The concept of "fat" has unfortunate implications that vigorously circles around it, as large amounts can lead to weight gain and associated chronic diseases.
Although fat is an integral component of a well-balanced diet, you may be consuming too much of it. More specifically, exceeding the recommended amounts of saturated and trans fats with low intakes of the healthy, unsaturated fats.
Keep weight and health in check with these delicious, low-fat recipes and meals!
Low-Fat Recipes and Meals
1. Yogurt Parfaits
Ditch the usual high-fat breakfast sandwich from the drive-thru and explore Greek yogurt! Particularly, nonfat, plain Greek yogurt is a true game changer when it comes to enhancing protein without packing on calories from fat.
Building this maple cranberry orange yogurt parfait is a low-fat breakfast option sure to tie you over until a midmorning snack or lunch hours!
2. Black Bean Egg White Omelet
Though egg yolks can be consumed in moderated amounts, utilizing solely the egg whites ignites protein while naturally reducing fat.
This black bean egg white omelet recipe is a protein and fiber-packed, low-fat recipe sure to kick your morning off just right. And paired with the described fresh salsa, the flavors will be ignited!
3. Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
Unlike popular belief, beef and other red meats can certainly can fit into a low-fat, well-balanced diet.
Use lean beef in this Asian-inspired stir-fry - the combination of protein-packed beef and fiber-rich broccoli provokes satiation without packing on high calorie and fat!
4. Fish Tacos
Unlike most animal meats, fish boasts in that notorious healthy fat known as omega-3 fatty acids. Additionally, fish provides high-quality protein without excessively packing on calories.
Build fish tacos by wrapping your favorite fish (tilapia, cod, or even shrimp) into a whole grain or corn tortilla and top with fresh salsa, lettuce, guacamole or one of these 10 taco toppings!
5. Chicken Burrito Bowl
Commercialized and convenient burritos are often loaded with unwanted fat. But with this low-fat dinner recipe, you can guiltlessly take a trip to the south and flavor-town!
Feel free to have fun with recipe and ingredients by also building a burrito bar, allowing family members to pick and choose desired toppings.
6. Turkey and Beef Chipotle Chili
Utilizing lean ground beef and turkey, this rich chipotle chili offers comfort without loaded calories from fat. It is not only rich in flavor, but hearty in fiber and protein, keeping both the taste buds and waistline satisfied!
And since beans are protein and fiber-packed solely on their own, feel free to opt out of the beef and turkey for a vegetarian-friendly chili and add more beans to your liking.
But despite the chili recipe chosen, preparing in a crockpot can save you time on busy weeks, along with these other high-protein, crockpot recipes!
7. Chicken Stuffed with Wild Rice
Do not let this eye-appealing, colorful dish fool you, it is actually a low-fat meal sure to please! BistroMD's chicken stuffed with wild rice recipe bursts with protein and nutrients, utilizing herbs and seasonings to transform an average skinless chicken breast into a delicate, yet juicy entree.
Pair with favorite seasonal vegetable or a side salad for the ultimate well-balanced, low-fat dinner recipe.
8. Greek Stuffed Peppers
Though stuffed peppers are generally Mexican-inspired, these Greek stuffed peppers will take you on a tasty trip to the Mediterranean.
From nutrient-rich red bell peppers, to healthy fat-containing olive oil, to protein and fiber-packed cannellini beans, the low-fat recipe targets the major food groups.
9. Mac and Cheese
Low-fat, creamy, and decadent mac and cheese? There has to be no way for the healthy and desirable coexistence! But bistroMD says, "Way!" with these healthier-for-you mac and cheese recipes.
Offering light, high-protein, gluten-free, and veggie lover's variations, indulging in mac and cheese can accommodate diverse personal preferences.
10. Low-Fat Recipes Delivered to Your Door
Each recipe crafted by bistroMD is sure to be a low-fat meal option. Swapping out fat with flavor is simple with the extensive list of breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections - egg and tomato scramble with chocolate chip muffins, cheese omelet with turkey sausage, peanut butter crepe with strawberry compote, merlot meatballs with polenta, pork tenderloin with mushroom Marsala, blackened tilapia with red pepper coulis, beef and barley vegetable soup, breaded catfish with tartar sauce and slaw...
Well, you get the point. Truly, eating low-fat meals has never been more delicious or convenient!