A plate of courgetti topped with meatballs, fennel and beans in a balsamic tomato sauce

400 calorie meal recipes

31 Recipes

Healthy, delicious and under 400 calories – discover our highest-rated, calorie-counted dishes including meat, fish and veggie options for every taste.

Mexican bean soup with guacamole

4.6

(20 ratings)

This warming, spiced vegetarian soup packs in goodness and is filling too. The quick-to-assemble guacamole topping tastes as good as it looks
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Poached eggs with smashed avocado & tomatoes

4.53125

(8 ratings)

Keep yourself full until lunchtime with this healthy breakfast boost. Delicious avocado serves as a butter alternative and goes well with a runny poached egg
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Turkey piccata

2.5

(2 ratings)

A healthier version of piccata veal, that's gluten free and dairy-free, cooked in a lemon butter sauce and served with crisp baby roast potatoes...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Egg Niçoise salad

5

(2 ratings)

A vegetarian Niçoise salad, that's packed with goodness - fibre, folate, iron, vitamin c and gluten-free too...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Slow cooker chicken casserole

4.46

(25 ratings)

Treat the family to this wholesome chicken casserole that delivers comfort while being low-fat. And you can let a slow cooker do most of the work
  • 7 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Wild salmon veggie bowl

4.166665

(3 ratings)

Succulent salmon flaked over a bed of healthy vegetables makes a delicious, protein-packed salad that's also low-calorie, gluten-free and rich in beneficial omega-3 fats...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Barley & broccoli risotto with lemon & basil

4.142855

(7 ratings)

Barley and broccoli are packed with vitamins to lower cholesterol and regulate your appetite. This vegan, low-calorie supper will keep you fuller for longer
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal

4.71233

(146 ratings)

A comforting vegan one-pot recipe that counts for 3 of your 5-a-day! You can't go wrong with this iron-rich, low-fat, low-calorie supper...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Bang bang chicken cups

4.642855

(7 ratings)

This healthy supper is super speedy - top lettuce leaves with cooked chicken, colourful vegetables and a peanut and sweet chilli sauce
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Barley couscous & prawn tabbouleh

5

(1 rating)

Crunchy cucumber and juicy nectarines add a freshness to this high-fibre, healthy lunch - for a veggie version, swap the prawns for cashews or pecans.
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Greek-style roast fish

4.285715

(63 ratings)

Oven-bake white fish fillets with potatoes, tomatoes and herbs for a healthy and gluten-free weeknight dinner
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Prawn, fennel & rocket risotto

4.033335

(15 ratings)

This prawn and fennel risotto gets a little extra kick from lemon zest and and rocket - perfect for a dinner party
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Mediterranean fish gratins

4.791665

(6 ratings)

These individual portions of fish in tomato sauce, topped with herby breadcrumbs, freeze beautifully - perfect for no-fuss entertaining
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spicy meatballs with chilli black beans

4.783335

(45 ratings)

Give your favourite meatballs a healthy makeover with this low fat, low calorie, low GI recipe with turkey mince, black beans and avocado
  • 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Healthy

Creamy tomato risotto

4.695

(50 ratings)

A budget rice dish flavoured with rosemary, basil and sweet cherry tomatoes. An ideal midweek supper
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Roast sea bass & vegetable traybake

4.903845

(13 ratings)

Apply a no-fuss touch to fish in this all-in-one Italian-inspired bake with crispy potatoes, roasted peppers and olives
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Barbecued squid salad

5

(2 ratings)

Marinating squid before sizzling it on the barbecue or griddle gives it a flavour boost. Accompany with a salad of mango, avocado and black beans
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Egg & veggie pittas

3.75

(1 rating)

Cram wholemeal bread pockets with healthy aubergine, beetroot and carrot, then add a garlic and dill yogurt and eggs
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lentil & cauliflower curry

4.625

(22 ratings)

An earthy spice pot that's low in fat and calories. Use your favourite curry paste along with mustard seeds, turmeric and coconut yogurt
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lighter Chinese chilli beef

4.13889

(9 ratings)

Don't reach for the takeaway menu, try this beef stir-fry recipe instead. It's just as tasty as your favourite Chinese and healthier too.
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken, kale & sprout stir-fry

2.5625

(8 ratings)

Brussels sprouts aren't just for Christmas- add them to a healthy noodle pot for extra nutrition and crunch
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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