Our Best Low-Fat Recipes

These mouthwatering heart-healthy recipes prove that you don't have to give up taste when you eat healthfully. And with just 3 grams of fat or less per serving, you won't feel guilty either.

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    Mini Spinach Calzones

    At only 56 calories each, these petite calzones are perfect as appetizers. Or choose a few and make a meal out of them.

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    Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

    This cool, refreshing sauce (which gets its taste from green onions, fresh mint, and cucumbers) pairs nicely with seasoned grilled chicken.

    Tip: If you prefer, peel the cucumber for the sauce before you chop it.

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    Salt-and-Pepper Chips

    Skip those high-fat, high-sodium store-bought chips and replace them with these easy-to-fix fat-free ones.

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    Asparagus-Zucchini Frittata

    These veggie-filled rectangles are an easy way to fix eggs for a crowd. And with only 84 calories and 2 grams of fat each, they're a healthful way to start the day.

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    Chicken & Garbanzo Bean Soup

    With a light licorice flavor and celery-like texture, fennel melds with the marjoram and thyme in this hearty soup.

    Tip: Look for firm, smooth fennel bulbs without cracks and brown spots. Stalks should be crisp and leaves a bright green color.

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    Cilantro Three-Bean Salad

    With all its color, this salad was made for a potluck! If you have some time to let it chill, it¿s also easy enough to whip together for a dinner at home.

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    Quinoa Garden Salad

    Look for quinoa (keen-wah), a high-protein bead-shape grain, in the grains section of large supermarkets or in health food stores. Sweet pepper, lemon juice, and fresh parsley heighten the flavor.

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    Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

    Enjoy this low-fat, warm-weather crisp all season long. Rolled oats give the recipe extra heart-health benefits.

    Tip: In the spring and early summer, make it with garden-fresh rhubarb and strawberries. Later in the summer, substitute ripe peaches.

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    Turkey-Cranberry Burgers

    These patties are made with shredded carrots, green onions, breadcrumbs, and ground turkey, plus yummy seasonings. At just 283 calories per serving and 2 grams of fat, it¿s a much more healthful option than the local burger joint.

    Tip: Be sure to choose ground turkey breast instead of regular ground turkey, which may be a mixture of light and dark meat. If your store doesn't stock ground turkey breast, ask the butcher to grind 12 ounces of turkey breast.

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    Slow Cooker Wild Rice Soup

    Hearty and filling, this soup is the perfect fix when you want a few servings of veggies and good carbs.

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    Easy Blueberry Tarts

    There are two good things about these delicious tarts: They look gorgeous and come together fast.

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    Barley Tomato Slices

    Fresh mushrooms, green beans, tomatoes, and seasonings come together with barley and tomatoes in this tempting, low-fat side dish.

    Tip: If you prefer, hollow out four small tomatoes and spoon in the barley mixture.

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    Glazed-Chicken Spinach Salad

    Apple jelly and ginger combine in an easy-to-fix glaze for grilled chicken. Serve the chicken over a bed of spinach for the finishing touch.

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    Grilled Bass with Strawberry Salsa

    A little bit of cayenne pepper gives this fruity salsa topper some kick and perfectly balances the rich flavors of the fish. And at just 2 grams of fat and 130 calories per serving, it¿s a meal you and your family can feel good about enjoying.

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    Blueberry Smoothies

    Antioxidant-rich blueberries lend a delightful purple hue to this creamy yogurt sipper. It's terrific for breakfast or as a midday pick-me-up.

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    Braided Cranberry Bread

    This sweet bread is perfect straight out of the oven or served at room temperature with a cup of hot coffee or tea.

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    Mocha Pudding Cake

    Some simple modifications keep this dessert in check. Applesauce substitutes for the cake¿s butter, while cocoa powder keeps the pudding slim and trim.

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    Sesame Asparagus

    Top crunchy, delicious asparagus with reduced-sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds to create this tasty vegetable side dish.

    Tip: Asparagus will stay fresh longer if you wrap the bases of the spears in a wet paper towel and keep them tightly sealed in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. They should last for up to four days.

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    Red Pepper and Fennel Soup

    If you love the sweet tang of red pepper soup, you¿ll rave about the addition of earthy fennel.

  • Next Slideshow Healthy Lettuce Wrap Recipes

    Healthy Lettuce Wrap Recipes

    Looking for a low-carb appetizer or a healthy, light meal? Try a lettuce wrap! Lettuce wraps are like a handheld salad and packed with protein. Whether you choose Asian lettuce wraps or a chicken wrap recipe, you'll want to make these wraps for lunch tomorrow.
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