Who says you have to sacrifice flavor to stay fit? Try these five mouthwatering meals that are low-cal, low-fat, and packed with nutrients. We guarantee they’re also filling and easy to make.
Grilled Bison Kebabs over Minted Peas
This superlean red meat is high in iron and has far fewer calories, fat, and cholesterol than beef—but is just as tasty.
Ingredients: Fat-free Greek yogurt, chopped mint, crumbled feta cheese, minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, fresh lemon zest, finely chopped parsley, finely chopped cilantro, ground cumin, ground allspice, ground cinnamon, salt, ground bison, Olive oil cooking spray, chopped red onion, frozen peas, thawed
Maple-Glazed Salmon with Pickled Cucumber
The combo of sweet and sour brightens up this salmon dish. And it serves up plenty of heart-smart omega-3s.
Ingredients: Seasoned rice vinegar, sugar, English cucumber, sliced red onion, sliced fennel bulb, olive oil, salt, black pepper, Olive oil cooking spray, skinless salmon fillet, pure maple syrup, grainy mustard, minced garlic clove, ground cumin
Roasted Tomato and Artichoke Flatbread Pizza
Our fiber-rich pie is so trim, you can easily pair it with a glass of wine and still have a meal that’s less than 400 calories. Did we mention it’s delicious, too?
Ingredients: Grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts, extra-virgin olive oil, naan flatbreads or lavash, finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese, arugula, shaved Parmesan cheese, fresh lemon juice, salt, freshly ground black pepper
Citrusy Shrimp with Asparagus
Shrimp, packed with omega-3s, vitamin D, and vitamin B12, is paired with the earthy, nutrient-dense veggie for some serious guilt-free summer grilling. And who needs butter when citrus adds that summery kick?
Ingredients: Water, dried couscous, sea salt, black pepper, fresh lemon juice, raw large shrimp, fresh lime juice, extra-virgin olive oil, minced garlic cloves, Olive oil cooking spray, asparagus spears, honey, chives
Teriyaki Chicken and Soba Noodles
We love hearty soba noodles. And our Teriyaki Chicken and Soba Noodles recipe serves up 32 grams of slimming protein.
Ingredients: Boneless skinless chicken breasts, low-sodium teriyaki sauce, less-sodium chicken broth, water, grated peeled ginger, minced garlic cloves, shiitake mushrooms, carrots, scallions, uncooked soba noodles, sesame oil, fresh basil, fresh cilantro, radishes