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These Low-Calorie Breakfasts Will Keep You Full Until Lunch

Posted By Jenny Sugar on Nov 29, 2015 at 5:10PM

We don't all have time to stop for morning snack so filling up on a breakfast that's high in protein to satisfy your hunger and keep your energy going strong until lunch is key. Here are some breakfast ideas that contain at least 20 grams of protein for under 350 calories.

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino

Posted By Camilla Salem on Feb 6, 2017 at 9:51AM

Translated: spaghetti with garlic, oil, and chili pepper flakes.







This is the kind of meal that makes you stop and think that the simplest foods are often the most wonderful. With only a few ingredients that are staples in most pantries, you can create a beautiful, flavorful, heartwarming meal from scratch.







Spaghetti aglio, olio, e peperoncino is a traditional Italian pasta dish. It's well loved by many because it's so easy and inexpensive to make. This is a perfect solution whenever you're in a bind. For example, if guests come over and you've got nothing to serve, they are certain to be wowed when you present them with this meal.







It packs quite a kick from the minced garlic and chili pepper flakes, and I highly suggest enjoying this dish with fellow garlic lovers.







The pasta is the real star in this meal, as it's not drenched in heavy, overbearing sauce. Because of this, it is really important to make sure you cook the pasta al dente. In some instances, you can get away with overcooking your spaghetti, but this is not one of them. A good, flavorful extra-virgin olive oil is also essential as is mincing the garlic finely enough to avoid eating any big spicy chunks.







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Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino


Ingredients

7 ounces spaghetti
2 large or 3 small garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons of chili pepper flakes
1/4 to 1/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook spaghetti according to the directions on the package, until it is al dente.
  2. Strain spaghetti and place in a large serving dish.
  3. Add minced garlic, chili pepper flakes, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and mix together well.
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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From Soups to Smoothies: 19 Recipes For Kale

Posted By Susi May on Jul 14, 2016 at 5:00AM

Even though kale might be one of the healthiest veggies around — it's packed with vitamins, minerals, and cancer-fighting phytonutrients — it's also incredibly versatile. It's great in soups, smoothies, and almost everything in between. Here are 19 ways to prepare this hearty, healthy green.

— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb

100-Calorie Quinoa Pancakes Packed With Protein

Posted By Lizzie Fuhr on Aug 17, 2016 at 8:33PM

If you're not sure what to do with leftover quinoa, whip up a batch of fluffy pancakes this weekend. This creative twist on the breakfast classic offers more folate, protein, and fiber than traditional recipes. Instead of leaving your brunch table in a food coma, you'll feel satisfied and energized — ready to make the most of the day.

Related: Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake

Quinoa Pancakes


Ingredients

1 cup cooked quinoa
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon course salt
1 large egg, plus 1 large egg white
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted, plus more for skillet
1/4 cup low-fat milk
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus more for serving
Fresh fruit or fruit preserves (optional) for serving

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together quinoa, flour, baking powder, and salt. In another medium bowl, whisk together egg, egg white, butter, milk, and syrup until smooth. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and whisk to combine.
  2. Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with butter and heat over medium-high. Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls into skillet. Cook until bubbles appear on top, 2 minutes.
  3. Flip cakes and cook until golden brown on underside, 2 minutes. Wipe skillet clean and repeat with more melted butter and remaining batter (reduce heat to medium if overbrowning). Serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit or preserves if desired.

Makes about 12.

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You'll Be Hooked on These Low-Cal Brownies

Posted By Susi May on Aug 17, 2016 at 7:13PM

My standard brownie recipe was similar to most; it contained a whole stick of butter, a couple of eggs, and a cup and a half of sugar. But that changed when I found this slimmed-down recipe in Shape. Compared to my go-to, the final calorie count per brownie dropped by 170 calories!

For a lightened-up recipe, these brownies are rich and tasty. To keep the flavor quality prime, be sure to use high-quality ingredients, especially for the cocoa and chocolate chips.

Slimmed-Down Brownies


Ingredients

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons espresso
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil; spray foil lightly with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes, or until combined. Add egg, egg whites, vanilla, and coffee. Continue beating until incorporated.
  4. Scrape down sides of the bowl, and reduce mixer speed to low. Slowly add flour mixture to the bowl, followed by yogurt, and mix gently until combined. The batter will be thick. Stir in chocolate and walnuts if using.
  5. With a spatula, spread mixture evenly in pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of pan comes out dry. Cool on a wire rack before removing from pan and slicing into 16 squares.


Nutrition

Calories per serving
125
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