This wrap is stuffed with chicken tenders and couscous with a hit of lemon and a healthy dose of fresh herbs and is a simple and quick lean lunch. Save any leftovers to wrap up for an easy lunch. Serve with: Mixed green salad and a glass of crisp white wine. This one is a favorite!
This chicken tetrazzini is a comforting creamy low fat version of lusciousness! A cheesy pasta bake loaded with juicy chicken and plump mushrooms. When you bake this pasta casserole, some of the sauce bakes into the pasta, the flavors marry and something wonderful happens. You’ll know what I mean when you try it. Ridiculously good, easy to prepare, kid friendly, reheats well and freezer safe. P.S. you can further simplify this by using rotisserie chicken – You’re welcome ‘ma friends in advance!
Shrimp enchiladas offer a taste of coastal Mexican cuisine but some versions contain so much cheese, butter and sour cream that they can pack a whopping 50 grams of fat per serving. Our version has vibrant flavor, only half the calories 291, and 6 grams of fat per serving, the addition of refried beans helps makes these enchiladas an excellent source of fiber. Plus we use precooked peeled shrimp so you can get the dish on your table fast enough for a weeknight slimmer dinner.
Looking for a clean, packable lean lunch for work? With only 308 calories this healthy homemade chicken salad served inside an avocado instead of bread is just the ticket that fits into our 400-600 calorie meals. Plus, this recipe makes enough for ready-made lunches for the week or a quick slimmer dinner!
This cleaned-up version of the fast-food favorite is made with lean ground turkey and served in whole-grain English muffins. The best part is they freeze very well, so make a batch and store in your freezer for a healthier grab-and-go breakfast. Feel free to add baby spinach or tomato slices to the sandwich – but add it just before or after reheating. Serve with your favorite hot sauce.
This appealing lean lunch dish combines seasoned chicken, sweet pineapple, and crunchy shredded vegetables, topped with a delicious poppy seed dressing all wrapped in a warm, whole-wheat tortilla making it perfect for one of our 400-600 calorie meals.
Summer just like most of the other three seasons is quickly passing by but there is still time to enjoy the fresh produce, like fresh herbs, vegetables, and delicious watermelons. When you say summer I think of laying on the beach or by the pool and light lean lunches. And nothing is lighter than a tasty summer salad! It is quick, easy to prepare and the fresh herbs of mint and cilantro explode in your mouth! Only 93 calories per serving so you can enjoy a second plate!
Many cultures have put a spin on the empanada and we are no different. Empanadas can be eaten for breakfast, brunch, a lean lunch, or slimmer dinner. They can be served as appetizers or snacks, but they can also easily make a full and satisfying meal. Empanadas are a very versatile dish, these delicious bundles can be prepared with so many different types of fillings, from traditional savory fillings to mouthwatering sweet fillings. There are very traditional fillings, called rellenos or condumios in Spanish, that are different from one country to another. But can these traditional versions claim to be less than 400 calories per serving? So our take, I have substituted whole-wheat pita bread for the shell and now we have a simple, quick (10 min. prep 10 min. cook time) empaña“pita”!
Chicken breasts are a staple of any healthy diet. They’re low calorie, high in protein, and extremely affordable. Unfortunately, eating plain chicken week after week gets boring. REALLY boring. Spice things up with these juicy, all-natural, breaded strips. Try these out and spice up your meal prep! The kids will even love them, I mean what child doesn’t enjoy chicken strips! Only 260 calories per serving!
Okay, are you craving Chinese but don’t want the fat, sodium, and calories that come with take out? I love this dish because I have deconstructed the recipe and rebuilt it for us conscious healthy eaters. With hints of orange and a touch of heat this beef and broccoli recipe is easy to make (ready in 30 minutes) and can be either a slimmer dinner or lean lunch! With just 215 calories per serving it fits perfectly into our 400-600 calorie meals.