400 calories or less

Summer Salad with Couscous and Peanuts

Low Calorie Summer Salad with Couscous and Peanuts

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After eating not so light meals last couple of days, today I was in no mood to repeat the same pattern. At first I started planning for the week and put some chickpeas in my slow cooker – to be boiled in 4 hours. I thought I could make some chickpea couscous salad for work later. It was almost [...]
Basil Pesto and Tomato Sandwich

Basil Pesto and Tomato Sandwich

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Here is an easy to put together lunch-ready in less than 5 minutes and can be prepared ahead and packed to go. It is a no brainer if you have some Pesto on hand. I usually prepare a big batch of Pesto and keep some frozen. The sandwich when combined with a healthy side qualifies for the ’400 [...]
Brown Lentils and Collard Greens Soup

Brown Lentils and Collard Greens Soup

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This post is long overdue. Last few days it was little hard to keep up with things. Even though it is getting late at night, I decided today I will make an effort to get back on track . I made this soup few weeks ago as I experimented with these two ingredients: Brown Lentils and Collard Greens. [...]
Moroccan Style Red lentil and Garbanzo Soup

Moroccan Style Red lentil and Garbanzo Soup (Low Calorie)

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Today I tried Moroccan Lentil and Garbanzo soup at Sweet Tomatoes. The soup was great- light, chunky, flavorful and apparently low calorie just the way I like my soups. I guess I liked it so much that I came home, looked up a few recipes and decided to make a batch for dinner (while I was cooking [...]
Mediterranean Red Lentil and Pumpkin Soup

Mediterranean Red Lentil and Pumpkin Soup

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Couple of weeks ago I tried red lentils soup at a local Mediterranean restaurant. It was light and flavorful and perfect for lunch. Although it did resemble a bit like Indian red lentils dish and we call it ‘lal masoor dal’ and it is commonly served as a main dish with rice or Indian flatbreads for [...]
Baby Spinach Salad with carrot and cucumber spinach ribbons

Baby spinach salad with carrot and cucumber ribbons

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With days warming up a bit, I prefer having salads for lunch or as a side (sometimes bigger than a side portion) for dinner. I am big fan of low calorie salsa based Mexican style salads-which one of these days I will put together for my blog as well. However, these days I am experimenting with baby [...]
Mexican style Vegetable soup with black beans and rice

Mexican style vegetable soup with black beans and rice

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Chicken Noodle soup-shred chicken

Low Fat Chicken Noodle Soup

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On cold winter evenings, I love having a big bowl of chicken noodle soup for dinner. It is a nutritious, hearty and low fat meal that does not need too many ingredients. Moreover, this is one of the dishes my entire family enjoys including my 2 year old son. I thought I should make one more batch [...]
Hawaiian Toast

Hawaiian Toast

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Recipe by Heidemarie Swanepoel Today we visited Gran, and she dished up my childhood favourite treat. When we came home from school, on a cold or wet day, she would be standing by with a delicious slice of Hawaiian Toast. My kids love it now, just as much as I loved it then (and still [...]
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Toasted Avocado Sandwich

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By Heidemarie Swanepoel I found a few yummy looking Avocados in the supermarket today, and my mouth literally watered for them. So when I got home I made these toasted sandwiches. I prefer sweet and my hubby prefers salty, so I made two variations. Let me know which one  you prefer. Ingredients: [...]
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