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.

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Spiral Stuffed Turkey Breast with Cider Gravy

From EatingWell

When a whole bird is just too much--time and effort, as well as size--there is a quicker, simpler way: what's known in French cuisine as a roulade. Using a boneless turkey breast, butterflied and flattened, you can serve a beautiful spiral of juicy meat.

Spiral Stuffed Turkey Breast with Cider Gravy

Sweet Potato-Turkey Hash

From EatingWell

Hash is a flexible and easy way to transform leftover cooked meat into a distinctively different dish. This version brings together healthy sweet potatoes, apples and onions along with lean turkey or chicken.

Sweet Potato-Turkey Hash

Quick Thai Chicken & Vegetable Curry

From EatingWell

Curry quick enough for a weeknight supper - especially if you use precut cauliflower and baby spinach.

Quick Thai Chicken & Vegetable Curry

Potato & Sweet Potato Torte

From EatingWell

Layers of potatoes and sweet potatoes meld into an impressive vegetable "cake" that forms a golden crust during baking. Serve as a vegetarian centerpiece or with roast poultry or pork.

Potato & Sweet Potato Torte

Squash-Stuffed Roasted Poblano Peppers

From EatingWell

When fresh, poblanos have a wonderful, somewhat sweet heat that makes a terrific vessel for rich-tasting butternut squash stuffing. Accompanied by corn tortillas or rice and beans, this makes a special vegetarian entree. Most of the preparation can be done in advance and the recipe can easily be doubled. Look for dark green poblanos about 5 inches long, with broad shoulders at the stem, tapering to a pointy tip. Wash your hands thoroughly after removing the seeds or wear rubber gloves; most of the chile oils are found in the seeds and connective membranes.

Squash-Stuffed Roasted Poblano Peppers

Warm Shrimp & Arugula Salad

From EatingWell

Bursting with vibrant flavors, this summery salad makes a terrific supper, light but still satisfying. Fresh, raw corn kernels lend a sweet, candylike crunch to the dish - and work well against the salty shrimp and peppery arugula.

Warm Shrimp & Arugula Salad

Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

From EatingWell

The bright fresh taste of a watermelon and cucumber salad makes a sensational counterpoint to the fiery spice crust on this succulent pork tenderloin. It's important to brown the meat before roasting, since this cut cooks too quickly for the surface to brown and caramelize in the oven. Grill enthusiasts may omit the stovetop browning (Step 3) and grill the tenderloins over medium heat, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes.

Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Squash, Black Bean & Goat Cheese Tamales

From EatingWell

Tamales are a sign of celebration at holiday gatherings in Mexican households on both sides of the border, especially for occasions like Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve dinner. Here we stuff them with creamy winter squash, black beans and tangy goat cheese.

Squash, Black Bean & Goat Cheese Tamales

Pistachio-Crusted Tuna Steaks

From EatingWell

Pistachio crust teams up with a savory mustard-dill sauce for an exceptional tuna dish. Choose "sushi grade" tuna steaks if you prefer a milder flavor. Make it a meal: Serve with brown rice and steamed broccolini.

Pistachio-Crusted Tuna Steaks

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinated in Spicy Soy Sauce

From EatingWell

Crisp on the outside and buttery-tender on the inside, these sweet and spicy soy sauce-marinated pork tenderloin medallions make for a delicious, healthful and elegant entree. Serve with snow peas, brown rice and Sour Mango Salad on the side.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinated in Spicy Soy Sauce

Halibut with Herbs & Capers

From EatingWell

A vibrant herb paste brings robust flavor to a delicate fish.

Halibut with Herbs & Capers

Pomegranate-Glazed Turkey with Roasted Fennel

From EatingWell

Pair turkey cutlets with roasted fennel and a rich pomegranate pan sauce for a simple yet elegant dish. Garnish with jewel-like fresh pomegranate seeds if available - they are in season from September through January. Turkey scallopini (thinner and smaller than cutlets) will also work in this recipe, but will need to be cooked in batches. Make it a meal: Nutty-tasting bulgur is delicious with this.

Pomegranate-Glazed Turkey with Roasted Fennel

Turkish Chicken Thighs

From EatingWell

The acidity of the yogurt helps tenderize the chicken and keep it moist. If you can't find hot paprika, substitute 2 teaspoons sweet paprika and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne.

Turkish Chicken Thighs

Wok-Seared Chicken Tenders with Asparagus & Pistachios

From EatingWell

Here's an East-meets-West stir-fry that will soon become a family favorite. Serve it over rice or noodles, with a simple salad of arugula and orange sections dressed in a light vinaigrette.

Wok-Seared Chicken Tenders with Asparagus & Pistachios

Spice-Rubbed Game Hens with Rhubarb-Date Chutney

From EatingWell

Tart rhubarb simmered in cider vinegar with chopped dates, brown sugar and cinnamon makes an excellent chutney to accompany tender game hens. The chutney would be delightful with pork as well. It freezes well, so if you like, you can make extra to enjoy throughout the year.

Spice-Rubbed Game Hens with Rhubarb-Date Chutney

Tuna Pomodoro

From EatingWell

Inspired by the Italian dish spaghetti al tonno e pomodoro, this quick and healthy pasta became a staff favorite at EatingWell. If you keep canned tuna and whole-wheat pasta on hand, you'll do what we did: return to this quick meal again and again.

Tuna Pomodoro

Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad

From EatingWell

This streamlined version of a northern Italian idea is perfect for a summer evening: no-fuss, no-cook and big taste. You can even make it ahead and store it, covered, in the refrigerator for several days. If you do, use it as a wrap filling for the next day's lunch.

Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad

Tuna Melt

From EatingWell

In this updated version of the tuna melt, we go light on the mayo and top it with fresh tomato slices and shredded sharp Cheddar, which allows us to use considerably less cheese while ensuring that there's great cheese flavor in each gooey bite.

Tuna Melt

Vietnamese-Style Beef & Noodle Broth

From EatingWell

Inspired by pho - traditional Vietnamese soup - this one-pot meal is garnished with crunchy mung bean sprouts and chopped fresh basil. You could also serve it with lime wedges and a bottle of Asian chile sauce, such as sriracha, on the side.

Vietnamese-Style Beef & Noodle Broth

Louisiana Red Beans & Rice

From EatingWell

This quick version of red beans and rice gets its smoky goodness from super-lean Canadian bacon and a hit of ground chipotle pepper. It's delicious as a leftover but will thicken as it stands. To keep it properly syrupy, just thin with a little water and reheat.

Louisiana Red Beans & Rice

Thyme- & Sesame-Crusted Pacific Halibut

From EatingWell

A speedy roast at high heat keeps the halibut moist and succulent, and the savory thyme-sesame-crust adds a distinctive finish. Serve with mashed potatoes and a steamed fresh vegetable of your choice.

Thyme- & Sesame-Crusted Pacific Halibut

Turkey Sausage with Fennel Sauerkraut & Potatoes

From EatingWell

Inspired by the Alsatian classic choucroute garni, this comforting, one-pot meal takes a shortcut with bagged shredded cabbage. Serve topped with additional brown mustard, if you like.

Turkey Sausage with Fennel Sauerkraut & Potatoes

Stir-Fried Chicken with Wilted Spinach & Tamari Walnuts

From EatingWell

The joy of stir-frying is that an interesting dish like this cooks in mere minutes. The only trick is to have all the ingredients prepped and ready to add. Once you start stir-frying you can't afford to lose time mincing and measuring.

Stir-Fried Chicken with Wilted Spinach & Tamari Walnuts

Grilled Filet Mignon with Herb Butter & Texas Toasts

From EatingWell

This dish is simply luxurious: grilled beef tenderloin smothered in a vibrant herb butter served on top of a garlicky slab of whole-grain toast. And yes, with only about 303 calories and 14 grams of fat total, this steakhouse-worthy entree can be part of a healthy diet. If you like, make extra herb butter to top chicken, fish or even a grilled pork chop.

Grilled Filet Mignon with Herb Butter & Texas Toasts

Grilled Lobster Rolls

From EatingWell

All around Maine's Penobscot Bay, lobster rolls set the standard for homey, simple, Down East fare. Uncooked lobster tails are available in the freezer section of most supermarkets.

Grilled Lobster Rolls

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