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Has anyone got 7 really easy recipes for main dinners that contain low fat, i have loads of cook books but they are always full of exotic ingredients that i cant find and i end up giving up

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Ceals3 stone

You will find really lovely recipes in the recipe section under topics, loads of stuff.

You could also try looking on the BBC good food website and just put in low fat etc - although there is a lot of research around that encourages you to eat full fat ingredients as they are better for you, don't make you fat (unless you eat too much) and keep you more satisfied.

Haven't bought this myself but Jamie O has just released a book called "5 ingredients". I gather he's pretty health conscious nowadays so that may help.

Not sure if this is going to be classed as advertising, so it may get edited out.

Like Ceals has already pointed out, you could probably find something similar on the net.

nteapea1st 7lbs

Chicken breast sprinkled with Cajun spice a drop of oil wrapped in a tin foil parcel and in the oven fish with sprinkle of oil and lemon slices tin foil parcel in the oven. Very quick and tasty fatboy81

Hidden2 stone

Check out one of the Hairy Dieters books, or google Hairy Dieters recipes. They're usually straightforward and tasty. I do find some of them are a bit mean on calories, so I add extras to make sure I'm eating enough.


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ArctoLindyRestart March 2020

I really like stir-frys. Generally chop up whatever veg I can find in the fridge with either some sliced ham or haloumi or leftover chicken or fish, a little garlic, then add in some cooked rice or noodles and a little soy sauce.

If you aren't into cooking and like to keep it simple, salad stuff, lots of vegetables and lean meat (turkey, chicken, ham) or white fish (haddock, sea bass, cod) are the way to go!

I'm afraid that I have swapped "low fat" for more fat - but of the right type, so not saturrated. I enjoy Greek yogurt and whole milk yogurt and cheese, creme fraiche, etc. Tonight is minced lamb (20% fat) BUT I use a small amount (160g for two of us) and bulk the meal out with lots of vegetables - aubergine, onions, carrot, garlic.... and I'm having it ("it" being a lamb stuffed aubergine with Moorish spices) with shredded savoy cabbage in place of rice.

Otherwise, how's about some of these recipes:


I like chicken stew. Sear chicken , add red peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes ,potatoes, two 8 oz cans of tomato sauce, season with garlic, oregano, salt optional and pepper. It's low fat and yummy. You can also use tilapia instead to make fish stew.

Also crock pot chicken pot pie. Use 2 cans of fat free cream of chicken (don't add water) add chicken, potatoes, onions, carrots, celery (any assorted veggies you like) cook high 2-3 hours til veggies are tender. Bake low fat pie crust on bottom of dish, pour in mixture, then brown top crust. Enjoy!!!

Hi !

Firstly hello and welcome.

My first recommendation to you, if you have not already, is to cut all your carbs portions in half and wherever possible use wholemeal foods - you will find it strange initially having pasta and rice which is wholemeal, but I guarantee that you will soon prefer it and it is much less likely to convert to sugars and fat in your body. You will feel fuller having eaten less.

I suggest you try to avoid potatoes in its various forms initially too. This will of course eliminate chips!.... but the real reason is that often potatoes are served with some form of processing such as mashed (added butter and milk) or roasted (added oil) or dauphenoise (added cream). If you think about it - how often do you see people eating baked potatoes without butter cheese, etc etc. :-)

Using root vegetables such as turnips, swede and parsnip is a good substitute for potatoes. Also make the most of the seasonal vegetables such as squashes, gourds and fresh beans. Season well and consume along with green leafy vegetables and you cannot go wrong.

Higher fibre carbs are the ones to adopt. Beans and pulses are great but require some effort unless you buy them tinned (carbs plus fibre and protein). Consider some of the grain mixes the supermarkets are now selling such as spelt, quinoa and couscous.

Also the added fibre will mean your digestive system will work harder and metabolise all the other food you eat in a more healthy way which means improved nutrition rather than just fuel as calories.

I wish yo the best on your journey with this and feel free to contact me if you have questions. I am usually at my PC at least once every 24 hours.

I try to will post up some recipes later this week.

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