By Woman and Home published
Satisfying, healthy low calorie meals - perfect for a light meal or for the 5:2 diet, including 300 calorie meals and 200 calorie meals
Find satisfying, healthy low calorie meals - perfect for a light meal or for the 5:2 diet, including 300 calorie meals and 200 calorie meals. Our low calorie meals are full of clever cooking tips so the calorie count is low, but you don't have to compromise on flavour. These recipes are designed to fill you up, so you can avoid the temptation to snack between meals or crack and reach for the sugar!
Believe it or not though, you can actually slay hunger pangs by eating the right foods. For example, choosing lean protein and wholegrain noodles and pasta will keep you feeling full for longer - and you'll be amazed how much veg and salad you can add to your plate.
You might also be mistaken in thinking that low-calorie meals will lack flavour, but this doesn't need to be the case if you pick from our delicious recipes, created in our test kitchen with flavour as a priority. We want to show you how simple, quick and delicious low-calorie meals can be so much so, that you won't feel like you're denying yourself anything.
The wholewheat noodles in our salmon teriyaki with soba noodles recipe (pictured) release energy slowly and will keep you feeling full all day - and you'll love the kick of flavour from the teriyaki sauce. At 292 calories, it comes in at just under 300 which means it's both healthy, delicious and also very quick to make.
You'll be surprised how many original and tasty recipes you'll have to choose from, and you can even cook these for your family who'll never know you're sticking to a diet. Choose from warming soups, filling suppers and healthy salads - whether you're looking for simple lunch ideas or a filling, nutritious dinner, we guarantee our mouthwatering recipes will help you stick to that diet effortlessly.
Click through to discover our collection of delicious recipes all under 300 calories...
Lightened Up Chicken Korma
Using Greek yoghurt instead of cream takes our lightened-up chicken korma recipe down to just 131 calories - who needs a takeaway! Enjoy with wholemeal chapattis or brown rice to keep the calories low. Calories per serving: 131 Get the recipe: Lightened-Up Chicken Korma
One Pan Chicken Thighs with Roasted Vegetables
This one pan chicken thighs with roasted vegetables recipe is so easy to make. You can add more potatoes for hungrier family members! Chicken thighs are a great cost effective meat and when combined with these veggies, they make a really tasty dish to try this week. Calories per serving: 277 Get the recipe: One Pan Chicken Thighs with Roasted Vegetables
Prawn, Poppy and Sesame Seed Salad with a Sweet and Spicy Soy Ginger Dressing
So quick to make, this prawn, poppy and sesame seed salad with a sweet and spicy soy ginger dressing recipe is a great midweek dinner idea. With a load of different flavours and textures, you'll never get bored with this salad. Calories per serving: 180 Get the recipe: Prawn, Poppy and Sesame Seed Salad with a Sweet and Spicy Soy Ginger Dressing
Winter Chicken Soup
Warm yourself up on a cold day with our winter chicken soup recipe - it's hearty and packed with flavour. This soup will fill you up while being really healthy for you - what's not to love? Calories per serving: 233 Get the recipe: Winter Chicken Soup
Prawn and Papaya Salad
This stunning prawn and papaya salad is the perfect example of a low-calorie meal that's really filling. At only 154 calories, it's an absolute treat and you'll find yourself making it again and again. Calories per serving: 154 Get the recipe: Prawn and Papaya Salad
Spanish Chickpea Soup with Spinach and Tomato
Brilliant for vegetarians counting the calories, this nutritious Spanish chickpea soup with spinach and tomato recipe is warming and packed with protein. Simple and super easy to make, it's a great soup to try if you're trying to be good. Calories per serving: 281 Get the recipe: Spanish Chickpea Soup with Spinach and Tomato
Juicy Spiced Chicken Wraps
Our incredibly juicy spiced chicken wraps with crunchy salad, yogurt and harissa (pictured) are just 218 calories, which shows that being on a diet doesn't have to be boring or limiting! Serve these up and let your guests help themselves for a fun treat. Calories per serving: 218 Get the recipe: Juicy Spiced Chicken Wraps with Crunchy Salad, Yogurt and Harissa
Seared Tuna with Sesame and Ginger Salad
This speedy supper will wow your guests without blowing the diet - try our seared tuna with sesame and ginger salad recipe tonight. Full of protein and crunchy vegetables and different flavours, try this recipe and you'll have a new family favourite. Calories per serving: 216 Get the recipe: Seared Tuna with Sesame and Ginger Salad
Mussels with Dry Sherry, Garlic and Thyme
This mussels with dry sherry, garlic and thyme recipe makes a brilliant supper if you're counting calories. Not only is it delicious and smart enough to serve guests, but winkling the meat out of all those shells means you won't be able to eat it all too quickly! Calories per serving: 280 Get the recipe: Mussels with Dry Sherry, Garlic and Thyme
Middle Eastern Spiced Chicken with Tomato Salsa
The lean protein in this spiced chicken with tomato salsa recipe will keep you feeling full for longer - and you'll love the spicy flavour. Served up with a crunchy salsa, this healthy recipe is packed with great flavours and lovely textures. Calories per serving: 292 Get the recipe: Spiced Chicken with Tomato Salsa
Lemon and Coriander Hummus
This fresh and zingy lemon and coriander hummus recipe makes a great low-calorie snack teamed with veggie crudites. Chickpeas are packed with protein, so this is a great snack choice to leave you feeling fuller for longer. Calories per serving: 113 Get the recipe: Lemon and Coriander Hummus
Healthy Prawn Noodle Bowl
A wonderful warming lunch, this healthy prawn noodle bowl recipe works just as well with chicken and all sorts of vegetables. This dish is ready in 25 minutes, so it's a great speedy week night meal option. Calories per serving: 121 Get the recipe: Healthy Prawn and Noodle Bowl
Showcasing a variety of delicious veg, our super-healthy fragrant ratatouille recipe makes a mouthwatering supper (add crusty bread for non-dieting guests.) With a rainbow of different vegetables, this dish is a great one to try if you're trying ot up your five-a-day intake too. Calories per serving: 261 Get the recipe: Fragrant Ratatouille
Seafood and Fennel Salad
Inspired by one of our favourite chefs, Yotam Ottolenghi, you'll love the vibrant flavours of this seafood and fennel salad recipe. This seafood salad is packed with flavour so you'll never even know you're on a diet! Calories per serving: 219-292 Get the recipe: Seafood and Fennel Salad
Giant Couscous with Roasted Squash and Chickpeas
This vegetarian giant couscous with roasted squash and chickpeas recipe is easy to make ahead - we guarantee it'll be a hit! Chickpeas are a great source of protein and squash is packed with vitamins - making this a super healthy recipe. Calories per serving: 140-185 Get the recipe: Giant Couscous with Roasted Squash and Chickpeas
Christmas Cake Tray Bake
For a quick and easy alternative to Christmas cake, try out this Christmas Cake Tray Bake. It's packed with all the delicious fruit you'd expect and is so quick!
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Burnt Basque Cheesecake with Mulberry sauce
Once we tried our first slice of burnt Basque cheesecake from San Sebastian, we knew it was love! We’ve paired ours with some seasonal berries for good measure.
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