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Healthy Low Calorie Dinner Recipes

Our low calorie dinner and lunch recipes are a delicious way to fill up without all the calories!

Typically, the biggest meal of the day is eaten over lunch or dinner, and ensuring you eat a healthy low calorie meal will help you fast track your health and weight loss goals.

From Healthy Pizzadillas to Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strips, these healthy low calorie dinner recipes were designed to taste great and help you lose weight.

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Low Calorie Dinner Recipes

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan Casserole

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There are 3 things I prefer when I cook meals: It's quick It's healthy It tastes good! And this Baked Chicken Parmesan Casserole recipe meets all of those requirements! Plus, bonus points for being able to prep it ahead of time and freeze or refrigerate until I want to cook it. This recipe is so easy, in fact, that I can sum it up one picture: And it is so ... [Read More]

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Healthy Pizzadillas

Pizzadilla recipe

An infusion of my two favorite foods, pizza and quesadilla's, this healthy recipe makes a quick and simple dinner or lunch. And there really as simple to make as spreading a tablespoon of pizza sauce on a whole wheat tortilla. Sprinkle a handful of cheese on half. Throw on your toppings of choice. Fold it over and cook in a sprayed pan on your oven top ... [Read More]

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Ham, Egg And Cheese Breakfast Cups

ham breakfast cups

When I was a little boy I remember my grandma waking up before everybody to cook us a huge breakfast. Eggs, bacon, monkey bread, orange juice - you name it and we had it. I love my grandma and admire the work she would put in, but I unfortunately don't have that same determination... or time... I tend to gravitate towards quick and easy recipes with a ... [Read More]

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strips

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strips

Chicken is one of the best foods you can put in your body!  It's a great fat burning food, is low in calories and is high in protein which helps you feel fuller longer. It's also boring. Which is why it's nice to have many different chicken recipes on hand to fight food boredom. This Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strip recipe is very easy to prepare and tastes ... [Read More]

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Garlic Pork Stir Fry

Garlic Pork Stir Fry

This garlic flavored Asian dish provides a healthy and delicious way to get your veggies plus a good amount of protein to help fill you up!  Simple and quick to make. Garlic Pork Stir Fry   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 2 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tbsp minced ... [Read More]

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Greg’s Grilled Chicken

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I got this easy chicken marinade from my friend Greg, hence it's called Greg's Grilled Chicken for lack of a better name! :)  While this recipe is for grilled chicken, you can marinade any of your favorite meats in it. Greg's Grilled Chicken   Print Cook time 25 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 2 chicken breasts Ingredients 2 ... [Read More]

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Garlic Lime Chicken

Garlic Lime Chicken

Peppered chicken breast strips sauteed in garlic and a small amount of butter. Garlic Lime Chicken   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 2 chicken breasts Ingredients ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips ¼ cup butter 2 tbsp ... [Read More]

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Chicken & Salsa Soup

Chicken & Salsa Soup

Very simple and delicious soup that's nutrient rich and high in protein!  Just throw ingredients in crock pot and enjoy! Chicken & Salsa Soup   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 6 hours Total time 6 hours 10 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 2 chicken breasts 1 cup organic low sodium vegetable broth 1 - 150z can ... [Read More]

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Cajun Spiced Chicken Tenders

Cajun Spiced Chicken Tenders

Spicy and flavorful chicken tenders that are easy to make!  You probably already have all of the spices on hand. Cajun Spiced Chicken Tenders   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 2 servings Ingredients 2 chicken breasts 1 tsp paprika 1½ tsp extra-virgin olive oil ½ tsp ... [Read More]

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Healthy Crock Pot Beef Stew

Healthy Crock Pot Beef Stew

Unlike most beef stews, which are extremely high in sodium, calories and fat, this lighter, yet just as delicious alternative is perfect those watching their health and weight! Healthy Crock Pot Beef Stew   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 6 hours Total time 6 hours 10 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 6 Ingredients 20oz lean roast, cubed 2 ... [Read More]

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Alfredo Lite – Low Calorie Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Now you can enjoy Pasta Alfredo again without the guilt!  Delicious, healthy and low in calories and fat!  You can even cut out a lot more calories by replacing the whole-wheat fettuccine noodles with Past-Slim noodles! Alfredo Lite   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 8 servings Ingredients ... [Read More]

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Veggie Taco Salad

A delicious, vegetarian friendly taco salad that’s high in protein and under 300 calories. Veggie Taco Salad   Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 4 cups shredded lettuce (the more green, the better) 1 cup diced tomatoes 1 diced avocado 2 chopped green onions ⅔ cup red kidney beans ... [Read More]

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Easy Garlic Chicken

Easy Garlic Chicken   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 15 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 3 tbsps butter 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp seasoning salt 1 tsp onion powder Instructions Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and coat ... [Read More]

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Low Calorie Turkey Chili

  Low Calorie Turkey Chili   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 45 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 8 servings Ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 1 lb ground turkey 1 onion, chopped 2 cups water 1 (28 ounce) can canned crushed tomatoes 1 (16 ounce) can canned black beans - drained, rinsed, and mashed 2 tbsps chili powder ½ ... [Read More]

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Frisky Asian Frittata

  Frisky Asian Frittata   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 35 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 6 servings Ingredients 1 tbsp peanut oil 1 qrtr cup diced red onion 2 tsp grated fresh ginger 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup diced green pepper 4 whole eggs 8 egg whites 2 tbsps light soy sauce 1 cup fresh bean sprouts 1 cup ... [Read More]

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Salmon Salad with Goat Cheese and Oranges

Salmon Salad Recipe

A delicious low calorie salad with a citrus twist! Great source of protein and omega 3's! Special thanks to Mother Rimmy for sharing this recipe!  Check out more of her delicious recipes at Mother Rimmy's Cooking Light Done Right! Salmon Salad with Goat Cheese and Oranges   Print Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   Author: Mother Rimmy Yield: 4 ... [Read More]

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Artichoke & Bean Soup

  Artichoke & Bean Soup   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tsp olive oil 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste ... [Read More]

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Salmon Wheels

  Salmon Wheels   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 4 servings Ingredients ½ cup coarse dry whole wheat breadcrumbs 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 tbsp whole-grain mustard 1 tbsp chopped shallot 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp chopped rinsed capers 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme or ½ ... [Read More]

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Pecan-Coated Chicken

Tender chicken breasts covered in pecan pieces flavored with orange zest and spicy chipotle!  A delicious and low calorie dinner that's high in protein. Pecan-Coated Chicken   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 35 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts trimmed ½ ... [Read More]

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Moo Shu Vegetables

A delicious eastern dish.  Highly nutritious and low in calories.  Add a cut up chicken breast for more flavor and protein if wanted. Moo Shu Vegetables   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 3 tsp toasted canola oil, divided 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 tsp minced ... [Read More]

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Apple Wheat Pancakes

Delicious and healthy alternative to your typical pancake. Apple Wheat Pancakes   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 12 servings Ingredients 1¼ cup whole-wheat flour ⅓ cup cornmeal 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp ground ginger ½ tsp baking soda 2 cups nonfat plain yogurt ... [Read More]

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Lemon Dill Chicken

A very tasty way to dress up boring chicken breasts! Low in calories, high in protein and good fats. Lemon Dill Chicken   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt (optional) & freshly ground pepper 3 tsp extra-virgin olive oil ... [Read More]

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