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2 Very Low Calorie Recipes

Updated on September 30, 2014

Loosing weight is not easy. While there are so many fad diets out there these days, who knows which ones work, and which ones could be very dangerous to your health. Most doctors agree that fad diets don't work. When they do work, the participant is usually loosing water weight and muscle masses, rather than loosing pounds of fat.


In order to loose weight you need a calorie deficit, which means that you burn more calories that you intake. While experts agree that exercising does enable the participant to loose weight quicker, most weight loss is due to the deficit of calories we eat. When Matthew McConaughey loss all that weight for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club", he said that weight-loss was 80% diet and 20% exercise. He mainly lost it through low calorie meals.
Here are two delicious low-calorie recipes.


Delicious Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Ingredients


- 2 tbs. minced garlic
-3 tbs. olive oil
-1 large head cauliflower
1/4 cup grated low-fat Parmesan cheese
-1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1 tbs. of salt
- 1 1/2 tbs. chopped fresh parsley


Directions:

Cut up 1 head of cauliflower into individual florets. In a large skillet, add 1 tbs. of olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. On a medium heat, add the cauliflower and rest of the ingredients to the pan. Continue to stir the ingredients every few minutes until it reaches a golden brown color. Enjoy!
Roasted Kale Chips


Yummy Healthy Kale Chips


Ingredients:


- 2 1/2 cups kale
- 1 1/2 tbs. olive oil

Directions:


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place parchment paper on top of a baking pan (cooking sheet). Next, with kitchen scissors (you could use a knife, but I sliced my hand up making this recipe last week. Be extremely carefully when you remove the leaves from the stems and cut it into small bite-size pieces. Clean the kale with cold water, then thoroughly drying the kale with a cheese cloth (paper towels dissolves quickly and will stick to kale ruining the dish) then place on top of the cooking shee t. Bake until the edges turn brown, not black. Bake in oven for approximately 10 to 15 minutes.


Happy baking, and good luck with your weight-loss journey.

References


www.allrecipes.com

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place parchment paper on top of a baking pan (cooking sheet). Next, with kitchen scissors (you could use a knife, but I sliced my hand up making this recipe last week. Be extremely carefully when you remove the leaves from the stems and cut it into small bite-size pieces. Clean the kale with cold water, then thoroughly drying the kale with a cheese cloth (paper towels dissolves quickly and will stick to kale ruining the dish) then place on top of the cooking shee t. Bake until the edges turn brown, not black. Bake in oven for approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

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    • Alli Rose profile image
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      Alli Rose Smith 3 years ago from Washington, DC

      Teaches, I love kale chips too! Thanks!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      You have listed two of my favorite recipe ideas. I could eat tons of Kale chips!

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      Felicitas 3 years ago

      Mmm.Yum! I love kale chips. The cauliflower looks great too. I'll have to try it with vegan cheese though.

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      Alli Rose Smith 3 years ago from Washington, DC

      They are so yummy and such a power food. Thanks for reading my article!

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      twoseven 3 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Great ideas! I had gotten into making kale chips last summer and my kids even ate them! Thanks for the reminder.