Want to eat healthier without sacrificing taste? We have six mouthwatering options that are easy on the waistline.
No. 1: Roast Branzino with Fennel-Celery Slaw Topping
You won’t be missing anything but the calories with this delicious dish! Rachael stuffs her mild-flavored Branzino with sliced lemon, fennel seed, garlic, thyme, rosemary and parsley, bay leaves then drizzles with EVOO and roasts on top of a bed of cherry tomatoes, sliced shallots and halved lemons. And no diet fears with the side dish either, Rachael serves with a figure-friendly slaw!
No. 2: Italian-Style Rotisserie-Chicken Noodle Soup with Green Beans
Soup is always a good choice if you’re watching your weight! Rachael’s homestyle Italian chicken noodle soup is guilt-free, featuring loads of figure-friendly ingredients like herbs, vegetables and nutrient-rich stock.
Tip: Leave out the skin and the dark meat if you want to cut the calories even further!
No. 3: Chicken with Olives, Capers & Kale
This recipe packs a ton of flavor but nothing to feel guilty about. Chicken is sautéed with garlic, onions, celery, tomatoes, olives, capers and kale.
Tip: Leave out the bread and use white meat chicken if you to lighten this up.
No. 4: Spaghetti Squash with Spinach and Ricotta
This recipe is like lasagna without all of those starchy carbs! Reduce the cheese to cut even more calories!
This egg dish is also deliciously good for you! Eggs are lightly poached and then finished in the oven in a spicy tomato sauce bath. Serve without bread to make it lower calorie.
No. 6: Quinoa Cobb Salad in a Jar
This make-ahead salad is as healthy as you make it! Layer your favorite veggies, lettuce, quinoa, dressing and other ingredients in a mason jar, then just toss and eat when you are ready! Substitute the bacon and blue cheese with a lower calorie protein if you like!
What’s your favorite figure-friendly food? Share below, and watch Rachael make her spaghetti squash “lasagna” below: