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Low cal or low fat recipes


Looking for a healthy alternative?  Here's the place to share low fat or low cal recipes.



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Thanks Cindy - still no luck getting the low fat, low sugar recipes back?

Ma, this is the 'sticky' Cindy started in response to your suggestion and my email, but something happened to the recipes in the process, so I'll repost our 'Roma's Boiled Chocolate Cake' in here.

ROMAS BOILED CHOCOLATE CAKE

3/4 cup skim milk

3/4 cup water

1 cup Splenda

1 teasp vanilla essence

4 sachets (4 tabs) 99% fat free Jarrah Choc au Lait drink powder

¾ cup olive oil)

1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda

Put all the above into a large saucepan and bring slowly to the boil. Stir constantly until boiling as it will easily catch on the bottom.

KEEP ANY EYE ON IT AS IT BOILS OVER VERY QUICKLY

Immediately take off the stove and allow to cool or until just warm as I did.

 When chocolate mixture has cooled enough ADD:

1 egg white, beaten until fluffy

½ cup apple sauce

1 cup white SR flour and 1 cup wholemeal SR flour (or 2 cups white SR flour) 

MIX WELL

 The mixture will start to thicken, and foam just a little, so put straight into a baking paper lined square cake tin (or well-greased and floured) and bake in moderate (180 deg C or 160 deg C fan-forced) oven for about 50 60 minutes or until cooked.

When cold, you can ice this cake, but since it is low fat and low sugar, it can be enjoyed just as it is.

 

 

 

 



-- Edited by Romy5152 on Friday 22nd of July 2011 04:35:24 PM



-- Edited by Romy5152 on Friday 22nd of July 2011 04:41:45 PM

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Are there no takers for eating low fat, low sugar? C'mon, we need some more recipes - pleeeeease?

Sticky Date Pudding

Pre heat oven to 180deg C or 160 deg C fan-forced

2 1/2 cups pitted dried dates, chopped
2 cups water
1 tsp bicarb soda
100g reduced fat margarine
3/4 cup Splenda
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups SR flour
low fat custard to serve

Place dates and water in large saucepan on medium heat. bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 2 mins, until dates soften. Remove from heat.
Add bicarb soda to date mixture and stir to combine.
Add margarine, Splenda, eggs, cinnamon and flour. Mix well until smooth and combined - a stick mixer gives best results.
Pour into 20cms rouns tin, baking paper-lined or greased and floured.
Bake for 45 - 60minutes until cooked.
Turn out on wire rack to cool.
Cut into pieces and serve with custard.

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I shall delve into the dark recesses of my mind and come up with some shortly.....



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What about some gluten free if any one has nice cake or  bicky  recipe  ..Seem to be lot of people out there who cant eat gluten i sure there few of us here too



-- Edited by lilly31 on Saturday 23rd of July 2011 06:26:11 PM

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When I found I was unable to have certain things like fat and sugar, I just cut them out altogether rather than hunt for lowfat, low sugar recipes.
I have the occasional treat which I keep for chocolates or Ice cream. So I don't cook or bake that sort of food anymore.
Sorry I can't help.

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Will have a look tomorrow Romy.  Pretty sure I have a couple of specific recipe books.

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heres a Gluten free/ dairy free Bikkie

1 cup peanut paste/butter
I cup raw sugar
1 egg

Beat all together, roll into teaspoon size balls
place on greased tray, squish lightly with a fork
cook for about 10 minutes @ 180 degrees.
Cool for a couple of minutes on the tray.
Makes about 24 gingernut size bikkies

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Thanks Sheba. You know I really thought a low fat, low sugar recipe thread would be a bit of a goer in here, but there's not too many participating . . . yet. Hopefully some more of us will come on board. I'm always looking for ways to cut down on the things that don't really do us much good in quantity, but are ok in moderation.

That's okay Happy Wanderer. Myself? I love cooking, but I know many people either don't need to, don't like to, or don't have to cook. We're all different.

That's a different recipe, Sue, and it sounds really yummy - almost like a kind of meringue, although the recipe is neither low fat nor low sugar. I don't know much about gluten free/dairy free diets though, apart from the fact that wheat products and dairy foods can't be eaten.

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Hi Lilly,

I love your suggestion, but I was wondering if you could perhaps ask Cindy for a 'GlutenFree/Dairy Free Recipes' sticky, so as to keep this one purely for Low Fat/Low Sugar? If we start mixing recipes, the thread won't end up being Low Fat/Low Sugar.

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Hmmmm, I'm genuinely surprised, but it looks like there are no other takers for low fat, low sugar cooking. That's okay - it was worth a try.


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biggrin Zucchini carrot & ham slice

 

Hot or cold, this slice makes a great lunch box filler for kids and adults alike!
Ingredients (serves 6)
2 tsp olive oil
150g sliced ham, finely chopped
1 brown onion, finely chopped
6 eggs
1/3 cup (80ml) low fat milk
Salt & freshly ground pepper
350g (about 3) zucchini, coarsely grated, excess moisture squeezed
250g (about 2) carrots, coarsely grated
1/3 cup (50g) plain flour
Salad, to serve

 

 Method
Preheat oven to 200°C. Line an 18cm-square cake pan with non-stick baking paper. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add ham and onion, and cook, stirring often, for 8-10 minutes or until soft. Drain on paper towel. Set aside to cool for about 10 minutes.
Whisk the eggs and milk together. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the zucchini, carrot and ham mixture until well combined. Stir in the flour. Spoon into the pan and smooth the surface. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until set and golden brown. Set aside in the pan for 15 minutes before cutting into pieces. Serve with the salad.biggrin

 

 

 



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Sorry Romy.   Been a bit slack looking for books, but finally found one with a couple of Lo-cal Ice-cream Recipes today.   I will look for more, just can't promise how soon.

LOW-CAL ICE CREAM.   No 1.

1/2 cup Skim Milk Powder.    1 Envelope [10gr. or 3 level teaspoons] Gelatine.

1 1/2 Cups Water.       1 Tab'spn Cold Water.      3 Tab'spns Honey or Sugar.

1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla.

 

Mix Milk Powder and water.  Pour into Saucepan with Honey & Vanilla.  Dissolve Gelatine in cold water, and add to warm milk.  Stir 'till well mixed.  Pour into Freezer Tray, & let stand at room temp.10 mins. 

Put into Freezer. Freeze 'till firm.  Remove from Tray to Chilled Bowl. Beat 'till smooth.  Return to Tray, and Freeze.  

Approx. 6 portions.

VARIATIONS :-   1/  Chocolate :-  Add2 T'bspoons Choc. Syrup or Cocoa to warm milk before heating.

                          2/  Carob   :-  Add 1/4 up Carob Powder. 

                          3/  Fruit Flavours   :-    After removing mixture from heat, and dissolving Gelatine in warm milk, mix in 1/2 crushed Pineapple,   Pureed Berries,  Aprocots,Peahes, or other fruit before freezing.

 

Cheers,

Sheba.   



-- Edited by Sheba on Monday 15th of August 2011 07:24:31 PM

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LO-CAL ICE CREAM NO2.

1 T'spn Gelatine dissolved in 2 Tab'spns hot water.    1 Cup Skim Milk Powder.

1 Cup cold water.   1 T'spn Vanilla.  2 crushed Sweetener Tabs [1 1/2 T'bspns Caster Sugar]. 

1 Egg White.

 

Combine all ingredients exept Egg White in bowl and beat together.

Beat Egg White seperately until stiff.    Fold lightly into basic mixture.    Pour into refrigerator tray and Freeze until firm.

Serves 4.

 

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Hey, good on you Popeye and Sheba! Love the sound of those 3. Here is a real winter favourite recipe of ours.

Beef & Vegie Curry

Ingredients
600gm round or topside steak, fat trimmed & cut into cubes
250gm sweet potato (cubed)
250gm Pumpkin (Cubed)
Thai Red curry paste to taste (1tsp mild, 2-3tsp med, more than 3tsp HOT to my taste!)
1 Onion Sliced Thinly
2-3 cloves garlic sliced thinly
1 can chopped tomatos
Water - approx 1/2 - 1cup
Oil Spray
2tsp brown sugar
Salt & Pepper to taste

Brown beef in oil spray in batches.
Remove from pan & add onion, cook 3min,
Add garlic and curry paste, cook 1min.
Add beef back to pan, along with chopped tomatos and as much water as it needs to give a decent ammount of 'sauce'.
Bring up to a simmer & then place into a 180 degree oven for about 45min, add pumpkin & sweet potato & cook for at least another 30 min. sprinkle over sugar and serve with green vegies.

Can be cooked slower and longer, or in a slow cooker, and this just makes it better.


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Beef and mushroom meatballs with spaghetti 

 

Ingredients (serves 4)
600g lean beef mince
1 small zucchini, grated
3 green onions, finely chopped
80g cup mushrooms, grated
1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium brown onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 medium red capsicum, chopped
575g jar tomato pasta sauce
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves cooked spaghetti pasta, to serve

 

Method
Combine mince, zucchini, green onion, mushroom and dried herbs in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Roll level tablespoons mixture into balls. Place on a plate.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs in batches, turning, for 5 to 6 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a plate.
Heat remaining oil in pan. Add brown onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until onion has softened. Add capsicum. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add pasta sauce. Bring to the boil. Return meatballs to pan. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Stir in basil. Serve meatball mixture with spaghetti.
 

 

 

 



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Health Bars

1 Cup almonds chopped
1 cup raisins
1 cop sultanus or mixed fruit
1 cup dried apricots or dares chopped
3 eggs
5 table spoons milk
5 table spoon wholemeal plain flour

Beat eggs with 3 table spoons milk add to fruit mixture with 5 table spoons wholemeal flour. Mix well spread in slice tin
Bake 20 mins 150c cool cut into small slices freezes well

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Low-Cal Dessert Topping. [ 1 Cup.]
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Low Cal. Dessert Topping.

3 Tab'spns Water.   4 T'spns Sugar.   1 1/2 T'spns Lemon Juice.   1/4 T'spn Vanilla.

3 Tab'spns Powdered [ skim ?] Milk.

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In a bowl, combine Sugar, Lemon Juice, Water, & Vanilla .  Sprinkle Powdered Milk over, & mix well.   With Beater or Whisk, beat 'till stiff and fluffy.

 

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Fat Free White Sauce.
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Fat Free White Sauce.   [1 1/2 Cups.]

1/4 Cup Skim Milk Powder    1 1/2 T'bsp'ns Plain Flour  1 Cup Water 

1/3 Cup Chicken Stock.

I don't have the method written down, but I'm sure all you good Cooks out there can figure it out.

Cheers,

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Some great recipes here.  How about some sugar free ones too.  I'm not home right at the moment so will look some of mine out when I get back



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Just found this on on another Forum Ma.

Fruit Slice (fat & sugar free)

1 cup wholemeal SR Flour
½ cup coconut
1 cup fruit (mixed if preferred)
1 cup unsweetened juice (skim milk if preferred)

Combine all ingredients, mix well. Press into sprayed lamington tray and bake in moderately slow oven 40 45 mins.

Cut into squares while still warm



Hope it suits,

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That is a good one Sheba.  Will give it a try in a couple of weeks when we get home and let you know how it goes



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I found dried fruit medley Angas Park brand is a great substitute for any fruit recipes instead of glace' fruit, sultanas or similar.
I even cooked ANZAC biscuits with this fruit in them. My kids loved them and they were so good for them.
The dried fruit means you can use much less sugar because the fruit has natural sugar.

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DATE LOAF

2 tspn instant coffee
375g packet dates
1 cop boiling water
1 cup selfraising flour
1/4 cup flaked almonds
1/3 cup water (cold)

Add coffee to 1 cup boiling water mix pour over dates and soak over night stir in flour
Add 1/3 cup water put in lined loaf pan sprinkle over flaked almonds
Boke in a preheated oven 160c for 45 minutes.

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I would like to share with you this site that serves only a low-calorie recipes and would help you to lose weight due to proper calorie food. http://allrecipes.com/recipes/healthy-recipes/low-calorie/, hope this site will help you.


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http://allrecipes.com/recipes/healthy-recipes/low-calorie

Cheers,

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