | "Next time I may add slivered Kalamata olives instead of ripe olives, hmm...and maybe some crumbled feta on top, too. A family member suggested I toss in some diced cucumber, too."
White Bean and Artichoke Salad
Almost No Fat Banana Bread | "This bread is surprising moist and has a wonderful flavor. For a little variation, you can add nuts or raisins."
Almost No Fat Banana Bread
Pasta with Spinach Pesto Sauce | “A flavorful puree of spinach, tofu, lemon juice, garlic, chicken broth, Parmesan cheese, pepper and Italian seasoning is added to sauteed onions and mushrooms to make a mouthwatering sauce for hot pasta. Add bacon bits and Parmesan to serve.”
Pasta with Spinach Pesto Sauce
Green Pea Patties | "Healthy option for an appetizer, side, or main dish. Serve with spicy mayo (mix of mayo and Sriracha sauce)."