24 Absolutely Delish Low Calorie Meals

So you’re trying to lose weight, but keep getting derailed because all of the low calorie meals you’ve tried just taste awful, right? Trust me, you’re not alone when it comes to feeling that way! Getting meals in check is something every single dieter struggles with.

But there are plenty of healthy options out there that taste great and don’t come paired with tons and tons of calories and regret. Many are even much easier to prepare than you’d ever realize, and will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters!

We’ve listed 24 of our favorite meals that are low calorie (and leave your mouth absolutely watering) below. Enjoy, and make sure to pin your favorites!

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1) One Pan Lemon Roast Chicken and Asparagus

“One Pan Lemon Roast Chicken and Asparagus with roasted lemon pepper potatoes. This is the one pan wonder dinner, of your busy Friday night dreams. Dinner goals, guys!”

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One Pan Lemon Roast Chicken and Asparagus

2) Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles

“My sweet tooth is ready for a little break (I give it a couple of weeks) which means it’s time for more savory, uncomplicated breakfasts. Enter: these savory paleo sweet potato waffles!”

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Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles

3) Chili Lime Steak Fajitas

“This recipe couldn’t be any more simpler. I’ve taken out the usual pico de gallo and guac to come up with an even faster solution for the night-time-getting-dinner-together-without-losing-your-mind craziness type of situation. You won’t even miss them!”

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Chili Lime Steak Fajitas

4) Super Quick Vegan Black Bean Burgers

“They are hearty and textured, with a hint of sweetness from the red onion and the barbecue sauce. It’s the perfect balance of flavours for your perfect burger. Try it topped with your favourite salad toppings and extra barbecue sauce for good measure!”

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Super Quick Vegan Black Bean Burgers



5) BBQ Ribs With Asian Coleslaw

“My favourite, and most versatile, is the Heinz Classic Barbecue sauce which works both for marinating and as a dipping sauce. It is rich and smokey but not so spicy as to put off my notoriously fussy children. It worked an absolute treat as a ribs / chicken marinade – easiest BBQ dish I ever had to prepare by far.”

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BBQ Ribs With Asian Coleslaw

6) Crispy Honey Orange Glazed Salmon

“Crispy Honey Orange Glazed Salmon Fillets are pan-fried in the most beautiful honey orange garlic sauce, with a splash of soy for flavour.”

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Crispy Honey Orange Glazed Salmon

7) Hawaiian Chicken Bacon Pineapple Kebabs

“Hawaiian Chicken Bacon Pineapple Kebabs with a BBQ twist! Crispy bacon and chicken smothered in a Hawaiian style pineapple and barbecue sauce, these skewers are so addictive!”

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Hawaiian Chicken Bacon Pineapple Kebabs

8) Kale Detox Salad with Pesto

“But I had to make this salad delicious, because what’s the point of eating it if it’s not delicious?! It’s got roasted potatoes and carrots, brown rice for fiber, chickpeas (of course), and lacinato kale – all topped with a deliciously chloro-filled (see what I did there!?) green pesto. It’s delicious, AND good for your bod! I hope you all love it!”

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Kale Detox Salad with Pesto

9) Chicken Burrito Bowls

“Chicken Burrito Bowls made with taco-seasoned chicken, cilantro-lime rice, salsa, guacamole, corn, beans, and a delicious creamy cilantro sauce.”

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Chicken Burrito Bowls

10) Vegan Red Thai Coconut Curry

“This creamy Vegan Red Thai Coconut curry is full of delicious veggies and covered with a thick, coconut sauce. It’s the perfect winter warmer for these cold evenings!”

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Vegan Red Thai Coconut Curry

11) Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon And Asparagus

“Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon and Asparagus – the best way to cook salmon with just a few easy ingredients! Delicious, healthy dinner that is naturally gluten free!”

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Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon And Asparagus

12) Sheet Pan Lemon Parmesan Garlic Chicken & Veggies

“Oven baked and CRISPY Sheet Pan Lemon Parmesan Garlic Chicken & Veggies is a complete dinner, with potatoes and green beans smothered in a garlic butter sauce!”

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Sheet Pan Lemon Parmesan Garlic Chicken & Veggies

13) Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Salad

“Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Salad complete with avocado, cucumbers and carrots for real sushi lovers! Drizzled with an incredibly easy teriyaki dressing that doubles as a marinade!”

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Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Salad

14) Skinny Lemon Garlic Shrimp Caesar Salad

“Grilled and Skinny Lemon Garlic Shrimp Caesar Salad with a lightened up creamy Caesar dressing is a complete meal in a salad and a family favorite!”

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Skinny Lemon Garlic Shrimp Caesar Salad

15) One Pan Cod With Chorizo & Chickpeas

“It is one of the tastiest, healthiest and easiest meals on this blog and ready in about 30 minutes. Tomatoes, onions, peppers, chickpeas and cod spiced up with a little chorizo – basically summer on a plate.”

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One Pan Cod With Chorizo & Chickpeas

16) Cheesy Pea Soup With Roasted Pea Croutons

“But since I can’t leave a recipe alone, I’ve developed it into something even more delicious (if I may say so) by giving it a creamy, “cheesy” element and adding some yummy roasted peas as croutons.”

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Cheesy Pea Soup With Roasted Pea Croutons

17) Skillet Beef & Broccoli Ramen

“The actual making of the meal is super quick — the meat gets cooked in the same skillet that the sauce AND then the broccoli is cooked in. All are added one right after another — 1- cook the meat, 2- add in the sauce and simmer, and then 3- steam the broccoli on top of the sauce.”

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Skillet Beef & Broccoli Ramen

18) Twice Baked Chicken Fajita Sweet Potatoes

“Healthy and filling comfort food in the form of sweet potatoes stuffed with a chicken fajita filling. I cannot begin to tell you how amazing these are. Or were, as the case may be. Especially being 206 calories each (or 6sp if you’re following the Weight Watchers program).”

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Twice Baked Chicken Fajita Sweet Potatoes

19) Crock Pot Cuban Pork Tacos

“Delicious and Easy Crock Pot Cuban Pork Tacos with fried plantains! These healthy crock pot pork tacos are light, citrusy, and naturally sweetened with a plantain cabbage topping. Naturally gluten free and wholesome. Perfect for week night family meals or for make ahead multiple meals!”

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Crock Pot Cuban Pork Tacos

20) Vegan Jalapeno Chickpea Mac And Cheese

“This Vegan Jalapeño Chickpea Mac and Cheese Pasta is gluten free, full of flavor, and ready in under 45 minutes. Made with a lentil and chickpea pasta, jalapeños, and Mexican spices. It’s a healthy hearty plant based meal that can feed a family or multiple dinners for two!”

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Vegan Jalapeno Chickpea Mac And Cheese

21) One Pan Healthy Sausage And Veggies

“Roasted garlic-parmesan veggies with sausage and herbs all made and cooked on one pan. 10 minutes prep, easy clean-up!”

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One Pan Healthy Sausage And Veggies

22) Cheesy Pulled Pork, Black Bean And Avocado Quesadillas

“I used the slow cooker for the pulled pork as you can stick all the ingredients in and leave it to do all the work overnight. But you could also use shredded rotisserie chicken in place of it if you wanted a super-quick version of this recipe.”

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Cheesy Pulled Pork, Black Bean And Avocado Quesadillas

23) Thai Green Curry Chicken Meatballs

“This recipe for Thai Green Curry Chicken Meatballs was such a success that I have made it twice this past week. I used to use store-bought green curry paste in the past, but it doesn’t even come close to the homemade version.”

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Thai Green Curry Chicken Meatballs

24) One Pan Paleo Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken

“This paleo Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken contains healthy unsaturated fats, naturally sweetened, super juice, extra crispy, easy to make in one pan, and is loaded with extra roasted cranberries to support your immune system and digestive system.”

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One Pan Paleo Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken

Even once you’ve found some meals that are low calorie to add to your usual rotation, you’re still going to have a lot of confusion about what other things to eat throughout the day. What portions, what time to eat, how many carbs, how much protein… those types of questions.

There’s a new (but so far little-known) plan called the 4 Week Diet that will answer all these questions (and more) for you, allowing you to remove all the mystery and take off the pounds in a hurry, without making your life completely miserable.

People are seeing 24-32 pounds of weight loss and 4-8 inches off their waist in just 4 short weeks. All of its backed up by science, and the plan gives you all the tools you’ll need to see weight loss that lasts far into the future. Go ahead and watch this video now to learn how to follow it.

So I hope that you’ve found plenty of yummy low calorie options that will let you lose weight without hating what you eat! Be sure to pin your favorites so you’ll have plenty of ideas for your next healthy meal! 🙂

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