7 Low-Calorie Ingredients You’re Not Using

Find out how to add the right low-cal ingredients to your cooking.

7 Low-Calorie Ingredients You’re Not Using

If you are looking to lose weight, stay on the health track, and lighten up your meals, the right low-calorie ingredient can be your new best friend. Here are some of Lisa Lillien, aka Hungry Girl's top picks, along with a few ingredients we also recommend keeping in constant rotation. Not only are all of these foods low in calories, they are also super versatile, so you can make tons of different dishes with them.

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While many of us associate oats with breakfast, they are so versatile and healthy, you can use them for lunch and dinner recipes as well. Full of fiber and minerals, and gluten-free, adding oats to your favorite comfort foods can do you a lot of good. You can swap macaroni for oats and make a cheesy dish that is just as tasty and has 1/3 of the calories, or swap for rice and pasta and make an oatmeal risotto dish as well. If you're craving dessert, try making an apple crumble with oats, you'll slash tons of calories and stay full and satisfied.

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2 Small Kitchen Tools That May Save You Big Time & Space

Both of which are crucial for the holidays.

During the holiday season, your time and kitchen space is more valuable than ever. How can you maximize both to entertain family and serve a delicious meal? Here are two small gadgets that may make a mighty difference.

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