Quick & Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes under 500 Calories

The road to looking and feeling better goes right through your kitchen. You might be working out 5 hours a day and taking more than enough supplements but if your nutrition is not up to standard, you will go nowhere in your weight loss journey. It is true what they say “Weight Loss is 80% Nutrition and 20% Exercise” a healthy low calorie meal is vital when you are looking to shed a few kilos or pounds.

Now Let’s look at these 5 Healthy Dinner Recipes that are not only delicious but are extremely Healthy.

5 Healthy Dinner Recipes Under 500 Calories

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1. Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is a popular Italian-American dish. It consists of a breaded chicken breast topped with tomato sauce and parmesan cheese.

For this meal you are going to need the following Ingredients:

  • 114 grams Chicken Breast
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Pasta, Cooked
  • 4 tablespoons Marinara Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup Cauliflower, Steamed Italian Seasoning

Preparation

Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon of Olive Oil on Chicken Breast, Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning, 1 Tablespoons Marinara Sauce and 1 Teaspoon Parmesan Cheese. Bake at 350 Degrees for 25 – 30 minutes. Prepare Whole Wheat Pasta and top with remaining Olive Oil and Parmesan. Steam Cauliflower and season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy on the side.

Estimated Calories = 450

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2. Marinara Spaghetti Squash

Marinara Spaghetti Squash is an easy and healthier alternative to pasta, it is very low in calories. When you combine it with a simple, tasty marinara sauce, spaghetti squash becomes a delicious, easy meal.

These are the Ingredients you will need for this delicious meal:

  • 1 1/2  Spaghetti Squash
  • 1/3 cup Marinara Sauce
  • 114 g Ground Turkey
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup Green Beans , Steamed
  • 1 cup Melon

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425 Degrees and drizzle half of the Spaghetti Squash with Olive Oil. Place cut down side on a lined baking sheet and roast until tender when pierced with a knife. When cooked, scape out the squash and measure your portion. Reserve the rest for future use. Brown Ground Turkey and add Marinara Sauce. Once heated, place on top of Spaghetti Squash and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese. Enjoy Green Beans and Melon on the side.

Estimated Calories = 450

3. Pork Souvlaki

Greeks make souvlaki by marinating chunks of meat in this case we use pork in oil, lemon juice and oregano, then skewering and grilling them.

These are the Ingredients you will need for this delicious meal:

  • 114 g Pork 
  • 1/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Feta
  • 1/4 small Onion, diced
  • 1/2 Cucumber, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Honey
  • Pinch of Garlic Powder
  • Pinch of Dill
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Oregano
  • Pinch of Pepper
  • 1 Whole Wheat Pita bread

Preparation

Whisk together Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Salt and Pepper. Place Pork and onions in a bag and marinate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. Remove pork from marinate and grill or broil for 4 – 6 minutes per side. Make a Tzatziki sauce by combining Greek Yogurt with Garlic Powder, Dill, Lemon Juice and Honey. Serve the pork on a warm Pita with Tzatziki Sauce and Feta. Cucumbers can be added to the Pita or used to dip into the remaining Tzatziki Sauce.

Estimated Calories = 450

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4. Cobb Salad

The Cobb salad is a main-dish American garden salad typically made with chopped salad greens, tomato, crisp bacon, boiled, grilled or roasted chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives.

Ingredients

  • 1 piece Whole Grain Toast
  • 2 tablespoon Light Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Avocado
  • 2 -3 cups Romaine Lettuce

Preparation

Place Lettuce in a bowl. Add Hard Boiled Egg, Turkey Bacon, Tomato,Avocado, Blue Cheese and toss with light Balsamic Vinegar. Enjoy with Whole Grain Toast on the side.

Estimated Calories = 450

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5. Turkey Roll Up

This is one easy and quick meal you can make when you are on the Go. You will be able to enjoy this wholesome and feeling meal that is low in calories and will keep fuller for longer.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Hummus
  • 1 whole Grain Tortillas
  • 1/2 – 1 cup Spinach
  • 114 g  Turkey
  • 28 Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pear, Apple, Banana or 1 cup of Berries on the side

Preparation

Spread 1 tablespoon of Hummus on Whole Grain Tortilla and add Turkey, Spinach and Cheese. Roll the Tortilla and ENJOY!!!.

Estimated Calories = 450

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