3 Low-Calorie Herbs and Spices Snacks for a Healthier and Slimmer Body

By Adrian T. Cheng

More and more people are starting to eat healthy - not just to lose weight but also to maintain a stronger body. If you're new to this lifestyle, it's easy to get bored with portioned meat, steamed vegetables and low-fat everything. Jazz up your healthy dishes with the kick of natural spices and the delicious flavor of fresh herbs. Snack on these 3 low-calories herbs and spices recipes and you'll know how good healthy eating is!

Creamy Cilantro Pizza

What you need:

1/2 bunch cilantro

3/4 cup ground lamb

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon non-fat plain Greek yogurt

2 green chiles, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, chopped

2 teaspoons canola or grapeseed oil

2 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon coriander seeds, toasted and coarsely ground

1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and coarsely ground

Handful of mozzarella cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

3 pieces frozen naan, thawed

Heat oil in a small pan over medium heat and cook onion and garlic until tender. Stir in ground lamb, toasted coriander and cumin seeds, salt and pepper. Cook for 6-8 minutes or when lamb is cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside. Mix together cilantro, 1/4 cup yogurt, green chiles and water in a blender (season with salt and pepper if desired) and process until smooth. Divide the cilantro-yogurt sauce among naan followed by cooked lamb then top with mozzarella cheese. Bake in a pre-heated oven (450F) until cheese starts to bubble. Garnish with remaining yogurt, raw onion and cilantro leaves.

Basil and Lavender Fruit Bowl

What you need:

2 peaches, diced

1 cup grapes

1 cup watermelon cubes

1/2 cup blueberries

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon dried lavender buds

1/2 teaspoon finely minced fresh sweet basil

Heat the lime juice and the honey over medium heat in a small saucepan. Stir until well-combined. Remove from heat when heated through then add lavender buds and basil leaves. Set aside and let sit for 8 to 10 minutes. Place peaches, grapes, watermelon cubes and blueberries in a large bowl and pour basil and lavender syrup over fruits.

Healthy Herb Summer Salad

What you need:

2 ears corn, husked and cooked

12 lettuce leaves

2 limes, juiced

1 bunch scallions, trimmed and thinly slices

1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped

1/2 onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley

1/2 cup feta cheese

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Freshly ground pepper

In a medium bowl, mix together scallions, cilantro, parsley, lime juice and olive oil. Strip the corn from the cob carefully using a sharp knife and add the kernels to the herb mixture. Stir until all ingredients are well-combined. Divide the mixture into 12 and scoop into lettuce leaves. Top with feta cheese and season with ground pepper.

Eating nutritious hasn't been this good - try these amazing low-calorie herbs and spices snacks for a healthier and slimmer body!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger who promotes healthy eating. He has written numerous posts and articles about natural herbs and spices, shared countless of delicious and healthy recipes and reviewed top-notch cooking accessories that are worth checking out. You can view Adrian's posts about nutritious food and other interesting topics on his blog.

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