11/20/2012 10:51 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

High-Protein, Low-Calorie, Low-Fat Dishes, From Ellie Krieger (WATCH)

High-protein, low-calorie, low-fat dishes do exist! Nutritionist and host of The Cooking Channel's "Healthy Appetite" Ellie Krieger, explained that there are dozens of recipes like this when she met with me on Mondays With Marlo. Pick a quick-cooking protein like shrimp, chicken or beans and a vegetable that doesn't require a lot of chopping, like cherry tomatoes or pre-washed arugula. Quick-cooking whole grains like quinoa, brown rice and whole grain pasta should also be kept on hand. Mix and match these foods and you've got yourself a fast, healthy meal.

For more nutritious and delicious eating advice, see Ellie's tips for healthier eating:

Ellie Krieger's Tips For Healthier Eating

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