Cool-weather menus don’t need to be packed with excess calories from heavy creams or unhealthy cuts of red meat. These clean-eating recipes will warm your belly without overloading your calorie count. Fill your fall menu with these 15 warm low-calorie dinners.
Fall is a particularly tasty season of the year. Many areas are still enjoying the last bits of summer bounty, like squash and eggplant. Plus, the cooler temps make it a great time to break out comforting warm recipes.
You’ll find plenty of healthy crockpot ideas on the list below. Most slow cooker recipes offer easy, quick prep. Simply combine the ingredients and come home later to a fantastic and nutritious dinner. The warm low-calorie dinners list below is also full of healthy soups, which are a delicious way to get the nutrients you need without the additional calories.
It can be easy to overdo portion sizes, especially if you’ve just started your journey toward a healthier lifestyle. When you serve these fall recipes, measure out the portion sizes to make sure these low-calorie meals stay low calorie.
1. Slow Cooker Turkey Lasagna Soup | 314 calories per serving
Put a twist on lasagna night with this low-calorie dinner. We’ve transformed the classic dish into a soup with low-sodium chicken broth.
2. Crockpot Low-Fat Beef Stew | 264 calories per serving
This hearty slow cooker recipe offers the comfort food taste you crave with only 2 grams of saturated fat.
3. Slow Cooker Skinny Chicken Enchilada Soup | 308 calories per serving
This dinner recipe comes together in about 15 minutes for easy prep. Let it simmer for 4-6 hours on low or 6-8 hours on high, then top with avocado, diced jalapenos, or reduced-fat cheddar cheese.
4. Better Than Your Mom’s Chicken Soup | 163 calories per serving
That’s right–we went there! This healthy soup recipe delivers the flavor you remember from your childhood and none of the unhealthy excess calories or fat.
5. Spaghetti with Cauliflower & Peas | 270 calories per serving
Whole grain pasta combines with a surprising ingredient, cauliflower, for a fantastically fresh way to enjoy a healthy pasta dish.