What Are Some Low-Fat Meal Ideas?


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Meatless Reuben sandwiches served with a salad or other low-fat side dish is one low-fat meal idea. Bison kebabs with yogurt dip and broiled fish with pea puree are other low-fat offerings.

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What Are Some Low-Fat Meal Ideas?
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Dinners that don't include meat are typically more likely to be low-fat. For instance, one recipe calls for replacing traditional roast beef with vegetables in a Reuben sandwich. Onions, sliced mushrooms and baby spinach get sautéed in olive oil and layered on rye bread with Russian dressing, reduced-fat Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. The sandwich has 380 calories and 16 grams of fat.

Bison is a lower fat alternative to beef. One recipe calls for substituting bison for hamburger to make kebabs. The meat is mixed with typical kebab herbs and spices -- cumin, allspice, cinnamon, parsley and cilantro. This mixture gets formed into ovals on skewers and grilled. The kebabs are served with a dip made of yogurt, mint, feta, garlic and lemon juice, with peas as a side dish. This meal has 231 calories and 11 grams of fat.

Fish is another low-fat option. One recipe calls for broiling halibut coated in olive oil, pepper and smoked paprika. This is served with a pea puree made of cooked peas, ricotta cheese and a little softened butter. This meal has 429 calories and 20 grams of fat.

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