One of the most difficult things about going on a diet is to know what to eat. Many of us will associate dieting with deprivation, but it really does not have to be that way. It is possible to find some reasonable delicious dishes that contain a lot of goodness but not too many calories. Here is our top 10 of the most delicious dishes for people who are on a diet.
10- Healthy Fish and Chips
If you love fish and chips there is no reason why you can’t enjoy this meal while on a diet. The trick to making this low calorie is to not deep fry everything. Instead you use cooking spray and roast wedge shaped potatoes along with the fish. You can also make a low calorie batter for your fish by mixing flour and breadcrumbs in water, and coating the fish with this.
9- Low Calorie Pizza
Another delicious food that people feel they need to avoid when dieting is pizza, but this is really not the case. A low calorie pizza is easy to make, and it will feel like a real treat. In order to make it a healthy option you stick to ingredients like part-skimmed mozzarella cheese, and low calorie goat cheese. You can experiment with whatever vegetables you like. Once you have your ingredients you put them on your pizza crust dough, and pop them all under the grill.
8 – French Onion Soup
Another tasty low calorie option is French Onion Soup. You basically just cook everything on a low heat for about 30 minutes. You can play around with the ingredients but if you want to keep the calories low we would suggest:
- Sweet onion that is vertically sliced
- Red onion that is vertically sliced
- Chopped thyme
- Olive oil
- Low sodium beef broth
- Black pepper
- Diced French bread
- You can also add a quarter of a cup of white wine for taste
7. Grilled Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes
This is a simple dish that will fill you up and satisfy your taste buds. All you do is grill your chicken until it is nice and golden. For added taste you can first marinate your chicken in lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and black pepper. To make your roasted tomatoes you just add a tiny bit of oil to a baking dish and stick to tomatoes inside here. If you want your roasted tomatoes to taste a bit more interesting you can add olive oil, and black pepper.
6. Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
If you are looking for a low calorie breakfast option you might want to try sausage and cheese breakfast casserole. You need to cook your sausages first of all and you can do this under the grill. You then combine shredded cheddar cheese, eggs, low fat milk, paprika, salt, and pepper together. After this you put the sausages in a dish and cover them with your sauce. You then put everything into the oven to gently bake.
5. Breakfast Tortilla
Another low calorie breakfast option worth mentioning is the breakfast tortilla. This is relatively easy to make and you can experiment with the ingredients that you are going to put inside the tortilla. We would suggest that you try a mix including:
- Potato (not too much)
- Fresh chives
- Low fat cheese
- Cherry tomatoes
- Minced garlic cloves
- Olive oil
4- Low Calorie Meatloaf
The secret to making low calorie meatloaf is to be extra careful with your ingredients – otherwise you make it just the same as regular meat loaf. The ingredients that we would suggest would include:
- Lean ground beef – you want as little fat on this as possible.
- Fat free pasta sauce
- Parmesan cheese
- Finely chopped onions
- Dried oregano
- Garlic powder
- Use cooking spray but be careful not to use too much of this.
3- Low Calorie Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joeare a favorite comfort food for many of us, and this is also something that we can enjoy even when we are on a diet. You first get your lean ground beef and mix this with chopped onions and peppers – cook this on a skillet at medium heat. You create your sauce by adding together the following ingredients:
- Tomato paste
- Chili powder
- Dried oregano
- Worcester sauce
Once the sauce is ready you mix with the beef and there you have your sloppy Joe.
2- Asian Noodle Salad
Most dieters will spend a good deal of their time eating salads. These tend to be low calorie and contain a great deal of goodness. One of the most delicious salads you can make is Asian Noodle Salad, and we would rate this as the 2nd most delicious diet food on the planet. It is relatively easy to make and you basically just:
- Cook some noodles
- Add broccoli and carrots – these will need to be chopped into small pieces
- Roast some nuts in a frying pan
- Add red peppers, scallions, and garlic
- Add additional spices such as ginger and soy sauce
- Mix everything together
1- Chicken and White Bean Salad
Our favorite low calorie dish is chicken and white bean salad. It is not only delicious and low in calories, but it also very easy to make. The basic ingredients that you need include:
- Roasted or grilled chicken which you then dice
- Sweet tomato
- Your favorite vinaigrette
- White beans
- Diced celery
- Lettuce leaves