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Low-calorie dinner recipes

27 Recipes

Delicious dinners all under 400 calories.

73 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
218 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This quick and easy vegetarian curry is perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner – with butternut squash, coconut milk, lentils and spinach

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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17 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Roast thick slices of aubergine with miso, garlic and ginger, then serve with chunky sweet potato wedges for a filling, vegetarian dinner

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Lightly poach salmon fillets and serve with creamy green beans and baby new potatoes for a light meal

25 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
16 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

These individual portions of fish in tomato sauce, topped with herby breadcrumbs, freeze beautifully - perfect for no-fuss entertaining

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Healthy
36 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
126 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Ready in less than an hour, this easy, vegetarian curry recipe made with pan-fried Indian cheese and vegetables is also cheap to prepare

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
41 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Whip up this budget vegetarian dinner in minutes - pile slices of light feta onto cannellini bean mash and top with tangy beetroot salsa

17 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This superfood supper is packed with ingredients to give your body a boost, such as red onion, nigella seeds, walnuts, rapeseed oil and lemon

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
25 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Superhealthy and high in fibre too, this miraculous Middle Eastern one-pot is under 150 calories per serve and counts as 5 of your 5-a-day

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
71 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A one-pot packed with veg and tender lamb that will keep the whole family satisfied

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
21 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Just add steamed rice for a flavour-packed, low-calorie meal

25 mins
Easy
126 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This family winter warmer is full of flavour and goodness. Adapt for meat lovers by adding sausages

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
22 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This colourful feel-good supper brings summer flavour at any time of year

40 mins
Easy
110 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

These veggie burgers are a doddle to make and the toppings make them wonderfully moist - cook from frozen to save time

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
70 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Quick and easy midweek chicken supper recipe, with just a little hint of spice

17 mins
Easy
313 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Ready in 20 minutes and low fat, this fish dish is great for a Monday night when you'd rather be on the sofa than in the kitchen

20 mins
Easy
10 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Eating healthy isn't all about salad, this fish stew counts as 3 of your 5-a-day and it's low-fat

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
108 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A no fuss shopping list and super-quick to prepare, the perfect after work meal

10 mins
Easy
104 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Whip up a hearty bowl of soup in next to no time, perfect for a quick lunch or warming supper

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
174 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Spicy chicken casserole with a healthy superfood side dish of protein-rich quinoa

55 mins
Easy
74 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A wonderfully aromatic North African lamb casserole with a citrus tang - great for dinner parties

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Bump up the good-for-you factor with these vegetable-packed salmon fishcakes, served with a fresh salad

30 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
49 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

One portion of this delicious vegetarian shepherd's pie contains all 5 of your recommended 5-a-day intake

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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