10 Tasty Dinners Under 500 Calories

Satisfying taste and nutrition!

If you’re struggling to find good diet-friendly, clean-eating dinner recipes, look no further. This week, we’re bringing you 10 tasty low calorie dinners that are guaranteed to deliver both taste and nutrition. Made with wholesome ingredients, each of these dinners includes lean protein, filling veggies, and healthy fats. The dinners combine nutritional ingredients to make sure you’re getting a well-rounded, balanced meal without overdoing the calories and without going hungry.

So go ahead and start with your favorites. These filling, low calorie dinners are delicious, guilt-free indulgences.

1. Grilled Pork Chops with Asparagus and Pesto

Grilled Pork Chops with Asparagus and Pesto
Load up on protein with these juicy grilled pork chops. Pair them with a side of asparagus and top with green pesto sauce and you have a low calorie dinner that looks as fancy as a restaurant meal!

2. Grilled Seafood and Vegetable Platter

Grilled Seafood and Vegetable Platter
Fish is a great source of lean protein and essential fatty acids. This grilled seafood and veggie platter combines fish, shrimp, and squid with nutrient-rich veggies such as artichoke, eggplant, and zucchini. All for under 300 calories!

3. Grilled Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Salad

Grilled Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Salad
You can cut unhealthy carbs and calories by skipping the bread in a burger. These bun-less turkey patties are perfect paired with a refreshing cucumber salad.

4. Orange Chicken with Cauliflower Stir-Fry

Orange Chicken 2
Forget takeout! You can indulge in orange chicken and stir-fried rice the clean way with these skinny recipes. Our six-ingredient orange chicken is easy-to-make and jam-packed with flavor. Our cauliflower stir-fry is made with riced cauliflower, garlic, onions, carrots, and a dash of red pepper flakes to bring up the heat.

5. One-Pot Chicken Breast in Chinese Brown Sauce

One-Pot Chicken Breasts in Chinese Brown Sauce
You can also try our cauliflower stir-fry with a side of chicken breast. This recipe coats tender chicken with a subtly sweet Chinese brown sauce, combining rich flavors such as honey and scallion. It’s a crowd pleasing dinner that take-out fans will enjoy.

6. Lemon Chicken and Asparagus Salad

Lemon Chicken Breasts with Salad & Asparagus
Chicken and veggies is likely one of the easiest, healthiest combinations you can make for dinner. This recipe gives a flavorful twist to the combo with a lemon, rosemary, and thyme marinade. For veggies, you can have asparagus and a simple mixed greens salad with healthy vinaigrette.

7. Salmon with Asparagus and Warm Couscous Salad

Pan Fried Salmon with Asparagus and Couscous Salad
Wild salmon is packed with essential fats that are believed to aid mental function as well as help you maintain a healthy weight. This simple recipe pairs these important fatty acids with nutrient-packed greens and fiber-filled grains. For just over 300 calories, you’ll be giving your body a rich combinations of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients essential for ultimate health.

8. One-Pot Chicken Paella

Quinoa & Shrimp Paella
Paella puts your chicken, veggies, and rice all in one dish! This delicious one-bowl meal includes peas, onions, carrots, red bell peppers, and tons of flavorful spices for a unique taste experience.

9. Pizza Lasagna Rolls with Fresh & Hearty Salad

Clean Eating Pizza Lasagna Rolls
These pizza rolls capture the popular flavors of Italian food. Sheets of lasagna are stuffed with homemade tomato sauce and layers of gooey cheese. Pair a pizza roll with one of our favorite salad recipes like this low-calorie fresh and hearty salad made with baby mixed greens, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and sliced almonds.

10. Curried Sweet Potato Soup and Superfood Salad

Curried Sweet Potato Soup
If you’re a fan of the soup and salad combo, this light dinner might be for you. Our curried sweet potato soup is made with wholesome ingredients such as coconut oil, onion, and garlic. Take the nutritional value up a notch by pairing the soup with this superfood salad. It’s packed with antioxidant-rich ingredients such as kale, nuts, and fruit. All the nutrients you could ever want!

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Sofia Lopez

Sofia received her BA from Cornell University and her MFA from San Francisco State University. She creates workouts and fitness challenges. Her hobbies include running, hiking, and listening to audiobooks from the exercise bike.

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