Our best healthy low-calorie recipes
Looking to cut down on fat and calories without sacrificing flavour? Try our best low-calorie recipes to put tasty, healthy meals on your kitchen table
Source: Web exclusive, September 2010
Spinach and Strawberry Smoothie
Spinach…in a smoothie? Don’t let the title fool you. Though each serving is packed with an incredible full cup of this nutritional powerhouse, the sweetness of fresh strawberries and banana is front and centre in this deliciously drinkable treat.
Vegetable Tajine with Couscous
A tajine is a stew that originated in North Africa and is named after the pot in which it’s cooked. If you prefer a hearty soup, simply add three more cups (750 mL) of vegetable stock and adjust the seasoning. To add some extra protein, top with slivered almonds.
Stir-Fried Beef with Mango
Colourful stir-fried beef with mango is bursting with fresh flavours and contrasting textures. The dressing is oil-free, so although a little oil is used to stir-fry the beef, the dish is still very light in fat. No extra salt is needed because of the spicy dressing and the saltiness of soy sauce.
Warm Sweet Potato and Kale Salad
Delight your palate with this warm sweet potato and kale salad, featuring a tangy red wine vinaigrette to balance the tartness of kale and the sweetness of the sweet potatoes.
Lentil-Tomato Stew with Browned Onions
This hearty vegetarian lentil-tomato stew makes a great main course, is rich in dietary fibre, and offers more than 300 percent of the daily recommended intake for beta carotene.
Roasted Vegetables with Walnut Vinaigrette
A medley of root vegetables combined with a light vinaigrette is the perfect winter dish for flavour and comfort.
Tagliatelle with Green Sauce
This simple vegetable and yogurt sauce is ready in as little time as it takes to cook and drain the fresh pasta. It is irresistibly creamy, but does not have the heaviness of a classic cream sauce.
Fresh Trout and Grapefruit Segments
Impress your guests with this light and heart-healthy meal’it’s perfect for entertaining
Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Salad
A great salad to tote to a potluck or dish up at a special occasion.
Smoked Turkey and Apricot Bites
Dried apricots soaked in orange juice, then wrapped in turkey bacon, make a tasty snack to pass around at a party. Take care when grilling the turkey bacon because it will dry out if overcooked. A tangy mustard mixture helps to add moisture during cooking.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
This healthy recipe from Janet and Greta Podleski is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next dinner party.
Hearty Lentil Orange Soup
The orange juice in this soup lightens up the robust taste of lentils.
Berry Salad with Passion Fruit
Tart, sweet and juicy, berries come in many varieties’from bright and delicate raspberries to sweet strawberries; from plump little blueberries to rich, fragrant blackberries.
Apple & Raisin Squares
Bake up a big batch of these lower-fat squares and serve them for snacks, desserts, even brunch.
Whole-wheat Grapefruit Bran Biscotti
This heart-healthy recipe makes for a fresh-tasting dessert option.
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