(Closed) Dieting Bees: Share your favorite LOWFAT (non salad) recipe!

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

shrimp skewers! i love marinading them in a little sesame oil and soy sauce and grilling them or boiling them with skewers of mushrooms and onions…so yummy and so low fat. 

Post # 4
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Paula Deen (Yes, I know we’re off to a bad start . . .but hang in there) has a good lime chicken and shrimp skewer recipe. 

Post # 5
40 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

The best low fat dessert is mixing 8 mini marshmellows,a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of fat free coolwhip and placing it in between 2 low fat graham crackers and freezing them. So yummy for 120 calories!

Post # 6
3254 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My fiance and I make “Sweet and Spicy Shrimp” from the Betty Crocker website quite often. It’s delicious! We serve it over brown rice, but if you’re avoiding carbs, you could always skip the rice and just eat the delicious shrimp!

Post # 8
21 posts

The best low fat dessert recipe I’ve been using lately is a banana ice cream recipes – its so easy and yummy! Just dice up a banana, freeze it for at least an hour and then put it in a food processor and blend it for several minutes – until it gets really creamy. I’ve read about this on several fitness blogs and it seems like this has to be done in food processor. Once the ice cream is done, I add toppings (sunflower seed butter, grated chocolate, nuts, or granola) or just eat it plain.

Post # 9
456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Stuffed Peppers:


-4 GIANT green peppers that stand upright on their own. 

-1 chopped onion

-3-4 cloves chopped garlic

-1 pound of low fat turkey beef (or chicken shredded up)

-1 tblspn Oregano

-1 tblspn Basil (if you like)

-1-2 tblspn red pepper flakes 

-1 cup of cooked brown rice (I prefer to use “Success” Boil-in-Bag Whole Grain Brown Rice, because it is pre-portioned and only takes 10 minutes to cook. In the past I hated adding rice because regular rice take 30-40 mins to cook). 

-1 and a half jars of tomato pasta sauce (whatever brand you prefer)

-Parmesan Cheese (Skip if trying to cut even more calories)


First I sauté the onion and garlic for about 5 mins, then I add the meat and the spices.   I cover that and let it cook slowly while preparing the big peppers. Then I cut off the tops and save any green part to chop up and throw into the meat/onion/garlic mix. 

Then I use a spoon to scrape out the “ribs” of the pepper and basically make enough room to fill it up. Put them in a baking dish that will allow an inch of water to sit in the bottom. But don’t add the water till you’re ready for the oven. 

Then I cook the brown rice in a separate pot. Also, preheat the oven to 375. 

By the time that’s half done, the meats probably done as well, so you can add a jar and a half of any pasta sauce you prefer. (If you add the sauce while the meat is raw it sucks up all the sauce and leaves it kinda watery… and it takes much longer to cook). 

While that comes together, add more oregano/basil and red pepper flakes to your liking. 

When the rice is done, drain it and stir it into the mix as well. 

Then stuff your peppers. Top them off with as much Parmesan cheese as you  can fit on top (:-D). Put a little water in the bottom of the dish and put them in the oven for 30 mins. 



Post # 10
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Lettuce Wraps!  Cook up 1lb ground chicken breast (or turkey), 1 chopped onion, a small can of water chesnuts (chopped), a bunch of delicious chopped up shiitake mushrooms, and a TBS or two of hoison sauce!  Top with green onions over a leaf of lettuce. Delicious!

Another one I really love is grilled or lightly pam-friend tilapia (that has been marinated in lime, a little olive oil, cilantro and garlic), over simple black beans and a salsa made with chopped up mangos, pineanpples, jicama and lime!

Shrimp and pineapple skewers!

White bean and turkey chili (<– delicious.)  I used Giada De Laurentis’s “White Bean and Chicken Chili” recipe, but sub in turkey and take out the corn.  Filling, delicious and low fat!

Okay. I’ll stop now. Happy healthy eating!  Love this thread– I need new recipes too!  Thanks everyone!

Post # 11
4324 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

For breakfast, I have a yogurt dish. Not sure what it’s called, but I’ll call it delicious.

Throw a serving of nofat vanilla yogurt in a bowl.

Slice a banana in half long wise

Spread some natural, low fat peanutbutter on the banana and put them in bowl

put some cereal like grape nuts or oatmeal on the yogurt for some crunch.


I thought it sounded a little strange, but YUM! I have it nearly every day, and it keeps you feeling full for quite some time. I was impressed by that. 🙂


Good luck, ladies and stick with it.

Post # 12
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Low fat taco salad-  (Whatever you like to put on your taco- you can put on the salad!)

Iceberg lettuce chopped

Chopped Iceberg lettuce, cooked chicken, red onion, tomato, pickled jalepenos

Black beans


Low fat shredded cheese


Layer together and serve with Salsa and Sour Cream!  Super delish!

Post # 13
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Sorry- I didn’t fully read the title of the post 🙁

Post # 14
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Turkey Loaf! My Fiance is always cutting weight for his work, so this is one of his favorites. Easy and cheap!

-2lbs ground turkey

-one onion, diced

-one carrot, shredded

-3 cloves garlic, minced

-2 eggs

– 1/2 cup bread crumbs

-1tsp salt

-1tsp parsley (fresh or dried)

-4tbsp ketchup


Sautee onions, carrot, and garlic until onions are translucent. Combine veggies and 2tbsp ketchup in a mixing bowl with all other ingredients. Form into two 1lb loaves and top each one with a tbsp ketchup. Bake at 350 for 40 mins. Enjoy!

P.S. This dish is so easy I did the entire thing from memory!

ETA: These are best baked on a rimmed baking sheet with a layer of cooking spray:)

Post # 15
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Almond-crusted baked cod/halibut or other similar white fish and green beans tossed with a drizzle of olive oil and sesame seeds. I typically do a little bit of rice with it, but you can skip it.

Post # 16
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Anything on http://www.skinnytaste.com!  I’ve tried many many many recipes on there and have never been disappointed.  Plus she gives you a calorie breakdown and its WW points as well.  Happy dieting!

Some of my favorites are the Turkey Nachos, Feta Cheese Chicken, Broccoli and Orzo, Turkey Burgers, Mashed potatoes, Honey Dijon Chicken…YUM-O!

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