Low Fat Chicken with Chilli and Lime Recipe

Here’s an absolutely great and healthy chicken thigh recipe that is low fat and low calorie. In terms of the chilli in the recipe, if you feel that there might be too much heat, you can cut down on the chilli and then slowly increase it if the heat is manageable. This is a recipe that can be used on the slow carb diet.

Nutrition Information: 196 Calories and 7g of fat per serving.

Ingredients:
500g (1lb 2oz) boneless chicken thighs, skinned and halved
juice of 2 limes
2 teaspoons Ginger puree
2 teaspoons Garlic puree
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon Ground Roasted Cumin
2 teaspoon Ground Roasted Coriander
1/2-1 teaspoon Sugar
225g Boiled Onion Puree
200ml warm water
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Coriander leaves
1-2 green chillies, cut into Julienne strips
2 red chillies, cut into Julienne strips
1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala

Put the chicken into a non stick pan, at least 25cm (10in) in diameter, and add the lime juice, ginger and garlic purees, chopped onion and turmeric. Stir to mix thoroughly. Place the pan over medium heat and cook gently until the contents begin to bubble, then cover and cook for 10-12 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. At the end of this time, the chicken will have released its juices.

Remove the lid and increase the heat slightly. Cook the chicken until the juices are reduced to a thick paste – this will take four to five minutes. Stir frequently to ensure that the thickened paste does not stick to the bottom of the pan.

Add the cumin, ground coriander, chilli powder, salt and sugar. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook for further 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add half the onion puree and cook, stirring frequently, for three to four minutes or until the onion puree is dry enough to coat the pieces of chicken. Repeat with the remaining onion puree and warm water, then cook, uncovered, for four to five minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

Reserve a little of the fresh coriander and each variety of chillies for garnish and add the remainder to the chicken along with the garam masala. Stir well and remove the pan from the heat. Garnish with the remaining coriander and chillies.

You could serve this with tandoori bread or chapatis or flatbread and a salad.

Low Fat Morning Glory Muffins

Low Fat Morning Glory Muffins

Low Fat Morning Glory Muffins
These Low Fat Morning Glory Muffins are absolutely fantastic when eaten warm. Perfect for breakfast or for even popping into lunch boxes an an after-school treat, your kids will gobble these up. And the best is that these muffins won’t need any additions like Butter or Jam, they are perfect on their own and can even be had as an in-car breakfast on the way to school or work.

For an extra nutritional boost, replace half the flour with whole wheat flour. The total Cooking Time is approximately 22 minutes and makes 12 muffins.

Here are the Ingredients:

1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
A pinch of salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup tightly packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup oats (avoid instant or quick cooking oats)
1 egg beaten lightly
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple
1 1/2 cups freshly grated carrots (you can use two medium carrots)
1 tsp baking powder

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners or spray muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Whisk flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in a large bowl.

In a medium bowl stir brown sugar, egg, oil, vanilla extract, and milk until well combined. Stir in pineapple, carrots and raisins.

Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix until just moist. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean or tops spring back when pressed.

There you have it, 12 wonderful low fat morning glory muffins! Enjoy!

Nutritional information (per muffin): Calories 203, Calories from Fat 50, Total Fat 5.5g (sat 0.5g), Cholesterol 18mg, Sodium 167g, Carbohydrate 35.5g, Fiber 2.2g, Protein 4g

Low Fat Snack Recipes

The most consistent diet killer these days are snacks. Any small hunger craving is usually satisfied with some sort of snack. Here are some low fat snack recipes that you can use to replace your normal snacks. Unfortunately, they are not as good the as the fatty snacks, but they constitute a good replacement. Try them out and see.
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Low Fat Whole Wheat Pancake Recipe

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Low Fat Strawberry-Mango Buttermilk Smoothie

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Low Fat Crêpes

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Low Fat Pumpkin Oatmeal

For breakfast with a fall flavor that really sticks to your ribs, try this delicious low fat pumpkin oatmeal.

Ingredients:

2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
3 cups fat-free milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp raisins
Brown sugar to taste
Preparation:

Place oatmeal in a microwave-safe bowl and stir in milk. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir in pumpkin puree, spice and cinnamon. Heat for 40-60 seconds, or until heated through. Stir in raisins. Sweeten with brown sugar if necessary and enjoy.
Stovetop method

Bring milk to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in oats and cook on a medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add pumpkin and spices and stir until heated through. Stir in raisins just before serving.

Serves 4.

Per Serving: Calories 242, Calories from Fat 47, Total Fat 2.9g (sat 0.6g), Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 99mg, Carbohydrate 40.5g, Fiber 5.3g, Protein 13.2g

You can find more recipes in our listing of low fat breakfast recipes.

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