7 Yummy Dinners Under 400 Calories

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You can still eat those gooey delicious dinners and even pasta and potatoes if you just add a little substitution and pay at little attention to your portion sizes. I tried (and loved) these 7 yummy dinners under 400 calories!

You can still eat those gooey delicious dinners and even pasta and potatoes if you just add a little substitution and pay at little attention to your portion sizes. I tried (and loved) these 7 yummy dinners under 400 calories!

20 Minute Healthy Chicken Parmesan

Forget the idea that you had to swear off Chicken Parmesan forever. The addition of zucchini noodles to this recipe delivers a bit of excitement. And best of all, you still get the CHEESE! This particular recipe suggests that you make your own zucchini noodles, however, you can purchase them instead if preparation time is an issue. One thing is certain, though, you’ll absolutely love it.

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Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 4 • Calories: 344 • Total Fat: 16.1g •
Cholesterol: 112.8mg • Sodium: 821mg • Total Carbohydrate: 12.6 g • Protein: 37.1 g

Cheeseburger Casserole

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If you are missing those hamburger helper dinners you relished as a child, now is your time to dive back in! This recipe pulls back all the memories and gives that feel of comfort food without all the guilt. And of course, plenty of my favorite, cheese! If you want to reduce your calories even further, try using ground turkey instead of ground beef. Add a few tablespoons of reduced sodium beef broth to get that beefy flavor! Another way to add a little bit of extra flavor is to throw a tad of maggi seasoning in when seasoning the beef.

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Nutritional Information

Servings: 9 • Size: about 1 cup • Points +: 7 pts • Smart Points: 5
Calories: 261 • Fat: 9 g • Protein: 21.5 g • Carb: 21.5 g • Fiber: 2 g • Sugar: 3 g Sodium: 468.5 mg

 

 

Browned Butter Gnocchi with Broccoli and Nuts

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You might not think you can get low calorie with butter and pasta, but if that is one of your faves, you absolutely MUST add this dish to your evening arsenal. The nuts add an added surprise to this delightful dish that even your kids will love!

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Nutritional Information

Servings: 6 • Size: about 1 cup • Calories: 368 • Fat: 12.8g  • Protein: 7.9 g • 21.5 g • Carb: 56.6 g • Fiber: 5.7 g • Cholesterol 13 mg •  Sodium: 614 mg • Iron 1.2 mg • Calcium 104 mg

 

Cashew Chicken Bake

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Another recipe where nuts add protein and an extra delicious layer to your taste buds! You will feel like you are at a 5-star restaurant with this creation. I added some oven roasted tomatoes as a side dish and the entire family loved it! Delicious!

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Nutritional Information

Serving size: 6  • Calories: 284  • Fat: 13g  • Saturated fat: 3g  • Unsaturated fat: 9g  • Carbohydrates: 25g • Sodium: 453mg • Fiber: 3g  • Protein: 19g • Cholesterol: 37mg

Low-Fat, Low-Cal Lasagna

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Don’t get me wrong, I love some beef in my lasagna, but the amount of veggies in this mix made me completely forget that it wasn’t there.  This is the freshest tasting lasagna outside of Italy. A must add to your dinner rotation! You can thank me later!

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Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 8 • Calories: 243 • Total Fat: 7.7 g •
Cholesterol: 23.7 mg • Sodium: 228 mg • Total Carbohydrate: 29.9 g • Protein: 15.1 g

 

Basil Tomato Pizza

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Welcome to Pizza heaven! This is a filling and delicious dish that will leave you questioning the low calories.  This is a great dish to prepare with the kids. If you have picky no-veggies-for-me kids, try cutting the veggies into small pieces while leaving larger slices of prosciutto. They will get lost in the meat and cheese and not even realize how healthy they are eating.

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Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 4 • Calories: 318 • Total Fat: 8g •
Cholesterol: 20mg • Sodium: 575mg • Total Carbohydrate: 48g • Protein: 17g

 

Skinny Chicken Enchiladas

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I’m a pretty picky eater when it comes to Mexican food. I gotta have my enchiladas and they have to be just right. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I have found the one that packs a punch on the taste buds but not on the belly. Give these babies a try and you’ll find you have another staple for the week.

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Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 enchilada • Calories: 159 • Fat: 5.9g • Carbs: 17.8g • Fiber: 8.3g • Protein: 16.2g

Shepherds Pie

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I don’t know about you but this is one of my favorite comfort foods. Ellie Krieger is a genius at making things that feel like they should be bad for you delicious and yet still healthy! Try this and most anything else she has in her bag of tricks!

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Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 6 • Calories: 340 • Total Fat: 9g •
Cholesterol: 50mg • Sodium: 540mg • Carbohydrate: 42g • Protein: 24g

 

 

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