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Five low fat recipes to keep you slim

Low fat recipes

Food is an integral part of our life and thus, what we eat needs to be healthy. With the advent of human civilization, it seems we have very little time to care for ourselves. We don’t have the time to savor the food we eat. We prefer to eat good tasty food and at the same time we are afraid of our increasing waist line. Don’t worry! Here is a list of a few yummy low fat dishes along with their recipes.

Banana bread pudding

Banana bread pudding

Complexity level: Easy

Time taken: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  1. Cinnamon
  2. Vanilla
  3. Bananas
  4. Sugar
  5. Lightly beaten eggs
  6. Low fat milk
  7. Day-old bread cut into small pieces

Process
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour milk in a bowl and add bread crumbs to it. Stir until milk is absorbed. Mash the bananas and place them in another bowl. Add cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and eggs to the mixture. Add the prepared bread to mixture. Bake the mixture for 45 minutes.

Lentil and black bean soup (Vegetarian)

Lentil and black bean soup

Complexity level: Moderate
Time taken: 30 minutes
Ingredients:

  1. Canola oil
  2. Chili powder
  3. Green lentils
  4. Chopped onion
  5. Minced garlic
  6. Fat free vegetable broth
  7. Diced tomatoes
  8. Black beans

Process
Heat oil at medium heat and cook onions and garlic for a few minutes until they turn brown. Sprinkle the spices mentioned above. Add black beans, lentils, tomatoes and broth, cover the pot and cook till lentils are soft.

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

Complexity level: Moderate
Time taken: 1 hour
Ingredients

  1. Canola oil
  2. Ground beef
  3. Chopped carrots
  4. Chopped onion
  5. Fat free beef broth
  6. Tomato paste
  7. Mixed herbs
  8. Fat free milk and light butter

Process

Heat onions and carrots in oil. Add beef and heat it till it’s no longer pink. Add tomato paste, peas, herbs, and broth and simmer for 20 minutes. In another pot, boil water and add potatoes. After 15 minutes, drain water and add milk and butter. Mash the mixture. Pour sauce in baking dish and top with potato. Bake for 20 minutes in oven preheated to 400 degrees.

Macaroni and cheese

Macaroni and cheese

Complexity level: Easy
Time taken: 15 min
Ingredients

  1. Macaroni
  2. Flour
  3. Nonfat milk
  4. Black pepper
  5. Dijon mustard
  6. Cheddar cheese

Process
Cook the pasta. Whisk the flour in milk. Heat the flour and milk while stirring until the milk thickens. Stir in cheese and mustard. Mix the pasta and sauce. Add black pepper and serve.

Pea and vegetable soup (Vegetarian)

Pea and vegetable soup

Complexity level: Easy
Time taken: 15 min
Ingredients

  1. Carrot, clove garlic
  2. 2 cups each, vegetable broth and juice
  3. Basil, oregano, tomatoes, onion
  4. Salad oil and macaroni.
  5. Peas and celery.

Process
Cook garlic, carrot, onion and celery in oil for 5 minutes. Boil for 10 minutes after adding broth, juice, tomatoes, basil, salt/pepper, peas. Add macaroni and cook for 15 minutes. Voila!

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