9 Recipes – Low in Calories, High on Flavor

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Think healthy food and flavor can’t go together?! Think again. These recipes are as high on flavor as they are on waistline-friendly nutrition. You’ll find dishes that have the zing, zest, tang, or flat-out yum that most people don’t expect from “low-calorie foods.”

Strawberry and Avocado Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing – I don’t know about you, but the title alone has my taste buds watering. This flavorful salad is packed with tasty treats, from fresh strawberries to healthy arugula. Enjoy it as a main dish, or try a smaller portion as a side.

Pork Tenderloin with Peach Salsa and Peppery Slaw – Lemon-garlic marinade. Peppery cabbage. If you want flavor, this dish delivers. Shared by the folks at eMeals, this grain-free, dairy-free entrée is a filling and healthful way to answer the question “What’s for dinner?”

Skinny Burrito in a Jar – At less than 200 calories a serving, this easy lunch spices things up with your favorite no-sugar-added salsa. Eat it straight from the jar or wrap the mix in a whole wheat wrap. The best part? It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare. Be prepared to love this tasty recipe.

Skinny Slow Cooker Chicken Chili – Nothing gets the taste buds going like a bowl of chili—and this healthy recipe has a super-low 142 calories in each serving. Since it’s a slow cooker meal, this chili is a perfect busy-night dinner, and it’s one dish that the whole family can sink their teeth into.

Skinny Chicken Fajitas – These fajitas are a flavorful way to slim down. The recipe provides waistline-friendly fiber, low-fat dairy, plus protein for building toned muscles. The fajitas come in at less than 275 calories per serving. As a bonus, it has cilantro, an antioxidant-rich herb that fights cell-damaging free radicals.

Mediterranean Penne with Sun-dried Tomatoes – Sun-dried tomatoes are little gems with a lot of taste punch, adding flavor to whatever dish you use them in. This entrée uses whole grain pasta, the superfood spinach, and tasty fat-free feta. It’s perfect for a family dinner—or a quiet dinner for two.

Ginger Infused Honey Chicken – Marinades are a great way to infuse flavor into any meal. This easy marinade packs in the taste with balsamic vinegar, grated ginger, soy sauce, and more. The chicken adds a protein boost that will power up your muscles.

Skinny Slow Cooker Indian Stew – You want flavor? This is your dish. This stew is a smorgasbord of good-for-your-body foods, from cauliflower to beans. By the way, cauliflower has plenty of fiber to fill you up as well as cancer-fighting compounds—it’s good for your weight and good for your health.

Indian Chicken and Rice  – Who says healthy food needs to taste blah?! From weight-loss inducing chilies to fiber-boosting brown rice, this is a slow cooker entrée that is aromatic and flavorful.

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