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Low calorie recipes
Mon 23-Jun-14
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Aly
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If anyone has some low calorie recipes please add them here. We thought it would help all who are trying to lose weight to have a recipe thread.

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Mon 23-Jun-14
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Just a thought...it would also help if calorie count was given too.

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Mon 23-Jun-14
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All recipes are low calorie if eaten in moderation!whistle

There are plenty of recipes online to start us off. here is one, 178 kcal per serving for Thai beef stir fry.

 

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4538/thai-beef-stirfry

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Mon 23-Jun-14
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Hmm, a triple choc fudge cake served warm with clotted cream would have to be a miniscule portion if it were to be called low cal whistlebig_laughbig_laugh

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It would have to be Sue, but it is do-able!

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Thu 3-Jul-14
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Try the Happy Herbivore. The main meals are tasty and filling. The only thing I don't recommend is the 'biscuits' - thats American lingo biscuits. Perhaps because I made them gluten free, but they came out heavy. I can recommend the muffins though. The double chocolate muffins are only 120 cals!

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Fri 4-Jul-14
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I was going to respond to this thread but then I realised that it is about counting -  I shall leave you to it. xx

I'll try that again!

Sun 6-Jul-14
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Woke up this morning fancying lasagne for lunch.....one of my favourite meals but haven't had it for a long time as it's quite calorific, so decided to try making a more diet-friendly one.  As our courgettes are coming thick and fast now, I've taken advantage of that and have used them.  I've sliced them lengthways and put them in a pan of boiling water to soften a bit, and used them instead of lasagne sheets.  Have used half the quantity of mince I normally use and bulked it out with diced peppers, carrots and tinned tomatoes.  For the cheese sauce topping, instead of the conventional flour-based sauce, I've used low fat Greek yogurt mixed with a beaten egg and grated Parmesan.  So it's sort of a cross between a lasagne and a moussaka really. 

Will let you know how it tastes later!

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Sun 6-Jul-14
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wave Please do Sue.  I too love lasagne and like the sound of that! 

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Sun 6-Jul-14
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Yes, do let us know how it turns out, Sue.  I use Quorn Mince, as don't eat red Meat, even substituting that with half Mince would also bring Calories down, you would not be able to tell the difference with all the Veg.

Sun 6-Jul-14
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Well, it was really nice, we didn't miss the pasta sheets at all and I actually preferred the yogurt topping to the conventional cheese sauce one.  But I think the courgette slices needed to be softened for longer prior to assembling it all, they were still a bit firm.  I should think chargrilling them first instead of boiling for 5 mins would work well too, would add a nice smoky flavour.

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I found this recipe, might it suit?

I'll try that again!

Sun 6-Jul-14
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TA, I've seen mentions of cauli rice before, but not tried it.....have had cauli mashed in place of spuds, and tried it as a pizza base once (having seen it raved about on various blogs).....wasn't a roaring success, the pizza completely broke up when trying to cut and serve it.  It did taste ok but just looked a mess.

Do you know, I think I might give this cauli fried rice a go tomorrow......we're having bacon chops tomorrow and I was going to do cauli cheese with them.  I hope mine looks a bit more appetising when it's cooked though, that one looks a bit like lumpy porridge with bits in, I have to say! ponderbig_laugh

Thank you, i'll report on it tomorrow!

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wave  I have cooked this cauliflower rice two or three times.  It is so easy and once it is blltzed, I just microwave it for a minute or two.  It is really delicious!

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I agree, Sue, that it looks dreadful.

We ate out tonight at Pizza Express.  I had a starter size risotto, smoked and peppered  salmon, apparently.  The rice was overcooked and there was very little moisture in the dish.  D asked me how it was and I answered, in truth, not as good as the ones you cook for me.  Three of us ate there, the bill was £70!

I'll try that again!

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