View Full Version : Help me with Low Fat/No Fat meal ideas, please!
02-16-2009, 11:53 PM
I have to go on a low fat/no fat diet because of my stupid little gall bladder and while a lot of what we eat is low fat, not everything is. I don't want to get stuck in a rut of making the same meals all the time. So load me up with good recipes girls!!!
02-17-2009, 12:14 AM
LOTS of veggies.
You can make scrambled eggs with one egg and one egg white to reduce the fat/cholesterol.
Lean meats (chicken, turkey)
I'm useless. I'm sure you already know these things.
OATmeal for breakfast, too. It's filling and low-fat with skim milk on it.
02-17-2009, 01:56 AM
granola and yogurt (has some fat but is good fat ) for breakfast
lean protein and veggies for dinner
stir fries are good ... pork tenderloin is good lean steak chicken turkey etc ....
plain tuna or 1 tablespoon of light mayo with raw veggie dippers rather then bread like carrots celery etc -
Tuna or Chicken salad over salad
Plain baked potato with some pepper and veggies
home made soups like white chili (make your own stock though so you don't have too much sodium )
02-17-2009, 02:11 AM
Thanks girls, keep em coming. Forgot to mention I don't really eat pork and try to not to eat red meat as well!
02-17-2009, 02:42 AM
I eat a lot of yogurt combos ... like fresh fruit or veggie dips ...
white fish is good with just some lemon in foil some capers and parsley .... baked !
have you ever tried whole foods chicken salad OMG YUM ! you can actually make chicken salad with plain yogurt rather then mayo whch sounds gross but is really the BEST .. OR you can use light mayo and cut that fat down but its still not much fat !
SONOMA CHICKEN SALAD
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This chicken salad is one of our classic Whole Foods Market dishes. The tender chicken breast, crunchy pecans and sweet grapes in each bite are hard to top. From The Whole Foods Market Cookbook
1 cup mayonnaise
4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
5 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup pecan pieces, toasted
2 cups red seedless grapes
3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, honey, poppy seeds, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to dress the salad. This can be prepared up to 2 days ahead.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Place the chicken breasts in one layer in a baking dish with 1/2 cup water. Cover with foil and bake 25 minutes until completely cooked through. Remove cooked chicken breasts from pan, cool at room temperature for 10 minutes, then cover and refrigerate.
When the chicken is cold, dice into bite-size pieces and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in pecans, grapes, celery and dressing.
Per serving (about 8oz/231g-wt.): 610 calories (390 from fat), 43g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 100mg cholesterol, 500mg sodium, 17g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 13g sugar), 33g protein
02-17-2009, 03:11 AM
fruits are great! Vary it by using freeze dried fruits in your oatmeal, then fresh fruit in your lunch parfait, then dried fruits in your rice pilaf, then frozen fruit in your nighttime smoothie snack. that sort of thing.
03-14-2009, 12:58 AM
Not sure if you're still checking this thread
Here are some recipes from Whole Foods that are Low Fat
03-14-2009, 01:16 AM
The first place I always start when trying to clean up my diet is to look at what I am drinking. I drop 5lbs really quickly (although thats not your reason) just by eliminating sodas, sweet tea, my suped up coffee, etc.
03-15-2009, 09:35 PM
Thank you so much girls!!! You ROCK!! I have gotten some wonderful recipes and ideas!
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