Saturday, December 10, 2011

Low Calorie Recipes (150 or less)

Low Calorie Recipes 
150 calories or less. 
***All calories are estimated and can vary depending on ingredients used in the reciepe***


All my recipes are single serve which is perfect for those of us who are single or the lone wolf on the never ending diet. 
Check out my other low calorie ideas: http://proanablogger.blogspot.com/2013/12/very-low-calorie-snacks-100-or-less.html

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Strawberry Smoothie- 70 calories- 

This smoothie is fiber packed which means its filling and delicious. 

1 cup strawberries 50 calories
1 rounded teaspoon of orange flavor metamucil 20 calories
2 cups water

Blend in blender until smooth. Enjoy. What I like best about this is that most fiber supplements must be taken immediately because they congeal. This blend will prevent that so you can prepare this shake in advanced. 
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Asparagus Soup- 50 Calories 

This recipe is quick easy and decadent in flavor. 

8 Asparagus spears 35 calories
2 cups chicken broth 15 calories
dash of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Blend in blender then heat in pot and stir occasionally. I would heat this soup for at least 5 minutes. 
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Mushroom Soup 15 calories

This soup I love love love because it is SO yummy and filling and super low calorie so I usually eat it with a salad.
1 cup sliced mushrooms 15 calories
2 cups water
1/4 tspn chopped chives
1/4 tspn garlic
1-2 tspns salt
pinch of pepper

Bring the water to a boil in a sauce pot then add the rest of the ingredients, cook until the mushrooms soften and shrink.

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Texas Toast 40-60 calories

1 100% whole wheat slice of bread 40 calories
5 sprays of best life buttery spray 0 calories
Sprinkle of salt
Sprinkle of garlic powder
** if wanted a sprinkle of shredded mozzarella cheese 20 calories


Toast bread in toaster, spray on butter spray, sprinkle garlic and salt to tase and if wanted add sprinkled cheese.
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Apple Pie Filling  48 calories


I love apple pie, my favorite part is the filling. With this reciepe I can still enjoy what I love just in ANA moderation. 


1/2 an apple- chopped
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons water


Heat up water in a pan add the rest of the ingredients, stir until apples soften (about 5 minutes) and enjoy. 
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Grilled Cheese - 143 calories for whole and 70 calories for half


I like to eat 1/2 of this sandwich with a cup of tomato soup. YUM YUM on a cold winter day. Its an old favorite that is now ANA friendly.


2 slices of whole wheat bread (80 for 2 or 40 for 1, if making half use only one and cut in half)
2 slices of nonfat american cheese (60 for 2 and 30 for 1, use only one slice and cut in half)
Best life buttery spray 0 calories for 5 sprays, and I estimate 2-3 calories for 10-15 sprays
Sprinkle of salt

Arrange sandwich, spray butter spray on the outside of sandwich bread and place in a frying pan. Brown each side of the sandwich and heat enough for cheese to melt.
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Egg Whites QUICK - 32 calories

I love egg whites but I hate breaking out the pan and making them. So this is my quick way to cook them. The protein is nice and filling.

2 egg whites - 32 calories
glass cup or ceramic mug

Scramble the egg whites in the cup and microwave for 30 seconds, stir microwave for another 30 seconds stir, then microwave for 15 seconds. (The eggs will turn out rubbery if not stirred enough)


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Mini Cherry Chocolate Cup Cakes - 30 calories for mini/full sized 60

Who doesn't love cupcakes? I love making the minis and freezing them so I can have a quick tiny low calorie snack any time I'd like. I love the cherry infused flavor the cherry coke creates however if you are not a cherry fan you can use diet coke instead.

5 cups of diet cherry coke 0 calories
1 box of chocolate cake mix 1440 calories

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line mini cupcake tin or regular cupcake tin with baking liners
Mix diet coke and diet cherry coke until well blended
Pour 2 tsp's of batter for each mini or 4 tsp's of batter for regular sized cupcakes

Bake in oven until the tops of the cupcakes begin to dull and are firm in the center.

24 regular sized cupcakes = 60 calories each
48 mini cupcakes = 30 calories
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Chocolate Ganache Frosting 
13 calories regular size cupcake /// 7 calories for minis


I have used this on the cherry chocolate cupcakes before. It definitely jazzes them up for a slight increase in calories it is well worth it! 


2 Tbsp of milk chocolate chips 80 calories
1.5 teaspoons water 0 calories


Combine chips and water in a microwave safe cup (small cup preferable). Microwave for 15 seconds and stir until all chips are melted. (If needed microwave longer)


Use as a thin layer of frosting


Enough for 6 cupcakes= 13 calories per cupcake
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Waldorf Salad 83 calories


I love the classic Wardolf salad however many restaurants version of this salad is well over 500 calories. This is my ANA friendly version of the salad I so fondly love.

10 sprays of Balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing spray (I use wishbone's) 10 calories
2 cups of field greens 25 calories
1 tsp slivered almonds 17 calories
2 tsp's chopped crasins 16 calories
1 tbsp goat cheese 20 calories


I have a special order for assembling this simple salad. I like to add the dry ingredients (greens, almonds and crasins) then the dressing and then sprinkle the cheese on top. 
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Pumpkin Mousse  35 calories

I love pumpkin everything. This is a yummy not so naughty dessert. Pumpkin is packed with fiber, potassium, magnesium and calcium! For a low calorie high nutrition ingredient, pumpkin is the way to go!

1/2 cup pumpkin 20 calories
2 tbsp cool whip free 15 calories
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Stir all together (heat in microwave for 15-30 seconds if desired) and enjoy!

ANOTHER VERSION OF THIS FOR THE SAME CALORIES--

I sometimes use this, especially when I get into a "health craze" as I call it and stop using artifical ingredients. So this is for all of you who do not like to use cool whip!

1/2 cup pumpkin 20 calories
1 tsp sugar 15 calories
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Stir all together, heat and eat!
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Lemon Chicken 129.5 calories

This recipe is high in flavor and low in calories. I love making this chicken for dinner to eat with a salad or some veggies!

1 thin sliced skinless chicken breast (perdue's is only 80 calories)
1 lemon (juice of 1 lemon is 17 calories, this recipe calls for 1/2 the juice which is 8.5) 
1 tsp olive oil  40 calories
1 spring rosemary this is just for flavor and is not consumed, so calories dont count :-)
1 cup water
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Preheat oven at 350 degrees
Place chicken in glass bakeware. Squeeze 1/2 the juice of the lemon on top then add the water, oil, rosemary and garlic powder. Cook until chicken is opaque and no longer pink in the center  (about 20-30 minutes).
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Chicken Noodle Soup 

61 calories

I love chicken noodle soup. Its great for when its cold out or if you are feeling under the weather anytime of year. Its a great comfort food.

8 pieces of spaghetti broken in 1/2 24 calories
2 cups of chicken broth 15 calories
1/4 cup carrots 7 calories
2 tbsp cooke chicken breast chopped 10 calories

Bring the broth to a boil, add chicken, carrots spaghetti and cook until the spaghetti is done and the carrots have softened. (About 15 minutes) Add salt to taste
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Coffee Ice-cream 65 calories

This is a quick fix for my sweet tooth. It is satisfyingly sweet but not too sweet! Its a great one for coffee lovers.

1/2 cup cool whip free 60 calories
1/4 tsp pf french vanilla cafe mix (I use maxwells coffee house 5 calories) 

Mix together and freeze. 1-2 hours for a soft serve texture and 4-6 for a fully frozen treat.
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