5 Tasty Foods Under 80 Calories - Wellness Sultana

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

5 Tasty Foods Under 80 Calories

When you are on a diet or are conscious of the amount of calories that you are consuming at any given meal, you will be on the lookout for tasty foods that have a low calorie count. You can also combine different foods that each has low calories for a different taste and to make your food interesting. Some of the foods that are tasty but have a low calorie count are given below:

Plain Yoghurt and Fruit


You can prepare a snack of pain yoghurt which has a lower calorie count than the flavored one. You can combine it with a small portion of fruits such as a cup of strawberries which is 50 calories or a peach which has a calorie count of thirty calories only. Use plain yoghurt such as the Chobani Greek plain yoghurt which has only 12 calories in four ounces.

All Vegetable Soup


This soup has a number of low calorie ingredients that make for a tasty and filling soup.
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 cups cauliflower
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 2 zuchinni
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cups of swiss chard
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 2 teaspoons of thyme
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
MethodPut the vegetables, garlic and thyme in a soup pot. Cover the pot and put high heat. When it boils, uncover the pot partly then simmer the vegetables for another 10 minutes. Stir in the parsley, salt, pepper and lemon juice.Remove and serve.

Crackers and Cheese


Use whole wheat grain crackers so that you can reduce the calorie count. You can eat about 10 medium sized crackers with reduced fat cheese not more than three quarter an ounce. This tasty snack is healthy and you will get proteins, calcium and fiber from the whole wheat grain.

Zucchini Noodles


This can be used as a low calorie alternative to pasta and it is tasty as well as filling.
Ingredients:
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper

MethodPeel the zucchini into long ribbon like stripsTake a large skillet and heat it. Add the olive oil and zucchini strips.Saute the zucchini strips for three minutes then season with pepper and salt.Serve with low calorie fresh tomato sauce.

Chinese Hot and Spicy Green Beans


To make green beans tasty, you can use low calorie natural spices which will transform them to spicy
Ingredients:
  • 16 ounces of green beans
  • 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
MethodMix the vinegar together with the soy sauce, sugar, and the amount of chili flakes that you desire.In a large skillet put a ¼ cup of water and let it boil in very high heat then add the beans and cook for three minutes. Drain any water left then add the sesame oil, garlic and ginger on low heat. Stir constantly until the beans are browned and so that the garlic doesn't burn. Add the soy mixture and cook for another two minutes. Remove and serve while hot.

Daniel Carter is an expert who specializes in skin care and beauty. He writes fro many health websites related to health niche.

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