Delicious Low-Calorie Summer Recipes
Light summer food, without the hidden calories.
The sun is shining through, paving the way for tasty, summery food. When we think of summer foods and alfresco dining, colourful salads and BBQs spring to mind. Although these are often healthier than some meals and perfectly fine in moderation, they often come with hidden calories, saturated fats and refined carbohydrates attached. Calorific and high-fat salad dressings; carb-laden bread and pastry; sugary desserts.
But these wonderful foods don't need to be avoided - just rethought. Building Lo-Dough into your diet saves you calories and carbs like nothing else, while also providing your body with all-important, gut-friendly fibre. With a few other tips and tricks (zero-fat sides, low-sugar treats) you can still enjoy all your favourites.
If you’re looking for something light yet packed with flavour, this Roasted Tomato & Feta Tart could be just the ticket. Sweet caramelised balsamic onions and cherry tomatoes are roasted on top of a Lo-Dough base before finishing it off crumbled feta cheese and fresh herbs on top. We don't need to tell you how beautiful this one is going to taste - it's sunshine on a plate.
Calories per tart: 310 kCal
Fat: 14g | Carbohydrates: 27g | Fibre: 12g | Protein: 11g | Sugar: 11g
This recipe is perfect for slimmers AND low-carbers alike. In the summer months, there is nothing quite like getting out the BBQ and cooking over coals! It's a healthy way to cook, it adds flavour and it's a great excuse to get outside. So this wrap - we're talking smokey, succulent lamb, an incredible, flavoursome low-carb slaw, fresh salad and the all-important low-carb, high-fibre hit provided by Lo-Dough! It all makes for an amazing meal and one that will satisfy both your tastebuds and diet.
Calories per serving: 262 kCal
Fat: 14g | Carbohydrates: 5g | Fibre: 12g | Protein: 23g | Sugar: 2g
Coleslaw is a firm favourite on everyone’s BBQ menu. Unsurprising as it’s absolutely delicious! However, it’s often made with copious amounts of mayonnaise - sending the fat content through the roof.
We’ve adapted the traditional recipe and opted for fat-free yoghurt instead. This still gives you the creamy, crunchy texture you know and love, yet gets rid of the fat and reduces the calories significantly.
Calories per serving: 38 kCal
Fat: 0g | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fibre: 2g | Protein: 2g | Sugar: 3.5g
This wonderful breakfast recipe is absolutely guaranteed to brighten your day. It’s so easy to make and rich with nutrients and fibre so will be sure to keep you full and satisfied until lunchtime. All you need are a few simple ingredients. If you can get hold of fresh ripe peaches, that is the ideal, otherwise tinned peaches work just fine too!
Top Tip: soak your Lo-Dough overnight to improve the depth of flavour.
Calories per serving (with dressing): 256 kCal
Fat: 8g | Carbohydrates: 26g | Fibre: 11g | Protein: 11g | Sugar: 24g
If we told you that you could have an ice-cream sandwich for 111 calories, you think we were lying, right? Well, we are absolutely not - your on-plan ice cream sandwich prayers are answered! At just 11.2g of carbs and a massive 8.1g of fibre, this is an ice-cream sandwich, reinvented. This great hack for Lo-Dough brownies makes the perfect ice-cream sandwich and by adulterating your brownies with additional flavourings, you can tweak these summer treats to your heart's content.
For these particular brownies, we added a teaspoon of salted caramel flavouring to ramp up the taste!
Serves up to 9
Calories per ice-cream sandwich: 111 kCalFat: 3.3g | Carbohydrates: 11.2g | Fibre: 8.1g | Protein: 4.6g | Sugar: 4.8g