Healthy Low Calorie Recipes

Looking for healthy low calorie recipes? You've come to the right place. Although most of us have become more aware of the amount of fat and sugar in our diets, our average caloric intake has actually increased over time. The average American consumes nearly 4,000 calories daily, which is about twice the suggested amount per day. This increase has contributed to obesity and its accompanying health problems.

While calorie control is only one part of a healthy eating plan, it's an important part. If we consume more calories than we expend in exercise or daily activities, we will gain weight. One pound is equivalent to 3500 calories, so while it's easy enough to add those calories, removing them is a lot more difficult. That's why it's important to eat reasonable portion sizes, stay active, and control our overall calorie consumption.

If you are looking to cut calories, be sure the calories you do get are nutritious ones. Processed foods are full of empty calories in the form of high fructose corn syrup and unhealthy trans fats that do nothing for you nutritionally, only adding on unwanted pounds. By preparing your own meals you can be sure to get the nutrients you need without the added sugars, fats and chemicals that manufacturers add to processed foods.

Here you'll find some delicious recipes that are easy to make and are highly nutritious, as well as being low in calories. They are satisfying, and are made from fresh, healthy ingredients. Low calorie foods can be just as delicious as high calorie ones if you have some good healthy low calorie recipes. And you will find that, little by little, those pounds will come off naturally if you control the amount you eat (even healthy food should be eaten in moderation) and get just a little regular exercise.

Fish Veracruz

Herbed Lemon-Garlic Chicken

Chilled Cucumber Mint Soup

Moo Goo Gai Pan

Quinoa with Black Beans

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Turkey Chili

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