7 Skinny Dinners Under 299 Calories

Skinny up the menu with these delish dishes.

Weight loss isn’t magic. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. But that doesn’t mean long-term weight loss is easy. One of the most challenging parts of shedding pounds for many people is finding the time to take positive steps, like searching for delicious weight loss dinner recipes. We’re making that task a little easier by sharing 7 skinny dinners under 299 calories.

These low-calorie dinners may offer fewer than 300 calories per serving, but don’t let the low calorie count fool you into thinking these meals taste like cardboard. At Skinny Ms., we focus on creating recipes that incorporate whole, clean eating ingredients. Your body will benefit from vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, but your taste buds will also enjoy the flavor of whole foods not muddied by additives, like refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, excess sodium, or preservatives.

Remember to check portion sizes for these low-calorie dinners—and all the healthy recipes you choose. It’s all too easy to overeat, taking in excess calories that end up on your hips or thighs. Check out our 5-Day Menu Plan with Perfect Portions for recipes that offer easy-to-eyeball or easy-to-measure serving sizes that will help you keep calorie intake down.

1. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

Low-calorie goodness combines with slow cooker convenience in this recipe, which includes lean chicken and metabolism-boosting chili powder. 249 Calories per serving.

2. Slow Cooker Cheesy Spaghetti

Prepare the non-sausage option for a kid-approved, simple recipe that’s easy on the hips. Only 289 Calories per serving.

3. Skinny Lasagna Rolls

Perfect portions, incorporating baby spinach, ricotta cheese, and more, make this one of those fantastic, filling low-calorie dinners. 240 Calories per serving.

4. Turkey Cutlets with Quinoa Pilaf

Turkey Cutlet with Quinoa Pilaf Recipe

Weight loss recipes like this dish offer plenty of clean-eating ingredients, like peas, shallots, and pistachios. 286 Calories per serving.

5. Honey Dijon Salmon with a Hint of Lemon

Honey-Dijon Glazed Salmon with a Hint of Lemon

This is one of those low-calorie dinners that delivers plenty of protein–29 grams per serving–to nourish lean, fat-burning muscle. 245 Calories per serving.

6. Crock Pot Low-Fat Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Low-Fat Beef Stew Recipe

With potatoes, celery, carrots, stew meat, and more, this stew recipe delivers comfort food taste you can savor without guilt. 264 Calories per serving.

7. One-Pot Black Pepper Chicken

Spice up dinnertime with this weight loss meal, which offers lean chicken and plenty of flavorful herbs. 199 Calories per serving.

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Amy Wagner

Amy is a writer specializing in health & wellness, business, and entrepreneurship. She's a long-time martial arts teacher who has earned a 4th degree black belt in tae kwon do. When Amy's not writing or kicking, she's wrangling sons, reading fiction, or crushing on BBC actors.

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    1. Jo, If you go to the individual recipes you should be able to print them from the site. The photo may not print but the recipe should. 🙂

  1. Hi, I made your black pepper chicken in work today, I work in the staff cafe of a local supermarket and I have to say, it was a huge hit, everyone loved it, it went down so well I had to make a second lot and that had gone within minutes, I will definitely be making it again, thank you for the recipe I will be trying your other recipes to ?

  2. I am so excited I found this site!! Have been printing recipes for me and my husband all afternoon, it’s hard to find easy healthy recipes that also give all the nutritional facts on each recipe!!! Can’t wait to try:)

  3. Thank you for these recipes. I went vegan for the last year thinking it was best for my autoimmune disease. Turns out plant based is not a one size fits all. My doctors have put me on a 1000 calorie 75% meat free and 25%meat way of eating instead. Can’t wait to try your recipes.

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