Slim down with these tasty, low-calorie recipes!
Hunting for low-calorie meals that don’t taste like cardboard? Low-calorie recipes are a key part of losing weight and keeping it off successfully. The good news is they can taste delicious while helping you shed inches and pounds. This week, add some of these 20 skinny recipes under 200 calories to your menu plan.
We’re sharing yummy low-calorie recipes to cover you for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert. Remember that many of our dinner meal ideas, particularly the slow cooker dishes, make fantastic leftover lunches. Simply pack a single serving into a to-go container during dinner clean-up so you’re ready to go the next morning when it’s time to leave for work. Be sure to check out 32 Clean-Eating Low-Calorie Snacks too.
We can’t say it enough: portion sizes are critical. Our recipes focus on clean-eating foods that nourish the body, but extra calories–even when they come with healthy food choices–add up. Lose weight or maintain a healthy weight by checking the portion size for each recipe to make sure you’re not inadvertently consuming extra calories. Try the 30-Day Skinny Plate Challenge to jumpstart healthy portion control.
Breakfast has never tasted so good, let alone, been this healthy!
1. Slow Cooker Vegetable Omelet
It doesn’t matter whether you serve this as a low-cal breakfast or you treat the family to a breakfast-for-dinner night, this omelet offers taste, nutrition, and just 167 calories per serving.
Here’s the recipe: Slow Cooker Vegetable Omelette
2. Individual Egg & Spinach Bowl
This delicious breakfast recipe delivers 11 grams of protein and 84 calories in each perfectly-portioned serving.
Here’s the recipe: Individual Egg and Spinach Bowls
3. Skinny Nutella and Banana French Toast Sandwich
After you taste this breakfast it might be hard to believe this recipe is our skinnier version of that famous decadent spread. You’ll only need a half sandwich as it’s very filling.
Here’s the recipe: Skinny Nutella and Banana French Toast Sandwich
4. Avocado Breakfast Toast
With 140 calories per serving, low-calorie recipes, like this dish, offer healthy fat, fiber, and antioxidants to get your day off to a great start.
Here’s the recipe: Avocado Breakfast Toast
Lunch and Dinner Recipes
The recipes below are great for lunch or dinner– including the leftovers!
5. Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Soup
With lean protein and loads of veggies, low-calorie recipes, like this one, will make you feel good about what you’re putting on the table–it has 192 calories per serving.
Here’s the recipe: Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Soup
6. Green Goddess Wraps
These green goddess wraps have also been referred to as salad tacos. Honestly, both names are fitting. Regardless of what you choose to call them, we know you’ll love how clean and refreshing they are!
Here’s the recipe: Green Goddess Wraps
7. Slow Cooker Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup
This healthy soup recipe offers hearty flavor and just 183 calories per serving.
Here’s the recipe: Slow Cooker Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup
8. Skinny Burrito in a Jar
Our simple lunch or light dinner comes together in under 5 minutes and offers 191 calories in each serving.
Here’s the recipe: Skinny Burrito in a Jar
9. White Bean Avocado Toast
This tasty toast makes a perfect quick-and-easy lunch. At only 140 calories per serving, you won’t break the calorie bank but you’ll still get to enjoy the creamy goodness of avocados.
Here’s the recipe: White Bean Avocado Toast
10. Warm Chicken Salad Over Arugula with Creamy Dill Dressing
I love how this chicken salad recipe feels like a meal instead of just a side dish. The flavors come together to be really comforting. In fact, it’s so tasty that you won’t believe it only packs in 167 calories!
Here’s the recipe: Warm Chicken Salad Over Arugula with Creamy Dill Dressing
11. Supermodel Superfood Salad
Whether you need a healthy lunch or a light dinner, this less-than-200-calorie salad is a tasty choice that includes kale, pine nuts, olive oil, and more.
Here’s the recipe: Supermodel Superfood Salad
12. Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup
Brown rice, creamy broth, and just 180 calories make this a yummy way to stay low-cal.
Here’s the recipe: Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup
13. Caprese Salad in a Jar
Prep this dish ahead of time for those nights when you need an easy lunch or a light dinner–this salad has fewer than 180 calories in a 1 ½ cup serving.
Here’s the recipe: Caprese Salad in a Jar
14. Skinny Quinoa with Black Beans
Okay, so technically this has 201 calories per serving, but it’s so filling and so packed with superfoods like quinoa and beans that we couldn’t resist putting it on our low-calorie recipes list.
Here’s the recipe: Skinny Quinoa with Black Beans
15. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Roast
This Skinny Ms. fan favorite delivers moist, delicious chicken with vegetables in a dish that has fewer than 180 calories in each serving.
Here’s the recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Roast
16. Curried Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad
Sweet potatoes are so good for you – they’re my favorite superfood! They also have the perfect level of sweetness to take care of my sweet tooth while easily being balanced by savory ingredients like curry powder and earthy spinach… and you get all this for only 180 calories!
Here’s the recipe: Curried Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad
17. Vegan “Beef” Tacos
Each serving of vegan beef has only 91 calories, so you can have a lot of fun with this recipe and still keep things under 200 calories. When you wrap it up in a 100-calorie tortilla, you can make guilt-free tacos. Earn yourself a few extra tacos by using lettuce wraps instead!
Here’s the recipe: Plant-Based Ground Beef Recipe
Satisfy your sweet tooth in a low calorie way with any of these yummy treats!
18. Slow Cooker Fudge
Superfood dark chocolate gives an antioxidant boost to this sweet treat, which also happens to only feature 114 calories per serving piece.
Here’s the recipe: Slow Cooker Fudge
19. Skinny Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes
This dessert recipe offers Greek yogurt, a natural sweetener, and berries. That means an indulgence you can feel good about–it has fewer than 140 calories per serving.
Here’s the recipe: Skinny Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes
20. Strawberries in Balsamic Yogurt Sauce
This delish dessert is a perfect 51-calorie option for treating yourself.
Here’s the recipe: Strawberries in Balsamic Yogurt Sauce
There’s Plenty More Where That Came From!
We think recipe collections like this 20 Skinny Recipes Under 200 Calories make it so much easier to stick to a diet! If you agree, we have more where that came from! Make sure you check out these collections (and plans), too!
- 50 Skinny Dinner Recipes Under 400 Calories
- 7 Comfort Food Dinners Under 299 Calories
- 7-Day 1200 Calorie Meal Plan That Won’t Leave You Starving
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Editor’s Note: Originally published Apr 27, 2015