There is nothing wrong with wanting to enjoy good food while still keeping an eye on weight management goals. In fact, for many people, it can be a part of a healthy love and appreciation of food. They say they’d rather take charge of their nutrition before a doctor with no taste buds does it for them.
This is a selection of classic recipes given a lighter hand to reduce the calorie load.
These are delicious, incredibly flavourful burritos. They are also incredibly healthy – very low in calories.
Don’t tell anyone about the skinny word in the title here; they won’t know or care, these home baked beans are so darn good. Even people who have grown up expecting baked beans to taste like certain canned brands smack their lips over these beans.
This beef and vegetable ragout comes with an abundant amount of rich, thick gravy, making it perfect to spoon on top a bed of mash. Aside from some chopping it’s otherwise quick and easy.
This mash makes a delicious and healthy addition to a dinner plate, particularly a roast-dinner type meal. Despite the lack of carbohydrate in it, it’s very hearty owing to the addition of egg white, parmesan cheese and sour cream.
The rich aroma of the butter, garlic, sage and white wine will make them ravenous. Combine that with the look of the melted, broiled cheese, and they’ll be clawing their way into the kitchen when you’re making this.
This is a really filling, cheesy baked casserole that tastes like potato hash browns with cheese in it. It’s very morish, but that’s not a problem, because it’s not fattening .
This Mexican-Style roasted corn bursts with contrasting roasted and fresh flavours. It’s slathered with sour cream, sprinkled with cheese and drizzled with fresh lime juice.
This coarse, country-style mushroom pâté is very easy to make (you need a food processor) and has wonderful earthy, herby flavours. A slice or two of it makes a wonderful starter with some pepper jelly on the side, or it makes a great base to build a cold
Sometimes, you just want a slice of home-baked, plain old-fashioned sandwich bread. This recipe is very easy to make, and just happens to be lower in calories than most other recipes.
These miniature meatloaves are moist and tasty. This is a great weekend project — they can form the basis of great quick, healthy lunches and dinners throughout the week.
These cheese-topped eggplant halves are a real treat for eggplant lovers. Cheesy, creamy, rich-tasting eggplant with none of that partially-raw flavour that eggplant can have at times.
This is one of the best tasting homemade egg nogs we’ve come across in decades of experimenting, and it’s also the quickest and easiest. It’s thick, satisfying and tasty.