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A new source of fast and healthy recipes

by Mary C. Weaver, CSCS on November 12, 2012

beef and bean chile verdeI just discovered a great recipe resource on the ACE Fitness website.

On the site you’ll find 2,000 good-looking healthy recipes in categories from appetizers and salads to main dishes, sides, and desserts.

But here are three very cool features:

  • You can search by “health and diet consideration”—like, for example, budget, low in cholesterol, low in sodium, gluten-free, and high in fiber.
  • You can search by main ingredient, e.g., eggs, soy, shrimp.
  • And you can find complete nutrition info for every recipe. Calories, protein, carbs, fat, fiber, sodium, and so on.

A quick glance through the recipes indicates that most of them can be prepared in less than an hour.

The recipes are provided by, which produces some really fine online and magazine content.

Oh—the photo above is of beef and bean chile verde. You can have it on the table in 30 minutes, and it has 27 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per 307-calorie serving. Not bad at all.


Mary C. Weaver, CSCS
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Sarah Arrow November 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Looks an interesting site Mary, thanks for sharing it with us. A meal in 30 minutes with a low calorie count is quite hard to find.


Mary C. Weaver, CSCS, M.S. November 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Agreed! Unless you’re throwing a Lean Cuisine in the microwave. :-)


Suzanne November 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Thanks for the resource Mary! I’m always in need of new recipes for myself and my clients!


Mary C. Weaver, CSCS, M.S. November 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Excellent. Thanks!


Suzan St Maur November 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Quickly prepared, low calorie meals aren’t difficult to find if you really need them and want to keep your weight down … but these sound really tasty! Thanks for sharing.


Mary C. Weaver, CSCS, M.S. November 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm

That’s my take too. I actually wanted to eat most of the dishes I saw, and that’s not always the case with low-cal recipes!


Angelika Davey November 12, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Nice recipes – although 30 minutes is still too long for my liking. Isn’t there anything healthy and cooked in 15 or less minutes ;-)


Mary C. Weaver, CSCS, M.S. November 13, 2012 at 9:40 am


Good question! I just did a quick search on Amazon for “low-calorie recipes in 15 minutes” and got quite a few hits. One is a book from Cooking Light (whose recipes are usually very good), and another is from Weight Watchers . . . actually a collection of 20-minute recipes.


Angela Boothroyd November 14, 2012 at 6:35 am

I just did a quick check and they have lots of delicious looking vegetarian recipes too, so this could be a really good resource for me – thank you :-)


Mary C. Weaver, CSCS, M.S. November 14, 2012 at 6:53 am

You’re right! Thanks for mentioning that. :-)


Shira November 14, 2012 at 7:30 am

What a great resource! We know that cooking at home as often as possible is essential in better eating habits. Appreciate the share. :)


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