Low-Calorie Recipes

Low-calorie dinners and snacks to help you eat healthier. Find top low-calorie recipes reviewed by home cooks. Make a low-cal dinner now!

Chef John's Baba Ghanoush
Chef John

Chef John's Baba Ghanoush

A classic eggplant dip with a perfect balance of seasonings, Chef John's Baba Ghanoush is great for a summer party. Serve with pita chips and fresh veggies.

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Beer Lime Grilled Chicken
Lauren

Beer Lime Grilled Chicken

This grilled chicken is first marinated with a combination of beer, lime juice and spices. It's just amazing!

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Citrus Salmon in Parchment
BenevolentEmpress

Citrus Salmon in Parchment

My mom taught me this trick for baking fish while keeping the moisture and flavors in. It is nearly foolproof and adapts easily; substitute regular oranges or other citrus, herbs and oils to your taste. Parchment paper is available in most grocery stores.

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Hummingbird Carrot Cake Oatmeal
HurdBird

Hummingbird Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Breakfast oatmeal gets a carrot cake makeover in this microwaved version made with carrot, pineapple, cinnamon, ginger, and walnuts.

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Zucchini Boats on the Grill
BAJATHECAT

Zucchini Boats on the Grill

Delish zucchini stuffed with your favorite ingredients and finished on the hot grill. Great side dish or as a light meal on their own.

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Steamed Broccoli and Carrots with Lemon
Andrea Fahlor

Steamed Broccoli and Carrots with Lemon

As the title says, this side dish recipe simply mixes steamed broccoli and carrots with lemon juice (and some seasoning) for a simple and delicious vegetable course.

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Thai Beef
BadLittleChef

Thai Beef

Marinate flank steak in a mixture of coriander seed, lime juice, and soy sauce then broil it for delicious Thai beef.

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Chicken with Ginger Pesto
Kelly Joy

Chicken with Ginger Pesto

Chicken breasts are gently poached in wine-flavored liquid, then sliced on the bias and served warm or cool with a garlic and ginger-flavored green onion sauce that looks like pesto.

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Grilled Pineapple Slices
PRAISEGOD

Grilled Pineapple Slices

Sweet grilled pineapple with coconut milk and cinnamon sugar. Unbelievably delicious!

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Quinoa and Black Beans
3LIONCUBS

Quinoa and Black Beans

Whether you're trying quinoa for the first time or just trying a new recipe for quinoa, this mixture of quinoa, black beans, corn, and spices will make this dish a new favorite.

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Braised Balsamic Chicken
MOONANDBACK

Braised Balsamic Chicken

Rich, slightly sweet balsamic vinegar intensifies the flavors of tomato and herbs in this chicken saute.

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Fluffy French Toast
Bonnie Molleston

Fluffy French Toast

This French toast recipe is different because it uses flour. I have given it to some friends and they've all liked it better than the French toast they usually make!

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts
JAQATAC

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and olive oil, then slow-roasted in a very hot oven until darkest brown. They are the perfect combination of sweet and salty, and make for perfect snack leftovers straight from the fridge the next day!

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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers
LAURENMU

Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Quick and easy black bean burgers, spiced up with chili sauce, cumin, garlic and chili powder. A tasty alternative to the frozen kind.

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Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker
chowsito

Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Pork tenderloin simmers in onion soup and red wine that's flavored with garlic and soy sauce. Try this top-rated slow cooker recipe.

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Szechwan Shrimp
FOODGU1

Szechwan Shrimp

Don't let some of the ingredients fool you--this spicy shrimp makes a simple, impressive dish, which I usually make for company. For more or less heat, adjust amount of red pepper. Serve over hot steamed rice.

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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower
SHELLERY

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Tender roasted cauliflower tossed in olive oil and garlic is topped with Parmesan and cheese and broiled until golden brown.

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Sarah's Applesauce
PHATCAT

Sarah's Applesauce

Make your own applesauce at home with just apples, sugar, cinnamon, and this recipe.

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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken
Mary Bane

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

This tangy-sweet baked chicken is simply seasoned and cooked, quick from start to delicious finish.

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Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi
DECODIANA

Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi

This Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi is bursting with flavor and combines both sweet and sour taste sensations. The 30 minute prep time includes 20 minutes to marinate. This recipe is a snap and so delicious. You'll love it!

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Chicken Breasts Pierre
Nancy

Chicken Breasts Pierre

Chicken steeped in a sweet and savory blend of tomatoes, spices and herbs. Serve with crusty French bread to mop up every last drop.

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Baked Kale Chips
LucyDelRey

Baked Kale Chips

Olive oil and seasoned salt are all you need to turn fresh kale leaves into delicious good-for-you baked snacks.

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Refried Beans Without the Refry
CHEFCLAUDE

Refried Beans Without the Refry

Flavorful refried beans seasoned with garlic, jalapeno, and cumin are simple to make when cooked in a slow cooker.

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Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce
CAE

Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Fresh asparagus is baked until tender, and dressed with a blend of butter, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar.

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Roasted Vegetables
Saundra

Roasted Vegetables

Butternut squash, sweet potato, red peppers, and Yukon Gold potatoes are roasted with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and herbs in this easy side dish.

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Unbelievable Chicken
LETSGGGO

Unbelievable Chicken

Your taste buds will thrill to this exciting blend of sweet and sour. Grilled chicken never tasted better or more juicy!

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Lemon Garlic Tilapia
Eireann

Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Tilapia fillets are bathed in lemon juice and melted butter, seasoned with garlic and parsley, and baked to flaky perfection.

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Spaghetti Squash I
Bob Cody

Spaghetti Squash I

Strands of baked spaghetti squash tossed with feta cheese, onions, tomatoes, olives, and basil for a Greek-inspired dish that tastes like pasta without all the calories.

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Honey Roasted Red Potatoes
STEPHNDON

Honey Roasted Red Potatoes

These slightly sweet potatoes are perfect with most entrees.

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