What to eat is a perpetual problem faced by people who are trying to watch their weight. All the fat free options either seem to be too expensive or taste like baby food. And most on the go low fat snacks offered by flashy new health companies end up having more carbohydrates than a regular meal. The solution to all these problems lies in making the food yourself. Cooks all over the world have come up with simple low calorie recipes that are fast and easy to make so that watching your weight was never this easy. Here are five of the most popular options.
Asparagus is mostly available all year round and makes for an excellent low calorie side dish. Always throw in a bunch of asparagus when you go shopping and look for the bright color and plumpness to make sure that you are getting fresh produce. This recipe is easy to prepare. Just marinate some asparagus sticks with fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper and grill them in the oven till they are nice and juicy. Toss this with some fresh leeks and you have a perfect summer salad.
Who said all delicious desserts have to be fattening? Here is a dream come true for a weight watcher who has a sweet tooth. Take a tall glass and start adding layers of low fat vanilla yoghurt, freshly sliced strawberries and crunchy granola. Finish with a flourish by adding a strawberry and a sprig of mint as the garnish and you are good to go. This compensates for your fruit intake and gives you a simple low calorie recipe for when you really crave something sweet.
Looking for a healthy breakfast option? Look no further. Apart from being a simple low calorie recipe, this dish takes care of your protein and fiber intakes for the day and ensures that you get a good start to a day that will surely be productive. Make a paste out of caramelized baby spinach, onions and low fat mozzarella, add your egg mixture on top and shallow fry it in extra virgin olive oil. Whether it’s in a sandwich before work or on a lazy Sunday brunch, this omelet is the best thing to wake up to.
You see this dish and you say, let’s celebrate. Whether it is for a picnic in the park on a sunny day or a side dish at a barbeque with your mates, this pasta goes perfectly. Combine black beans, corn kernels, juicy tomatoes and some diced onion. Top it up with fresh coriander and lots of lemon to give it that zing! Add some corn chips to eat with it, and you have got yourself a winner.
Who says weight watchers cannot be sophisticated? This dish is fit for a king! Marinate your salmon with lemon, pepper and some fresh olive oil and grill it. Top it up with some of this beautiful salsa made by combining oranges, cilantro and maybe a sprinkling of mint and you will be in weight watchers heaven.