55 Low Calorie Meals – Easy And Delicious Recipes for Weight Loss

Are you running out of ideas for some tasty low calorie meals which are easy to prepare?

If you are trying to lose weight, having a variety of simple recipes on hand that you are happy to eat will make a big difference to your efforts.

I’ve rounded up 55 delicious low calorie recipes to help keep you motivated.

Recipes are no more than 500 calories a serve, which will fit in nicely to your daily plan if you are sticking to a 1,500 calorie diet plan.

Click the recipe photo or name for the full instructions and more photos.

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Kadai ChickenKadai Chicken

Calories: 339 Fat: 12.3 g Carbohydrates: 33.4 g Protein: 29.3 g

 

Penne with Chicken and AsparagusPenne with Chicken and Asparagus

Calories: 332  Fat:  10.9 g Carbohydrates: 43.3 g Protein: 16.7

 

 

Mexican ShakshukaMexican Shakshuka

Calories: 161   Fat: 9.4 g  Carbohydrates: 13.1 g Protein: 8 g

 

 

Chicken, Mushroom, and Bok Choy BowlsChicken, Mushroom, and Bok Choy Bowls

Calories: 271   Fat:  16.9 g  Carbohydrates: 16 g Protein: 19 g

 

Broiled Flat Iron Steak with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet PotatoesBroiled Flat Iron Steak with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Calories:  289  Fat: 15 g  Carbohydrates: 13 g Protein: 26 g

 

Korean Turkey Burgers with KimchiKorean Turkey Burgers with Kimchi

Calories: 341  Fat: 12 g  Carbohydrates: 33 g Protein: 23 g

 

 

Super Vegan Bowl With Parsley Cashew PestoSuper Vegan Bowl With Parsley Cashew Pesto

Calories: 278  Fat: 1.8 g  Carbohydrates: 31.7 g Protein: 13.25 g

 

Chicken & sweet potato boatsChicken & sweet potato boats

Calories: 261  Fat:  5.3 g  Carbohydrates: 25.5 g Protein: 25.7 g

 

 

Salmon and beetroot falafelSalmon and beetroot falafel

Calories: 326 g  Fat:  22.8 g  Carbohydrates: 19.6 g Protein:  19.4 g

 

Green-Curry-55-ingredient green curry

Calories: 305  Fat:  26.1 g  Carbohydrates:  14.5 g Protein: 7.5 g

 

 

Oven-Fried Chicken ChimichangasOven-Fried Chicken Chimichangas 

Calories: 239  Fat: 6 g  Carbohydrates: 9 g Protein: 24 g

 

 

Greek Salad WrapsGreek Salad Wraps

Calories: 333  Fat: 14 g  Carbohydrates: 42 g Protein: 9 g

 

 

Veggie & Hummus SandwichVeggie & Hummus Sandwich

Calories: 325  Fat:  14 g  Carbohydrates: 40 g Protein: 13 g

 

 

Citrus Lime Tofu SaladCitrus Lime Tofu Salad

Calories: 390  Fat: 27  g  Carbohydrates: 20 g Protein:  25 g

 

 

Avocado Toast With Sunny Side EggAvocado Toast With Sunny Side Egg

Calories: 229  Fat: 10  g  Carbohydrates: 23 g Protein: 12 g

 

 

Honey-Ginger Glazed SalmonHoney-Ginger Glazed Salmon

Calories: 408 Fat: 10.4 g  Carbohydrates:  38 g Protein: 39 g

 

 

The Easiest Chopped Greek Chickpea SaladThe Easiest Chopped Greek Chickpea Salad

Calories: 279  Fat: 12.3 g  Carbohydrates: 33.5 g Protein: 12.5 g

 

Apricot-Sage Chicken with CarrotsApricot-Sage Chicken with Carrots

Calories:  313 Fat: 14 g  Carbohydrates: 22 g Protein: 24 g

 

 

Meatballs with fennel & balsamic beans & courgette noodlesMeatballs with fennel & balsamic beans & courgette noodles

Calories: 380  Fat: 14 g  Carbohydrates:  20 g Protein: 37 g

 

Barley couscous & prawn tabboulehBarley couscous & prawn tabbouleh

Calories:  393 Fat: 7 g  Carbohydrates:  60 g Protein: 17 g

 

 

Wild salmon veggie bowlWild salmon veggie bowl

Calories: 395  Fat: 17 g  Carbohydrates: 18 g Protein: 39 g

 

 

Turkey piccataTurkey piccata

Calories: 408  Fat: 2.3 g  Carbohydrates: 35 g Protein: 37 g

 

 

Crunchy Rainbow Thai Peanut Chicken WrapsCrunchy Rainbow Thai Peanut Chicken Wraps 

Calories: 312  Fat: 11.9 g  Carbohydrates: 30.8 g Protein: 20.2 g

 

Tex Mex Spaghetti Squash with Black Bean GuacamoleTex Mex Spaghetti Squash with Black Bean Guacamole

Calories:  498 Fat: 3.7 g  Carbohydrates:  31 g Protein:  16 g

 

Pan Roasted Chicken With Cauliflower Cilantro Lime Rice and White Gyro Sauce Pan Roasted Chicken With Cauliflower Cilantro Lime Rice and White Gyro Sauce 

Calories:  480 Fat: 5.1 (sat) g  Carbohydrates: 7.4 g Protein: 44 g

 

Goat Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken BreastGoat Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast with Caramelized Onions + Mushrooms

Calories: 239  Fat: 12.7 g  Carbohydrates: 5.8 g Protein: 28.7 g

 

 

Chicken Lettuce WrapsChicken Lettuce Wraps

Calories:  298 Fat: 9 g  Carbohydrates: 34 g Protein:  27 g

 

 

Chipotle Fish TacosChipotle Fish Tacos

Calories: 353  Fat: 12 g  Carbohydrates: 25 g Protein:  38 g

 

 

kiwi-chicken-feta-saladKiwi, Chicken and Feta Salad

Calories:  314 Fat: 15 (sat)g  Carbohydrates:  18 g Protein:  28 g

 

 

Portobello Steaks With Avocado ChimichurriPortobello Steaks With Avocado Chimichurri

Calories:  354 Fat: 32.8 g  Carbohydrates:  14.4 g Protein: 3.7 g

 

 

Easy Healthy Cashew Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner Easy Healthy Cashew Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner 

Calories: 458  Fat: 9.35 g  Carbohydrates: 16.3 g Protein: 43 g

 

Greek Beef Lettuce WrapsGreek Beef Lettuce Wraps

Calories:   304 Fat: 14 g  Carbohydrates:  6 g Protein:  35 g

 

 

Skinny Honey Mustard ChickenSkinny Honey Mustard Chicken

Calories:  305 Fat: 4 g  Carbohydrates:  21 g Protein:  36 g

 

 

Sheet Pan Honey-Ginger Salmon and Green BeansSheet Pan Honey-Ginger Salmon and Green Beans

Calories:  330 Fat: 18 g  Carbohydrates: 18 g Protein:  25 g

 

 

Creamy-pesto-zoodles-with-chicken-1Creamy Pesto Zoodles with Chicken

Calories:  376 Fat: 16 g  Carbohydrates:  15 g Protein:  41 g

 

 

Spinach Tortellini SoupSpinach Tortellini Soup

Calories:  437 Fat: 12 g  Carbohydrates:  50 g Protein: 36 g

 

 

Skinny Chicken Broccoli AlfredoSkinny Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Calories: 373  Fat: 14 g  Carbohydrates: 53 g Protein:  27 g

 

 

One Pot Chicken Fajita PastaOne Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

Calories:  389 Fat: 12 g  Carbohydrates: 63 g Protein:  27 g

 

Stir-Fried Tofu and Vegetables in Curried Almond Butter SauceStir-Fried Tofu and Vegetables in Curried Almond Butter Sauce

Calories: 378 g  Fat: 27 g  Carbohydrates:  22 g Protein:  16 g

 

 

Roasted Baby Bok Choy and Salmon With Miso VinaigretteRoasted Baby Bok Choy and Salmon With Miso Vinaigrette

Calories: 314  Fat: 20 g  Carbohydrates: 4 g Protein: 30 g

 

 

Tilapia Salad with Spinach and Creamy Avocado DressingTilapia Salad with Spinach and Creamy Avocado Dressing

Calories: 348  Fat: 22 g  Carbohydrates:  14 g Protein: 23 g

 

Shrimp & Pineapple Fried Cauliflower RiceShrimp & Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice

Calories: 182   Fat: 7 g  Carbohydrates: 7 g Protein:  20 g

 

 

Low-Carb Kale Caesar SaladLow-Carb Kale Caesar Salad

Calories:  398 Fat: 36.6 g  Carbohydrates: 8.4 g Protein: 10.4 g

 

 

Chicken Enchilada Skillet Dinner Low Carb Tex-MexChicken Enchilada Skillet Dinner: Low Carb Tex-Mex

Calories:  345 Fat:  24 g  Carbohydrates: 11 g Protein: 21 g

 

 

Sweet Potato & Lentil Cakes with Lemony Avocado SauceSweet Potato & Lentil Cakes with Lemony Avocado Sauce

Calories:  329 Fat: 10 g  Carbohydrates: 46 g Protein: 16 g

 

Spanish Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Spanish Quinoa Stuffed Peppers 

Calories:  311 Fat: 3.4 g  Carbohydrates: 59 g Protein:  14.4 g

 

 

Kale Goat Cheese PizzaKale Goat Cheese Pizza

Calories:  314 Fat: 18.2 g  Carbohydrates: 11.7 g Protein: 27.1 g

 

 

CHEESY BLACK BEAN STUFFED SWEET POTATOES WITH ARUGULA + POACHED EGGSCheesy Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Arugula + Poached Eggs

Calories: 355  Fat: 7.1 (sat) g  Carbohydrates: 29.4 g Protein: 18.9 g

 

 

Greek Orzo SaladGreek Orzo Salad

Calories:  320  Fat: 19 g  Carbohydrates:  28 g Protein: 8 g

 

 

Coconut Sugar Sriracha ShrimpCoconut Sugar Sriracha Shrimp

Calories: 269.5  Fat: 1 (sat) g  Carbohydrates:  19 g Protein:  5.4 g

 

 

High-Fiber Chicken and Black Bean EnchiladasHigh-Fiber Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

Calories: 309  Fat: 7 g  Carbohydrates:  34 g Protein:  27 g

 

 

California Chicken Flatbread With Chipotle Ranch Sauce California Chicken Flatbread With Chipotle Ranch Sauce

Calories:  318 Fat: 5.975 g  Carbohydrates: 7.5 g Protein:  16.9 g

 

 

Grilled Chicken Melt with Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato SpreadGrilled Chicken Melt with Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Spread

Calories: 444  Fat: 18 g  Carbohydrates: 30 g Protein: 5.4 g

 

Sheet Pan Chipotle Eye Round Roast Meal PrepSheet Pan Chipotle Eye Round Roast Meal Prep

Calories: 453 Fat: 14 g  Carbohydrates: 14 g Protein: 45 g

 

 

Slow Cooker Carnitas Burrito Bowls (+ Instant Pot)Slow Cooker Carnitas Burrito Bowls (+ Instant Pot)

Calories: 407  Fat: 18 g  Carbohydrates:  29 g Protein:  32 g

 

Seared Salmon Salad with Beats and Blackberries Seared Salmon Salad with Beats and Blackberries

Calories: 407  Fat: 18 g  Carbohydrates:  29 g Protein:  32 g

 

 

 

About Joe Leech, Dietitian (MSc Nutrition & Dietetics)

Joe Leech is a university-qualified dietitian from Australia.

He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in exercise science, followed by a Master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2011.

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