A Dietitian’s Take on Weighing vs. Measuring Portions Not paying attention to portion size is a surefire way to gain unwelcomed weight. Even when we think we’re being accurate about how much we’re eating, we tend to underestimate portion sizes according to research, particularly for […]
Day: August 7, 2017
How Often Should You Weigh Yourself? Imagine this: You decide it’s time to make a concerted effort to lose weight. You start exercising regularly and embark on a healthy eating plan. The time comes to check in on your progress, so you step on the […]
8 Vine-Fresh Tomato Recipes Under 400 Calories
Tomatoes are best enjoyed fresh from the vine. Botanically classified as fruit, tomatoes are more often (mistakenly) referred to as vegetables. Either way, tomatoes deliver lots nutrients — vitamins A and C and potassium — and contain inflammation-reducing antioxidants, including lycopene and folic acid. With hues ranging from brownish and pinkish-red, to golden yellow and bright orange, tomatoes are a great complement to any dish.
1. SUMMERTIME CAPRESE SALAD | EATING BIRD FOOD
In this spiced-up version of a caprese salad, alternating layers of tomatoes, basil and mozzarella are topped with roasted red peppers and a herb-infused olive oil. This salad is perfect for a light lunch or as a side salad for dinner. Recipe makes 16 servings at 1 ounce cheese, 2 slices tomato and toppings each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 124; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 18mg; Sodium: 236mg; Total Carbohydrate: 2g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 7g
2. TOMATO-MOZZARELLA LUNCH BRUSCHETTA | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Relish this bruschetta featuring ripe tomatoes, creamy avocado and a tangy balsamic reduction over a crispy baguette. This vegetarian-friendly recipe is especially satisfying because it’s chock-full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats from the olive oil and avocado. Recipe makes 5 servings at 3 bruschettas and 1 tablespoon balsamic reduction each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 323; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 12mg; Sodium: 173mg; Carbohydrate: 39g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 10g
3. CAPRESE-INSPIRED PASTA SALAD WITH NUT-FREE PESTO | COOKING LIGHT
Made with nut-free pesto, this quick pasta salad is a tasty, cheesy option for a busy weeknight. Whole-grain farfalle is tossed with a lemony basil pesto, tomatoes and mozzarella cubes. If you don’t have farfalle, use any other whole-grain pasta. Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 cups each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 366; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 14mg; Sodium: 378mg; Carbohydrate: 49g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 18g
4. LOW-CARB EGGS FLORENTINE WITH ROASTED TOMATOES | CLEAN EATING
Save money and time by making brunch at home. Poached eggs and a yogurt-based Hollandaise sauce are piled atop roasted tomato slices instead of English muffins for a tasty, low-carb meal. Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 eggs and 1/4 spinach mixture, tomatoes and sauce each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 354; Total Fat: 22g; Saturated Fat: 10g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 586mg; Sodium: 274mg; Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 10g; Protein: 25g
5. SPAGHETTI SQUASH CAPRESE | FASHIONABLE FOODS
Light and bursting with flavor, this pasta dish combines spaghetti squash “noodles” with garlic and sautéed tomatoes topped with fresh basil and mozzarella. This low-carb, gluten-free recipe requires just 15 minutes of prep for an easy weeknight dinner. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 193; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 28mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 7g
6. PAN-ROASTED ITALIAN CHICKEN WITH PESTO | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Impress family and friends with this one-skillet, Italian-inspired pesto chicken featuring fresh spinach and cherry tomatoes. It’s easy enough for weeknight dinners, yet elegant enough to serve guests. This high-protein, low-carb meal packs 23 grams of protein per serving. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 thigh, 1 tablespoon pesto, 1 1/4 cups spinach and tomatoes each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 315; Total Fat: 23g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 73mg; Sodium: 716mg; Carbohydrate: 5g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 23g
7. SPINACH & TOMATO FRITTATA | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Simplify your morning with our frittata using kitchen staples — eggs, veggies and cheese. This breakfast-worthy dish is ready in less than 20 minutes. Serve with plain Greek yogurt and a slice of whole-grain toast for a boost of protein, complex carbs and fiber. Recipe makes 6 servings at 1 (3 1/2-inch wedge) each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 113; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 215mg; Sodium: 225mg; Carbohydrate: 4g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 9g
8. CORN FRITTERS WITH ROASTED TOMATOES & LIME AIOLI | COOKING LIGHT
Crispy and full of veggies, these pan-fried fritters make the perfect party appetizer or light lunch. Served with a simple lime aioli, prosciutto and peppery arugula, you won’t be able to stop at just one. Reheat in the oven or toaster to crisp them back up. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 284; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 49mg; Sodium: 526mg; Carbohydrate: 48g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 13g
MyFitnessPal’s RecipesUnder ArmourAugust 8, 2017
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