Healthy Dinners Under 500 Calories

Healthy Dinners Under 500 Calories

Whether you're looking to fulfill your New Year's resolutions or simply stay healthy this year, these dinner recipes can help you achieve your goals.

Apricot Chicken Wings and Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Salad

These sweet and spicy chicken wings are just 233 calories per serving. Add a side of flavorful pasta salad for another 208 calories and you're well on your way to a healthier dinner. Click here to see the chicken wings recipe. Click here to see the pasta salad recipe.

Baked Chicken with Spinach, Pears, and Blue Cheese

If you're looking for ways to eat more leafy greens, this sweet and salty chicken dish is your new go-to recipe. And, with just a handful of ingredients, this easy-to-make recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights when you're tempted to order take-out . Click here to see the recipe.

Braised Bison Sirloin Steaks

Bison is a delicious and healthy alternative to beef. One 6-ounce serving of these braised bison sirloin steaks with a hearty side of vegetables is just 478 calories. Click here to see the recipe.

Chicken and Brown Rice Soup

This warm and comforting meal is perfect if you want a recipe that you can cook ahead. Make this soup over the weekend and then store it in the refrigerator, reheating it as needed throughout the week. Click here to see the recipe.

Crunchy Baked Ginger-Dill Salmon with Greens

There's a reason salmon is so popular — it tastes as good as it is good for you. Loaded with protein and heart-healthy fat, this dish will keep you full on just a few calories. Click here to see the recipe.

Fish Tacos with Chobani-Mango Salsa

Greek yogurt is a genius way to add extra protein to this meal. And, it gives the mango salsa topping a rich, creamy texture. Hard to believe one serving is just 332 calories! Click here to see the recipe.

Garlicky-Kielbasa Spaghetti Squash

The combination of kielbasa and spaghetti squash gets an extra bite from a hefty serving of garlic. If you love garlic, add more — it won't add many calories. Click here to see the recipe.

Homemade Fish Fingers

This recipe makes four servings, but, if you're cooking for one or two, freeze the extras. When you're ready to cook them, keep them frozen and add 10 minutes to the cook time. Serve these tasty grown-up fish sticks with a leafy side salad for a complete meal. Click here to see the recipe. 

Oyako Don (Chicken and Egg Over Rice)

There's no way you'll be hungry after eating this healthy and hearty meal. With double protein (the recipe calls for both chicken and egg) and super-filling rice (we suggest using brown rice for extra fiber) you're sure to avoid unhealthy late-night snacking. Click here to see the recipe.

Prawn Green Curry

A quick and tasty Thai curry that takes only 15 minutes to make and has just 177 calories? Yes, please! Click here to see the recipe. 

Rainbow Pizza

If you're looking for a healthy pizza option that makes eating vegetables both fun and delicious, try this recipe. One serving is just 222 calories and you'll get five different fruits and vegetables. Click here to see the recipe.

Spicy Corn and Chicken Chili

Quick, easy, and delicious, this chili is perfect for a stress-free weeknight dinner. The corn adds a mildly sweet flavor to the spicy sauce. No chicken on hand? Try lean ground turkey instead. Click here to see the recipe.

Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Heirloom Tomatoes and Appetizer Meatball

Whole-wheat pasta with tangy tomatoes is a great way to fill up for just 304 calories. Add some appetizer-size beef meatballs and you'll still have a meal that's less than 500 calories. Click here to see the spaghetti recipe. Click here to see the meatballs recipe.