Weight Loss Recipes – Low Cal

After getting home from work or a workout, it’s can feel damn near torturous to spend more energy scrounging up a meal, and you are watching your weight, but you still want a healthy and  tasty one.

Some nights when you want something fast and fresh; then preparing others in advance when you just dont want to cook.

To prove you can do it, here are some healthy dinner recipes—some you can whip up one night (and for one person), others you can make ahead and eat for a few days. Each one has 500 calories or less, and leaves you satisfied thanks to the great flavors and filling ingredients. Go ahead and revel in your domesticity and keep the weight off.

Chicken Parmigiana with Penne

4 oz grilled chicken, diced
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup whole-wheat penne
1 1/2 Tbsp grated Parmesan

Sauté spinach in one teaspoon olive oil, and toss with chicken, penne, and tomato sauce. Top with Parmesan.

Per serving: 437 cal

Beef Stir-Fry with Butternut Squash Soup

3 oz steak tenderloin fillet, sliced thin
1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
1/2 onion, sliced
2 tsp olive oil
1/3 cup cooked bulgur

For the soup:
1/2 cup Pacific Natural Foods organic light-sodium butternut squash soup

Stir-fry beef, onion, and mushroom, and serve over bulgur.

Per serving: 450 cal