Low-Calorie Recipes

Cherrylicious Smoothie

I was interested in trying a Cherry Smoothie so I found this low-calorie smoothie recipe on Scattered Thoughts Of A Crafty Mom along with several other creative recipes. I used apple juice instead of orange. Apple juice is my favorite.

Recipe From Scattered Thoughts Of A Crafty Mom.

Ingredients / Calories

  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1/4 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 cup low sugar orange juice or apple juice
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Coconut Blend
  • 1/4 cup ice if needed

138 Calories according to the author.

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Kale and Berry Smoothie

I tried this Kale and Berry Smooth as a low-calorie breakfast option twice. Once with the peanut butter and once without. The latter simply because I forgot, but definitely preferred it to the one with peanut butter. My husband did not notice the difference. Enjoy!

Recipe Here from Shape.Com

Ingredients / Calories

  • Vanilla Greek yogurt – 70ish calories
  • Almond Butter – 100ish calories
  • Frozen Blueberries – 50ish Calories
  • Frozen Pineapple – 70ish Calories
  • Kale – 20ish calories
  • Water

Total Calories: 310ish

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Kale, Apple and Banana Smoothie

I tend to resort to spinach for my smoothies. Spinach has always been my green leaf of choice in all eating ventures especially in my smoothies, however, I have been branching out and trying different variations such as kale and I love it.

Recipe Here From Belle of The Kitchen.

Ingredients / Calories

  • 1/2 large apple,, chopped
  • 1/2 banana, chopped and frozen
  • A few large leaves of kale, ribs and stems removed
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Handful of ice, if desired

188 calories according to the author.

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Healthy Easy Overnight Oats Recipe

I love Over Night Oats. They are quick and easy to make and they make me feel healthy! Like I am doing something spectacular for my body while staying full and happy all morning long. In the recipe link below find more fantastic recipe and topping options for delicious and easy low-calorie overnight oats.

Recipe From Diethood

Ingredients Serves 2 / Calories

  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats, you can also use gluten free oats
  • ½ cup milk, any milk, including skim, soy, almond, etc.
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey, or to taste (you can also use maple syrup, or any other sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Diced or sliced fresh Fruit, for garnish, optional
  • Chopped nuts, for garnish, optional
  • Coconut shavings, for garnish, optional

Calories 194 per serving according to the author.

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Low-Calorie Recipes For You And Your Family!

Counting calories is the worst! However, it is the only way I have ever been able to lose weight. And, what makes it harder is finding meals I can also get my family to eat. So, I started to put together a list of all the low-calorie recipes I love and that I can make for my family, and here we are! Hope you enjoy them.

What are the best low calorie meals?

It all depends on what you like! Read below to learn more about the low-calorie meals I love.!

Low-Calorie Smoothies

Low-Calorie Smoothies

Low-Calorie Overnight Oats

Low-Calorie Overnight Oats

Low-Calorie Pancakes
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Low-Calorie Pancakes

I started this blog as a way to find, store and share low-calorie recipes. The only way I have ever been able to loose weight is with the 1200 calorie diet and, after two kids, it was time to loose a couple pounds. However, it is hard to sustain while maintaining a laid back, fun lifestyle.

To keep the diet sustainable and to keep my husband and I from worrying about shopping for and making two separate meals and then figure out what to feed our kids, I began researching low-calorie meals our whole family could enjoy. I