14 Days of Weight Loss Entrees | Dinners Under 285 Calories

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Want to jumpstart your weight loss? Feel fit for the beach? Look fab for the family reunion? You’ve got this! Along with following a fun exercise program, you’ll need to make healthy meal choices. You won’t be able to reach your goals without keeping your calories in check, but that doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of tasty food. We collected two weeks’ worth of our favorite low-calorie, weight loss entrees to prove that you can eat delicious dinners and still lose weight.

They say that nothing tastes as good as skinny feels, but these weight loss entrees taste just as fabulous as you’ll feel after eating them. There’s something for everyone in this collection of dinners under 285 calories. In addition to some meaty comfort foods, we also included more than a few vegetarian dinners. Even the meat-eaters in the family will love these meatless meals! Most of these recipes make enough to have leftovers, too, which makes meal planning a cinch for lunch.

1. Southwestern Black Bean Casserole

You’ll get tons of flavor and protein in this meal, thanks to the addition of legumes. This meat-free dish is so robust, even your resident carnivore will enjoy it. Oh, and it has only 259 calories per serving. How great is that?

2. Savory Superfood Soup

This skinny slow cooker meal is packed with superfoods that will help you lose weight and inches off your waistline. So break out that slow cooker and fill your tummy with superfood goodness for less than 160 calories per serving.

3. Quinoa & Vegetable Stir-Fry

If you want to lose weight, you’ll need to provide your body with high-powered fuel to help it operate at peak performance. This popular quinoa-based dish delivers exactly what your muscles need to tone-up and boost your daily calorie burn. It also helps that this tasty stir-fry packs in just 250 delicious calories.

4. Black Bean & Spinach Burrito Wrap

Get the amazing flavors you crave with one of our favorite weight loss entrees. This tasty burrito wrap has only 282 calories per wrap and it’s packed with a weight loss-friendly superfood: spinach. What are you waiting for? Wrap one up for yourself tonight!

5. Skinny Quinoa Skillet Supper

Need a healthy, busy-night dinner to help reach your weight-loss goals? Then give this low-calorie recipe a go. Feel free to make some substitutions for veggies that are in season, or use those left-over veggies from another meal. This skillet supper is so versatile! Our version has just 252 calories a serving.

6. Grilled Honey Lime Cilantro Chicken Skewers

It doesn’t get much better than the sweet and tangy flavors of these grilled Honey Lime Cilantro Chicken Skewers. Each skewer is packed full of protein-filled chicken and savory vegetables. All for just 151 calories each! And don’t worry if you don’t have a grill; you could also make these in the oven.

7. Quinoa & Shrimp Paella

If you love making traditional recipes healthier and more nourishing, you’ll love our version of Spanish paella. With less than 275 calories in each serving, it has all the flavors you crave without any of the extra calories.

8. Polynesian Chicken

Who knew 255 calories could taste so…well, tasty?! This slow cooker recipe only takes 10 minutes to prepare. Then, you just let the slow cooker do its magic and you’ll have a healthy, ready-to-eat, low-cal meal.

9. Easy Lentil Vegetable Loaf

Does meatloaf top your family’s list of favorite dinner foods? Even better than meatloaf, is this delicious loaf made with high protein lentils and other healthy ingredients. Clocking in at only 226 calories, this lentil and veggie loaf beats the meat version hands down!

10. Hearty Vegetable & Bean Soup

Get your fill of tasty comfort food with this hearty soup, which comes in at a mere 183 calories per serving. It includes superfoods from sweet potatoes to carrots to beans, which means you will nourish those calorie-burning muscle tissue.

11. Stuffed Philly Chicken Peppers

This dish is an easy weeknight dinner that has less than 260 calories. It’s a great weight loss recipe any time of year, but it’s especially refreshing on a busy night.

12. Asian Chicken Wrap

A chicken dish with just 123 calories per serving? You bet! This recipe may be super-low in calories, but it delivers the same taste you’d expect from traditional recipes or takeout versions. You may never go back to those carb-heavy wraps again!

13. Zucchini Crusted Pizza

Lose fat and inches by replacing takeout pizza with this much healthier version. One serving, 2 generous slices, has a heavenly  241 calories and enough flavor to satisfy even diehard pizza fans.

14. Skinny Lasagna Rolls

At less than 250 calories per yummy serving, these perfectly-portioned rolls are a weight-loss knock-out. No wonder this recipe won the Joyful Cook-Off competition on The Today Show’s Kathie Lee & Hoda! Skinny Lasagna Rolls will make you and your family believe that low-calorie foods can be highly delicious.

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