These supper recipes offer the best of both worlds — low in calories and tasty — whether you’re practising intuitive eating or simply trying to integrate more nutritious meals into your routine. All sorts of lean meats (including plant-based alternatives), ample amounts of fresh veggies, and hearty, full whole grains are featured in this round-up of the greatest low-calorie meals. Maintaining a nutritious midweek dinner that adheres to your diet plan has never been easier.
Some of the most tasty kitchen mainstays, believe it or not, are also meals that help you avoid consuming too many calories at mealtime. High protein, low carb items like very tasty salmon fillets seasoned with a quick pan sauce, flaky tilapia on a bed of greens, or extremely adaptable chicken thighs with a side of sweet potato spuds will be the foundation of your plate. When you shop the freshest vegetables of the season, it’s easy to keep your low-calorie dinner interesting: start the year with kale and carrots in the spring, move on to zucchini and tomatoes in the summer, savour Brussels sprouts and mushrooms in the fall, and finish strong with beets and winter squash in the winter.In-season food from the grocery store or farmer’s market can help you fill up without packing on the pounds at dinnertime.
Discover old favourites or try something new that will make you feel good on the inside and out. All year long, this selection of low-calorie dinners will keep any diet feeling fresh, interesting, and most importantly, simple!
Seared Salmon with Charred Green Beans
For this meal, you’ll need salmon, green beans, garlic, capers, and red chile. That concludes our discussion.
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Sheet Pan Fish and Vegetables
Instead of fillets, try a complete piece of fish or halibut for a stunning supper that takes less than half an hour to prepare.
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Air Fryer Squash Soup
Have you ever tried air-frying soup? Before mixing, the even heat nicely roasts the squash, carrots, and aromatics.
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White Bean and Kale Toasts
Toast isn’t only for breakfast anymore; when topped with creamy beans and crisp greens, it’s a perfectly acceptable dinner.
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Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
For supper today, set out a plate of nutritious shrimp lettuce wraps cooked with vegetables and fresh herbs.
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Roasted Cauliflower Tacos
It’s taco night (for the vegetarians)! You won’t miss the meat with the stuffing of chile, coriander, and cumin-spiced cauliflower.
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Garam Masala Roasted Chicken and Cauliflower
This basic chicken-and-vegetables dinner gets a boost of flavour and warmth from garam masala.
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Balsamic Glazed Pork with Roasted Butternut Squash
A simple balsamic, honey, and thyme glaze gives succulent pork tenderloin a sweet-sour note.
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Best-Ever Marinated Flank Steak
Without using a lot of sugar or oil, fresh orange and lime juice tenderises and season this steak.
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This flavorful light meal or appetiser is packed with citrus liquids, honey, shallot, jalapeo, and ginger.
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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Fajitas on a sheet pan are simple to prepare and much simpler to clean up.
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Fiery Pork Lettuce Wraps
Gochujang provides a kick to delicate pork tenderloin. Crisp lettuce and cooked rice help to cool it down.
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Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Almond-Thyme Gremolata
A delightful, crunchy topper to the silkiest-ever soup is sliced, roasted almonds, garlic, parsley, and thyme.
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Toss toasted bread cubes with a green, herby salad for a light yet satisfying dinner.
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Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken
This weeknight delight is flavoured with creamy goat cheese and crunchy prosciutto, yet it’s low in calories.
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Spiced Fresh Tomato Soup with Sweet and Herby Pitas
If you like sweet and salty flavours, you’ll appreciate this delicious soup with coconutty pita bread.
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Roasted Salmon with Green Beans and Tomatoes
Salmon and bright vegetables are the ideal combination for a dinner that will keep you satiated for the whole day.
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Grilled Steak Tortilla Salad
With the grilled steak mixed in, you’ll forget you’re eating a salad. In addition, the jalapeos provide an unexpected kick.
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Vegetable Ramen with Mushrooms and Bok Choy
You can make homemade ramen in 25 minutes, replete with shiitake mushrooms, snow peas, and bok choy.
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Striped Bass with Radish Salsa Verde
This fresh radish salsa will warm you up on a cold night, and the fish fillet will provide the bright spot of flavour you’ve been waiting for.
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Only a fourth of this delectable pizza is vegetarian, much alone nutritious. However, this lunch-friendly option is just 340 calories (gruyère for the win!).
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Vegan Black Bean Soup
Although many vegan dishes are low in calories, this hearty soup is anything from — especially with the silky avocado topping.
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Korean Pineapple Beef Lettuce Wraps
This lettuce wrap isn’t your typical lettuce wrap. Before serving, use an unique marinade to bring your steak to life, then top it with chopped peanuts.
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Traditional Chicken Curry
White rice may be a nutritious addition to any meal! This 220 calorie dinner is proof, and you’ll quickly add it to your weekly menu.
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Honey-Ginger Cedar Plank Salmon
A fresh cucumber salad helps to balance out the spiciness of the salmon.
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Chipotle Lentil Chili
This guilt-free chilli is the ideal accompaniment to your game-day spread.
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Hawaiian Tuna Bowl
Sushi-grade tuna is incredibly tasty, simple to pick up and cook, and the most diet-friendly protein on the list. This dish is under 200 calories thanks to the creamy avocado and zesty rice.
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Crispy Tofu Bowl
Who says fried food isn’t good for you?! Crisp tofu, coupled with a variety of zesty zucchini and the crunch of roasted walnuts, demonstrates otherwise.
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White Wine Mussels
Because these tasty morsels are so low in calories (this entire dish has just 280 calories), you can serve them with a side of your choice — or even a piece of bread for dipping.
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Shrimp Packets with Kale Couscous
This foil package is cooked to perfection, so there’s no mess or trouble. At only 350 calories, you’ll get lots of fresh vegetables, delicate shrimp, and filling couscous.
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Pomegranate-Honey Glazed Chicken and Squash
With squash and pomegranate seeds, your evening chicken meal will have a taste of the season.
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Soy-Glazed Cod and Bok Choy
The sweet vinaigrette glaze is almost too good to be true.
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Pressure Cooker Winter Squash and Lentil Stew
It’s time to up your Instant Pot game.
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Seared Scallops with Lentil Salad
Lentils are high in taste and important nutrients, as well as antioxidants, which help us in a variety of ways. Scallops with a pillowy texture really sweeten the bargain.
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Zesty Lemon-Herb Baked Flounder
This quick one-dish supper includes just 190 calories per serving, making it the only meal where you might be able to really entertain thirds.
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Chicken Souvlaki Skewers
Because eating chicken on skewers is way more fun.
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Harvest Flatbreads with Italian Sausage
Who needs sauce when you have squash ribbons?!
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Roasted Baby Vine Tomato Grilled Chicken
Nature’s candy is roasted cherry tomatoes. Don’t take our word for it; see for yourself.
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Speedy Eggplant Parmesan
With this easy pasta recipe, you can increase the crunchy factor while lowering the carb count.
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Salmon with Grilled Eggplant and Chickpea Croutons
It’s not often that a whole plate of food comes in under 450 calories, but this salmon supper achieves it in style.
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Grilled Asparagus & Shiitake Tacos
You’ll never need to go to the drive-through again if you master the art of the fresh, vegetarian taco.
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Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Finally, a method to eat cheese without packing on the pounds!
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Soy-Braised Beef & Tomato-Mint Salad
Put everything in the slow cooker in the morning and return home to a delicious meal.
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After a trip to the farmer’s market, this huge bowl of comfort is a must-have.
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Roasted Shrimp & Poblano Salad
Not all salads are low in calories, but this one with the flaming avocado is.
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Light Chicken Parmesan
Remove all calories and saturated fat from your diet! Increase your calorie intake with this 280-calorie breaded cutlet and a hearty side salad.
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Mediterranean Baked Cod
When it comes to calorie counting, fish is a godsend.
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Lamb Sausage with Confetti Couscous
This simple evening supper is brightened by sweet peppers, carrots, and mint.
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Tofu Pad Thai
You can have your cake and eat it, too, if you replace the heavy oils and gobs of meat with lean tofu and a softer fry.
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