low calorie recipes

Low Calorie Recipes… That are High in Nutrients and Flavor

Most experts agree that getting a handle on your calorie intake and portion sizes is important for weight loss and long term health.

But this might surprise you: When it comes to calories, less doesn’t necessarily mean better.

One of the biggest mistakes so called health experts have made through the years is telling us that all calories are created equal.  But all calories are NOT created equal!

Plenty of “empty calorie” foods like rice cakes, “veggie chips”, graham crackers and popcorn are touted as healthy low calorie foods that promise to get your weight in check.  But the truth is, these foods do anything but.

Low Calorie Health Food Imposters

That’s because these low calorie health masqueraders:

  • Lack the fullness factor – filling you up just long enough that you have time to walk back to the kitchen to eat more
  • Spike blood sugar – encouraging insulin resistance and the storage of fat, and  fueling the viscous hunger cycle
  • Contain little to NO nutrients – merely  empty calories, often supplemented with synthetic vitamins

Low Calorie Recipes with Benefits

At Healing Gourmet you won’t find any puffed, extruded, man-made low calorie recipes or snacks.We don’t believe in starvation, deprivation or the industrial food nation!

What we do believe is that optimum health and weight loss demand getting the most nutritional bang out of every bite. In our Low Calorie Recipes section you will find recipes that are light in calories (350 calories or less per serving), but heavy on nutrition. That’s because we rely on low-calorie superfoods like organic berries, wild seafood, grass-fed beef and cancer-fighting Cruciferous vegetables to create light recipes with big health benefits.

To learn more about weight loss and programming your body to be a lean, mean, calorie-torching machine,check our our weight loss diet section.

whole roasted cauliflower

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Indian Spice

While this simple and delicious recipe is just a side dish, its golden crown and rich aroma will make it the center of attention on your dinner table. Coated with fragrant spices - including the powerful healing spice turmeric - and then roasted until tender, our Whole Roasted Cauliflower recipe makes the perfect accompaniment to Tandoori Chicken and other classic Indian dishes. Fight Cancer … [Read more...]

Delicious, low carb, gluten free paleo protein donuts

Paleo Donuts (High Protein, Low Carb)

When it comes to your health, there's probably nothing WORSE than a donut. Made with little more than sugar and white flour - high glycemic, nutrient void, inflammatory ingredients - and then fried in omega-6 rich vegetable oil or trans fat -  even a "once in a while" indulgence in donuts can be harmful to your waistline and your long term health. Paleo Donuts: An Oxymoron? We've made over … [Read more...]

healthy frappuccino

Healthy Frappuccinos (Sugar Free, Dairy Free)

Healthy Frappuccinos (Sugar Free, Dairy Free) Recipe   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 90 mins Total time 1 hour 45 mins   Serves: 2 Ingredients 2 c. Pacific Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk (Plain) 2 tsp. instant coffee 0.0625 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt ½ tsp. organic vanilla extract ½ Tbsp. Navitas Naturals Original Raw Chia Seeds 10 drops SweetLeaf® … [Read more...]

German One Pan Pancakes

German One Pan Pancakes (Grain Free, Gluten Free)

Tired of standing over a hot griddle flipping pancakes - one right after another - for your family's breakfast? Look no further than one pan pancakes. Speedy One Pan Pancakes That are Packed with Nutrition You might know these delicious breakfast treats as German pancakes, or Dutch Babies. And despite their name, they're not much like flapjacks at all. In fact, these one pan pancakes are … [Read more...]


Paleo Macadamia Mayonnaise

This delicious Paleo mayonnaise is a snap to make. Plus its a delicious way to add flavor and healthy fats to all of your Paleo meals. Paleo Mayonnaise - Bring Out The Best! Store-bought mayonnaise is inevitably made with soybean and canola oils. Not only are these oils highly refined (and usually genetically modified), they are also extremely high in omega-6 fats. Think organic or vegan-mayo … [Read more...]


Almost Sugar Free Chocolate Frosting Shots

Almost Sugar Free Chocolate Frosting Shots Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Serves: 16 Ingredients 8 Tbsp. Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk 2 packets Wellness Bakeries Chocolate Ganache Mix 1 tsp. organic vanilla extract 16 Tbsp. organic grass-fed butter Instructions Add the coconut milk, vanilla and ganache to … [Read more...]


Paleo Pancakes (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

What better way to start your Saturday or Sunday morning than with a relaxing and indulgent breakfast. But indulgent doesn't have to mean unhealthy. In fact, these amazingly simple, fluffy, nutrient-rich paleo pancakes are packed with protein and healthy fat to keep you full.  Gluten Free, Protein Rich Paleo Pancakes And as opposed to most pancakes, they are low in the carbs and sugar that … [Read more...]

paleo pancakes

Fat-Burning Paleo Buttermilk Pancakes (Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

Weekends are the perfect time to enjoy an indulgent breakfast. But "indulgent" doesn't have to mean unhealthy! In fact, you can enjoy delicious breakfast foods - like these Paleo buttermilk pancakes - that will fill you up and keep your blood sugar stable and your metabolism cranking on all gears. But let me stress something important... The pancakes I'm talking about are VERY different … [Read more...]

paleo sweet potato waffles

Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles

Starting your day with a healthy breakfast doesn't just make for a more productive workday. It also means shifting your body's metabolism into gear and fueling your cells for optimal functioning. Your brain works better after a healthy breakfast. Your body is energized and your belly feels pleasantly satisfied. But what is a healthy breakfast anyway? Contrary to popular belief, a healthy … [Read more...]


Gluten Free Chocolate Lava Cake

5.0 from 1 reviews Gluten Free Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 40 mins   Serves: 12 Ingredients 16 Tbsp. Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Zero 8 oz. Dagoba Organic Eclipse Bar 1 Tbsp. Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour 20 drops SweetLeaf® SteviaClear Liquid Stevia 5 large pastured eggs 1 c. organic grass-fed butter … [Read more...]

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