Maintaining a healthy weight or trying to lose a few pounds ultimately revolves around the science of counting calories. It's a tedious task to tabulate every morsel you put in your mouth, but there's a simpler and much more flexible strategy: Start a file of skinny recipes. Use this collection of low-calorie dinners as a starting point. As always, taste comes first, so we've pulled together our best recipes that are big on flavor and in step with all the latest food trends. The choices are amazing, and you won't feel like you're depriving yourself.

July 23, 2012