Not sure what to make for dinner? Try these tasty low cal meals.

I loved this helpful article by Food & Wine editor, Kristin Donnelly featuring recipes for under 600 calories including wine! Here’s her intro:

While living in Paris, I performed an unintentional experiment with the French paradox: I ate cheese, pâté and bread almost daily but still lost 10 pounds. Walking miles along the Seine helped, but I’d also started eating the French way: smaller portions of better-tasting food, often with wine. Drinking wine isn’t necessarily the key to losing weight, but as countless studies have shown, a glass-a-day habit can increase your life span. Now I live in New York City but still eat the French way, with low calorie, wine-friendly dishes like the ones here—runny eggs baked over mushrooms and spinach, for instance, and a root-vegetable salad with sliced beef. Add a five-ounce glass of wine (at 110 to 130 calories) and the total calorie count is still under 600. And sometimes, there’s enough wiggle room for cheese.

Speaking of great low cal meals – we wanted to share our FAVORITE salad of the summer –and if your wondering what to make for dinner -and can stop by a Whole Foods on the way home – you will love this super healthy asian cabbage salad. This is from our friend Karyn – who doesn’t remember where she got it –we apologize if we’ve taken someone’s recipe without giving credit. 😉

Cabbage Salad

2  16 oz bags of shredded cabbage (the one at Whole Foods was called Angel Hair Coleslaw – Green Cabbage)
1 cup slivered almonds – toast them in a pan –  you do not need any oil etc.
8 tbsp of sesame seeds – also toast them in a pan with no oil – (I toast them together with the almonds)
1 bunch (usually 6-8 pieces) scallions – chopped
the dressing for the salad
1/2 cup canola oil
7 tbsp rice vinegar
4 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
(mix dressing ingredients together and toss with cabbage, almonds, sesame seeds and scallions)
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Comments

  1. This recipe is TO DIE FOR. Thank you!

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