Recipe Type: 500 Kcal Meals

Meals 500 calories or less

Yogurt, Fruit & Granola


Granola bars are convenient, but like most prepared foods, convenience comes at a price. The banana granola bar pictured below is less than 1 ounce (25 g) and has 110 calories. It’s also low in sodium (40 mg). That does not seem too bad except you only get 1 gram ...

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Chicken Vegetable stir-fry

Easy Chinese Vegetable and Chicken Stir-Fry


Stir-frying foods, whether using a wok or skillet, is a quick, simple method for cooking delicious low calorie foods for one or more people. You can make Easy Chinese Vegetable and Chicken Stir-Fry in less than 30 minutes including boiling water to cook the rice. If you have leftover cooked rice, ...

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Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice


Vegetable Fried Rice is usually offered as an entree menu item at most Chinese restaurants that can be eaten as a side dish instead of steam rice. It takes a few more minutes of preparation and cooking, but is worth the effort. It turns low fiber white rice into higher ...

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Homemade Taco Salad

Easy 535 Calorie Taco Salad


Hola! Mexican food can be a healthy alternative to most ethnic foods when you make your own or when ordering carefully at a restaurant. Like most restaurant foods, portions are supersized, so you can easily consume more calories and sodium than your body needs. Taco salads are one example. A ...

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Slow Cooker Pesto Minestrone Soup

Slow Cooker Pesto Minestrone Soup


Slow Cooker Pesto Minestrone Soup is packed with vegetables, and has about 125 calories and 7 grams of fiber per 1-cup (240 ml) serving. Recommended Slow Cooker Sizes This recipe makes about 5 qts. (18 cups, 5.7 liters) of soup. While a 6 qt. slow cooker is ideal, you can ...

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Oven Blackened Fish

Oven Blackened Fish


Oven Blackened Fish is for people who like Cajun-style blackened fish but don’t like the smoke or mess of pan blackening the fish. Some method for cooking blackened fish are dangerous for the novice cook, and who wants to thrown out a good piece of fish? You can use your ...

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Homemade Madras Lentils

Madras Lentils


Madras Lentils is a spicy Indian recipe packed with healthy, high fiber tomatoes, lentils, and beans. Prepared versions like the one pictured below have about 500 mg of sodium per 5 oz. serving. For rich flavor without adding more salt, increase the amount of spices. Prepared Madras Lentils, as shown ...

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Homemade Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice Recipe


Red Beans and Rice is a simple, spicy Creole recipe. The combination of beans and rice is a source of complete protein even omitting the sausage. One 13 ounce serving of Red Beans and Rice Recipe has about 350 calories, 8 grams of fiber, and 19 grams of protein. Creole cooking ...

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Homemade Spicy Cauliflower Soup

Spicy Cauliflower Soup

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Spicy Cauliflower Soup is a delicious, light, spicy Indian-style soup that has less than 200 calories, 1 gram of saturated fat, and 260 mg of sodium per 12-oz. serving. Spicy Cauliflower Soup also supplies 5 grams of fiber. For variety substitute broccoli or a combination of cauliflower, broccoli, and other vegetables. Cook’s ...

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Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup


Slow cookers are great for people with limited cooking experience or limited time. In many cases, all you need to do is add all ingredients to the cooker, cover, and set the temperature for low or high cooking. There is no stirring, little or no sticking, and slow cookers with ...

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