26 Low-Cal Recipes

Looking for Low calorie dinners and snacks to help you eat healthier? Here are 26 low-cal recipes that tastes great without the worry of fatty foods.

Ground Turkey & Cabbage Stir-Fry

This is a tasty low-cal, low-fat recipe I really enjoy. It is quick and easy to put together so it is perfect for a busy weeknight meal.

Lightly Creamed Veggies Atop Wild Rice - Vegetarian

I especially like recipes that are time-efficient & multi-functional. This recipe was designed to combine ingredients from 4 of the 5 basic food groups into a side-dish that would complete a meal, be nutritionally healthy & easily compliment a portion of meat, chicken or seafood. (Time does not include the time to cook the rice as the recipe begins w/pre-cooked rice that has been gently tossed w/1...

Basil Garlic Roasted Chicken Breast

This tasty chicken breast recipe is one I enjoy often. It can easily be doubled up. I make a few of these at a time and use the leftover breasts to top a salad for a nice work lunch.

Flounder With A Lemon, Butter, Caper, & White Wine Sauce

Fancy dish for being so simple. A one pan dish and done it just minutes. Easy and full of flavor and makes a perfect dish to entertain with. I used flounder, but any white fish or even salmon works well with this. I even makes this with scallops which are excellent.

Garlic Roasted Japanese Eggplant

Found @ realhealthyrecipesdotcom (a blog site by Diana Keuilian) & entered here for the Culinary Quest #3 because I love eggplant & appreciate all things simple & flavorful. Diana said "The key to making this recipe extra delicious is to roast it until it’s really really tender & golden. If in doubt, leave it in to roast a little longer." (Time does not include the resting time as detailed in Prep...

Mashed Cauliflower Au Gratin - Vegetarian

This recipe was part of a Taste of Home article titled "25 Potluck Side-Dishes To Feed A Crowd" & credit was given to Sandie Parker of Elk Rapids, Michigan. Altho the recipe is primarily designed to serve 12 (3/4 cup serving size) for larger family gatherings & potluck occasions, it's easily halved to serve 6. It's also 1 of the best ways I've come across to make your kids (or...

Hearty Kale Salad With Tuna & Apple

This is a great tasting dairy free, nut free, gluten free, egg free, paleo salad I really enjoy. I got this recipe from my naturopathic Dr. while on an anti-inflammatory diet.

Viennese Cucumber Salad

This easy-fix recipe was found @ epicuriousdotcom & entered here for play during Culinary Quest #4. 4 cups was noted as the batch yield, so I entered 8 servings of 1/2 cup ea. Times do not include standing, cooling or marinating times. Enjoy!

Speared Shrimp

Love shrimp. This recipe is for grilled shrimp, but in a pinch you can throw them in the oven! Prep time includes an hour of marinating time.

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

This is my favorite way to enjoy cauliflower!! It is a great healthy side to just about any main meat dish. The leftovers are great cold as a snack or tossed in to a salad.

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Banana Coconut Bread

This great tasting banana bread recipe is one we really enjoy and it is much better for you then wheat flour banana bread recipes. This recipe uses chickpea flour which is lower in calories and carbohydrates and it is higher and protein. Don't let all that make you think this banana bread is not as delicious as the wheat flour breads. This is as delicious if not better than any banana bread I...

SkinnyMS Individual Egg & Spinach Bowls

Perfectly portioned servings take the guesswork out of portion control! Individual Egg And Spinach Bowls make an easy prep breakfast that’s perfect on busy mornings and can be prepared and added to the bowls the previous night. Plus, Individual Egg and Spinach Bowls are versatile enough to suit individual tastes. Easily customize your Individual Egg and Spinach Bowl by swapping out the spinach for...

Crock Pot Whole Chicken & Homemade Broth, A One Pot Dish

This is a 'One Pot' - 'Two for One' recipe. Now, I wouldn't serve this as a "Roast Chicken," because it is pale in color and no crispy skin; however, the chicken is moist and tender. I usually remove the skin, and slice up the chicken; and, serve with gravy - and it's delicious. Leftover chicken I freeze in individual freezer bags for later use. Since, I normally make...

Lemon Cod

Simple, Delicious and good for ya too !!

Spicy Thai Cucumber Salad

This goes really well with Satay (Thai Shish Kebob) or is a refreshing condiment with any meal. If you like serve peanuts on the side

Singapore Chicken

I originally found this on the American Diabetes Association website, but have since tweaked it a bit to more suit our taste. The addition of the peanuts adds texture that gives it something most dishes like this just don't have. And since it comes in at 33g each of protein and carbohydrates, it's a good way to feel like you're cheating a low-carb diet without actually having to do...

Fish Tacos

Had some tilapia to use up and they made up into fantastic fish tacos, YUM !! Revised from a basic Company's comming recipe.

Parmesan Crusted Broiled Scallops

Crusty scallops--excellent! From Cooking Light

Cauliflower Curry

I think this was a Madhur Jaffrey recipe. It's a dry (sukhi), rather than saucy, type of Indian curry. Less sauce means less calories so this is great when you are slimming. I make this often as a fat-free dish (no oil) and I do that by adding small amounts of water as it cooks to keep it from burning, just not too much at one time. I you keep one of those plastic ketchup squirt bottles near...

Stir-Fried Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar Snap peas are one of my son's favorites, so we like to find new ways to enjoy them.

Blistered Snap Peas With Fish Sauce Vinaigrette, Roasted Cashews, & Basil

This is great served with grilled meats or seafood. Or as a no meat meal, add extra chopped cashews and serve over hot rice for a one bowl meal.

Healthy Creamy Cucumber, Tomato and, Onion Salad

Simple, quick, easy and healthy. Greek yogurt is key for this, or if you use a plain yogurt; make sure to drain it over night, so it is rich and creamy. And, so is fresh dill - a must for this salad. And don't worry amount the amount ... add more tomato, or more cucumber and onion that you like - make it your salad. The dressing remains the same. This is a VERY mild and light salad.

Healthy Eggplant Casserole

Eggplant is so versatile and adds so much flavour to dishes. This recipe is simply eggplant, tomatoes, onions some herbs and spices - very tasty and easy on the calories and carbs. A lovely meatless meal or serve it as a side dish with chicken or pork.

Shrimp Cocktail

Traditional starter for our Christmas turkey dinner, love it !! Makes a lovely starter for a dinner party and can use a mixture of fish and seafood.

Chicken Breast Topped with Cranberries

Lovely tart cranbery sauce topping on a juciey Chicken breast, either bone in, skin on or boneless, skinless. Revised from Company's comming "Healthy in a Hurry"

Mango Chicken

A quick delectable recipe with a wonderful spice blend. In the summer use fresh peaches, they are wonderful!! from "heart Healthy Cooking" by Becel