Low fat recipes are great for when you're watching what you eat and still want to enjoy delicious, easy to prepare food. We've got everything you need for when you're watching the calories
Low-fat meals are ideal for when you want tasty dishes without the heavy calorie count. According to new research, foods sold as being low-fat or fat-free could actually make weight gain worse as they're packed with sugar. So why not try one of our favourite low-fat meal ideas to stay fuller for longer instead?
It can be a struggle to think of new low-fat meal ideas if you're looking to lose weight or stay in shape, so we often end-up cooking the same dishes or sticking to salad. Why not try this wonderfully fragrantwarm butternut squash tagine recipe(pictured) that's much lower in fat than any restaurant version and is the perfect choice for a midweek meal, as it's really easy to make.
From super-quick pasta to classic dishes with a healthier twist and even low-calorie desserts that still look and taste tempting, these recipes are all you need to stay in shape.
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Lightened Up Chicken Korma
We've reduced calories in our chicken korma by using Greek yogurt instead of cream so it's only 131 calories per serving!
Poached Pears and Fresh Figs
Definitely a dessert to take your time over, the mix of flavours and textures of this poached pears and fresh figs recipe is wonderful. Low-fat Greek yoghurt and fruit is a diet no-brainer.
Wild Mushroom and Parmesan Polenta "Pizza"
In this wild mushroom pizza recipe, using polenta as a pizza base makes for a very quick and filling laid-back supper.
Oven Baked Fish and Chips
Luxurious, healthy and smart enough to serve at a dinner party, this oven baked fish and chips recipe is quality food at its best.
Spicy Mexican Bean Burger
These spicy Mexican bean burgers are a real dream when you're watching the calories. They also mean you don't have to miss out on enjoying a burger if you're hosting a barbecue, and yet also stay healthy. Taken from The Ultimate 5:2 Diet Recipe Book.
The yogurt and coconut cream combination in this lamb korma recipe reduces the fat and it's still just as creamy and delicious as a regular korma.
Grilled Tikka Salmon with Spicy Pilaf Rice
Spices are a great way to add flavour without the calories. Try this grilled tikka salmon with spicy pilaf rice recipe.
This is a fabulous brownie recipe which is low-fat and easy to make but still divine.
Cottage cheese adds richness, and less fat than hard cheese, to this macaroni cheese recipe.
Thai Chicken Salad with Peanuts and Ginger
Love Thai food? Then this thai chicken salad with peanuts and ginger is for you. Throw in some cashews instead of peanuts to lower your fat intake.
Spiced Aubergine and Tamarind Rice
For a delicious, hearty supper try this spiced aubergine and tamarind rice recipe. It'll quickly become a weekly staple.
Pasta is one of the best slow-release energy boosters and is easily digested. The combination of pasta and protein makes this seafood linguine recipe the best post-workout dish.
Mango, Lime and Amaretti Fool
Throwing a dinner party on a diet? This easy mango, lime and amaretti fool will make your dinner guests' mouths water, thanks to the delicious flavours.
Hairy Bikers Dieters Spanish-Style Chicken Bake
A low fat fiesta of a dish, there's no additional fat needed in the Hairy Bikers Spanish style chicken bake - it all comes from the chorizo, and the tomatoes make it lovely and juicy.
Thai Marinated Chicken
This healthy Thai marinated chicken recipe looks like fried chicken and chips - the only difference is it's 100% better for you!
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