Memorial Day has ended, which means that summer is officially here! And there’s just something about the sunshine and warm weather that make us crave lighter, healthier meals (especially now that it’s swimsuit season!). Looking for some ideas? We’ve got a list of some flavorful healthy dinner recipes that are all under 500 calories.
Healthy Dinner Recipes Under 500 Calories
Not-Your-Mama’s Eggplant Parmesan: This delicious casserole might have the same comforting, flavorful taste as your mom’s cooking, but it’s packed with much more protein, due to a special ingredient: quinoa!
Skinny Mac & Alfredo: This recipe gives a classic American dish a light and unique twist by blending in cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese with a delicious sauce. It’s the ultimate comfort food!
Asian Turkey Meatballs: Wish there was a way to combine the hearty quality of Italian food and the sweet, tangy taste of Asian food? This delicious recipe allows you to do so!
Wholesome Baked Zucchini Parmesan: Struggling getting the picky eaters in your household to eat their veggies? This vegetarian dish is crispy, comforting and bursting with juicy flavors from the fresh zucchini.
Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry: Stir fry dinners are absolutely perfect for summer, because you don’t have to turn on your oven and heat up the house! This light meal is super quick and super refreshing.
Cobb Salad in a Jar: This is not just your average garden salad. This refreshing meal is filling, tasty and super simple to prepare – it’s perfect if you’re on-the-go!