5 Healthy, Low-Cal Dinners to Make This Week

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Everyone has a busy week from time to time. Unfortunately, the first part of your everyday routine to fall by the wayside is usually your plan to eat healthily. You may have the best of intentions, but when you’re rushing around mid-week, it’s tempting to resort to fast food or takeout. Luckily, there are low calorie dinner options that are easy to throw together, or easy to make in advance. Low calorie dinner menus with nutritious ingredients help you stick to your diet and feel great from the beginning of the week until the end.

Burrito in a Jar
1. Skinny Burrito in a Jar
Looking to prepare a meal in advance that’s ready to go at the end of a busy day? Burritos in a jar are perfect for a busy family who wants to eat healthily. You can follow this recipe exactly, or add different veggies and spices to customize your own jars.

2. Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups
Love the idea of the lettuce wraps you get in restaurants, but unsure how to make your own? These Thai chicken lettuce cups are a less expensive alternative.

3. Asian Salad with Crispy Chicken (featured above)
Feel like Asian food for dinner, but know you should stick with salad to keep your calories to a minimum? This salad makes it possible to do both. It’s packed with delicious flavor and plenty of nutrients, but keeps calories low at the end of a long day.

4. Blackened Skirt Steak BLT Salad
Salad usually resides at the top of the list for low calorie foods, but after awhile, your homemade salads can become boring. This salad puts a sophisticated spin on traditional lettuce. It’s packed with flavor and won’t break the bank on calories.

Blackened Sockeye Salmon
5. Blackened Sockeye Salmon
Looking for a tastier way to serve your three or more servings of fish per week? This blackened salmon is heart healthy and tastes great. Serve it next to a light salad of mixed greens, and you have a complete, heart-healthy dinner.

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