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
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
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