What are some good fat-free Filipino recipes?


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One good, fat-free Filipino recipe is cantaloupe crush, states the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Another low-fat Filipino recipes include pesang isda, or fish simmered with ginger and tomatoes. These low-fat recipes have less than 5 grams of fat.

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To make the fat-free, Filipino recipe for cantaloupe crush, cut half of a ripe cantaloupe into thin strips or cubes. Mix the cantaloupe with a 1/2 cup fat-free milk and 1 1/2 cups of ice. Blend this mixture until the consistency is smooth. Add sugar or sweetener, about 1 to 2 teaspoons as needed. This recipe makes four 1/2-cup servings. It contains 3 grams of protein and 280 grams of potassium per serving.

To make the Filipino recipe for pesang isda, simmer 1/4 cup of fresh, thinly sliced ginger with 1 cup of chopped, ripe tomatoes and 1 cup of thinly sliced white or yellow onion, about seven to eight minutes. Reduce the heat to low, and add your choice of halibut or trout, 2 pounds. Poach the fish for three to four minutes. Add 2 cups bok choy stems, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Cook for one minute, and add the bok choy leaves and 1 cup of chopped green onion to the pot, cooking for 30 additional seconds. This recipe makes six servings with 2 grams of fat each.

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