For those who are health -conscious, eating tasty food becomes a challenge. Most of the healthy foods are prepared without adding butter, cheese, sauces, and spices. Thanks to the constant innovation in food preparation, here are three recipes that are low in calories. Adding these to your everyday diet will keep you fit without missing out on the taste quotient. A single serving of the recipes below contains approximately 200 calories.
Asian Beef Skewers
Inspired by the oriental spices, the ginger-flavored beef skewers are one of the best appetizers.
Flank steaks: 1 ½ pound
Hoisin sauce: 3 tablespoons
Sherry: 3 tablespoons
Soy sauce: 1/4 cup
Barbeque sauce: 1 teaspoon
Green onions: 2 (finely chopped)
Garlic: 2 cloves (minced)
Fresh ginger root: 1 tablespoon (minced)
Take a small bowl. Mix hoisin sauce, barbeque sauce, sherry, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and green onions. Now, cut the flank steak diagonally or across the fiber into ¼ inch slices. In a resealable plastic bag, place the slices and add the hoisin sauce mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Preheat the grill over high heat and thread the steaks on skewers. Brush a little oil in the grill grate. Grill the steaks for at least 3 minutes or as per your preference.
This one is perfect for a Sunday brunch when served with rice or bread. One can also have it without rice or bread.
All-purpose flour: ¼ cup
Beef broth: 1 (10.5 ounces) can
White sugar: 2 tablespoons
Soy sauce: 2 tablespoons
Round steak: 1 pound (boneless, cut into bite-size pieces)
Fresh ginger root: ¼ teaspoon (chopped)
Garlic: 1 clove (minced)
Fresh broccoli: 4 cups (chopped)
Take a small bowl. Mix flour, sugar, broth, and soy sauce. Keep stirring until the sugar and flour dissolve. Place a large skillet over high heat. Add beef and stir cook for at least 4-5 minutes. Add the broth mixture and mix well. Add ginger, garlic, and broccoli. Bring it to boil and reduce heat. Simmer cook for 5-10 minutes. Serve it steaming hot when the sauce thickens. This recipe is going to steal the limelight when you place it on your dinner table.
Slow Cooker London Broil
The dominance of tomato soup, cream of mushroom soup and onion soup make this one a must-try.
Flank steak: 1 ½ pound
Condensed cream of mushroom soup: 1 can
Condensed tomato soup: 1 can Dry onion soup mix: 1 package
Dry onion soup mix: 1 package
The usage of the slow cooker has made the preparation of London broil more interesting. To start with, place the meat at the bottom of the slow cooker. If it does not fit properly, you may choose to cut the meat into small slices. Now, take a saucepan and mix together the tomato and cream of mushroom soups. Pour the entire gravy over the beef. Sprinkle the dry onion soup mix. Then, cover the cooker and let it slow cook for 8-10 hours. This unique recipe is sure to make you a master chef when you serve it to your friends.