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This chicken recipe looks amazing, and is less than 200 calories per serving!
This straight-forward dessert recipe looks delicious, and would look good on a platter at any party. It might even be worth it to throw a party just as an excuse to make these desserts.
Beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, turkey burgers. There is all kinds of variety in this group of recipes. There’s even desserts! Pictured below are California turkey burgers.
Cheesecake for less that 200 calories? I didn’t know this was possible. But this recipe looks spectacular. Who ever thought of using white chocolate in the cheesecake? Brilliant. A great use for these guys would be to bake a batch, and freeze them. Then thaw them out individually for use as an after dinner treat!
Today’s salad recipe is a grilled shrimp and corn salad. What is healthy about this salad? Everything! But I’ll focus on shrimp’s healthy attributes today. Shrimp is anything but small when it comes to nutrient density. Shrimp qualifies as an excellent source of selenium and unusually low-fat, low-calorie protein–a four-ounce serving of shrimp supplies 23.7 grams of protein (that’s 47.4% of the daily value for protein) for a mere 112 calories and less than a gram of fat. Shrimp are also a very good source of vitamin D and vitamin B12.
Today’s salad is a pan-seared salmon salad. No shocker here, we all have heard salmon was good for us. But do you know why?
Salmon is one of the most nutritious fish out there. Salmon is high in protein and low in calories and saturated fat. Salmon is packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, which gives your cardiovascular health a huge boost. Omega-3 fatty acids help prevent arrhythmia and the formation of dangerous blood clots in the arteries, lower your triglycerides levels, improve blood flow and reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke. Omega-3’s anti-clotting and anti-inflammatory effects also help the brain work better, improving mental health and cognitive function, and may help relieve or prevent depression, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s and other illnesses. Studies have shown that eating salmon or other cold-water fish twice a week will significantly raise your body’s omega-3 levels, and can have a noticeable effect on your cardiovascular and cognitive health.
Thinking about going meatless tonight? Check out these grilled Portobello burgers. They look just like beef burgers, but these are under 200 calories per serving.
Before you gulp down that refreshing cocktail, check out the nutrition facts! Just because some festive seasonal cocktails may have fruit on the rim, does not mean they are low-calorie! Check out the link to see how your favorite summer cocktail measures up.