4 Super Simple Dinners Under 350 Calories
They're quick, delicious and guilt-free. Here are four recipes to try out right now.
Wanna save calories – but not lose out on taste? We know the feeling – at the end of a super busy day, with way more snacking than we’d care to admit to, sometimes it can be the easiest thing in the world to consider the whole day a bust and order a pizza. Well we’ve found four super easy, really delicious recipes that might just prevent your bad day becoming a total write-off.
Why not try one of these sub-350 calorie meals tonight? Let us know how you get on!
Leftover chicken Mexican burrito bowl
This dish just takes 10 minutes and tastest like serious burrito boldness. Consider us sold!
- Microwave a tin of black beans with half a cup of chicken broth and 1/2 teaspoon each of oregano, cumin, cayenne and garlic on high for 30-45 seconds until heated through. Set aside.
- 2 Add red cabbage to your bowl and spoon some black bean mix on top. Layer sliced chicken, Greek yogurt, salsa and onions and enjoy immediately!
- In a large frying pan, mix chopped garlic, onions, mushrooms and three large chopped tomatoes. Simmer very gently for 10-12 minutes.
- Add 30g wholewheat pasta to boiling water and add a pinch of salt. You want your pasta al dente so boil for about six minutes (test by taste).
- Stir in some low fat fromage frais or low fat coconut milk (if you fancy a different taste) to your simmering veg. Simmer for a further 12 minutes.
- Drain pasta and keep 1/2 cup of drained water. Add pasta to tomato mixture and stir in the reserved drained water if it’s too dry.
- Top with basil and (a little) Parmesan.
Roast fish and veg
- Preheat a baking tray in the oven to 220 degrees.
- Drizzle fish fillet of your choice with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil (or a few sprays of non-fat cooking spray) and put in the oven on top of a piece of tin foil. Put some chopped veg into the oven with the fish and garnish with pepper and lemon to taste.
- Cook for 8-10 mins.
- As it cooks, prepare a quick salad to eat with it or brown rice with soy and chopped onions.
- Heat olive oil on medium heat and add one chopped onion and a crushed garlic clove.
- When they have been sautéed – so they’re soft, and the onions are clear but not browned – add a handful of diced mushrooms and salt/pepper to taste. You can also add a splash of red wine (but this will up your calorie count!).
- Add courgette, aubergine, chopped carrots, basil and parsley and cook for 10 mins or until the veggies are nice and soft.
- Stir in a tin of tomatoes – or a tin of passata (pureed tomatoes) for a creamier consistency – and cook for a further 5 minutes. (You can also make your own tomato sauce if you prefer.) Add rosemary and more parsley and pepper to taste.
- Remove from heat and serve over brown pasta, rice or couscous.