Low Calorie Dinners

Watching your weight? Try one of our healthy, low-calorie dinner recipes tonight. From tasty light pastas to main-dish salads and a whole lot more, we have healthy, low-calorie dinner recipes that will whet your appetite without tipping the bathroom scale.

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Light Low-Cal Summer Dinners

Isn't there supposed to be a gene that curbs your appetite in hot weather? Because I don't seem to have it. I get just as hungry in the heat as I do in winter.

Healthy Dinners: Low Fat, Big Flavor

Although healthy cooking has come a long way, there's still a nagging perception that if something is low-fat and nutritious, it's not going to taste good. Not true! Healthy cooking isn't about adding sprouts and tofu to everything under the sun--it's about making delicious, healthy dishes out of the foods and flavors you love.

MyPlate Meals: 7 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes

For many of us, the phrase "slow-cooker recipes" conjures up dishes that are not always synonymous with healthy. We think of foods that are rich, calorie-laden, and indulgent. While slow-cooking does insure maximum flavor, that by no means implies that you can't eat healthily, too. In fact, we've got seven delicious, easy, and healthy slow-cooker recipes to prove it. From a meltingly delicious slow-cooker braised pork with salsa to a elegant, vegetarian-friendly barley risotto with fennel, each of these recipes is loaded with flavor while staying low in calories, fat, and sodium. Because these dinners are all maderead more

10 Skinny Spring Break Cocktails to Enjoy at Home

Skip sugary frozen drinks this spring break and sip these refreshing, low-calorie cocktails instead.

Naughty But Nice Mini Cheesecakes

I'm usually an all-or-nothing kind of girl when it comes to dessert. I'd rather have a small slice of rich, chocolate cake with thick, fudgey icing or a creamy slab of cheesecake than a big slice of reduced-fat dry, crumbly something or other. Except when it comes to the holidays.

Healthy Gazpacho & Trout Salad: How a Hot Chef Stays Cool

Cool summer soups, like Gazpacho, and light salads are what we want in these Dog Days of high heat and humidity. So we couldn't help paying attention to a chef in San Antonio, Jason Dady, who might know a thing or two about cool summer recipes on a blazing hot day. In its story, "Raising the Heat with Cool Soup and Trout Salad," NPR reports that at his Northern Italian restaurant, Tre Trattoria, Dady has come up with a gazpacho of fresh vegetables -- cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes -- that is finished with bread (for a smooth thickness) and,read more

How to Make Spicy Orange Chicken

Make this low fat, low calorie spicy orange chicken over a bed of spinach for a meal that looks as good as it tastes.

Rustic Apple and Sweet Potato Tart: Healthy and Delicious!

In the mood to bake but want to stick to your healthful eating plan? Try this low-fat and low-calorie rustic apple and sweet potato tart!

Best Heart-Healthy Dinner Recipes

Have a heart -- or at least some heart-healthy recipes to get you back in shape before Valentine's Day. It may sound silly, but for all the work our hearts do, we often don't show them much love. After all, the heart is the one muscle that never stops pumping, even while we sleep. One easy way to give our heart the respect (and the fuel) it needs to keep working well is to eat a diet full of heart-healthy foods; things that are low in sodium, low in fat, and full of protein, iron, and vitamins. Low calorie,read more

7 Loaded-with-Flavor, Low-Cal Spaghetti Sauce Recipes

As the magazines in the checkout line will no doubt soon start to proclaim, swimsuit season is just about upon us, but there's one comfort food that you don't have to sacrifice: a satisfying bowl of spaghetti topped with a zesty spaghetti sauce. Here we've gathered some of our best low-calorie spaghetti sauce recipes --but don't worry, low-cal definitely doesn't mean low on flavor. From a classic tomato sauce seasoned with a blend of Italian spices to a chunky tomato-and-meat sauce that even forgoes pasta for the unexpected base of spaghetti squash, each of these recipes is as hearty and delicious as it is healthy.

Low-Cal Brain Freeze with New Slurpee Lite

Worried about summer's high-calorie icebox treats going straight to your thighs? Chill out. Slurpee Lite ensures your brain freeze will be low-cal.

Turkey with Tomatillo Guacamole

Better Homes and Gardens

Lean turkey meat gets a flavor boost from spices and a simple avocado topper in this dinner recipe.

How to Make Potato Salad

For a dish you can feel great about feeding your family and friends at your next potluck make this low-sodium potato salad. The salt won't be missed with all the other delicious flavors in this recipe.

6 Best Low-Fat Dinner Recipes: Familiar Favorites Made Healthier

If your holiday season included a few too many cookies or glasses of eggnog (whose didn't?), and your New Year's resolution includes a return to healthy eating, we're here to get you off to a great start. Since smooth, gentle transitions are always the easiest, we're giving you some of our best low-fat dinner recipes; you know, the ones that taste so good you might not believe they're low-fat. We've got low-fat nachos, baked chicken that tastes like a much more decadent fried version, even a creamy low-fat fettuccine carbonara. Each of these dinners is wholesome and tasty, perfectread more

Pork Chimichurri Salad

National Pork Board
Total: 40 mins

Polenta and Black Beans

Better Homes and Gardens

This meatless meal is very satisfying because of the high-protein, high-fiber ingredients.

Total: 20 mins

Cheesy Butternut Squash Cavatappi Bake

Better Homes and Gardens
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