LowFat, Low Calorie Recipes Country Italian Soup with Parmesan Cheese andBeef & Ginger Stir-Fry Beef and GingerTheselow fat and low calorie recipes are very flavoursome and do not require muchcooking, and you will notice that there is no oil or fat included, which youmight find unusual for a stir fry. When you are cooking just add the odd tablespoonof water if and when required. Ingredients1 lbrump steak, 1inch piece of root ginger, 1 clove garlic, 4 oz sweet corn, 2 ozgreen beans, 1 red bell pepper, 1 small can water chestnuts, 1oz cashew nuts, 2tablespoons so sauce, 1 teaspoon of Chinese five spice powder, 1 teaspoonsesame seeds. PreparationCutthe steak into thin strips, peel the ginger and grate, crush the garlic, trimthe green beans, remove the seeds and centre from the pepper and cut intostrips, drain the water chestnuts. Method – Serves 4Forthis low fat, low calorie meal I would use a good non stick wok type pan. Putthe strips of beef in the pan along with the ginger and garlic, cook until beefis brown, then add the sweet corn, green beans, peppers, water chestnuts andthe cashew nuts, cook for few minutes and add the soy sauce, five spice andsesame seeds, then cook for a further one minute.
Serve with rice of yourchoice. Country Italian Soup withParmesan CheeseApartfrom the parmesan cheese, this tasty soup is one of the best recipes I haveused and is low fat, low calorie, it also is full of healthy ingredients. Ingredients2pints vegetable stock, 1 large (14oz) can chopped tomatoes, 2 medium sizecarrots, 2 sticks celery, 1 large leek, 2 courgettes, 10 fresh basil leaves, 4tablespoons of freshly grated parmesan cheese, ½ oz spaghetti (dried weight).
PreparationPreparethe stock, peel and slice the carrots, slice the celery, slice the leek thinlyand wash thoroughly, peel and chop the garlic, trim and slice the courgettes,break spaghetti into small pieces, tear basil leaves into small bits, grate theparmesan cheese. Method – Serves 4Putthe stock and tomatoes into a large sauce pan and bring to the boil. Add thecarrots, celery, leeks, garlic and season to taste. Cover the sauce pan andsimmer for fifteen minutes. Stir in courgettes, cover and simmer for fiveminutes. Stir in the spaghetti and basil leaves and cook for five minutes.
Whenserving the soup sprinkle the parmesan onto the soup and top with some basilleaves. Ihope you try and enjoy these two low fat, low calorie recipes, my wife and Icertainly do.