6 posts tagged low calorie
Healthy School Lunch Ideas!!!!
I made 150 cal low carb wraps! These are so good…there’s meat and vegan versions!
Creamy Green Avocado Miracle Pasta!!!
Here’s an all natural pasta recipe that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds! I loved that I did not have to use a pre-made sauce or add cream. The avocado is all you need for that succulent fatty taste without the guilt….mmmmm. This is a vegan friendly recipe.
INGREDIENTS (serves 2-3)
- 1 medium avocado
- 1/2 -1 lemon
- 1 cup full of fresh basil leaves
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- paprika or red pepper flakes to taste
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup frozen and shelled edamame
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
- little bit of extra virgin olive oil to coat pan
- salt and/or stevia to taste (I did not use a sweetener though. You may if it suits your taste buds)
- 1 pack of zero calorie Miracle Noodles per serving or plate
1. Chop up your veggies. Sautee all of the veggies except for the tomatoes with a bit of extra virgin olive oil on a pan on high heat. Once the veggies look cooked and the onions are slightly opaque, add in the tomatoes at the end. Salt and pepper to taste.
2. To make the sauce, add the avocado, lemon juice, and basil into a food processor. Blend for about 10 seconds. Then add the salt, paprika/red pepper flakes, and pepper to taste.
3. Wash your Miracle Noodles thoroughly in warm water. Then pat try on a paper towel. Right before serving, heat them up in the microwave for about 45 seconds to 1 min.
4. Scoop some of your cream sauce onto the heated Miracle Noodles and stir until noodles are all green! They really absorb the flavors of the sauce. Mmmm…
5. Next transfer the green noodles onto a clean plate and top with your sauteed veggies.
This is absolutely DIVINE for me. It’s one of those dishes where you need to take time to think about eat bite to truly savor the freshness of the basil, the aroma of the onions, and the slight spiciness of the paprika. Of course this is all made “to taste” to experiment 1/4 tsp of things here and there to make it yours. The above recipe is how I ate it and I absolutely loved it!
This is me being surprised at how amazingly good it was!!!
You can get Miracle Noodles here on their website. As you all know, I am a HUGE FAN of feeling full without feeling the unnecessary calories. The nutrition in this meal comes from all of the fresh veggies you used. So good!!!
For 3 servings, each serving has 237 calories, 12.8g of fat, 26.3g carbs, 12.1g fiber, and 10.2g protein. (I used sparkrecipes.com to calculate this.)
“HEALTHIEST PIZZA IN THE WORLD” RECIPE
So I was fooling around in my kitchen the other day and actually made something quite divine. I was able to figure out a way to make pizza with all Blogilates-approved ingredients. That’s right. There was no mozzarella cheese, no oil, no bread. It was low cal, low carb, and highly nutritious. “What!?” you say?
It was totally LEGIT.
“HEALTHIEST PIZZA IN THE WORLD” CRUST INGREDIENTS:
- 1/4 cup dry oats
- 1 TBS ground flax seed
- 1 egg
“HEALTHIEST PIZZA IN THE WORLD” TOPPINGS
- 4 TBS marinara or spaghetti sauce
- 1/2 cup nonfat/lowfat cottage cheese
- sprinkles of frozen spinach
- 1/2 cup chopped tomato
- several pieces of jalapeno
- any other veggie or lean protein you want to add - mushrooms, onions, olives and chicken breast are all great choices
1. In a tin pan, mix up the oats, egg, and flax seed until it covers the bottom of a tin pan. I used a pie tin pan. No oil required! Place in oven at 350F for about 15-20 min until firm.
2. In the mean time, microwave the frozen spinach. Once thawed, pour out excess water and pat dry with paper towel.
3. Also, squeeze the cottage cheese curds with a cheese cloth or a few layers of paper towel. You want to get all of the water out so that it doesn’t make you pizza soggified.
4. Chop your desired veggies.
5. Once crust is firm, take the crust out of the oven. Slather with tomato sauce.
6. Then pile on the cottage cheese and veggies!
7. Place back in oven for about 15-20 min keeping temp at 350F. You can do 375F if you like your crust crispy.
8. Once your ticker dings, take out, slice and enjoy. YOU CAN DEFINITELY EAT THE WHOLE THING :)
About 300 calories for you own whole pizza pie…nearly 30g of protein and 8g of fiber. WOW is right. You need to try this! It’s one of my best creations to date!!!
Reblog and share the joy of clean eating! Seriously guys, this is phenomenal!!!
Sauteed Banana & Vanilla Yogurt “à la mode”
I just invented this today and OH MY GOODNESS. I was having a sweet tooth moment and the slightly-crispy-on-the-outside and subtly-soft-on-the-inside bananas paired with the richy creaminess of the yogurt SATISFIED MY SOUL.
*1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
*1/2 scoop of whey protein powder
1. Slice the banana up into thin circles. Then spray your pan with cooking spray. Use medium heat. Once the bananas turn a rich yellow golden color and have slightly browned, you’re good!
2. Now mix the yogurt with the whey protein powder until all the chunks disappear. This is optional. I only added the powder because I needed extra protein today, but the bananas may give off enough sweetness so that you won’t need the vanilla flavor.
3. Top the yogurt with the bananas. Enjoy! Hot and cold, a total mouth explosion!
Lots of protein from the plain nonfat yogurt and vanilla whey protein powder. The bananas provide a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin B6.
Check out the stats, you’re gonna love it!
Total recipe w/o protein powder (1 serving): 220 calories, 0g fat, 38g carbs, 12g protein.
Total recipe w/ protein powder (1 serving): 287 calories, 1g fat, 39g carbs, 25g protein.
FitNutz powdered peanut butter for only 50 cals versus Skippy’s 190? Yes, it’s possible, but how does it taste?
I love peanut butter. I mean LOVE with capital L-O-V-E. But 190 cals for 2 tablespoons makes me cringe! This is where the power of powdered peanut butter comes in. Never heard of it? Fear not. It’s basically the taste you love of roasted peanuts without the fat. The makers of FitNutz and PB2 literally press the oils out of the peanuts, leaving you with just the flavor, that’s why this is so low calorie.
This was my first time trying out powdered peanut butter. I was so excited! I was thinking to myself that this would revolutionize my snacking forever! My fave is dipping fresh carrots in peanut butter.
I tried out three sample packets, one Regular (50 calories per 2 TBS), one Pro (60 calories per 2 TBS, more essential fatty acids for active people), and one Chunky (60 calories per 2 TBS).
Regular Nutrition Label:
Pro Nutrition Label:
Chunky Nutrition Label:
Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter:
Already you can see the 140 calorie difference between FitNutz Regular and Skippy. There’s a 15.5 gram difference between fat. Amazing. And the protein nearly stays the same with only a 1 gram contrast.
I poured out the powder in all of three of my sample packets and then added the suggested 2 TBS of water to each bowl. Looks great! (I added too much water to Chunky though…)
The consistency and color looked spot on.
I took out my bag of carrots and was dying for my first taste of powdered peanut butter.
All three butters pretty much tasted the same - they have a very strong roasted flavor. To me, the Pro had the most “roasted” taste though. The Chunky obviously offered some crunch that was reminiscent of those crunchy jarred peanut butters. It was a nice touch. None were sweet. If you’ve ever tried Better N Peanut Butter which is 100 calories per 2 TBS, you’d know what I mean about sweet, too sweet. It’s almost insane. (You can get it at Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Target etc. Ranges from $4-$5.)
The one thing that was missing for me was that stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth sensation. I guess I didn’t realize how much I liked that feeling until I bit into my carrot and it didn’t happen! But it makes sense since we’re replacing all of the oil with water, so it can’t be as sticky.
I did not try adding the powder to a shake, oatmeal, or into any baked recipes, but I think it would be best used in that manner. That way you’re really just using the powder for it’s flavor and you’re not losing out on that sticky sensation.
Overall, I think FitNutz is a genius product. I wish I thought of it!!! If you’re looking for an EXTREMELY low calorie option for peanut butter, it doesn’t get better than this. Seriously. Of course you’ll have to sacrifice some of that “buttery” taste but for 74% less calories and 91% less fat.
Is it worth it? I say YES for using it as a powder for a delicious peanut buttery flavor. I’ll definitely be using it for sauces. But for my fresh carrots…I heave a heavy sigh and shamefully say that I’ll continue to mix my Better N Peanut Butter with my freshly ground unsalted peanuts at Whole Foods.
Mcdonalds stop on the way to the Lululemon outlet in NY. Grilled chicken salad with balsamic vinaigrette, only 260 cals total. The chicken was warm and the cherry tomatoes were ultra sweet. With dressing, 9g fat, 16g carbs, 30g protein. $4.89. Back to the car!