Fit into your skinny jeans while still splurging on favorites like burgers, lasagna, and even chocolate-chip cookies. These recipes all have fewer than 300 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving.
December 19, 2007
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Creamy Dip Recipe There's no need to be a party pooper while trimming down. Salty feta adds bite while low-fat yogurt and sour cream keep this spinach dip creamy but guilt-free. Each serving clocks in with fewer than 80 calories–just use vegetables for low-cal dippers.
2 of 10RANDY MAYOR
Bread Basket Recipe Eat bread and still lose weight? Sure, since these rolls have less than 2 grams of fat each. Plus, a trio of flavorful herbs–rosemary, thyme, and oregano–make it easier to pass on the butter.
3 of 10Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro; Leigh Ann Ross
Creamy Caesar Salad
Creamy Caesar Salad Recipe Known for being a high-fat food, this Caesar salad breaks tradition. By substituting fat-free yogurt instead of mayonnaise and limiting the amount of oil, this salad weighs in with just 3.3 fat grams.
4 of 10Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Flavorful Fish Recipe Sear cumin-scented snapper fillets, then top with a hearty tomato salsa featuring green olives and pinto beans. Only 14% of the calories in this dish are from fat, and the salsa also offers a dose of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.
5 of 10Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
Steak 'n' Gravy
Steak 'n' Gravy Recipe We're not joking. Go ahead and enjoy a fillet, just be sure to choose a lean cut like tenderloin and keep your portion reasonable. This steak weighs in at just 210 calories per 4 ounce serving – and that's with a generous pour of creamy gravy.
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Barbecue Plate Recipe Sweet, dark, and sticky, hoisin sauce forms the foundation for this robustly flavored yet fat-free barbecue sauce. Be prepared for a barrage of compliments after your guests sample this top-rated dish.
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Cheesy Lasagna Recipe Layered with a luscious four-cheese mix then topped with mozzarella, this meatless lasagna doesn't let on that each serving is under 300 calories and has less than 9 grams of fat.
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Juicy Burger Recipe If you think a turkey burger is a blander burger, think again. Seasoned with Cajun spices and caramelized teriyaki onions, this recipe gets raves from reviewers. It's hard to believe it's got fewer than 300 calories and less than 5 grams of fat.
9 of 10Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
Hot Potato Recipe Skip that side of greasy fries and try these savory rounds instead. High in vitamins A and C, they're a nutrient-packed addition to any meal.
10 of 10Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
Chewy Cookie Recipe Replace some fat with drained applesauce, but don't tell your friends and family. That's the secret to these soft, chewy cookies–they're a reviewer favorite.