Less Calorie Low Fat Dinner Recipes – 4 Healthy Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss

It is important not to skip your meals in a day. But if you are health conscious or dieting, a low calorie dinner recipe is just what you need to end your day in a healthy way. There are many low fat dinner recipes which are nutritious but low in calories. It’s a great way to eat without being guilty!

Some of the healthy dinner recipes are as follows:

1. Pan Roasted Chicken:

Ingredients: Skinless and boneless chicken breast, Zucchini cut in slices, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoon chopped parsley, 1 onion, salt and pepper to taste.

Directions: Cut onions into wedges. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and add chicken to a skillet with olive oil. Cook on low medium heat for a couple of minutes and turn the chicken. Add the onions and cook till chicken is no longer pink. After it browns evenly remove chicken and onions. Stir the zucchini until crisp and add to chicken. Sprinkle the parsley. This is a healthy dinner recipe which is low fat and delicious too!

2. Low Fat Veg Curry:

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon curry powder, 1 tablespoon cumin, 1 chopped onion, 1 sliced carrot, 1 cubed potato, half cup cubed butternut squash, half cup chopped green beans, half cup broccoli florets, 1 cup diced tomatoes, Tomato sauce.

Directions: Heat oil and add curry powder and cumin. Stir for a minute. Now add the onion, potatoes and carrots. Sauté for a couple of minutes. Add broccoli, squash and green beans and cook for two to three minutes then add tomatoes and tomato sauce. Simmer uncovered for about twenty minutes until vegetables are tender and sauce has thickened. Serve with whole grain rice for a healthier option. This is a very healthy dinner recipe!

3. Veg Bulgur:

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 cup bulgur, 1 chopped onion, half cup diced red bell pepper, half teaspoon ground cuminm half cup celery, thinly sliced, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 2 cups vegetable broth or water, salt and pepper to taste.

Directions: Heat the skillet and add the olive oil. Now add the dry bulgur and the onion. Cook till onion is soft and bulgur is golden. Add the celery and bell pepper and put the cumin and chili powder and cook for a couple of minutes on medium heat. Add the vegetable broth or water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes and sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy this low calorie dinner recipe!

4. Fish with herbs:

Ingredients: 1 Fish fillet, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, herbs like dill, parsley, tarragon, lemon, salt and pepper to taste.

Directions: Heat the oven and make a mix of the herbs with little oil and salt and pepper. Smear some oil on the baking sheet and place the fillet. Pour the seasoning on the fish. Bake for about 45 minutes. This is a very easy healthy dinner recipe.

Try these simple easy to make low calorie dinner recipes and experiment on your own creating some new dishes. A low fat dinner recipe does not have to be tasteless; it can be just as tasty as it is healthy. Try with fish, chicken, pasta or just vegetables.

An Easy Dinner Recipe, Meatball Stroganoff

Do you need an easy dinner recipe for those busy nights? Dinner is the most important part of the day. Sitting down together as a family to enjoy a well prepared meal is so important. Unfortunately, it can also be the most stressful part of the day when you’re the cook. The key to a stress-free dinner hour is advance planning and organization along with an arsenal of quick and easy dinner recipe and menu ideas. This Meatball Stroganoff recipe has what it takes to get you to the table. It is easy and quick to prepare – less than half an hour from start to finish.

Buying frozen meatballs cuts the preparation time greatly. You have only to brown the meatballs and make the sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes and dinner is done. Serve over buttered noodles or hot fluffy rice with a green vegetable. I hope you will try this quick and easy dinner recipe soon.

Be sure to start the water for the noodles or the rice before you begin to brown the meatballs, as the noodles take almost as long to cook as the stroganoff and the rice takes longer.

Meatball Stroganoff

1 ½ – 2 pounds frozen Italian style meatballs

¼ cup margarine or butter

¾ cup onions, chopped

½ lb. mushrooms

¾ teaspoon paprika

2 Tablespoons flour

1 (10 oz.) can beef bouillon, undiluted

¾ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

½ cup sour cream

Hot fluffy rice or buttered noodles, cooked

  1. Brown the meatballs in 2 Tablespoons of margarine or butter. Remove to a dish.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons more butter and saute the onions and mushrooms with paprika until tender.
  3. Sprinkle flour over the mixture. Stir, to briefly cook the flour, then slowly add the bouillon, salt and pepper, stirring.
  4. Return the meatballs to the pan, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Just before serving, add the Worcestershire sauce and sour cream. Heat through, but do not boil. Serve over rice or hot buttered noodles. Garnish with parsley if desired.

How Do You Find The Perfect Dinner Recipes? Where Do You Search For Your Food Ideas?

Let’s talk about finding recipes, simple recipes. Have you ever tried searching for dinner recipes online? Well let me be the first to tell you, there are too many recipe websites online. There are recipe websites for products. There are sites for dinner menus. There are sites for food manufacturers. There are sites for individual ingredients. There are even websites for multiple ethnicities. In fact there are so many recipe sites out there that there are actually recipe websites for recipe websites. Huh? Yep, it’s true there are recipe websites that let you search for recipes, let’s say “Beef lo Mein” for easy reference. You go to one of these sites, type in “Beef lo Mein” and you will get recipes from all over the web from different websites for “Beef lo Mein”. It is has a serious neat factor to it. The only real benefit that I can see for using a site like Recipe-Finder.com (Note the hyphenated title if you want to navigate to it) is to get a quick pick for a recipe. These sites are great if you need a recipe fast, especially in a small scale kitchen environment.

Sometimes the reason you navigate to a cooking website is not always for the recipe. Sometimes you navigate there for food ideas, or needed information before you decide to roll up your sleeves, crank the heat up, and throw down your sauté pan.

Here’s an example of what I mean, maybe you are looking for vegan or vegetarian food ideas. Wouldn’t like to know more about dietary concerns before you decide to jump in with both feet and get cooking?

If you search the internet for recipe website lists, it is the same, there are lists of lists. There are actually hundreds of links for recipe websites on some of these lists. How do you find the recipe you are looking for and sites you want to use?

What I realized was this; the bottom line is there is no perfect golden list of recipe websites. I want a list of ingredient rich and information rich websites. Currently, there only recipe website lists of lists, a sea of searchable sites, and recipe websites that search for recipes on other websites. So, as you have probably inferred by now, I have been bookmarking every site that I find is useful. It is small list now, and may change a bit in the future. I have developed my list based on usefulness and content. My advice for you is to do the same.

Get creative with your bookmarking [Shortcut on pc is to hold down ctrl+d], name your bookmark folder your “recipe-box”. Divide your “recipe-box” folder into sub folders named “Asian”, or “nuts”, or “vegetables”. Use your computer to solve your problem. The next time one of your friends is having trouble looking for dinner menu ideas, save them some time and email them your book mark list. You will be their hero.