Low fat dinners are the best thing ever! Check out this article so as to not fret about your much needed low fat dinner.

Low Fat Dinner Ideas

Obesity is an epidemic. People from all countries, races or age groups are prone to obesity if they don’t control their beasty appetites. Yes, that means we ought to relinquish all prospects of devouring Kentucky fried chicken and the triple scoop sundaes. The proposition might break many hearts, but such a conscious decision inevitably boils down to what matters more to you- a long happy life or instant gratification? If you want to play and frolic with your grandchildren, it’s time you make reasonable alterations to your regular diet. No doubt that fat lends mouth watering taste to the food most of us relish and we do need to consume fats in moderation for sufficient energy. However, the moment we binge on fatty foods, we are in big trouble! We ought to quit gobbling up large quantities of fat at night as this may lead to unwanted accumulation of fat in the body. Make substitutions! Instead of oil, you could use low fat sour cream for cooking. Replace butter with omega-3 or low fat margarine. Browse the rest of this article to come across a few brilliant low fat dinner recipes.

Low Fat Dinner Recipes

Low Fat Beef Enchiladas


  • 8 oz extra-lean ground Beef
  • 1 can of 14½ oz crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 can of 14 oz diced Green Chillies
  • 4 low fat flour Tortilla Wraps
  • 1 tsp Canola oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped Onion
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 cup Pinto Beans
  • 10 oz Enchilada Sauce
  • ½ cup reduced fat shredded Cheese
  • Pull out an 8-inch square baking dish and coat it with non-stick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350oF.
  • Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet.
  • Sauté onions till they turn translucent.
  • Toss in lean pieces of beef and cook until the pink coloured hue starts to vanish.
  • Add cumin, beans, tomatoes and chillies. Cook for 10 minutes until sauce is reduced.
  • Lay the tortilla wraps on the table and spread a dash of enchilada sauce on each. Spoon the beef mixture onto each of these tortillas, which according to the given quantities should ideally be enough for four.
  • Roll up and place seam down into the baking dish. Whatever is the remainder of the enchilada sauce, pour it over the tortilla rolls.
  • Top this with shredded cheese. Bake for 20 minutes until sauce is bubbly and cheese has melted.
  • Low fat beef enchiladas take about 35 minutes to get done and are a fantastic option. However, take caution that it contains slightly more than half the recommended daily sodium limit.

Low-Fat Piquant Chicken


  • 4 oz Chicken Breasts (boneless and skinless)
  • 2 medium sized Onions
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp fresh Ginger
  • 12 oz fresh Basil leaves
  • Basil sprigs
  • 2 green or red Chillies
  • 3 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • Slice the chicken breasts and onions into ¼ inch thick slices.
  • Chop the chillies into long and thin slices as you peel the ginger to make a paste.
  • Mix brown sugar and soy sauce into a mixing bowl.
  • Toss in the chicken slices and allow it to marinate for 5-7 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a non stick frying pan and when it turns hot, put in the marinated chicken.
  • Cook it under low heat for about 5 minutes and stir frequently. When the chicken starts to turn brow-ish, take it out and keep aside.
  • Add the garlic, chillies and onion into this same frying pan and stir for a while.
  • Put the cooked chicken back into it, cover the pan and let it cook well.
  • Top it with basil leaves and basil sprigs.

Herbed Pork tenderloin

  • 1 pound Pork Tenderloin
  • ¼ cup finely chopped mixed fresh herbs
  • Freshly ground Black Pepper
  • Preheat oven to 450oFahrenheit.
  • Trim pork tenderloin of excess fat.
  • Spray pork briefly with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Rub with fresh herb mixture.
  • Get a small and shallow roasting pan and roast the tenderloin. Tuck the thin end under to ensure even roasting.
  • Roasting should ideally last for 20-25 minutes, until an internal thermometer reads 155 degrees Fahrenheit, and the juices run clear.
  • Allow to stand for 10 minutes, allowing the temperature to reach 160 degrees F before serving.

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