Healthy Vegetable Lasagne Recipe

Traditional lasagne made with minced beef, béchamel sauce and sheets of fresh pasta is delicious, but fattening. So if you are trying to control your calorie intake it is a far better idea to make a tasty vegetable lasagne instead. The good news is that you don’t need to sacrifice taste and flavour when making the following dish. Thanks to a perfect combination of ingredients, you can enjoy a healthy, low fat meal that is packed full of vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 8 x courgettes
  • 2 x cloves of garlic
  • 1 x red onion
  • 4 x sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Small pinch of chilli
  • 1 x aubergine
  • 1 x red pepper
  • 1 x tin of sweetcorn
  • 1 x tin butterbeans
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 350ml rice milk
  • Parsley

How To Make Vegetable Lasagne

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / Gas Mark 4
  2. Slice the courgettes into thin ribbons. Rub oil and seasoning into the courgette ribbons and toast them on each side for one minute in a hot griddle pan. Put to one side until later.
  3. Fry the finely sliced onion and garlic in some hot oil for around five minutes. Remove half of the soft onions and place them in a blender.
  4. Add the sun dried tomatoes to the remainder of the onions and garlic in the frying pan and cook for 30 minutes. Add the chilli and season to taste. Blend into a sauce and add to a mixing bowl.
  5. Place sliced rounds of aubergine, thinly sliced pepper and sweetcorn on a baking tray, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with thyme. Place the tray in the hot oven for 20 minutes and then add the vegetables to the tomato sauce.
  6. Add the drained tin of butterbeans to the rest of the onion and garlic and blend into a smooth sauce.
  7. Create layers of courgettes, tomato sauce and butterbean sauce in a lasagne dish until all of the ingredients have been used up. Make sure your final layer is ribbons of cooked courgettes. Place the dish in the oven for 20 minutes.
  8. Serve your vegetable lasagne with a fresh green salad.

A portion of regular lasagne is around 600 calories. This version contains 50% less fat and is only 375 calories. Try it!

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Warm Muesli Muffins

American muffins are pretty irresistible. Unfortunately, most varieties of muffin are packed full of calories and laden with unhealthy fat. So if you are watching your weight, they are not exactly the best choice for breakfast. Sometimes, however, we all deserve a little treat from time to time. The following muffin recipe may not fat-free, but it is a lot lower in calories than most other types of sweet muffin and the fat content is not quite as disastrous. It is also suitable for the lactose intolerant and vegans.

Ingredients

  • 75g wholemeal plain flour
  • 50g of self-raising white flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 75g soft brown sugar
  • 150g fruit muesli
  • 100 ml sunflower oil
  • 150ml dairy-free milk
  • 1 x egg

How To Make Warm Muesli Breakfast Muffins

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C / Gas Mark 6.
  2. Place nine muffin cases in a muffin tin
  3. Sift both portions of flour into a large mixing bowl and add the fruit muesli, brown sugar and baking powder. Mix together.
  4. Pour the milk, sunflower oil and egg into a bowl or jug and blend with a fork. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and fold together until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Divide the muffin mixture between the nine muffin cases.
  6. Place the muffin tray in the oven and bake for around 15 minutes. Your muffins should be well risen and feel firm when you touch them, but to make sure they are thoroughly cooked insert a fork into the middle of one of them. If it comes out clean, they are cooked. If there are traces of muffin mixture left on the fork, place the muffins back in the oven for a few more minutes.

The Nutritional Information

A regular blueberry muffin contains around 377 calories and 16g of fat, 2.7g of which is saturated fat. Warm muesli muffins contain 251 calories per serving and the total fat content is 13.4g, of which 1.7g is saturated fat.

Serving Ideas

Served warm, these delicious muffins are perfect for breakfast. The fruit muesli gives them an extra healthy kick and as long as you don’t eat all nine together, they won’t do your diet too much damage. They also make a tasty mid-morning snack. And if your kids normally refuse to eat any form of fruit on the basis that it’s ‘healthy’, give them one of these muffins and see how long it takes them to wolf it down.

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Spicy Pork Goulash

Hungarian goulash is a tasty winter warming dish. It is guaranteed to fill you up on a cold winter’s night, and thanks to the chilli element, your metabolism will enjoy an extra boost. This dish only contains 305kcal and 11g of fat per serving so is ideal for anyone on a low calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 600g pork fillet
  • 2tbs smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • Large onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 red and 1 green pepper
  • 1 long chilli
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp crushed caraway seeds
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 200ml beef stock
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 100ml low-fat natural yoghurt

How To Make Hungarian Goulash

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / Gas mark 4.
  2. Chop the pork fillet and toss it in a bowl with the paprika, flour and seasoning. Heat up the olive oil in a large oven-proof casserole dish. Once the oil is nice and hot, brown the pork pieces on all sides before removing them with a slotted spoon and placing in a dish for later.
  3. Reduce the temperature under the casserole dish and fry the sliced onions and crushed garlic until the onions are nice and soft. If the onions are beginning to stick, add a small amount of water to the pan.
  4. Next, add the chopped peppers, finely chopped chilli pepper, caraway seeds and oregano. Give everything a good stir. After about approximately one minute, add the chopped tomatoes, beef stock and red wine vinegar to the pan.
  5. Add the pork back into the casserole dish, turn up the heat until it is nicely simmering once again and then place the dish in the oven with a lid tightly on for 1.5 hours.
  6. Once the casserole is cooked and the pork is falling apart, stir in the chopped parsley.
  7. Serve with a dollop of yoghurt and sprinkle some paprika on as a garnish.

Veggie Option

For a vegetarian alternative, substitute mixed beans for pork.

Top Tip

If you have a slow cooker, brown the pork first before adding everything to the slow cooker and leaving it to stew slowly on a low heat all day. By the time you get home from work, your Hungarian goulash will be cooked to perfection and you can sit down for a delicious and extremely tasty meal.

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Liven Up Your Evening Meal With This Beef Mandarin Recipe

Adding some lean beef to your menu is a wise move for any dieter as it is rich in protein and high in iron, two important nutrients that you must take in. Many dieters are fast to cut beef from the menu as they think it’s far too high in fat and calories to be eating, but in doing so, they’re missing out.

If you aren’t taking in enough iron, you may find yourself fatiguing much more quickly throughout the day, failing to reach your exercise goals.

As long as you choose lean beef and prepare it correctly, it definitely can be added to your plan.  Try this recipe to get started.

Ingredients

3/4 pound flank or sirloin, sliced into thin pieces
3 cups broccoli, cut into florets
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. Chinese rice wine
1/2 tsp. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp. oyster sauce
1 tsp. soy sauce
¼ tsp. ginger
¼ cup mandarin orange slices
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 cups cooked brown rice

Begin by marinating the beef by combining the soy sauce, rice wine, cornstarch, and freshly ground black pepper in a bowl. Add in the beef and then let it stand for around 10 minutes.

Next prepare the sauce by combining together the oyster’s sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and chicken broth.

Cook the broccoli in a small pot of boiling, salted water for about two minutes and then drain.

Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over high heat and add the olive oil.  Add the beef and stir-fry until no longer pink inside.

Add in the garlic and pour the sauce over top.  Finally, add in the broccoli and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes to let the flavors to blend. Right before it’s finished, add in mandarin orange slices and then serve with brown rice.

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Your Lazy Sunday Morning Pancake Recipe

If you’re a fan of whipping up a batch of pancakes on a lazy Sunday morning and relaxing in bed while eating them, don’t think that you have to ditch this habit just because you’re on a diet.

Having a day of rest and relaxation is vital to the success of any good workout programme and as long as you fuel your body well on this day, you won’t have to risk weight re-gain from taking the time away from the gym.

And even better, you definitely do not have to say so-long to the comfort foods that you enjoy. Instead, you just have to look for ways to ensure they stay as healthy as possible so that they’ll serve your body well.

This healthy pancake recipe will do just that and transform the usually high in sugars and processed carbs recipe into one that’s full of complex carbs, proteins, and low in fat.

Ingredients

1/3 cup oatmeal
1/3 cup egg whites
½ scoop vanilla protein powder.
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. vanilla extract
sprinkle of cinnamon
1 cup sided strawberries
½ cup Greek yogurt

Whisk egg whites and then mix in oatmeal, stirring until well coated. Stir in the protein powder, baking powder, and vanilla extract.  After mixing, transfer to a hot skillet, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Cook for 2-3 minutes, flip, and then cook on the other side for another 2-3 minutes.  Top with sliced strawberries and a dollop of Greek yogurt or smear with natural peanut butter and top with a sliced banana.

Whatever you prefer, get creative with this recipe and add you own unique touch while maintaining the nutrition that it has to offer.

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Diet Shake Recipe – Video Blog

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Cook Up A Delicious Dinner With This Oriental Beef Stir-Fry

Finding the time to cook each evening as you go about your busy lifestyle can be quite a challenge, but if you really want to reach your health and fitness goals, doing so is a must.

If you’re constantly eating dinner out at restaurants, or worse yet, eating drive-thru food on a regular basis, you can rest assured that your diet isn’t going to be doing all that well. Weight will creep on and you’ll become more frustrated than ever.

Fortunately, eating healthy at home doesn’t have to be difficult or that time consuming as long as you have a game-plan in place.

You need easy recipes that are high on nutrition and taste, while low on the time commitment front.  The following oriental beef stir-fry recipe is perfect. It’s rich in quality lean protein, high in fiber and antioxidants, and a good source of healthy fats that will keep your hunger levels low for hours to come.

Try this next time you need a quick dinner that boosts your energy and maximises your muscle recovery.  Feel free to use chicken or shrimp in this recipe as well if you prefer.

Ingredients

6 oz. lean beef, cut into bite sized pieces
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 cups diced vegetables – peppers, onions, mushrooms, carrots, snow peas
¼ cup chicken broth
1 tbsp. soy sauce
½ tbsp. pureed ginger
½ tbsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. sugar
2 cups cooked brown rice

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat.  Begin to sauté the vegetables until slightly tender and then remove from the pan.  In remaining oil, sauté the beef until it’s cooked through.  Add the vegetables back to the pan. In a separate bowl, mix together the chicken broth, soy sauce, pureed ginger, minced garlic, and sugar.  Pour into the pan and let simmer for 4-6 minutes while the flavors blend.

Remove and serve over a hot bed of brown rice.

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Tasty Low-Fat Recipes – Video Blog

In this video personal trainer and nutritionist Becky Conti gives some suggestions about healthy low-fat recipes that dieters can eat that will taste great but also help them control their calories intake – proving that you don’t have to eat the same boring, plain and tasteless food every day just because you are on a diet.

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Start Your Day Off Right With This Scrambled Egg Wrap Recipe

Looking for a way to get your day started off properly and see optimal results from your diet plan?

If so, you need a fast go-to breakfast that combines a balanced mix of proteins, complex carbohydrates, and a touch of healthy fats to ensure you won’t go hungry mid-morning.

This scrambled egg wrap does just that and will ensure that you aren’t reaching for the vending machine come 10 am.

Those who consume eggs first thing in the morning tend to slim down quicker compared to those who don’t, so you’ll definitely want to make use of this high protein powder-food.

With the added diced vegetables in this recipe, you’ll be getting plenty of fiber and antioxidants as well, making sure you stay as healthy as possible as you strive to reach your goals.

Ingredients

1 cup egg whites
½ tbsp. olive oil
1 cup diced veggies – peppers, mushrooms, onions, carrots, etc
1 small whole wheat soft tortilla
mustard or salsa

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat and then sauté the vegetables lightly.  To them, add the egg whites, scrambling them with a spatula.

Once cooked, place the eggs in the center of a soft tortilla, roll up, and then serve with some mustard or salsa for added flavor.

So don’t leave home hungry or on a high-processed carb laden breakfast any longer. Get up a few minutes earlier and whip up this healthy meal instead and you’ll look and feel better as the day progresses onwards.

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Kick-Start Your Day With This Peanut Butter & Chocolate Oatmeal Recipe

If you are a lover of all things chocolately and peanut butter, this will be your new go-to breakfast from now on. It takes all of three minutes to prepare and is going to supply you with a balanced mix of healthy fats, protein, along with complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber.

So many people know that oatmeal is a great way to start their day but then make the mistake of choosing store-bought flavored varieties such as peaches and cream or apple cinnamon. While these will still offer fiber and some complex carbohydrates from the oatmeal, they’re also loaded with sugar and very low in protein.

Instead, you want to prepare your own oatmeal dish that contains a healthy mix of protein and fats while still staying low in sugar. This is what will keep you satisfied all morning long and ensure that you are not going to suffer from an energy crash during your mid-morning meeting.

Ingredients

½ cup raw oats
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 tbsp. natural peanut butter
sprinkling of peanuts

Cook the oatmeal according to the package directions and then once finished, stir on the chocolate whey protein powder.  Note that in some cases you may need to add a little more water as the protein powder will thicken the oatmeal and in other cases you’ll need to do the opposite.  This is going to be very dependent on the type of protein powder that you’re using.

Once mixed in, stir in one tablespoon of natural peanut butter and then top with the sprinkling of peanuts.  Serve immediately.

Note that for a slightly different flavor, you could also swap out the sprinkling of peanuts for a half sliced banana instead.

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