You want entrees that help you lose weight…we have them! The Skinny Ms. team constantly develops and searches for recipes that help you achieve the healthier body you want and deserve. So, if you’re wondering what to make for dinner this week, here’s a full week’s worth of yummy recipes to please your palate and the scale.
Weight Loss-Friendly Entrees- 7 Dishes Under 290 Calories:
Good for the body does not have to mean bad for the taste buds. This easy Skinnylicious soup will make everyone in the family happy. It has 2 kinds of beans plus chicken to provide the protein you (and anyone else in the family) needs to fuel up. And, at less than 200 calories per serving, it’s a weight loss no-brainer.
Yields: 10 | Serving size: 1 cup | Calories: 192 | Previous Points: 3 | Points Plus: 4 | Total Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fats: 1 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 37 mg | Sodium: 202 mg | Carbohydrates: 21 g | Dietary fiber: 6 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 20 g
A recipe from Leslie at Dishing with Leslie, this meal provides the right balance of taste and nutrition. Not only is it a delish entrée, you can enjoy leftovers by filling a wrap with the remaining chicken—a convenient and healthy lunch to go!
Yield: 10 Cups | Serving size: 1 Cup | Calories: 190 | Previous Points: 4 | Points Plus: 4 | Fat: 6g | Saturated fat: 1 g | Trans fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 53 mg | Sodium: 121 mg | Carbohydrate: 5 g | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 3 g | Protein 26 g
Chili is a hearty main dish that pleases any hungry family, but this one can help you lose weight, too. With less than 150 (yes, folks, 150) calories per serving, it contains protein-packed chicken for building muscles and tomato for antioxidant power.
Yields: 6| Serving size: 1 cup | Calories: 142 | Previous Points: 2 | Points Plus: 5 | Total Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fats: 1 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 15 mg | Sodium: 454 mg | Carbohydrates: 36 g | Dietary fiber: 6 g | Sugars: 4 g | Protein: 12 g
This recipe puts a twist on the same ol’, same ol’ stir-fry. It uses quinoa, a superfood that’s similar to rice but offers more protein and nutrients. Find more weight loss-friendly quinoa recipes in The New Quinoa E-book.
Yields: 5 | Serving size: 1 cup | Calories: 250 | Total Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fats: 2 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Points Plus: 7 | Previous Points: 5 | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 182 mg | Carbohydrates: 28 g | Dietary fiber: 5 g | Sugars: 1 g | Protein: 9 g
Taste? Check. Low calorie? Check. It’s little wonder this is one of our fan-favorite recipes. This new classic clocks in at less than 256 calories per serving, and just 192 calories if you omit the turkey sausage.
Data with turkey sausage: Calories: 256 | Previous Points: 6 | Points Plus: 7 | Total Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 52 mg | Sodium: 542 mg | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Sugars: 6 Fiber: 2 g | Protein: 24 g
Data without turkey sausage: Serving Size: 1 Cup | Calories: 192 | Previous Points: 4 | Points Plus: 5 | Total Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 | Cholesterol: 25 mg | Sodium: 342 mg | Carbohydrates: 14 g | Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 7 g | Protein: 15 g
You want gluten free? We’ve got gluten free. And we have it with nearly 30 grams of muscle-sculpting lean protein. This delish dish is fancy enough for a special dinner for two and easy enough for a busy weeknight dinner—you can’t say that about a lot of recipes. Give it a go!
Yields: 2 servings | Serving size: ½ fillet | Calories: 245 | Previous Points: 6 | Points Plus: 6 | Total Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fats: 1 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 80 mg | Sodium: 126 mg | Carbohydrates: 9 g | Dietary fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 9 g | Protein: 29 g
This recipe produces a super-moist chicken that is perfect for sandwiches or as an entrée. The pomegranate delivers its unique and tasty flavor with a power dose of antioxidants.
Yields: 4 | Serving size: 1 breasts | Calories: 279 | Previous Points: 6 | Points Plus: 7 | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fats: 2 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 73 mg | Sodium: 225 mg | Carbohydrates: 19 g | Dietary fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 17 g | Protein: 26 g
Get your weight loss in gear with these healthy, low-calorie entrees.