One of the greatest perks of cooking at home is the control home cooks can take over fulfilling their dietary needs. While some restaurants provide nutritional information to help you make informed choices, many meals outside the home are still likely to leave you guessing about the amount of fat, sodium, fiber and calories you've just ingested.
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Here are 22 recipes whose fat content makes up a maximum of 35 percent of the total calories in the dish — for many, significantly less — with saturated fat content that's 0-3 percent of the total calories.
Rise and shine with breakfasts based on fruits and whole grains to power you all morning long.
Citrus Fruit Salad by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner
Raspberry-Banana Smoothie by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner
Buckwheat Crepes by Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford
Pancakes for One by Hannah Kaminsky
Cantaloupe-Peach Smoothie by Mollie Katzen
Mix and match these soups and salads for a delicious and nutritious midday meal.
Vietnamese Shrimp and Fennel Salad by Nina Simonds
Thai Hot and Spicy Shrimp Soup by James Peterson
Roasted Eggplant Salad With Fresh Mint by Nancie McDermott
Chunky Southwestern Gazpacho by Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross
Spicy Jicama Salad With Tangerines and Fresh Coriander by Rick Bayless
Fresh Corn Chowder by Nina Simonds