What Are Some Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes?

What Are Some Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes?

Eggs Benedict and shepherd's pie are two healthy, low-fat recipes. The eggs Benedict recipe calls for cooking spray to cut down the fat content of the dish, and the shepherd's pie recipe is made with lean ground beef.

To make eggs Benedict, coat a skillet with cooking spray, and cook 3 minced garlic cloves over medium heat. Add 10 ounces of spinach, and saute until the spinach softens. Add a pinch of salt. Boil 2 quarts of water and 3 ounces of vinegar in a saucepan. Stir the water to create a spiral, and drop a cracked egg in the center. Remove the egg when cooked, and repeat the process with 3 more eggs.

Divide tomato slices from 2 tomatoes onto 4 toasted English muffin halves, along with the spinach and cooked eggs. Top with black pepper to taste.

To make shepherd's pie, cook 1 pound of lean ground beef, 1 chopped onion and 2 chopped garlic cloves over medium heat until the beef browns. Drain the mixture, and stir in 14.5 ounces of canned diced tomatoes, 1 pound of mixed vegetables, 1/2 cup of fat-free beef broth and 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning, as well as 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and simmer it for 10 to 15 minutes.

Transfer the beef mixture to a casserole dish greased with cooking spray. Simmer 1 1/2 pounds of baking potatoes in water for 15 minutes, and mash them with 1/3 cup of reduced-fat milk, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Layer the mashed potatoes over the beef mixture, and bake the casserole at 375 F for 20 minutes. Broil the dish for five minutes.

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