Making use of lemon to add flavor without adding calories

Making Use Of Lemon To Add Flavor Without Calories

 

Tired of eating the same old meals day after day? If you’re on an intense fat loss diet, you are going to be limiting the amount of sauces and condiments that you use to prepare your meals as these typically add unwanted fat and calories.

That said, that does not mean you have to eat bland and boring meals. You can liven up any dish with some calorie free – or close to it – alternatives.

Lemon is one of those.

Let’s take a closer look at a few serving suggestions using lemon as the main flavor booster so that you can start making good use of this fruit in your own cooking.

Lemon Protein Muffins

The first way to add lemon as a flavor in your menu is to whip up some lemon poppyseed protein muffins. There are a number of great protein powder muffin recipes available, so seek out one that meets your nutritional needs and use lemon as the add-in.

Or, try this recipe:

1 ½ scoops vanilla protein powder 1/3 cup applesauce 1/3 cup egg whites 1/8 cup unsweetened almond milk ½ tsp. baking powder 1 tbsp. zest from a lemon 2 tbsp. poppyseeds

Combine all of these together and bake the muffins at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Frost with some fat free cream cheese if desired.

Lemon-Dill Chicken 

The next way to use lemon in your cooking is to prepare some lemon dill chicken. This works great as a marinade and will definitely add some zing to your chicken in a hurry. Simply combine one tablespoon of olive oil with one tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice and a tablespoon or so of freshly chopped dill.

Place the chicken in the marinade and let stand for about an hour in the fridge before grilling. While grilling, brush some of the marinade over as it cooks.

Lemon-Pepper Shrimp

Finally, the last option is to use it with shrimp. Lemon and shrimp flavors blend together nicely and the following sauce will add a high dose of flavor without the calories.

In a blender, combine ½ red pepper, half a clove of garlic, a bunch of parsley, one tbsp. Of Dijon mustard, a quarter of a purple onion, 1 tsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. Worchester sauce, and the juice of one lemon.  Then place it in a parchment cooking bag with 20 or so shrimps and bake for 20 minutes at 370 degrees. Serve immediately.

So next time you’re bored with your diet, try using lemon. It’s high in vitamin C so will offer a boost of antioxidants as well.

UncategorizedB.J. Bliffert