My sweet niece is watching her weight and said she’d love it if I would post some low calorie meal ideas for her. If you’re watching your weight as well, give these Low Calorie Meals a try.
Although I love baking sweet treats, I also posted lots of great healthy meals recipes. I went through my recipe index and picked out a few of my favorite healthy, lower calorie meals for her to try.
Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls – chicken, black beans, corn, cheese, green chilies, and spices wrapped in a thin egg roll wrapper and baked until they’re crispy.
Pasta Fagioli – a hearty Italian soup loaded with chicken sausage, beans, pasta, and veggies. It’s a one pot meal that’s quick and easy to make.
Lighter Chicken Parmesan – from the Best Light Recipe cookbook by Cook’s Illustrated, a fabulous Chicken Parmesan recipe. It’s crispy, chessy, healthy and delicious.
Orange Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs – fresh orange juice really brightens up the teriyaki glaze on these grilled chicken kabobs.
Kung Pao Chicken – this restaurant favorite is easy and healthier made at home.
Light Creamy Pesto Ravioli – made with light cream cheese and 1% milk, but the sauce is so flavorful you’ll never miss the extra fat.
Have you started pressure cooking yet? If so, check out my new roundup of Low-Carb Recipes for the Pressure Cooker on my pressure cooking site, Pressure Cooking Today.
Those are some of my favorites. I’d love it if you’d share your favorites too. Please take a minute, leave a comment (I’d love a link too!), and let me know your favorite low calorie meal(s).
Ohhhh I know I have to get on the bandwagon again….it’s so hard to do after tasting all those goodies during the holidays. Doesn’t help that I love love love to bake AND cook either. You’ve definitely posted some great ideas here and on Pressure Cooking Today to get me jump started….no excuses now! 🙂
Lovely Recipes Barbara. Loved all of them Being India feel that these are suitable for Indian palate too. Will certainly try the kabab and Kung Pao Chicken for sure.
Thanks and keep sharing.
Kabobs would certainly be my favorite food, and the ones you have here look divine. I might just have to make some for supper tonight.
Thanks for all of these fabulous recipe ideas. I’m always looking for lighter meals to serve the family. Thank you!
Love these – and the Creamy Pesto RAvioli doesn’t even look like it would be lower calorie – love that!
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A great selection of low calorie meals, which in fact just fit my diet, thanks 🙂
The lighter chicken parmesan is my favorite of these all, but all of them are just superb. I will make sure I try making some of them, especially during my birthday.
A lovely selection of lighter dishes. I love those egg rolls.
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
Mum, you are the queen of recipes! I bet you have a recipe for practically anything! 😀 xxx