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05-08-03, 03:53 PM
Lets list our favorite low-fat recipes here.


05-08-03, 08:39 PM

Banana Bonkers


Wonderful tall, cool banana drink that is great on the deck in the hot afternoon. Kids love this also.

3 bananas
3 cups fresh grapefruit juice
2 cups lemon sherbet
1 cup crushed ice

1 Puree bananas in a blender or food processor. In a gallon pitcher combine pureed bananas, grapefruit juice, lemon sherbet and crushed ice. Stir and serve.

Makes 6 servings

Serving Size 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 182
Calories from Fat 4


% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.4g < 1 %
Saturated Fat 0.1g < 1 %
Cholesterol 0mg 0 %
Sodium 6mg < 1 %
Potassium 454mg 13 %
Total Carbohydrates 45.9g 15 %
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 7 %
Protein 1.2g 2 %
Sugars 40.8g
Vitamin A 12 %
Vitamin C 91 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 4 %
** Thiamin 8 %
** Niacin 6 %
** Vitamin B6 25 %
** Magnesium 11 %
** Folate 13 %
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

05-08-03, 08:56 PM
Cherry Smoothie
Rated: 4 stars

This is a refreshing pick-me-up any time of day.

Estimated Times
Preparation time: 5 mins


2 cups frozen sweet or tart cherries

1 ripe banana, peeled

1 cup cherry juice blend, or other juice

4 maraschino cherries, for garnish

Put frozen cherries, banana and cherry juice blend in container of electric blender or food processor. Cover and process until smooth.

Pour into individual serving glasses. Garnish with maraschino cherries. Serve immediately.

Serving Size: 4

By following the instructions we ended up with a watery consistency. Also, the color in the pictures indicated it should be lighter in color. I added some milk, about 1/4 cup to cut the strong cherry flavor. We used Juicy Juice Cherry Juice and this was very cherry flavored! We added 2 bananas instead of 1. We added about 15 icecubes to get the slushy effect. We could not find Marachino Cherries for a topping, so we used a strawberry as a topping on each glass. One child loved it and had seconds. Both adults had seconds! One child just said "No~!" Can't please everyone, but we thought this was a winner, and we will do it again. It only takes 5 minutes to make and tastes delicious. Great fat-free desert.

Calories 110
Calories from Fat 0
%Daily Value

Total Fat 0 g 0 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 10 mg 0 %
Carbohydrates 28 g 9 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 8 %
Sugars 25 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 15 %
Vitamin C 30 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 4 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet

05-08-03, 08:58 PM
Roasted Honey-Pepper Pork
Rated: 4 stars

This makes a delicious roast. I used all the same ingredients, but cooked a 4 lb roast and ended up with lots of left overs. Everything else stayed the same. By using "sirloin pork loin roast" and making serving sizes of 6 oz of meat, I was able to cut the fat grams down to 4.5 grams and the calories down to 167 calories!!! per serving.

Honey's sweetness and pepper's spice are the melody, while mildly lemony thyme and mellow brown mustard sing the harmony line in this impressive dish, a centerpiece for a festive meal. (Anything left can be made into great sandwiches!)

Estimated Times
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 1 hr, 45 mins
Standing time: 10 mins


2 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin roast, tied up by butcher

1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons brown mustard

2 tablespoons coarse-ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 300F.

Score 1/2-inch deep slits all around pork roast, taking care not to cut the string holding the roast together. Place in a baking dish.

Combine honey, mustard, pepper, thyme and salt in a small bowl; mix until well blended.
Brush over the roast, working well into the slits; bake for 1 hour. Pull out rack just enough to turn roast over; brush on remaining honey mixture.

Cook about 45 minutes more or until thermometer inserted into center reads 170F. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Serving Size: 8

Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings per Recipe: 8

Amount per serving
Calories 240
Calories from Fat 70
%Daily Value
Total Fat 8 g 12 %
Saturated Fat 2.5 g 13 %
Cholesterol 80 mg 26 %
Sodium 260 mg 11 %
Carbohydrates 10 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 2 %
Sugars 8 g
Protein 31 g
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 4 %
Iron 8 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet

05-08-03, 09:08 PM
Ok...there are a few low-fat dish recipes. I look forward to seeing some more from everyone! I'll post some more soon.


05-08-03, 09:10 PM is a great recipe site where you can search based upon dietary criteria and it is free.


09-27-03, 10:41 PM
Thank you Jon

I am always looking for low fat dishes, but since I'm from a family who thinks that their idea of low fat means drinking water or unsweetened tea, it's hard to get them to try something new..although I have snuck a few in on them. ;)

And I'm gonna put that website in fav's.. hee hee What the family don't know won't hurt them. ;)

09-28-03, 02:01 AM
Hi spirit

Tell em a "ghost" snuck those recipes in.


09-28-03, 02:15 AM
What I've been reading lately indicates that fat is irrelevant in food, and it's low CARB recipes that are more beneficial... Atkins and Amen school of thought...

10-14-03, 05:31 PM can't take away my pasta.

Oiy, but I have learned how to still eat my pasta and deduct the carbs in other ways so that way I can please my palate at least once a week and still eat healthy too.;)

08-29-11, 02:44 AM
Hi Healthwiz,
Thanks for sharing roasted honey pepper pork recipe with everyone.
I have checked and found all the ingredients in stock and I will try this recipe soon and will share my experience later.

08-23-13, 01:58 PM
Thanks for sharing.

08-06-14, 05:48 AM
I love this topic! thank you everyone for this nice recipes :D