11 Dinner Recipes Under 300 Calories
Looking for some low-calorie, tasty dinners? Here are 11 recipes, all under 300 calories, that you can make for dinner tonight.
Vegetable Salad With Tuna
This salad combines the goodness of vegetables and tuna for a satisfying salad.
Get the recipe to make a vegetable salad with tuna.
Apple and Cheddar Salad With Maple Dressing and Candied Walnuts
You get a bit of cheese with this one, which is always satisfying. Use this dressing on any salad you enjoy, as the kick of Dijon mustard and the sweetness of maple syrup will pair well with many ingredients. At just 190 calories per serving, there’s plenty of room for dessert!
Make an apple and chedder salad tonight!
Quinoa With Chiles and Cilantro
Cooking the quinoa in vegetable or chicken broth is what gives this salad so much flavour. Being a super food, this quinoa salad will give you the boost you need after a long day.
Get the recipe to make quinoa with chiles and cilantro.
Grilled Halibut Steaks With Tomato and Red Pepper Salsa
Making the salsa yourself cuts out a lot of sodium and tastes fresh and delicious. Salsa is so versatile, make a little extra and add it to other meals throughout the week.
Make grilled halibut steaks with tomato and red pepper salsa tonight.
Chicken Breasts With Peaches and Ginger
Any chance to add a little fruit to your meals is a good thing. If you’re bored of the same old chicken recipes, try this sweet option. Using peach juice helps keep the chicken moist while ginger gives it a great kick that pairs well with the sweetness of the fruit.
Get the recipe for chicken breasts with peaches and ginger.
Roast Lemon Herb Salmon
Salmon is always a great, low calorie choice. This dish, at just 179 calories per serving, is a healthy, low calorie choice that’s also super simple to make–just add fresh herbs and lemon juice, pop it in the oven for 15 minutes and it’s done!
Get the recipe for roast lemon herb salmon.
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The luscious and fresh tastes of lime and lemongrass pair perfectly with scallops for a quick weekday meal.
Get the recipe to make Thai scallops tonight.
Zucchini Cheddar Bake
If you want to cut the meat out of your meal, this veggie bake is tasty and with the bit of added cheese, it seems like you’re cheating. At just 124 calories per serving, you could have seconds and still be under the 300 calories!
Get the recipe for zucchini cheddar bake.
Rustic Roasted Vegetable Tart
Getting all of your veggies in is so simple with this tart. The crust makes it seem like a pizza and satisfies your carb craving.
Get the recipe for the rustic roasted vegetable tart.
Caribbean Butternut Squash and Corn Stew
Stew does have a winter-time feel but it’s also a quick and hearty meal that can usually be prepared in a pinch because most of the ingredients are already in your pantry. The addition of beans and vegetables make it a nutritious family meal that’s great any time of year.
Make a Caribbean butternut squash and corn stew tonight.
Shanghai Tofu “Steaks” on Kale
Kale is such a super food that it’s a great ingredient to add into your meals wherever you can. If you’re vegetarian, or simply trying out meatless Mondays, this is a great, low calorie meal to try. There are just a few ingredients in this dish and if you don’t want to use the barbecue, you can pan-fry the “steaks” for an equally delicious end result.
Get the recipe for Shanghai tofu “steaks” on kale.