My sweet niece is watching her weight and said she’d love it if I would post some low calorie meal ideas for her.
Although I love baking sweet treats, I’ve also posted lots of great healthy meals over the last four years. I went through my recipe index and picked out a few of my favorite healthy, lower calorie meals for her to try:
Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls – chicken, black beans, corn, cheese, green chilies, and spices wrapped in a thin egg roll wrapper and baked until they’re crispy.
Pasta Fagioli – a hearty Italian soup loaded with chicken sausage, beans, pasta, and veggies. It’s a one pot meal that’s quick and easy to make.
Lighter Chicken Parmesan – from the Best Light Recipe cookbook by Cook’s Illustrated, a fabulous Chicken Parmesan recipe. It’s crispy, chessy, healthy and delicious.
Orange Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs – fresh orange juice really brightens up the teriyaki glaze on these grilled chicken kabobs.
Kung Pao Chicken – this restaurant favorite is easy and healthier made at home.
Light Creamy Pesto Ravioli – made with light cream cheese and 1% milk, but the sauce is so flavorful you’ll never miss the extra fat.
Those are some of my favorites. I’d love it if you’d share your favorites too. Please take a minute and leave a comment (I’d love a link too!) and let me know your favorite low calorie meal(s).