Hi everyone and as promised here are a few more low-calorie recipes for this holiday season.
Now that winter is finally upon us most of us are craving traditional comfort foods that make us feel good and also warm our tummies.
So I am going to give you three recipes today for some of my favorite comfort foods. Of course I’m going to give you the low-calorie versions. Each recipe is going to have approximately 200 cal (plus or minus) for each serving size.
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Not only are these recipes delicious comfort foods but are also quick and easy to make.
Chili Soup Vegan Friendly
onion – 1 cup chopped
garlic – 1 teaspoon minced
Olive Oil – 1 tablespoon
celery – 1 cup of chopped celery
2 cups of carrots that have been peeled and thinly sliced
green bell pepper – 2 cups chopped
frozen corn – 10 ounces
salsa – 1 cup
sliced mushrooms – 8 ounces
water – 1 1/4 cup
kidney beans – 14 ounces – drained
canned tomatoes – 14 ounces
lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
dried oregano – 1/4 teaspoon
ground cumin – 1 teaspoon
chili powder – 1 teaspoon
black pepper – 1 teaspoon
This is a fantastic recipe each serving has about 132 cal, 7 g of protein and 7 g of fiber and 24 g of carbohydrates. This recipe makes approximately 10 servings. Get all of your ingredients together then sauté the garlic in the onion and Olive Oil until it’s very tender. Then add the remaining fresh vegetables and sauté this for about three minutes or so. After that add the rest of the ingredients, cover it and let it simmer until all everything is mixed together and the vegetables are nice and tender. This normally takes about another 25 – 30 minutes.
Italian Soup Recipe
crushed garlic – 1/2 teaspoon
Olive Oil – 1 tablespoon
chicken broth – 6 cups
tortellini – cheese tortellini – 8 ounces
spinach – frozen spinach and 10 ounces thawed
stewed tomatoes – 14 1/2 ounces no salt added – chop them up
Parmesan cheese – 6 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese
In a nice sized pan sauté your garlic in oil for about 3 minutes. Then add the broth and the tortellini and heat this until it starts to boil. When it finally we starts to boil reduce the heat and let it simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Add your spinach and tomatoes and simmer this for about five minutes more. When you are ready just spoon it out into your bowls and top with the Parmesan cheese. This recipe makes approximately 6 servings and each of them has about 217 cal, 15 g of protein and 24 g of carbohydrates.
Pasta Veggies and More Recipe
This is a fantastic recipe it really is one of my favorite comfort food recipes. It’s especially good when it’s cold day outside.
whole-wheat pasta – 2 cups uncooked
broccoli florettes – 1 cup
carrots – 1/2 cup of sliced carrots
celery – 1/2 cup of sliced celery
red bell pepper – 1/2 cup chopped up
green beans – 1/2 cup
black pepper – 1/4 teaspoon
cherry tomatoes – slice 30 cherry tomatoes in half
Parmesan cheese – 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
fresh basil – 2 tablespoons of fresh basil chopped
olive oil – 2 tablespoons
First we should cook our pasta like we normally would following the directions on the package it came in. Wait until the last three remaining minutes of the instructed cooking time for the pasta and add the green beans, broccoli, bell pepper, celery and carrots to the pan. When it’s finished cooking remove it from the flame and drain your pasta and the vegetables. Add the black pepper to the pasta and mix everything nicely. And now add the tomatoes, Olive Oil, basil and cheese and mix it and serve.
This recipe is enough for 4 people. Each serving has approximately 220 cal, 9 g of protein and 30 g of carbohydrates.
I hope you enjoy these recipes. If you, a friend or loved one need help with losing weight invite you to call us and schedule your totally free weight loss consultation. Call us at 215-821-7336 and schedule your free consultation now.