The most important part of any weight loss journey is what you’re eating. Exercise, as incredibly important and necessary as it is, can easily have its effects wiped out (and then some) in just a few moments of giving into temptation.
But while you likely already knew how important it is to be eating healthy if you’re wanting to lose weight, there’s probably still a lot of mystery surrounding exactly what you can be eating — and you’d probably prefer it to not taste like poorly flavored cardboard, as well.
Well, you’re in luck, because there’s surprisingly a massive amount of people just like you that want to look good AND enjoy what they eat! Who knew, right?? Anyways, keep reading and you’ll find 15 delicious easy-prep meals that are under 500 calories.
#1) Buffalo Chicken Wrap
“Healthy Buffalo Chicken Wrap is a light and healthy wrap filled with buffalo chicken breasts, Greek yogurt, bleu cheese crumbles, broccoli slaw, celery, avocado and tomatoes for an easy lunch with bold flavor!”
View full recipe. 317 calories.
2) Garlic Chicken & Potatoes
“Hearty, flavorful, easy, and just under 500 calories! I predict this dish will soon become a family weeknight staple.”
View full recipe. 474 calories.
3) Chicken & Asparagus Stir Fry
“Brighten up your winter dinner with the refreshing taste of lemon and the ease of this recipe. Serve over brown rice for a complete meal your family is bound to love.”
View full recipe. 268 calories.
4) Pan Seared Chicken Breast With Sun-Dried Tomatoes
“Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Sun Dried Tomatoes: Quick, easy and delicious pan-seared chicken with sun dried tomatoes and a flavorful sauce.”
View full recipe. 319 calories.
5) Cauliflower Crust Pizza
“If Saturday is pizza night at your house, try this veg-powered alternative. Freshly grated cauliflower serves as the base for the creative and delicious crust that you can fold up just like traditional pizza!”
View full recipe. 272 calories.
6) Chicken with Pesto Zoodles
“When the zoodles are cooked al dente, I stir in the pesto and watch as it heats up and coats the zucchini and onions. As soon as the pesto is incorporated and the chicken is done, time to plate up and eat!”
View full recipe. 500 calories.
7) Skinny Thai Green Chicken Curry
“A fresh, fragrant and light-but-creamy Thai chicken curry. Only 500 cals per serving INCLUDING rice (226 cals without). Less than 2 syns per serving on Slimming World Extra Easy.”
View full recipe. 500 calories with rice, 226 calories without.
8) Spaghetti Squash Mac & Cheese
“Lighten things up with this healthy twist on mac and cheese that amps up the nutritional value as it cuts back on calories and carbs.”
View full recipe. 296 calories.
9) Sesame Salmon and Cucumber Salad
“Eating a low carbe dinner is one trick she’s learned to avoid going to sleep uncertain about her blood sugar. Plus, with a simple salad and quick-cooking fish, it doesn’t take long to prepare.”
10) Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders
“If you’re looking for a way to spice up your usual chicken dinner, try these gluten-free baked chicken tenders!”
View full recipe. 172 calories.
11) Mozzarella Chicken in Tomato Sauce
“If you don’t have the time to make a restaurant quality dinner, but you’re craving those flavours, this recipe is for you! Mozzarella Chicken In Tomato Sauce always wins!”
12) Easy Lemon Herb Pork Chops
“These Easy Herb Lemon Pork Chops will become a regular on your family’s menu. Tender and absolutely delicious, serve these up with sides or on a salad!”
View full recipe. 272 calories.
13) One-Pot Turkey Taco Skillet
“My goal with this turkey taco skillet was to keep it as healthy as possible, low carb, pile in as many veggies as I could (since they’ll be smooshed in alongside cheese and spices!), and make it take just one skillet.”
14) Basil & Feta Sauce Chicken
“Basil-Feta Sauce Chicken – Flavorful and tangy sauce made with basil, garlic and feta cheese served over deliciously juicy chicken.”
15) Beef Burgers with Jerk Onions & Cucumber Salad
“You might have had jerk chicken before but have you tried jerk onions? My latest experiment was to use jerk spices and flavours with cooked onions, which I then used as a flavoursome condiment with simple beef burger patties. Super fun and tasty tasty…”
Even after you’ve picked out a few meals to add to your rotation, you’re likely still going to have a lot of uncertainty on what else 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 2 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 8-16 pounds of weight loss and 2-4 inches off their waist in just the first 14 days. 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.
See, you can eat healthy and lose weight, all while enjoying every last bite of what you eat! Be sure to pin this so you can come back and find more delicious meals under 500 calories in the future! 🙂