It can be challenging to find tasty, healthy meals when you’re watching your weight. That’s why we compiled this great list of easy Low Calorie Meals for you!
These healthy dinners are all under 400 calories per serving, but still taste great! You’ll find light pastas, cozy soups, meatless mains and so much more. We’ve even found lightened up versions of comfort food favorites like lasagna!
All of these family friendly, low cal meals taste great, while still being light and healthy. Cook your way through all, we’re sure many will find their way into your regular rotation. Enjoy!
1. Mediterranean Pasta
This Mediterranean Pasta is your new weeknight best friend. It’s super quick, like 20 minutes quick, has great flavors the whole family will love, and comes in at only 302 calories per serving!
2. Albondigas Soup
Albondigas Soup – This one is Delicious. This is the soup for your soul. Plump meatballs floating in a hearty tomato infused flavorful broth, loaded with tons of veggies. That’s sopa de albondigas for you!
3. Low Calorie Lasagna
Healthy lasagna? You sure can! Just sub out ground beef in favor of ground turkey, and use fat free cottage cheese and low fat mozzarella. This lightened up comfort food classic ends up at under 300 calories per serving!
4. Shrimp Saganaki
Shrimp Saganaki – This classic Greek dish has some incredible flavors with plump shrimp in a garlicky, savory tomato sauce and finished off with salty feta cheese! One of our very favorite love calorie meals!
5. Chicken Provençal
Take a peek into my pot. Beautiful golden brown chicken braised in white wine, nestled between eye catching olives, plump cherry tomatoes, oh-so French shallots, tangy capers and plenty of garlic and herbs. Life can’t be more beautiful!
6. Vegetarian Black Bean Chili
Quick, easy, healthy… this vegetarian black bean chili, based on Panera’s black bean soup, whips up in half hour or less. Plus, it has less than 300 calories per serving!
7. Low Calorie Ham Bone Soup
Put your holiday leftovers to good use with this Ham Bone Soup. It’s a hearty slow cooker meal loaded with veggies and great flavors!
8. Low Cal Turkey Tacos Bowls with Cauliflower Rice
These turkey taco bowls are loaded with lean protein and plenty of veggie power. Replacing the conventional rice with cauliflower rice, this one is under 350 calories per serving!
9. Paneer Jalfrezi
Paneer Jalfrezi is a quick and easy stir fry featuring cottage cheese veggies like bell peppers, and great Indian spices. It’s a simple low calorie meatless dinner for busy weeknights.
10. Mexican Street Corn Salad with Grilled Chicken
If you love elote as much as I do, you need to try this Mexican Street Corn salad with grilled chicken. It has all the flavors of elote, in the form of wa wholesome complete meal!
11. Tuna Tataki Bowl
This quick and easy Albacore Tuna Tataki Bowl is full of your favorite Asian flavors. Skip the sushi restaurant and make this great meal in your own home!
12. Chipotle Chicken Cobb Salad
Just 254 calories per serving, this chipotle chicken cobb salad is a light and fresh meal. It features chipotle chicken, sweet corn, avocado, cilantro vinaigrette, bacon crumbles, and fresh strawberries.
13. Pork Pinwheels with Zoodles
Add a gourmet flair to your holiday spread with these fancy looking, yet easy to cook, pork pinwheels. Goes great with a variety of side dishes, today we are going low carb with zoodles!
14. Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice
Add some island flair to your fried rice. This quick and easy one pot meal is loaded with flavors and whips up in 20 minutes or less!
15. Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos
Sweet and savory, these tacos are so tasty you will want to go back for seconds, maybe thirds! And they are so quick, they just might become a weeknight staple.
16. Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes
This Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes is one of our favorite new recipes. It’s super quick and easy, in about 20 minutes you have a restaurant quality, low calorie meal on your table.
17. Cauliflower Peas Masala
This Cauliflower Peas Masala, or Gobi Matar, is a classic example of homestyle Indian vegetables. At less than 300 calories per serving, it’s simple, tasty and healthy. Try this dish and experience the flavors of an everyday Indian household!
18. Low Calorie Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These super tasty lettuce wraps are a great light meal. They’re low in carbs and have only 318 calories per serving. Plus, they’re super quick and easy. Perfect weeknight option!
19. Bahamian Boiled Fish
How does a nice hearty bowl of seafood goodness sound? Don’t let the name deceive you, this Bahamian staple is anything but boring! Hearty, flaky fish simmered in a delicious broth with potatoes, onions, tons of lime juice and a bit of hot kick. This is classic island comfort food!
20. Hunan Shrimp
These fiery Hunan shrimp are super quick and super tasty. This easy, low cal stir fry whips up in about 25 minutes!
21. Kedjenou Chicken
Kedjenou is a beloved stew in the Ivory Coast. It’s so simple, yet so spectacularly tasty. It’s loaded with tons of nutritious veggies!
22. Tomato Basil Chicken
This tomato basil chicken is a quick, light and tasty weekday meal. The sweetness from the orange marmalade is a great complement to the freshness of the tomatoes and basil!
23. Rainbow Pasta Salad
Quick, easy, and very colorful. Take it to your next pot-luck, or make a big batch and have low calorie meals ready to eat for days!
24. Aloo Palak
Do you like spinach? Do you like potatoes? They pair up so well in this simple, homestyle, Indian aloo palak!
25. Grilled Mahi Mahi with Avocado Salsa
For a quick and easy fish dinner, try this grilled mahi mahi. It only takes about 20 minutes and comes with a fresh homemade avocado and mango salsa. YUM!
26. Balela Salad
Let me present you Balela deliciousness!! So colorful, so easy, so refreshing… This hearty colorful salad comes from many Middle Eastern countries and is bursting with flavors and textures.
27. Egg Roll in a Bowl
This quick and easy dish is perfect for busy weeknights. How can you beat anything that tastes super awesome, like classic egg roll, and can be on the table in 10-15 minutes? No carbs… No problem. 🙂
28. Pasta alla Norma
Pasta alla Norma is a light and flavorful Sicilian pasta dish. It has plenty of veggie power from tomatoes and eggplants. This is one of our favorite low calorie meals!
29. Salmon Wild Rice Casserole
Who says low calorie meals can’t be comfort foody? This easy casserole is a complete meal with healthy salmon, veggies and wild rice.
30. Mango Chicken Salad
Some juicy, ripe and sweet mango goes so well with chicken, pork or salmon. Create this delicious salad with juicy, baked chicken breasts with cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. And the star of the salad is of course some chopped mango. Dress all this with fresh, homemade honey-lemon dressing. Colorful and crave worthy.
31. Shrimp fra Diavolo
Shrimp Fra Diavolo is a dish of plump shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce. It’s a great meal that whips up in about 30 minutes!
32. Shredded Chicken Tacos
Don’t we all love tacos? These shredded chicken tacos are an easy weeknight dinner and weigh in at 276 calories per serving!
33. Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Portobello mushrooms are just made for stuffing. This low calorie recipe features a chicken and pepper stuffing and tastes divine!
34. Low Calorie Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Making for a great comfort food, this spaghetti squash casserole is a great meal to try when you want something easy, cheesy, and low cal. It’s an easy to make healthy dinner that still feels indulgent. At only about 200 calories per serving, you can enjoy this dish guilt free!
35. Low Cal Chicken Noodle Soup
Homemade chicken noodle soup loaded with vegetables and a delicious broth made from scratch! One pot… only 243 calories per serving! A homemade, easy to make Chicken Noodle Soup is perfect for any day of the week!
So there you go, thirty five great Low Calorie Meals, all under 400 calories for you to cook. Who says healthy can’t be tasty? The only question now is, which to try first?
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- 3 15.5 oz cans black beans
- 1 14.5 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 small onion
- 2 bell peppers (I used one red and one green)
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- 1 Tbsp tomato paste
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp cumin powder
- Salt to taste
- 2 Tbsp cooking oil
- Heat oil in pan over medium high heat.
- Chop onion, peppers and garlic. Add to heated pan and sauté 5 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients. Bring to low boil, reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes.
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