20 Meals under 500 Cals
So have we overdone it a bit? I have. I’m not a believer in diets per se, however I do believe in being healthy and watching what I eat. I’m not allowed to mention the “sin’ word ref SW – but rest assured these are low!! So here we go – 20 meals under 500 Cals!
All tasty all healthy all balanced!
I’ve tried to get a good balance of quick and easy meals. These meals are real food – no faddy diets here.
Just good tasty easy dinners – Bingo!
(There’s a lot of chicken – sorry but I love it and its so versatile)
Please remember to count what you ‘add’ to your meal – such as extra pasta or rice
So here we go ’20, 500 Calorie meals’ or Easy dinners, lunches under 500 cals
An easy and straightforward chicken tandoori, made using chicken minis fillets (tenders) marinaded tin low fat yoghurt and spices and baked in the oven
Recipe -> Tandoori Chicken
Cals -> Approx 289 Cals (approximate) plus your rice and salad
Slow Cooker Beef Bourguinon
Delicious rich posh beef stew, easy to prepare – just chuck it in the slow cooker. A warming filling supper
Recipe -> Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon
Cals -> Approx 457 Cals per portion (remember to count your potatoes as extra) or just serve with veg?
Spicy Fish with Courgettes
This fish dish is so good, it’s also a one pot wonder!! Yum – soft flakey fish served with courgettes, lemon and chilli
Recipe -> Spicy Fish with Courgette
Cals -> Approx 423 Cals per portion
Chicken & Chorizo Paella
A delicious quick one pan wonder with the smoky addition of chorizo – it’s lovely
Recipe -> Chicken & Chorizo Paella
Cals -> Approx 404 Cal per portion
I love this served with a big salad and new potatoes, or with beans
It’s very quick and perfect cold too – Yum!
Recipe -> Crustless Quiche
Cals -> A quarter of this is Approx 162 Cals
Roasted Vegetable Pasta
A roasted Vegetable pasta, so good and a perfect meat free dinner packed with tasty veggies!
Recipe -> Roasted Vegetable Pasta
Cals -> Approx 435 Cals per serving
Jacket Potato Cottage Pies – Slimming Style
Now these individual Jacket potato cottage pies are super cute and they taste amazing
I batch cook them and freeze, then I can grab a couple in the morning before I go to work and pop in the oven when I get home
Recipe -> Jacket Potato Cottage Pies
Cals -> Approx 470 per portion (2 halves) Serve with veg!! yum
Kedgeree slimming style
A delicious smoked, slightly spicy fish & rice dish – with yummy boiled eggs – it really keeps you full
Recipe -> Kedgeree Slimming Style
Cals -> Approx 450 Cals per portion
Chicken Rogan Josh, healthy style
A tomato based chicken curry recipe – it’s packed with flavour and veggies
It’s really great
Recipe -> Chicken Rogan Josh
Cals -> Approx 223 Cals, you will then have to add your rice as extra
Easy Sunday Dinner
And it doesn’t just have to be a Sunday. This really is a wicked tray bake – everything you need for a roast =dinner all on one tray – simply yummy
All you need to add is your greens and maybe some gravey
Recipe -> Easy Sunday Dinner, slimming Style
Cals -> Approximately 349 per serving
Easy Meatball with Tomato Sauce
These meaty beefy meatball are so good! Calories are for the tomato sauce and meatballs. If you have with pasta you will need to count the calories.
I mainly just have a big portion. of broccoli and it really fills me up!
Recipe -> Easy Meatballs with Tomato sauce
Cals-> Approximately 454 Cals per serving
Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Mac n Cheese is one of my faves. But usually it’s really fat and calories heavy.
This one isn’t, it’s creamy but not heavy and with mushrooms and added bacon it really packs a Mac punch
Recipe – > Mac n Cheese Slimming style
Cals -> Approximately 428 cals per serving
Healthy Stuffed Jacket Potatoes
These amazing stuffed jackets (twice baked) are really great. So tasty and I tend to batch make loads and pop them in the freezer before the final bake
I love dinners that you can batch – especially as they are delicious and low
I serve sometimes with baked beans or a salad – yum!
Recipe -> Healthy Stuffed Jacket Potatoes
Cals -> Approximately 310 cals for two halves
Easy Chilli – Lighter
A freshen up light version of the classic chilli! Packed with veggies too!
Serve with rice (you’ll have to count the rice) or again sometimes I just serve with veggies – makes for a low delicious dinner
Recipe -> Easy Lighter Chilli
Cals -> Approximately 449 Cals per serving
Chicken & Mushroom Pasta
Creamy pasta with chicken and mushroom, so good and the prefect comfort food! Eat with a big salad or simply on it’s own
Recipe -> Chicken & mushroom pasta
Cals -> Approximately 401 per portion
Peri Peri Chicken
This really is one of my faves, quick and easy to make
Everyone I have made it for loves it. Chicken panfried in piri piri spices and served on a bed of egg fried rice – delish!
Recipe -> Peri Peri Chicken
Cals -> Approximately 499 per portion (just under)
Chickpea & Spinach Curry
A vegetarian feast – I love chickpea and I also love spinach. I also like to go meat free once a week or twice if I can.
This filling mild curry is so good, serve with rice or on a jacket? so lovely
Recipe -> Chickpea & Spinach Curry
Cals -> Approximately 465 per portion remember to add your rice
This is one of my fave Monday dishes. Basically I just use what’s lurking in the fridge vegetable wise and my left over meat from a Sunday roast
It’s filling and quick & easy
Recipe -> Dirty Rice
Cals -> Approximately 354 per portion
Left Over Lamb Biryani
Spicy yummy Lamb Biryani is a one pot wonder. I also have recipes for chicken & Turkey too
It’s a crowd pleaser and you cab serve with whatever you like such as my 39 calorie Onion Bahjis
Recipe -> Left over Lamb Biryani
Cals -> Approximately 381 per portion
Easy peasy Chicken Curry, slimming style
Oh so my absolute favourite curry recipe – irrelevant really what the calories are as it’s so good
Recipe -> Easy Peasy Chicken Curry
Cals -> Approximately 312 per portion, you need to add and count your rice
And here’s a bonus main under 500 cals one as I just can’t leave it out!!
Easy Peasy Sticky chicken
Honey, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic and ginger – so so good!
The ginger and garlic really make it for me
Sticky and sweet with a hint of warmth from the ginger. This is is a balanced blend of all those lovely flavours with a really sticky texture. Sweet & Sticky – just look at it
I tend to serve with a small portion of rice and lots of broccoli
Recipe -> Easy Peasy Sticky Chicken
Cals -> Approximately 260 cals per portion, plus your rice
Wow so there we go 🙂
Took me a while however finally we have – 20 Meals under 500 Cals
I hope you enjoy these recipes and upshot is they are all healthy and below 500 Cals – yea!!
Let me know your faves
Big Love Clare
The Slimming Group
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And if you’d like some snacking ideas
I’ve put this together as I know lots of people are interested in Healthy Snacking