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Fat free food ideas/recipes needed please.

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tortoise Wed 30-Jul-08 21:23:42

I have gall stones. I have to have a fat free or very very low fat diet.
I am finding it really hard to find anything to eat.
For example, tonight i found that mix veg (cauli,carrot and broccoli) had 0.7g fat per 100g.

I have very few ideas of what to eat and have already lost about half a stone in a week (which i did need to lose tbh!) but i can't carry on eating so little.

Today i have had a lot of fruit which i assume is ok.

So can i have some ideas of what to eat/make please? (No fish)

tortoise Wed 30-Jul-08 21:49:10


MaryBS Wed 30-Jul-08 21:50:00

Chicken tikka?

tortoise Wed 30-Jul-08 22:11:30

Not sure chicken is low enough fat. I would need to check a packet. Plus add up what is in the sauce. Jar would probably be fairly high.

For example i had soup yesterday, 3.7 g per half can. I had nearly a whole can and ended up in a lot of pain for most of the afternoon.

MaryBS Wed 30-Jul-08 22:15:29

tikka masala is high in fat. Plain Tikka is v. low, especially if you make it yourself with 0% yoghurt, then the only fat is in the chicken

ThatBigGermanPrison Wed 30-Jul-08 22:17:34

0.7g of fat in 100g is very very low, tortoise! Less than 1%

tortoise Wed 30-Jul-08 22:21:29

MaryBS Thanks, do you have a recipe or link to one please?

ThatBigGermanPrison yes i know it is but 100g is a very small amount. Add in anything had with the veg makes a big difference.

OverMyDeadBody Wed 30-Jul-08 22:26:43

Here's a low fat vegetable tagine, at least, I assume it's low fat, there is no fat used in the cooking.

ThatBigGermanPrison Wed 30-Jul-08 22:28:07

How many grams of fat are you limited to per meal, T? Or is it per day?

This is a good resource.

NotQuiteCockney Wed 30-Jul-08 22:29:41

Ok, getting fibre or simple carb won't be too hard without fat - but getting protein is tricky. Chicken breast without the skin etc etc could be ok.

tortoise Wed 30-Jul-08 22:32:09

Thanks OMDB will look at that.
ThatBigGermanPrison I don't know my limit other than the soup that sent me into pain.

Only got to wait until October to speak to a specialist! hmm

tortoise Wed 30-Jul-08 22:35:12

Link wont work for me OMDB.

ThatBigGermanPrison That link looks good. Found a bit with Foods lowest in Total Fat per 100g serving.

Aero Wed 30-Jul-08 22:36:18

This prawn risotto is very tasty and very low in fat. Can be made without the creme fraiche. I used very low fat fromage frais instead tonight as I had no creme fraiche. Worked just as well.

OverMyDeadBody Thu 31-Jul-08 00:47:31

try again

MaryBS Thu 31-Jul-08 07:25:49

This is close to the recipe I have used, just leave out the butter (and I would leave out the food colouring too!). The marinating is v. important for flavour. If you can leave for 24 hours marinating in the fridge, then it will be wonderful!

3 chicken breasts, boned and skinned—net weight after boning and skinning, about 2 3/4 lbs.
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
One juicy lemon
6 tablespoons plain yoghurt
A 1 inch cube of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
3 cloves garlic, peeled and mashed to a pulp
1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
2 teaspoons yellow liquid food colouring mixed with ½ teaspoon red liquid food colouring

Remove all the fat from the chicken pieces. Cut each breast in half, lengthwise, and then cut each half, crosswise, into three or four, more or less equal pieces. Lay the pieces in a single layer on a platter. Sprinkle half the salt over them. Squeeze the juice from half the lemon over them as well. Rub the salt and lemon into the chicken. Turn the chicken pieces over and do the same on the second side with the remaining salt and lemon. Set aside for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, put the yoghurt in a small bowl. Beat it with a fork or whisk until it is smooth and creamy. Add the ginger, garlic, cumin, cayenne, and garam masala. Stir to mix.

After the chicken has sat around in its first marinade for 20 minutes, brush one side with the food colouring. Turn the chicken pieces over with a pair of tongs and brush the second side with the colouring. Put the chicken pieces and all accumulated juices in a bowl. Hold a sieve over the chicken pieces. Pour the yoghurt mixture into the sieve and then push through as much of it as you can with a rubber spatula. Fold this second marinade over the chicken pieces. Cover tightly and refrigerate for 6 to 24 hours.

Preheat your oven to its maximum temperature. (for conventional ovens)

Thread the chicken pieces on skewers, leaving a little space between each piece. Balance the skewers on the raised rim of a baking tray or on a rack sitting on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil (save yourself some grief!), making sure that the meat juices will drip on the tray and not your oven floor. Brush the chicken with half the melted butter and put in the oven for about 7 minutes. Take out the baking tray and skewers. Turn the chicken pieces over and brush again with butter. Bake another 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is just done. Do not overcook.

ChopsTheDuck Thu 31-Jul-08 07:59:52

For a dessert idea - carte Dior lemon icecream has 0% fat.

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