Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Yummy Low-Calorie Dishes for Spring
http://www.public-domain-image.com/cache/food-and-drink-public-domain-images-pictures/cocktail-public-domain-images-pictures/shrimp-cocktail-lemons-lettuce-seafood_w725_h544.jpg Spring is here, so take advantage of the fresh motivation to eat low-cal, healthy foods. Whip up a shrimp cocktail snack plate. It may be a bit pricey, but you'll reap the rich rewards of feeling like you've indulged. You can buy prepared cocktail sauce or whip together your own sauce, using extra zesty horseradish to give it a kick. The spicy sauce will make you feel like you've really eaten something worth remembering, and the shrimp is high in protein but low in calories, which will keep you satisfied. Whip up some zucchini. Slice your zucchini thin, and chop up a clove of garlic, a bit of fresh basil, and a Roma tomato. In a skillet (with a bit of olive oil), you'll saute the garlic, then the tomato, and then zucchini, adding the basil last. Squeeze half a lemon on it all and enjoy! The garlic, basil, and lemon will mingle to create a tangy flavor that carries the zucchini and tomato to a new level. Try your Greek goddess personna on as you try this version of a Greek salad. You'll want to use a small amount of very flavorful ingredients to make the vegetables in this salad delectable. Slice up three kalamata olives and a half clove of fresh garlic (finely). Combine garlic and olives with a tablespoon each of vinegar and olive oil to make a dressing. Fill your bowl with any low cal veggies you like – tomatoes, greens, celery, peppers, carrots – and drizzle this amazingly good and potent dressing over them. Finish it off by grinding blacl pepper over it and adding just a tiny bit of grated cheese. Try new low cal recipes every week, adding to your regular repetoir such that you phase out heavy winter foods and bring in the light spring foods.