People usually cut down food when they want to loose weight. But cutting down food can slow down your metabolism. Regular exercise with healthy food keeps you fit. You can continue to eat enough calories for your body while staying on a path to weight loss. Below mentioned are some low-calorie food that fill you up.


Everyone loves pasta, whether it is red sauce pasta or white sauce pasta. But usually, this kind of pasta is just for charming your taste buds, filled with lots of fat. You can’t have these, daily as your salads. But we are here with one more mouth-watering pasta recipe which is healthy, low in calorie plus tasty too. So, you all know that boiled pasta is not harmful to you as it is made up of semolina. So, let’s learn to make semolina pasta recipe.


  1. 1 packet cooked semolina pasta
  2. Lots of veggies – (cucumber, onions, tomatoes, beetroot, bell pepper, carrot, corn)
  3. 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  4. A bit of cheese or mayonnaise

Method of Preparation

  1. In a large salad bowl, place pasta(washed, boiled, drained) and then toss it with lots of veggies, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, carrot, beetroot, corns.
  2. Then, in a small bowl mix some cheese and Italian seasoning and gently mix into the salad.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

NOTE: you can store it up to 2 days.


Khichdi is always considered as the food given to someone who is unwell. But, no this recipe is different. This palak khichdi has spinach which contains iron that means it is healthy plus it’s full of spices which would charm your taste buds too. So, let’s see how it’s cooked.


  1. ½ cup rice washed
  2. ½ cup moong dal
  3. ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  4. 1 tbsp ghee
  5. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  6. 2 pods cardamom
  7. 1-inch cinnamon
  8. 1 bay leaf
  9. 1 dried red chili
  10. ½ onion finely chopped
  11. ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  12. 1 green chili
  13. 1 tomato finely chopped
  14. handful palak/spinach leaves
  15. 1 cup water
  16. 1 tsp salt

Method of Preparation

  1. Firstly, in a pressure cooker cook the rice and dal together till 3 whistles or till it is totally cooked and keep it aside.
  2. Then, in a non-stick pan add 1 tsp of ghee and sauté cumin seeds, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf, and dried chilies.
  3. Then, add onion into it and sauté till it turns light golden.
  4. Further, add ginger garlic paste and 1 green chili.
    Now add one tomato and sauté till it turns soft. Then add palak puree into it and cook for 5 minutes till palak changes its color.

(For Palak puree: Clean and wash the spinach leaves and boil the leaves in water for 10 minutes and drain and wash under running water to maintain the green color. Now squeeze this and blanch the leaves. Now let it cool down and then blend, the boiled leaves for smooth puree consistency)

  1. Add pressure cooked rice and moong dal.
  2. Also, add 1 cup water and 1 tsp of salt.
  3. Simmer and boil the khichdi for 5 minutes till it absorbs palak flavor.
  4. Serve the palak khichdi hot with curd and papad.


Salads are low in calorie and if served with bean sprouts act as a catalyst. Bean sprouts are a storehouse of VITAMIN B and help in weight loss, promotes digestion, good for bone density and a lot more. Did you know, it also helps to reduce your anxiety? We live in a world full of workload and anxiety. So, which food can be better than the bean sprouts? Let’s learn to make these yummy bean sprouts salad.


  1. Bean sprouts _ 1 full bowl
  2. Capsicum – ¼ cup
  3. Salt – to taste
  4. For dressing:-
  5. Oil- 1 Tsp
  6. Chopped garlic – 1 Tsp
  7. Vinegar – 2 Tsp
  8. Soy sauce – 1 Tsp
  9. Sugar – ½ tsp
  10. Crushed peanuts
  11. Chilli powder – ½ tsp

Method of Preparation

  1. Heat olive oil in a small non stick pan and add garlic to it. Sauté for 15 seconds on medium flame.
  2. Keep it aside to cool down. Then, add vinegar, soya sauce, sugar, chili powder, peanuts and mix well. Keep it aside.
  3. Now, in a large bowl combine bean sprouts, capsicum, salt and the mixture made above and mix well.
  4. Serve, immediately or you can refrigerate and store it for up to 2 days.


Food is incomplete without drinks. If you’re really hungry, these low-calorie drinks consumed with low-calorie food should fill you up. These low-calorie drinks are rich in antioxidants like vitamin A & Vitamin C. They are a great source of energy. You just have to learn to make the right combination of fruits. Let’s learn to make these drinks.


Muskmelon is rich in potassium which helps to regulate the blood pressure and have Vitamin A. Muskmelon have negligible fat content.


  1. Muskmelon cubes – 2 cups
  2. Orange – 8
  3. Black salt – ½ tsp
  4. Crushed ice – for serving

Method of Preparation

  1. In a blender, add muskmelon cubes and orange a few at a time. Blend it till smooth.
  2. Add black salt, mix it well and strain the juice.
  3. Add some crushed ice on top and serve.


Wheatgrass is an excellent source for vitamins and minerals. It contains iron, magnesium, amino acids and a lot more. Wheatgrass can provide you with the nutrients and energy needed to reduce your weight. Talking about watermelon, so it has low calorie but no fat. Two cups of cubed watermelon have 80 calories and zero fat.


  1. One 1/2 cups muskmelon cubes
  2. One cup watermelon
  3. 2 tbsp chopped wheatgrass
  4. 8 big orange segments (deseeded)
  5. Crushed ice

Method of Preparation

  1. In a blender, combine cubes of watermelon, muskmelon, and segments of wheatgrass and orange.
  2. Blend them, till smooth and pour it into a glass.
  3. Sprinkle some crushed ice over it.
  4. Serve immediately

Eating and drinking these low-calorie food would definitely fill you up when you’re so hungry but do not want to gain fat.

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