Low Fat, Low Calorie *Southern Style Coconut Cake*; No Weird Diet Ingredients

Low Fat, Low Calorie Southern Style Coconut Cake-HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

This delicate, fluffy layer cake isn’t only light in density, but also in calories and fat. The smooth, creamy, marshmallow-like frosting coupled with the perfect texture of sweetened shredded coconut is the ideal pairing to a coconut scented chiffon (sponge) cake. Each slice comes in at 235 calories, in stark contrast to the classic cake’s nearly 750 calories per serving.

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Lemon Bars with Cardamom; Guiltless & Egg-less. 150 calories LESS and 1/2 the sugar of the average bar

Lemon Bars with Cardamom; Guiltless & Eggless. 150 calories less and 1/2 the sugar of the average bar-HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

My Lemon Bars with Cardamom have less than 1/2 the sugar of the average bar. But they still pack in the flavor, tang, and buttery goodness of a shortbread crust. There aren’t any weird “diet” ingredients, and still each comes in at around 237 calories vs the usual nearly 400 per square. Unlike other “low calorie/low sugar” recipes, this bar isn’t the size of your thumbnail in order to keep the calorie count low, and consequently your craving unsatisfied. These are at least 3″x2″, a real portion!

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Meaty (Meatless) Manicotti, 220 cal +13g protein each #MeatlessMondays

Meaty (Vegetarian) Manicotti, 220 cal +13g each- HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

My “meaty”, vegetarian version of this Italian favorite I often covet (but avoid at all costs), contains only 220 cal each and 13g of protein. A moderate amount of three cheeses gives it a rich flavor, while Italian seitan or meatless sausage increase the protein content. If you and your family are trying to master “Meatless Mondays”, this recipe will be make healthy eating feel special!

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Easy Za’atar Chicken with Tahini Sauce, Experience Middle Eastern Flavor, 37g of protein

Easy Za'atar Chicken with Tahini Sauce, Experience Middle Eastern Flavor, 37g protein- HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

This easy to make, flavorful meal will surprise you at your first bite.Although it may not look too special, the tanginess from the Za’atar (pronounced Zah-tar) combined with a little kick from the Aleppo Pepper is unique and refreshing. Using boneless chicken breasts, halved and pounded thin, makes this a super quick weeknight meal that will very quickly become part of your regular dinner rotation.

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