Hummus (50 calories; 3 g fat per 2 tablespoons): Chickpeas are filling, thanks to the protein and fiber in them. Make a simple dip at home with a couple of cans of drained and rinsed chickpeas. Add juice from a lemon, a couple of roasted red peppers and a clove of garlic. Mix in a food processor until creamy.
Baba Ghanoush (70 calories; 2 g fat per serving): Halve an eggplant and spritz with olive oil, then roast at 425 degrees until the flesh is charred and tender, about 25-30 minutes. Let cool, then scrape flesh into a bowl, mix with lemon juice and a couple of cloves of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil.
Chicken kabobs (30 calories; 0 g fat; 6.5 g protein per ounce of chicken): This is a great alternative to meatballs! Toss chicken chunks in a light marinade, then broil until crispy and cooked through. Serve on toothpicks. Thread 1 ounce strips of chicken onto skewers cut in half. Serve with peanut sauce, low-sodium teriyaki or even light ranch dressing. Continued ›
Article created on: 1/27/2009