You’ve probably spent plenty of time trying to decide between eating a low calorie meal or something that tastes “good.” But, guess what? You can actually do both, and it doesn’t even require you being a professional chef!
Below you’ll find our favorite low calorie recipes with a little something to suit everyone. Whether you go for pasta, burgers, soups, or gameday favorites you’ll find plenty of options that will leave your mouth watering. Keep reading!
1) Butternut Squash With Rosemary And Halloumi
“Trying to eat more vegetarian meals? Halloumi is your new best friend and pairing it with butternut squash and rosemary is a great place to start.”
2) Grilled Adobo Chicken Burgers
“Grilled Adobo Chicken Burgers. A fusion of Mexican and Filipino style adobo chicken flavors combined then grilled up to make one FLAVORFUL chicken burger! These Chicken burgers are simple to make, healthy, gluten free, dairy free, and unreal GOOD! Perfect BBQ food if you ask me!”
3) Vegan & Gluten-Free One Pot Ratatouille Spaghetti
“Thankfully, this Chickpea Spaghetti was on of the best. Especially texture-wise, I feel this spaghetti held together much better than other gluten-free pastas. No sogginess, just that perfect bite and texture.”
4) Spicy Peanut & Tenderstem Noodle Stir Fry
“This means that food is my comfort and whenever I’m feeling down, it’s what cheers me up. Yep, that sounds about right. But whether I’m feeling down or not, this Spicy Peanut & Tenderstem Noodle Stir Fry is always a winner…”
5) Easy Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan
“This is my favorite go-to version of homemade chicken parmesan. It’s healthier than traditional chicken parmesan – especially restaurant versions – but doesn’t sacrifice in the flavor or texture department.”
6) Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
“Lightened up breaded baked little chicken bites tossed in delicious buffalo wing sauce, wrapped with quinoa and fresh veggies in a leaf of buttery lettuce. Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps make a delicious light lunch or dinner – like a salad you can eat with your hands!”
7) Whole 30 Cashew Chicken
“Whether or not you care about eating Paleo, grain free, or whatever you will definitely love this Whole 30 and Low FODMAP Paleo cashew chicken. Like most stir fry’s, this recipe is straight forward and easy enough to make for a quick weeknight dinner.”
8) Teriyaki Chicken With Vegetables
“This teriyaki chicken has become one of our ultimate favorite meals lately. For me it’s just perfect because it takes hardly any time to put together, it is an extremely versatile dish and it is super yummy.”
9) Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken
“The chicken turns out citrusy, tender, and melt-in-your-mouth good. Tuck in some fingerling potatoes and fresh herbs for another tasty twist.”
10) Double Crunch Honey Garlic Pork Chops
“Double Crunch Honey Garlic Pork Chops – juicy on the inside but super crunchy on the outside, these double dipped pork chops get dipped in an easy, flavorful Honey Garlic Sauce.”
11) Cauliflower Chowder
“I’ve been making a lot of cozy soups to get us through these chilly nights. But instead of making my usual carb-loaded chowders that I love so much, I tried something a little bit lighter and more hearty.”
12) Zucchini Lasagna
“By replacing the lasagna noodles with thin sliced zucchini you can create a delicious, lower carb (gluten-free) lasagna that’s loaded with vegetables, and you won’t miss the pasta!”
13) Garlic Parmesan Salmon Foil Pack
“Garlic Parmesan Salmon Foil Pack. Very simple and healthy dinner with only 420 Calories and 5 Carbs.”
14) Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
“So, tell me, have you ever made spaghetti squash? This was the first time I ever made this veggie. Of course, everyone tells you it turns out like spaghetti but I figured sure, sure, sure it does. I mean, how close can a squash be to spaghetti? Well, hold everything!!! This thing really DID resemble spaghetti.”
Obviously, if you’re trying to keep things both yummy and low cal, you probably realize that knowing which veggies will increase your metabolism would be an incredibly important thing to know. After all, this will speed up your weight loss and you definitely want that, right?
Renowned nutrition researcher John Barban’s focus is unique because he looks at optimizing the female metabolism in a way that addresses the very things that make you unique — from your lifestyle, to your beginning body shape, to what you eat and more.
John has discovered what he calls the “5 wonder veggies for women” which boost women’s metabolisms in a massive way, leading to them to reach their goals faster than they ever thought possible. Learn the 5 veggies in this video (they’re listed at about the 1:05 mark).
See? Eating low calorie can also mean eating meals you’ll love! Make sure to pin all the ones that sound tasty so you can try them soon!