10 Calorie Cutting Dinners

June 24, 2011

Shaving off calories and trimming the fat doesn't have to mean skimping on flavor. Here are our some of favorite healthy dishes—all for 350 calories (or less).

Chicken Vegetable SoupRed Snapper and Mango CevicheLemon Chicken with Green Beans and MushroomsWarm Beet Salad with Red Onion, Mint and PistachiosBeef and Black Bean BurgersRoasted Trout with Fennel, Onion and CilantroFresh Summer RatatouilleShrimp, Sausage and Quinoa JambalayaTurkey Meat Loaf with Spinach and BaconHearty Miso Cabbage StewLentil Turkey Salad with Feta
It's true, chicken noodle soup is good for the soul. Our take on this simple and quick feel-good soup uses rotisserie chicken and flat egg noodles.
A jolt of citrus "cooks" the delicate red snapper in this yummy red snapper ceviche. If you're not a fan of Red Snapper, try Pompano or sole.
A sprinkle of savory Herbs de Provence makes this tender chicken dish rich with flavor without adding fat or calories. Even when cooked with a side of green beans, this recipe still only weighs at 260 calories.
Salad for supper can be absolutely swoonworthy when done right. This heart-healthy colorful recipe of beets, onions, feta and pistachios has flavor to spare while keeping calories to a minimum.
Want the taste of a juicy beef patty but the calorie count of a veggie burger? Have the best of best worlds with a lean but flavorful Beef and Black Bean Burger for under 300 calories.
Not all fish sandwiches require bread. This trout recipe sandwiches caramelized onions between two fresh fillets for a full dinner with only 9 grams of fat.
Fresh and vegetarian friendly, this summer take on classic ratatouille celebrates the top flavors of the season. Not to mention an unbelievable calorie count of 120 with only 6 grams of fat.
Quinoa was once considered "the gold of the Incas" and with good reason. This little grain is packed with protein and all nine essential amino acids. Try it tossed with sausage and shrimp in this hearty jambalaya dish for only 240 calories.
It's hard to believe that our bacon-swaddled turkey meatloaf weighs in at only 260 calories and 13 grams of fat. Ground turkey in place of hamburger makes this meal healthy yet flavorful and filling.
Tofu gets a unique barbeque treatment in this warm, savory and filling cabbage stew.
A cool summer salad of lean turkey, high-fiber lentils, crunchy veggies, feta cheese, and a lemony vinaigrette weighs in at a puny 290 calories per serving and boasts 25 grams of protein.
It's true, chicken noodle soup is good for the soul.  Our take on this simple and quick feel-good soup uses rotisserie chicken and flat egg noodles.A jolt of citrus "cooks" the delicate red snapper in this yummy  red snapper ceviche. If you're not a fan of Red Snapper, try Pompano or sole.A sprinkle of savory Herbs de Provence makes this   tender chicken dish rich with flavor without adding fat or calories. Even when cooked with a side of green beans, this recipe still only weighs at 260 calories.Salad for supper can be absolutely swoonworthy when done right. This heart-healthy  colorful recipe of beets, onions, feta and pistachios has flavor to spare while keeping calories to a minimum.Want the taste of a juicy beef patty but the calorie count of a veggie burger? Have the best of best worlds with a lean but flavorful  Beef and Black Bean Burger for under 300 calories.Not all fish sandwiches require bread. This  trout recipe sandwiches caramelized onions between two fresh fillets for a full dinner with only 9 grams of fat.Fresh and vegetarian friendly, this  summer take on classic ratatouille celebrates the top flavors of the season. Not to mention an unbelievable calorie count of 120 with only 6 grams of fat.Quinoa was once considered "the gold of the Incas" and with good reason. This little grain is packed with protein and all nine essential amino acids. Try it tossed with sausage and shrimp in this hearty  jambalaya dish
 for only 240 calories.It's hard to believe that our  bacon-swaddled turkey meatloaf weighs in at only 260 calories and 13 grams of fat. Ground turkey in place of hamburger makes this meal healthy yet flavorful and filling.Tofu gets a unique barbeque treatment in this warm, savory and filling  cabbage stew.A cool  summer salad of lean turkey, high-fiber lentils, crunchy veggies, feta cheese, and a lemony vinaigrette weighs in at a puny 290 calories per serving and boasts 25 grams of protein.
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa BlackburnMark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa BlackburnMark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa BlackburnMark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa BlackburnMark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa BlackburnMark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa BlackburnMark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa BlackburnMark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa BlackburnMark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn Mark Boughton/Styling: Teresa Blackburn
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