Popular Low Calorie Dinners Recipes

Jump-start your diet with our low-calorie dinners. From satisfying soups to perfect pastas, grilled veggies, roasted chicken, and more, our low-calorie dinners can help you lose weight.

Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa and Spinach

Packed with whole grains and flavorful vegetables, these cheesy stuffed peppers make for a satisfying and simple vegetarian dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa and Spinach

Lemon-Chili Shrimp Skewers

Shrimp are a protein powerhouse. Grill them up on skewers with a crop of vegetables and serve with steamed rice for a satisfying yet light lunch or dinner.

From Diabetic Living

Lemon-Chili Shrimp Skewers

Pizza Lettuce Cups

Looking for a way to slice down on the calorie count of your favorite pizza? Go crustless and serve all the tempting toppings, like cheese and pepperoni, inside a lettuce leaf.

From Diabetic Living

Pizza Lettuce Cups

Quick Roasted Asparagus

Roasting brings out the natural sugars in asparagus, making it a treat to eat. Serve this side dish with seafood, chicken, steak or pasta.

From Diabetic Living

Quick Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Potatoes and Leeks

Side dishes don't get much easier than this roasted potato recipe. Customize by adding your favorite herbs and spices and any vegetables you have in your refrigerator.

From Diabetic Living

Roasted Potatoes and Leeks

Seared Salmon with Mushroom-Shallot Sauce

A simple seven-minute pan sauce elevates this seared salmon dish from everyday to extraordinary. This dinner recipe tastes just like what you'd order at your favorite seafood restaurant!

From Diabetic Living

Seared Salmon with Mushroom-Shallot Sauce

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Red Wine-Shallot Sauce

Lemon and rosemary are a common pair, but the addition of raspberry preserves and red wine (trust us!) make the flavor of this roasted lamb a dinner you'll dream about.

From Diabetic Living

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Red Wine-Shallot Sauce

Dilled Salmon and Asparagus Soup

Highlight fresh asparagus and heart-healthy salmon in this seafood soup. It comes together in less than 30 minutes!

From Diabetic Living

Dilled Salmon and Asparagus Soup

Pot Pie Chicken

From Diabetic Living

Pot Pie Chicken

Pot Pie Chicken

Give the classic chicken pot pie a healthy twist with this simple, four-ingredient dish.

From Diabetic Living

Pot Pie Chicken

Insalada Caprese Chicken

From Diabetic Living

Insalada Caprese Chicken

Insalada Caprese Chicken

Featuring only five ingredients, this flavorful chicken dinner is a sure weeknight favorite.

From Diabetic Living

Insalada Caprese Chicken

Two-Pepper Hummus Chicken

From Diabetic Living

Two-Pepper Hummus Chicken

Two-Pepper Hummus Chicken

Dress up your chicken dinner with a quick hummus made of garbanzo beans and red sweet peppers!

From Diabetic Living

Two-Pepper Hummus Chicken

Herbed Salmon

With a fragrant blend of herbs and bright lemon, this beautifully simple dish allows the naturally sweet-richness of salmon to sing. When buying fresh fish, pay close attention to the smell. Fresh salmon should smell slightly sweet, and a little salty, like clean sea-water. If it smells "fishy" at all, it has turned, and is not safe for consumption.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Herbed Salmon

Herbed Salmon

Lemon and snipped fresh herbs garnish this easy-to-make salmon filet. Serve with rice or potatoes for a healthy meal in under 30 minutes.

From Midwest Living

Herbed Salmon

Macaroni and Cheese Meat Loaf

Meatloaf and macaroni and cheese are like peanut butter and jelly—made for each other. Sandwich a layer of mac 'n cheese in between two meatloaf layers for a new take on a classic dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Macaroni and Cheese Meat Loaf

Lemony Lamb Pitas

From Diabetic Living

Lemony Lamb Pitas

Lemony Lamb Pitas

Slow-cooker lamb roast is a budget-friendly way to enjoy lamb. Make these tasty pita sandwiches for an easy weeknight dinner.

From Midwest Living

Lemony Lamb Pitas

Ham with Leeks and Dilled Potatoes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ham with Leeks and Dilled Potatoes

Ham with Leeks and Dilled Potatoes

Make this tasty one-pan meal in just 20 minutes. Pro tip: Finish off with shredded Havarti cheese with dill.

From Midwest Living

Ham with Leeks and Dilled Potatoes

Braised Beef Shanks with Mushrooms and Olives

Flavor-rich beef shanks join with earthy mushrooms and sweet root vegetables in this comfort food fantasy. Often, thin crosscut beef shanks are labeled "beef soup bones." Ask your butcher for assistance purchasing the right cut.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Braised Beef Shanks with Mushrooms and Olives

Braised Beef Shanks with Mushrooms and Olives

Serve these flavorful Beef Shanks with Mushrooms and Olives over potato gnocchi for a hearty Sunday dinner.

From Midwest Living

Braised Beef Shanks with Mushrooms and Olives

Mushroom Goulash

Load up your slow cooker with egg noodles, baby portobellos, tomatoes, vegetable broth and spices in the morning and have a warm, savory goulash in time for dinner.

From Midwest Living

Mushroom Goulash

Back-to-Basics Pesto Chicken

This homemade basil pesto gets extra flavor from pine nuts and shredded parmesan. Spread over a warm chicken breast for a tasty low-calorie dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Back-to-Basics Pesto Chicken

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