Low-Fat Recipes

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Staff Picks

Mango, Corn, and Black Bean Salsa

Rating: 4.47 stars
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My neighbor introduced me to this cool dish that can stand alone as an easy side dish or tastes great with chicken made up as fajitas. This is a recipe that can be altered to use up other fruits you have on hand. I have used a mix of mangoes and peaches to make this, and it would probably taste great with pineapple or other tart fruits, but if you like mangoes as much as I do, you will want to let that flavor dominate. Optional to chill before serving.

Orange, Honey and Soy Chicken

Rating: 4.4 stars
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This is a lovely sweet-and-sticky meal without the guilt the family whole family will enjoy. If you are cooking with rice or another side that takes awhile to cook, prepare that first.

Meyer Lemon Avocado Toast

Rating: 4.78 stars
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I like to use this recipe when I have a ripe avocado that I don't want to waste. It is absolutely delicious and a wonderful source of fiber and fatty acids. Feel free to get creative with the ingredients! Substitute cilantro with mint or parsley, or chia seeds with sesame or poppy seeds.

Tomato Cucumber Kachumbar

Rating: 4.76 stars
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Kachumbar is an Indian-style salad that is served on top of curry. Fresh herbs and lemon add a tangy crunch that lightens even the most intense gravies.

Yellow Rice with Vegetables

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Spanish yellow rice with fresh veggies that everyone loves.

Paleo Chicken Stew

Rating: 4.67 stars
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I made this recipe up when I started eating paleo. I have now found it to be a staple in our home!

Brandied Cherry Clafouti

Rating: 4.47 stars
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A warm French custard with brandied cherries. Almost any fruit can be used in this recipe.

Pearl Couscous with Lentils, Carrots, Spinach, and Corn

Rating: 4.2 stars
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This is a recipe that is great as a side or even as a meal. It's so hearty! It's great served warm or cold. I sometimes substitute chickpeas for the lentils, but be aware that they have a slightly stronger flavor. The white wine is used for flavor but can be left out if desired. Reduced-sodium chicken broth can be used. This recipe keeps well in the fridge and can be served warm or cold.

Sarah's Applesauce

Rating: 4.78 stars
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This applesauce is delicious! I make it for my younger brother all the time and he loves it - and he hates canned applesauce!

Dumplings

Rating: 4.68 stars
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My mother was one of the best cooks I ever knew. When she made stews we mostly found dumplings in them. We never ate things from packages or microwaves and you sure could taste what food was. That's the only way I cook today - I don't use any electronic gadgets to cook with except an electric stove.

Perfect Sushi Rice

Rating: 4.12 stars
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Here is my recipe for the perfect sushi rice. You can eat this alone or roll into your favorite sushi roll with ingredients of choice. I use strips of carrots, cucumbers and slices of avocado. You can adjust the amount of vinegar in this recipe to suit your taste.

Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup

Rating: 4.51 stars
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This tomato and cabbage soup was rumored, in days of old, to melt away those thighs.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Sweet and Silky Strawberry Sorbet
Rating: Unrated
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"This recipes tastes so good, and is really easy to make." – Karina
Quick Stuffed Tomatoes
Rating: Unrated
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This recipe brings a healthy dose of fresh flavors in a small package.

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Rating: 4.64 stars
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These spring rolls are a refreshing change from the usual fried variety, and have become a family favorite. They are great as a cool summertime appetizer, and are delicious dipped in one or both of the sauces.