Some people enjoy eating two or three larger meals throughout the day, while others (myself included) prefer to eat several smaller meals. Contrary to popular belief, the number of meals you eat is simply a matter of preference as far as weight loss is concerned. When it comes to losing fat, as long as you consume fewer calories than your body uses each day, you will lose weight! The 30 recipes below are all under 300 calories per serving, which is perfect for those of us that enjoy eating several smaller meals each day!
Just because they’re lower in calories does not mean that these recipes are lacking in flavor. Our SkinnyMs. recipe creators know how to pack a lot of nutrition and flavor into a single serving of food! Don’t believe it? See for yourself and try them out!
30 Meals Under 300 Calories
1. 5-Ingredient Egg Stuffed Peppers
These 5-ingredient egg stuffed peppers are just as easy to make as they are scrumptious! They’re perfect for busy mornings because you can prep them ahead of time, grab them, and get out the door!
2. Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole
Even when you’re watching what you eat, you can still enjoy a delicious brunch with your friends! This slow cooker french toast casserole is sure to impress you, as well as your guests!
3. Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
Peanut butter and banana – is there a better combination of flavors? I think not. We think that this incredible overnight oats recipe will immediately become one of your new favorites; it’s definitely one of ours!
4. Quinoa Apple Breakfast Bowl
This quinoa apple breakfast bowl is packed with nutritious ingredients that will help you power through your day. Not to mention that it will also please your taste buds!
5. Spicy Breakfast Tacos
I could eat tacos for every meal, including breakfast! Our healthy, spicy breakfast tacos are vegetarian-friendly, packed with protein, and loaded with fiber!
6. Crustless Vegetable Quiche
Our crustless vegetable quiche is another recipe that is perfect for brunch, but it makes a great weekday to-go breakfast, as well. With 11 grams of protein per serving, it is sure to keep you full all morning long!
7. Spinach and Artichoke Breakfast Sandwich
Looking for something a little more hearty? At just 237 calories per serving, this spinach and artichoke sandwich will fill your belly without wrecking your diet.
8. Strawberry Waffles
Did someone say waffles?! Believe me, after you try this recipe, you’ll never want to eat store-bought waffles again. What’s even better is that the kids will love these just as much as you do!
9. Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Blueberries and Honey
No waffle maker? No problem! These Greek yogurt pancakes with blueberries and honey are just as yummy, and even easier to make!
10. Turkey Sausage Breakfast Muffins
These protein-rich, low-carb turkey sausage breakfast muffins are super flavorful and perfect for meal prepping ahead of time! Make them on Sunday and have breakfast ready to go all week!
11. Slow Cooker Turkey Sausage with Barley Soup
There are so many reasons to love bringing a thermos of soup with you for lunch! It’s so easy to prep and package ahead of time. This slow cooker soup is also loaded with vital nutrients, as well as incredible flavors.
12. Orange Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potato Kebabs
These kebabs are addictive! Our orange-glazed chicken and sweet potato kebabs will make you forget all about boring old chicken and veggie skewers.
13. Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad with Toasted Pecans and Apples
This chicken salad is another healthy lunchtime favorite! The combination of pecans and apples compliments the creamy chicken perfectly! If you haven’t tried this recipe yet, we strongly urge you to do so!
14. Cold Sesame Shrimp Zoodles
Zoodles are made from zucchini, making them a lower-carb option as compared to traditional pasta. This cold sesame shrimp zoodles recipe is a wonderfully refreshing dish for a warm spring or summer afternoon!
15. Dairy-Free Farmer’s Market Risotto
Believe it or not, this dairy-free farmer’s market risotto is creamy and decadent! This particular recipe is customizable, as it depends on the fresh vegetables that you have access to where you live. The great thing about that is you can eat it several different ways, so it will never get boring!
16. Summer Fruit Quinoa Salad
Quinoa, fresh berries, and refreshing orange-mint dressing. Is your mouth watering yet? Mine sure is! This summer fruit quinoa salad may look too pretty to eat, but it’s so flavorful you’ll want to gobble it down before you can take a pic!
17. Thai Chicken Veggie Salad with Peanut Dressing
This Asian-inspired salad contains a whopping 30 grams of protein per serving, as well as a hearty dose of nutrient-dense veggies! If you’re in the mood for something fresh and filling, look no further because you’ve found it!
18. Korean BBQ Cabbage Cups
Our keto-friendly Korean BBQ cabbage cups contain only 8 carbs per serving! The recipe was originally inspired by a food truck menu item, but we reenvisioned with healthier ingredients to cut down on calories, sugar, and sodium!
19. 5-Ingredient Bacon Cauliflower Slow Cooker Soup
This savory soup is extremely satisfying, and it’s just as simple to prepare. All you need to do is dump the 5 ingredients into the slow cooker and let it cook for 3 to 5 hours. It will be hard to believe that this creamy soup is only 173 calories per serving.
20. Jalapeno Lime Tuna Salad
The ingredients in this tuna salad complement each other extremely well. The creaminess of the Greek yogurt mixed with the flavor of the tuna, jalapeno, lime, and avocado is perfection in a bowl! Mix all of the ingredients together and serve it on top of a bed of fresh spinach!
21. Easy Zucchini Ravioli
We put “easy” in the name for a reason! This tasty Italian dish is super simple to prepare. It only requires 6 ingredients! We replaced carb-dense pasta with thinly sliced layers of zucchini so you can enjoy all of the flavor without any of the guilt!
22. 5-Ingredient Apple Cider Braised Chicken
Speaking of easy recipes, here’s another one! Our Instant Pot apple cider-braised chicken is extremely versatile. Serve it over rice, quinoa, or zoodles. Or shred it up and throw it in a taco, quesadilla, or a power bowl!
23. Pineapple Honey Shrimp Taco Bowl
Transport yourself (or at least your taste buds) to the islands with this sweet and tangy, pineapple honey shrimp taco bowl recipe!
24. Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Panini
This yummy recipe is like a sophisticated grilled cheese for adults! It will make you feel like you’re cheating on your diet, but you’ll be well within your limit; this dish only has 231 calories per serving.
25. Quinoa and Shrimp Paella
Our mouthwatering quinoa and shrimp paella is not only a nutritious, well-rounded dish, but it also only requires one pan! This means that after you finish eating, clean-up will be a breeze!
26. Coconut Fried Shrimp
Delectable is the word that comes to mind when I think about this awesome recipe. Just imagine large, juicy shrimp coated in crunchy, sweet coconut flakes. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? You can enjoy five of these shrimp for around 250 calories.
27. Southwestern Black Bean Casserole
If you’re in the mood for Tex-Mex, this recipe is one of the best options! Make it for meatless Monday or enjoy it any other day of the week. It contains 9 grams of fiber per serving, so it will keep you full and satisfied for hours.
28. Easy Thai Beef Salad
Every now and then, I love to throw some lean beef onto my salad instead of chicken. This easy Thai beef salad is chock full of spicy flavors that will send your taste buds soaring!
29. Tuna Zucchini Noodle Bake
Cold tuna recipes are great, but hot tuna recipes are even better! This tuna zucchini noodle bake is another low-carb option that is packed with protein and delightful cheesy flavor. If you’re a tuna lover, you’ll definitely appreciate this recipe!
30. Oven-Grilled Salmon
This recipe is easy as 1-2-3! Salmon is an excellent, nutritious option that’s loaded with protein and heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids. Serve this salmon over a bed of lettuce or with a side of rice and veggies.
No matter how many meals you choose to eat per day, we know that you’ll love these simple recipes! The hardest part is going to be choosing which ones you’re going to try first!
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