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Low-Fat & Low-Calorie Dishes – Hold On To Summer!

5 Low-Fat/Low-Calorie Entrées & Side Dishes

  1. Cherry Salad. An excellent source of vitamin C, this salad is light, colorful and offers a crisp, tangy taste that will awaken your taste buds. Recipe: Rubies and Greens
  2. Avocado Garden Salad. Try this beautiful low-calorie salad that’s easy to make, delicious, and enhanced with the smooth, creamy texture of avocado. Recipe: Avocado Garden Salad
  3. Cucumbers. Looking for ways to use fresh cucumbers, pair them with the juice of lemon and lime. Recipe: Summer Citrus Cucumber Salad
  4. Pasta & Broccoli. This side provides a variety of colorful veggies to boost the level of nutrients consumed for a healthy body. Recipe: Italian Style Broccoli and Pasta
  5. Potato Salad. Try a classic summertime side with zesty herbs and a mild crunch full of vitamin C, potassium and vitamin B6. Recipe: Herb Potato Salad



5 Low-Fat/Low-Calorie Desserts

  1. Cantaloupe Popsicles. Savor the flavor of cantaloupe in a refreshing Popsicle. Recipe: Cantaloupe Popsicles
  2. Cool Fruit Cup. Enjoy a cup of slightly thawed frozen raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries. The firm texture will maintain the chill to cool you down while increasing your fruit intake and nutrients for the day.
  3. Mixed Berries. Get a boost of phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins and nutrients with this combination of mixed berries. Recipe: Mixed Berry Salad
  4. Fruit Salad. End your party or family dinner with a little bit of sunshine! Recipe: Sunshine Salad
  5. Fun in the Sun Banana Split. Guests will love how light this dessert is and you will love how easy it is to make! Recipe: Fun in the Sun Banana Split


5 Low-Fat/Low-Calorie Breakfast Ideas

  1. Fresh Produce. Enjoy fresh produce in its natural, simple state. Have a bowel of strawberries, slice of watermelon, or a fresh peach.
  2. Green Smoothie. Start your day the smoothie way with this great concoction of green fruit and fat-free dairy. Recipe: Avocado Melon Breakfast Smoothie
  3. Hash. We have a recipe that puts a spin on traditional hash – a sweet potato base with summertime veggies: onions, green pepper and zucchini. Recipe: Breakfast Hash
  4. Strawberry Sundae Salad. Strawberries and cottage cheese just got kicked up a notch. Check it out! Recipe: Strawberry Sundae Salad
  5. Banana Berry Pancakes. You’ll flip for these pancakes. The bananas and berries are an excellent source of vitamin C and good source of folate and fiber. Recipe: Banana-Berry Pancakes

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