These recipes are delicious! Not only do they taste good, you will be happy to know that they are very healthy for you. In fact, all three of these recipes are under 300 calories a day. They are easy to prepare. Change your eating habits, change your life. Eating better will not only help you lose weight but will help you improve your quality of life and make you less susceptible to obesity-related conditions and diseases.
Salmon and Asparagus:
This recipe has less than 300 calories and will take less than 30 minutes to prepare.
- 1 pound of asparagus spears, cut into two inch pieces
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 pound of fresh or frozen salmon fillets with the skin
- 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
- 1 teaspoon parsley
Put two skillets in the oven, empty, at 450 degrees. In a bowl, combine the asparagus and 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil. Add salt and pepper for flavor. Brush the 1 teaspoon of olive oil on both sides of the salmon and then sprinkle the salmon lightly with salt and pepper. Now take the skillets out of the oven and put the fish with the skin side down in the skillet. Put the asparagus in the other skillet. Put the skillets back in the oven to let the fish and asparagus bake for 12 minutes. You can tell it is ready when the fish flakes easily and the asparagus is crisp, yet tender. For added flavor and garnish, sprinkle the fish with lemon peel and add parsley.
Linguine with Fresh Vegetables:
This recipe has less than 300 calories per serving and will feed four.
- 15-20 stalks of asparagus, tips removed and separated
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 4 cloves of minced garlic
- 6 Roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1/4 cup of dry white wine
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 1 9 oz. package of linguine pasta or angel hair pasta
- 1/4 cup of shredded fresh basil
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat on the stove top. Add the pepper and garlic and let it cook for a minute, being sure to stir consistently. Next, add the tomatoes and cook the mixture for about two minutes, continuing to stir. Now add the asparagus, wine, and salt and cook it for three minutes without covering. Add the tips of the asparagus and cook it uncovered for about a minute. Now add the butter and stir the mixture until it is melted. While this part of the preparation is happening, boil the pasta until it is ready. Drain it and return it to the pan and mix into the asparagus mixture. Your recipe of linguini with fresh vegetables smells delicious and is ready to serve!
Grilled Lemon Chicken:
This recipe has less than 200 calories per serving! You will even be able to eat a salad on the side without spoiling your diet.
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 lemons, cut in half
- 1 tablespoon of finely shredded lemon peel
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
Make a marinade off chicken broth, lemon peel, thyme, pepper, and lemon juice. Put the chicken in a sealable bag and place the marinade into the sealed bag with the chicken. Let the mixture marinade into the chicken for one or two hours. When you have waited for one to two hours, drain the chicken, but hold onto the marinade. Next grill the chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill for 12 to 15 minutes. The chicken should no longer be pink. Be sure to brush the marinade onto the chicken while it is grilling, turning the chicken halfway through. Any leftover marinade can now be disposed of. Finally, add the lemon halves to the grill for about three minutes. Now your chicken is ready to be served with the fresh thyme if desired. Enjoy this delicious low-calorie dinner!
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