Turkey steak is low in fat and high in protein and cooks quickly, all great when you are on a weight loss diet. Here it is accompanied by a delicious salad containing vitamin E rich avocado as well as crunchy cucumber and celery.
Extra light soft cheese, which contains around 4% fat is a great boon in the dieters kitchen. Not only is it low in fat, but it is high in protein, and it spreads easily making it a good replacement for butter or other spreads. Here is it spread into celery sticks for a classic snack.
Griddling or char-grilling is great for vegetables as well as meat. Simply brush with a little oil and place on the griddle, turning as they brown. This side salad contains chopped sundried tomatoes which provide a great alternative to lots of oily dressing.
All is not lost if you are having a low carb Christmas. Turkey escalopes wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cranberries and walnuts served alongside broccoli and brussel sprouts look and taste delicious and should keep you in ketosis too.
Fill a whole iceberg lettuce leaf with a tasty mix of egg, chives and low fat mayonnaise. Remember that products can only be labelled 'low fat if they contain less than 3g fat per 100g, so don't be fooled by the reduced fat labels which may still contain a lot of fat.
A delicious and easy dish, which is also low in carbohydrates. Keep a pack of shelled raw prawns in your freezer to make this one, as it is bound to become a favourite. Non dieters in your household will be very envious, so serve them with a portion of boiled rice to make a delicious meal.
When fresh asparagus is in season this easy low carbohydrate snack will keep the munchies at bay as well as provide valuable protein. Choose thinly cut lean ham, or buy wafer thin ham and use sparingly.
Allow yourself a little indulgence by making this low sugar jelly topped up with some sparkling wine. If you prefer to use a sachet of sugar free jelly, make up a one pint (600ml) sachet with 400ml of water and allow to cool in the fridge. When nearly set add 175ml of sparkling wine.
This low carbohydrate meal is great for any time of day, even breakfast, though eating spinach first thing may be a challenge! However at lunch time or suppertime this simple tasty meal will be on the table in less than 15 minutes.
Another quick low carbohydrate meal for you to enjoy smoked cod or haddock needn't be restricted to breakfast or making supper-time kedgeree. Here it is combined with succulent stir fried green vegetables. Look out for undyed cod or haddock which is less salty.
Whether you choose cod, haddock, coley, pollack or other white fish for this recipe make sure it has been sustainably sourced to help fish stocks. You can make a simple herb 'butter' by taking a teaspoon of low fat spread and rolling it in chopped herbs, here it is chives, but you could do this with any fresh herb.