Diet

Easy Low Calorie Meals

Bean Dishes
Bean Dishes

Chili made with kidney beans is extremely filling loaded with fiber and is flavorful. You can even add vegetables and use either extra lean ground beef or forgo the beef altogether to make the meal low cal.

Other bean soups and stews such as black bean soup and lentil soup also make high fiber, low calorie meals. Best of all, they can all be made in the crock pot, so you can mix up your recipe the night before, put it in the crock pot in the morning and return home in the evening to a ready-to-serve meal.

Baked and Grilled Fish
Baked and Grilled Fish

Fish ahs low calories and is easy to cook. It can be baked or grilled and can be served with rice or steamed vegetables. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish help in fighting inflammation and keep you healthy.

Healthy Salads
Healthy Salads

Salad does not need to be just a side dish, but it can be a entire meal. Salads can be filled with dark green leafy vegetables and other vegetables and then topped with a lean grilled meat such as chicken or shrimp offer vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber.

To keep low calorie diet, select a salad with vinegar or citrus base or drizzle the salad with flavored balsamic dressing and sprinkle with fresh herbs.

Kebabs
Kebabs

Kebabs make an easy low calorie meal, and they don’t need to be just for summer. Indoor grills such as the George Foreman grill make it easy to enjoy grilled flavors all year long.

To make healthful, low calorie kebabs, choose a lean meat such as chicken or turkey breast, shrimp or lean beef, marinate and then skewer with a variety of healthy vegetables

Soups
Soups

Soups of all kinds make easy low calorie meals. They can typically be made in one pot, or even in the crock pot. Choose soups with a clear broth and lots of vegetables, and then use lean meats sparingly to make a healthy, warm and satisfying meal.

 

Wraps
Wraps

Instead of a sandwich with two caloric slices of bread, try making a wrap using a low-calorie, whole grain tortilla. Tortillas wrapped around healthy ingredients like lean proteins and vegetables can make a quick, light meal that is great on the go or at home.

Low fat tortillas can also be wrapped around kidney, pinto or black beans and topped with salsa for a quick and flavorful burrito.

 

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