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If you have been searching for low calorie and vegetarian recipes to cook for yourself or your family, then these free low calorie recipes ideas are just for you.

Breakfast Shake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of skim milk
  • 2 tbsp* of frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tbsp of wheat germ
  • Sugar or artificial sweetener to your taste
  • 1/2 tsp** of vanilla extract
  • 3 ice cubes

* tbsp=tablespoon
** tsp=teaspoon

Blend all the ingredients and pour the shake into a glass.

The serving size of 1-1/2 cups contains 220 calories, 10 g protein, 42 g carbohydrate, 1g total fat, less than 1 g saturated fat, less than 1 mg cholesterol, 110 mg sodium.

You can add 1/2 cup of sliced bananas or strawberries if you like.

Grilled Pork with Cherry Sauce

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds of boneless pork roast – all fat trimmed
  • 1 cup dry red wine and 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tbsp of chopped onion
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp of minced ginger root
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 3 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup of cold water
  • 1 pound of fresh or frozen cherries
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup of sugar
  • salt and pepper

Sprinkle the roast with salt and pepper. Roast on rack in a roasting pan at 325 degrees, for about 2 hours.

Cherry Sauce Preparation

Boil the wine, orange juice, onion, garlic, ginger root, allspice and 1/8 tsp of pepper. Cover with a lid and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes.

Heat to boiling again. Mix the cornstarch and the cold water, and stir into the boiling mixture. Boil, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in cherries and cook over low heat for about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for a while. Stir in the sugar.

Serving

Slice the pork and serve with the Cherry Sauce.

Oatmeal Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water and 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp margarine
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup artificial sweetener
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 large egg and 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda and one pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Topping ingredients

  • 2 tbsp margarine and 2 tbsp evaporated skim milk
  • 1-1/2 tsp molasses
  • 2 packets of sugar or artificial sweetener
  • 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 8-inch square cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine water, rolled oats and all the margarine in a large bowl. Use electric mixer to beat sugar, artificial sweetener, molasses, egg and vanilla. Stir together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, soda, and salt. Stir into the oatmeal mixture and blend well.

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed until stiff peaks form and fold into batter. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick, inserted in center of the cake, comes out clean.

Topping preparation

Preheat oven to broil. In small saucepan cook margarine, milk, molasses and sugar until bubbly and slightly thickened. Stir in walnuts. Spread on cake. Broil until nuts begin to brown.

One serving contains 190 calories.

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