Low calorie meals that will help you lose weight don’t have to be unappetizing, or taste of grass or cardboard. Here are three low calorie recipes that are not only delicious, but will help take those stones off.
Salmon and Crabmeat Casserole With Wild Rice
180 ml brown rice
60 ml wild rice
1 medium size onion
540 ml cups chicken stock
1/2 tsp. saffron
1 bay leaf
1 slice of lemon
2 sprigs flat leaf parsley
227 g salmon fillet
454 g cooked, picked over crabmeat
180 ml shredded carrots
120 ml minced green peppers
60 ml minced celery
60 ml minced onions
1 tbs. cooking oil
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. grated lemon rind
Dash of cayenne pepper
3 eggs, beaten
Lemon slices and parsley sprigs for garnish
Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
Mix the brown rice, wild rice, whole onion, stock, saffron and bay leaf in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, simmer for two to three minutes. Cover, reduce the heat to very low and cook for 45 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the rice stand 10 minutes.
Fill a small skillet with one half inch of water and add the lemon, rice and parsley. Return to a boil, then reduce heat and add the salmon. Cook till the salmon is thoroughly cooked. Turn it once. Drain and flake the salmon.
Remove the onion and bay leaf from the rice mix. Combine the rice, flaked salmon and crabmeat in a large bowl.
Place the carrots, peppers celery and minced onion with oil in a small skillet and cook till the onions are translucent. Add this to the rice along with the thyme, lemon rind, cayenne and eggs and stir till combined. Place in a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes. Serve hot, then garnish with lemon slices and parsley.
3 tbs. to 60 ml of vegetable stock
1/2 to 1 tsp. turmeric
480 ml cooked rice
1 sweet red pepper, sliced into 12.7 ml inch slices
2 plum tomatoes, sliced
1 med. courgette, sliced thinly
1 tbs. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbs. minced fresh parsley for garnish
In a paella pan or medium sauce pan, heat 1 tbs. of the stock. Add the turmeric and rice, and stir till the rice is golden.
Add the peppers, tomatoes, courgettes and Parmesan cheese and cook till the vegetables are tender but crisp. That should take about 5 minutes. Add more stock if necessary. Garnish with parsley.
Cheshire Style Stuffed Apples
2 med. tart, red apples
1 tbs. lemon juice
2 tbs. low fat cottage cheese
2 tbs. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 tbs. minced dates
2 sprigs of mint for garnish.
Cut the apples in half crosswise and core and sprinkle with lemon juice.
In a bowl, mix the cottage cheese, Cheddar and dates. Pack the cheese mix into the apple halves and spread some over the cut surface of the apples.
Put the apple halves together. It’s alright if you can see a bit of the filling, but the apples should look whole. Put a spring of mint at the end of each apple.
If you’re going on a picnic, wrap the apples in foil or plastic wrap.
Losing weight doesn’t always mean eating boring and tasteless meals. There are many healthy, low calorie dinner recipes that often taste far better than other less healthy options. So start losing weight today with the help of these delicious recipes!