Lo-Cal Dinners

Cooking How-To,How-To
January 22, 2008

Eating better for the new year just got better.


From Beef and Black Bean Burgers to Bread Pudding Florentine, all of our recipes have less than 300 calories and 7 grams of fat.


Grilled Pork Chops and Vegetables

Grilled pork chops and a fresh veggie platter are ideal for any summer grill-outs.

Bread Pudding Florentine

A savory pudding with spinach and cheese.

Microwave Southwestern Mashed Potatoes

Pepper jack cheese and cumin transform boring mashed potatoes into something new and delish.

Tabbouleh Salad

Tabbouleh Salad

Grains and veggies combined with a simple vinaigrette.


Green Tomato-Spinach Cheesecake

Tart green tomatoes contrast with the creamy cheese in this somewhat quiche-like dish. Serve as an appetizer with crackers or as a light entrée with a salad.

Green Bean Saute

Green Bean and Tomato Saute

Almost like a warm green bean salad, this side dish has lots of flavor on tap.

Angel Harvest Vegetable and Potato Soup

Angel Harvest Vegetable and Potato Soup

A rich, hearty, vegetarian main-dish soup.

Thai Shrimp Kebabs

Marinate shrimp in a hot-sweet sauce then give them a quick turn on the grill.


Stir-Fried Spinach

A perfect complement to steamed fish or poached chicken.



Homemade dough and a cheesy potato filling are pure comfort food.

Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant Caponata

This all-purpose dish, with its bright, bold flavors, is great as an appetizer or as a relish for grilled chicken. Or try it on Sicilian Tilapia.

Beer-Boiled Shrimp Cocktail

Beer-Boiled Shrimp Cocktail

Beer for the shrimp and chili-flavored cocktail sauce amp up this version of the classic appetizer.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 262 other followers