Low-Fat Recipes

Overview

A low-fat diet may be used to manage digestive issues, promote weight loss or control conditions involving the liver, pancreas or gallbladder. Maintaining a collection of low-fat recipes can inspire tasty meals and snacks made from a combination of healthy low-fat foods.

Most health experts recommend that low-fat diets contain less than 30 percent of daily calories from fat. In other words, for every 100 calories consumed, a low-fat food product should have 3 grams of fat or less. In addition, the daily calorie contribution of saturated fat should not exceed 7–10 percent.

A balanced low-fat diet should include a variety of fruits, leafy greens, beans, legumes, lean meat, whole grains and low-fat dairy. To make it easier to stick to a low-fat diet, health experts recommend developing a nutritious meal plan that includes low-fat recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

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