Healthy Dinner Recipes with 500 Calories or Less

Marinate chicken breasts in a zesty lemon and herb mixture before grilling them to perfection for a low-calorie, high-protein meal.

1. Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken

Swap traditional pasta for spiralized zucchini noodles and toss them with a flavorful pesto sauce for a carb-conscious dinner option.

2. Zucchini Noodles with Pesto

Season salmon fillets with your favorite herbs and roast them alongside fresh asparagus. This combination creates a nutritious and delicious dinner under 500 calories.

3. Baked Salmon with Asparagus

 Fill bell peppers with a mixture of quinoa, black beans, corn, and spices, then bake them until tender. 

4. Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers

Hollow out large mushrooms and stuff them with a blend of lean ground turkey and spinach. Bake until golden brown.

5. Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Replace rice with finely chopped cauliflower to reduce carbs. Prepare this Asian-inspired dish packed with veggies and lean protein.

6. Cauliflower Fried Rice

 Season shrimp with a mix of spices, grill them perfectly, and serve them in whole-grain tortillas with fresh salsa and avocado for a healthy taco night.

7. Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Prepare a hearty soup featuring lentils, carrots, celery, and spinach. It's a satisfying, low-calorie dinner option.

8. Lentil and Vegetable Soup

Simmer sweet potatoes and chickpeas in a fragrant curry sauce made with coconut milk and an array of spices for a flavorful, plant-based dinner.

9. Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

Top Portobello mushroom caps with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil, then bake until the cheese is bubbly and golden. Enjoy this low-calorie Italian-inspired dish.

10. Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms