There are many ways to create a diet zone for yourself that will facilitate lossing weight without losing flavor. A few simple ways is to simply replace high calorie fods with lower fat products, for example low fat or skim milk as opposed to whole milk. Another good diet zone recipe addition or better put, elimination is to replace high fat containing salad dressings with a low fat one or by using extra virgin olive oil and vinegar. Also broiling meats instead of frying them is an easy and healthy way to reduce fat intake.
Dieting zone recipes does not have to mean tasteless recipes. Following are a a few samples of delicious recipes which are sure to fit nicely into any diet zone recipe regime.
Simple Diet Zone Breakfast recipe
Scrambled egg with ham and cheese and a fruit side
Ingredients for one serving
3 eggs. Separate 2 and discard yolks.
Sea salt and pepper to taste
2 ounces low fat cheddar cheese
1 ounce extra lean ham.
1 tablespoon low fat milk
half a pear
4 ounces fresh strawberries
Instructions on preparation:
In a small bowl whisk the eggs, season with sea salt and pepper. Add the chopped ham and cook over medium heat the same as you would any scrambled egg. As the eggs are cooking cut and prepare fruit side.
Tofo burger with avocado and strawberries
1.5 ounces of fresh avocado
One 4 ounce meat substitute patty of choice. Tofu/soy burgers are used in this recipe
2 slices reduced fat, whole wheat bread
1 slice of provolone cheese
1 tsp. Fat free mayo
1 tsp yellow mustard
1 cup fresh sliced strawberries
Warm burger and top with avocado and cheese. Spread mayo and mustard and serve warm with a fresh strawberry side.
Recipe for roasted chicken with honey, rosemary and Dijon mustard
Serving for four @ 1/4 chicken per serving
5 pounds of chicken
fresh ground pepper
Fresh rosemary, about 3 sprigs
quarter cup honey
juice of one lemon and zest
4 garlic cloves
one onion cut in ½
Oven is preheated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the chicken by first washing it with cold water, making sure to rinse the inside cavity. Using paper towels, pat dry well and season the bird with sea salt and pepper to taste. Set aside in a large roasting tray.
Remove the stems and croasely chop the rosemary. Mix mustard, lemon juice and zest with the honey in a small bowl. Add 2/3 of the chopped rosemary. Lightly brush the outside of the chicken with the honey/lemon glaze. Take the onion, half lemon, garlic and remaining rosemary and stuff deeply into the cavity of the chicken.
Set to bake and baste the bird approximately ever 15 minutes. Bake for about one hour, until the all juices run clear and the internal temp reaches 180′ degrees. Serve hot.
Diet zone recipes are great tasting and good for you as well! Bon apetite.