Saturday, July 16, 2011

Low calorie cream/rose sauce

Ok I discoverred this last night while cooking Chicken Tikka Masala and the more I think about it the more ideas I get for it. We all know making cream sauces are super high in calories. Well to make a basic cream sauce for one person use 2 tablespoons of no fat natural yoghurt plus 1/4 cup fat free milk and mix - works out to only 89 calories! Perfect for if you wanna make alla panna or a carbonara sauce. I infact might test it out with alla panna this week :)

Another sauce i love is a rose sauce....perfect with pasta with chicken, semi dried tomatos and spinach thrown in (and theres prolly heaps otherways to use a rose sauce) Anyway....exact same as the plain cream sauce but you then add half a tin of chopped tomatos (make sure you get ones which have tomatos only listed in the sigar/salt etc) and that not only gets some vegetables in but works out to only 123 calories!

Happy cooking!!


To Band or not To Band? said...

I use the 99.9% fat free evaporated milk and add tomatoes for pasta, coconut essence for curries and vanilla essence for any dessert recipes! So easy and so yummy!

kazz said...

I use to do that too...but would add a tablespoon of cornflour or i found it too watery....this way its actually slightly lower in calories and its thicker cos of the yoghurt....its a good way to get a lil bit extra yoghurt in too :)