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Low-Calorie Recipes

Low-calorie recipes

Low-calorie recipes are a wonderful basis to create a healthy diet in the struggle for a slim body. In addition, low-calorie meals can be an excellent alternative to rigorous and exhausting diet programs. Low-calorie meal recipes presented below will help you to choose a useful, healthy, and well-balanced menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A competent selection of products and a detailed calculation of the caloric content will allow you to not abandon your favorite goodies and still eat healthy, delicious, and varied meals!

Rice with pumpkin and pine nuts

Low-calorie recipes: rice with pumpkin and pine nuts

Total time: 35 min

Ingredients:

  • Pumpkin – 6 lb.
  • Round grain rice – 7
  • Onion – 5 oz.
  • Pine nuts – 2 oz.
  • Tarragon – 1 bunch
  • Rosemary – 1 bunch
  • Fresh thyme – 1 bunch
  • White wine – 1 pt.
  • Olive oil – 0.1 gill
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Sea salt to taste

Cooking Method:

  1. Peel the onion and chop it finely.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a stew pan and fry the onion until it’s transparent.
  3. Peel the pumpkin and chop it finely, then add to the onion, salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the rice, mix it thoroughly.
  5. Increase the heat and pour the wine, stir again, add a sprig of thyme and rosemary leaves.
  6. Wait until the wine’s evaporated, then pour hot water so that the rice is completely covered, cover the pan, reduce the heat and cook for 15 minutes.
  7. Heat a dry frying pan and fry the pine nuts.
  8. Finely chop the tarragon.
  9. Remove the thyme sprigs from the rice; sprinkle it with the pine nuts and tarragon.

Universal dough without flour for pies, muffins, buns

Low-calorie recipes: a muffing from dough without flour

Total time: 30 min + baking time

Ingredients:

  • Low-fat cottage cheese – 10 oz.
  • Oat bran – 2 tbsp.
  • Gluten – 2 tbsp.
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp.
  • Olive oil – 1 tsp.
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar substitute to taste
  • Chicken eggs – 1

Cooking Method:

  1. Mix the cottage cheese, egg, sweetener and salt.
  2. Mill the bran (optional) and mix it with the gluten and baking powder, stir.
  3. Merge the mixtures and thoroughly knead by hand until smooth. Then transfer the dough to the table and continue to knead for another 20 minutes until it gets sticky, (i.e. at the beginning of the kneading there is a feeling that we just fingering cheese, but after about 10 minutes of the kneading the dough takes a familiar consistency and if you give it a 10 minutes rest, the dough will take a perfect shape). You can also use a blender for kneading.
  4. Then grease your working surface and hands with oil. Shape a “sausage” from the dough and cut into small pieces.
  5. If you do pies, then roll out each cake with your hands or a rolling pin, put the filling in the middle and fasten the edges, then bake in the oven at 160° C for 30-40 minutes.

Beef liver pate

Low-calorie recipes: beef liver pate

Total time: 40 min

Ingredients:

  • Onion – 3
  • Carrot – 1 large
  • Olive oil – 2 tsp.
  • Butter – 6 dr.
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground nutmeg – ½ tsp.
  • Hot pepper powder to taste
  • Bay leaves – 3
  • Fresh dill 1 bunch
  • Beef liver – 2.2 lb.

Cooking Method:

  1. Clear the liver from its skin – it takes away bitterness, then cut it into small pieces, and cook until it’s tender (about 20-25 minutes). Beforehand, add 1 peeled onion and a bay leaf to the water.
  2. Cut the onion that’s left, grease a pan with one teaspoon of olive oil and stew the onion. You can add a few spoonfuls of broth from the liver.
  3. Boil the carrots.
  4. Mill the remaining bay leaves.
  5. The cooked liver, onion, carrots and all the remaining ingredients except the butter and olive oil put in a blender and ground to a paste. In the process of grinding add the butter and olive oil, and if the pate becomes too thick for you, add a couple of tablespoons of the broth from the liver.

Dietary banana bread (without flour)

Low-calorie recipes: dietary banana bread without flour

This bread is moist, fragrant, and delicious, without a gram of sugar or flour. Bananas and raisins give it sweetness. By the way, you can replace raisins with dried apricots or dates. There is nothing better than a healthy breakfast!

Total time: 40 min

Ingredients:

  • Bananas – 2
  • Milk – 3 oz.
  • Ground cinnamon – ½ tsp.
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp.
  • Salt – 1 pinch
  • Walnuts – 3.5 oz.
  • Seedless raisins – 3 oz.
  • Oatmeal – 2 cups

Cooking Method:

  1. Heat the oven to 180° C. Grind the oatmeal. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl: oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. Mash the bananas with a fork. Bananas should be very ripe.
  3. Mix the bananas with the dry mix, and pour the milk gradually.
  4. Crush the nuts not too finely; wash and dry the raisins. Add the nuts and raisins to the dough, mix.
  5. Cover the baking form with baking paper and grease it with cooking oil. Flatten the dough. Bake for 45 minutes. It is better to take a form not longer than 9 inches.
  6. Cool the ready bread and cut it into slices.

No flour, no eggs, and no sugar – a healthy breakfast is ready!

Skim sour cream (dietary)

Low-calorie recipes: skim sour cream

Total time: 12 hours

Ingredients:

  • Fat-free kefir – 1 pt.

Cooking Method:

  1. Keep the kefir in a freezer until it’s completely frozen.
  2. Take a small bowl and set a colander on top, cover it with a double layer of cheesecloth.
  3. When the kefir is completely frozen, cut the pack and spread the contents on the cheesecloth. We are waiting for about 12 hours until the kefir thaws and its whey is drained. If you want thin cream, then 10 hours is enough, that is, the longer the whey drains the thicker sour cream you will get, don’t overdo it!
  4. What remains on the cheesecloth is delicious fat-free sour cream! For greater similarity, you can add a little skim milk and mix it a bit with a blender.

Omelet with chicken, cheese and green peas in a steamer

Low-calorie recipes: omelette with chicken, cheese, and green peas

The formula for a perfect breakfast is: delicious + fast + nice + healthy.

Total time: 25 min

Ingredients:

  • Large chicken eggs – 2
  • 5% milk – 2 tbsp.
  • Chicken – 1 oz.
  • Hard cheese – 1 oz.
  • Frozen green peas – 30
  • Salt – 1 pinch
  • Ground black pepper – 1 pinch
  • Dried dill – 1 pinch

Cooking Method:

  1. Boiled chicken cut into cubes, grate cheese finely.
  2. Into a deep bowl break 2 eggs, add the milk, salt, pepper, and herbs. Shake all the ingredients quickly.
  3. Into a steamer set 3 silicone baking forms for muffins, pour 2 tablespoons of the egg-milk mixture, put the cheese, chicken, and 10 green peas into each form. Cover the steamer with a lid and turn it on for 15 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes have passed, leave the omelet cakes in a steamer and turn on the “keep warm” mode for 5 minutes. Then take them out and leave for a minute. Separate the edges of the silicone forms from the omelets and turn them over on a plate.

Skim cheese (dietary)

Low-calorie recipes: skim cheese

Total time: 6 hours

Ingredients:

  • Fat-free kefir – 1 pt.
  • Chicken eggs – 3
  • Salt to taste
  • 5% Milk – 2 pt.

Cooking Method:

  1. Boil the milk.
  2. During this time mix the kefir with the eggs and add the salt (you can add dried herbs or some spice).
  3. Once the milk is boiled reduce the heat.
  4. Pour the kefir mixture into the milk in a thin stream. Do not stir it up to the moment when you turn off the heat.
  5. The mixture becomes curd.
  6. After 5 minutes of boiling remove it from the heat.
  7. Take a double layer of cheesecloth, and put it in a colander.
  8. Pour the mixture into the colander and wait for 20 minutes.
  9. Then roll the cheesecloth into a bundle and squeeze.
  10. Put the cheese in the cheesecloth under the pressure (fill a 4-pint jar with water and cover it with a lid) for 3 hours, and then put the cheese into the refrigerator.

Apple pancakes with honey

Low-calorie recipes: apple pancakes with honey

Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Milk – 6 oz.
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp.
  • Salt – 1 pinch
  • Honey – 5 tbsp.
  • Apple – ½ pieces
  • Flour – 5 oz.

Cooking Method:

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add milk and honey, stir thoroughly and leave the dough for a few minutes.
  3. Grate a half of the peeled apple, add it to the dough and mix again.
  4. Fry the pancakes at medium heat on a non-stick frying pan. Once bubbles appear, turn it over.
  5. Serve the pancakes with honey, jam or maple syrup; decorate the dish with berries, apples or other fruit.

Spicy ragout of zucchini

Low-calorie recipes: spicy ragout of zuccini

It is a very tasty, a little spicy, healthy and dietary meal.

Total time: 40 min

Ingredients:

  • Fresh zucchini – 2
  • Onion – 1
  • Carrot – 1 large
  • Parsley – 1 bunch
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Salt – ½ tbsp.
  • Ground allspice – ½ tsp.
  • Turmeric – ½ tsp.
  • Coriander powder – ½ tsp.
  • Sunflower oil – 3 tbsp.

Cooking Method:

  1. Pour the oil into a pan and put it on a small fire.
  2. Wash the zucchini (if they are not so fresh, clean them from seeds and skin), cut into large cubes, spread on a pan, and increase the fire to medium.
  3. Grate the carrot on a coarse grater.
  4. Cut the onion into small cubes or half rings, as you like.
  5. Put the vegetables to the zucchini.
  6. Simmer the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
  7. Do not cover.
  8. When the zucchini is soft, add salt, pepper, turmeric and coriander, stir and simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
  9. Wash the parsley and chop it finely, add to the zucchini.
  10. Add the garlic to the vegetables, having passed it through the press.
  11. Stir and stew for 5 minutes.

Done! It’s time to eat!

P.S. The cooking time may vary slightly. Focus on the condition of zucchini – they should be soft, but keep the form similar to dices.

Broccoli salad with sweet dressing

low-calorie recipes: broccoli salad with sweet dressing

Maple syrup is sweet syrup made of the juice of a red maple tree. It has a low glycemic index that allows you to keep a safe level of blood glucose. That is why maple syrup is recommended for anyone who wants to reduce the calorie content of their nutrition, and even for the diabetics.

Total time: 10 min

Ingredients:

  • Bacon – 5 pcs.
  • Green onion – 1
  • Sunflower seeds – 1 oz.
  • Gouda cheese – 2 oz.
  • 10% sour cream – 6 oz.
  • Red wine vinegar – 2 oz.
  • Maple syrup – 2 oz.
  • Fresh broccoli – 1 head

Cooking Method:

  1. Divide the broccoli into florets and cook in boiling water for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Grate the cheese, chop the onion.
  3. Fry the bacon in a dry pan.
  4. Mix sour cream with the vinegar and syrup.
  5. Combine all the ingredients and season with the sauce.

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