Top 20 Meals under 300 Calories That Anyone Can Make

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Top 20 Meals under 300 Calories That Anyone Can Make

Finding delicious and filling meals that do not divert our efforts to lose weight can be pretty challenging for anyone who keeps track of their weight. But do not worry; with our selection of meals under 300 calories, which feature the ideal blend of lean meats and filling and nutritious vegetables, controlling calories just got a lot easier!

1. Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Who does not love tacos? But the fact is, there is no getting around the extra calories in the tortillas. Packed full of protein, these wraps will be ready in minutes. Just grill chicken breasts with your choice of spice blend in an oven for about 30 minutes and serve with iceberg lettuce, which provides an excellent crunch for half the calories! 

1. Chicken Lettuce Wraps

2. Cauliflower Stir Fry

Vegetables do not have to be boring. Cauliflower is an excellent source of fiber and is essential in everyone’s diet. Ever heard of cauliflower rice? Only 57 calories in this stir-fry. It is a low-carb, vegan, gluten-free, and Paleo substitute for stir-fried rice. It is made by simply chopping the cauliflower and stir-frying the rice-sized pieces. Cauliflower can also be riced by mashing it with a fork. 

2. Cauliflower Stir Fry

3. Green Smoothie

This preparation has banana, spinach, peanut butter, yogurt, and almond milk blended and served cold. Extremely simple to make and packed with essential vitamins such as A, C, K, iron, calcium, fiber, folate, lutein, magnesium, and potassium!

3. Green Smoothie

4. Spiced Squash Soup

This recipe is a silky-smooth soup preparation that is very satisfying and low-calorie. To make it, cook the pumpkin, squash, brown sugar, and cinnamon before transferring it into a blender. Puree till a silk-like texture is achieved and serve hot.

4. Spiced Squash Soup

5. Sweet and Sour Chicken

This meal will certainly satisfy your Chinese cravings without setting back your weight loss plan. To prepare, cook reserved pineapple juice with soy sauce and spices, as per your liking. Marinate the chicken and bake for around 45 minutes. Just under 300 calories, this is the perfect dinner meal to whip up. 

5. Sweet and Sour Chicken

6. Chicken Fried Rice

Homemade Chicken Fried rice can be the perfect alternative to the high-calorie, high-sodium Chinese take-out. Additionally, this is the ideal technique to get vegetables onto your children’s plates. They will not even be aware that the delicious chicken and rice they are eating also contains peas and carrots! To make it, add sauteed vegetables and chicken to cooked rice and serve hot. 

6. Chicken Fried Rice

7. Stir Fry Zucchini Noodles

These delicious Zucchini Noodles are the perfect substitute to satisfy all your noodle cravings. To prepare, thinly slice zucchini to take the shape of noodles and stir fry with your favorite seasonings and sauces. The best part is that it can be modified as per your taste by using any protein or vegetable of your choice. 

7. Stir Fry Zucchini Noodles

8. Lemon Chickpea Salad

This healthy salad will be ready in just minutes. Chickpea is the perfect protein source, especially for vegetarians. Add boiled chickpeas to a bowl and toss with a slight drizzle of olive oil, lemon juice, and seasoning. The salad can be enhanced by any diced vegetable, making it the perfect bowl to deliver the required nutrition for your body.

8. Lemon Chickpea Salad

9. Honey Chicken Stir Fry

Honey Chicken Stir Fry is the perfect weekend meal. To make it, sautee broccoli and chicken in a sauce made of garlic, honey, and olive oil. This bowl goes perfectly with cooked brown rice. For a vegan alternative, substitute the chicken with tofu or vegetables. 

9. Honey Chicken Stir Fry

10. Chicken Noodle Soup 

This hearty classic is the perfect winter meal. Add chicken, egg noodles, carrots, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper to the stock. Bring to a boil while stirring to mix. Reduce the soup over simmering heat and serve hot. 

10. Chicken Noodle Soup

11. Antipasto Salad

This colorful plate of food is not just a feast to the eyes! To make this, cook pasta as per instructions on the packet. Then in a bowl, combine chopped tomatoes, boiled chickpeas, black olives, and colorful bell peppers. Blend sugar, salt, and pepper to make the dressing. Toss with salad to combine and then refrigerate overnight.

11. Antipasto Salad

12. Creamy Egg Salad

This protein-filled preparation takes egg salad to the next level. It can be eaten as a dip with crackers or used as a filling between toast. Cream, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper are added to a bowl. Add parsley and celery and stir in cooked eggs. Keep chilled until serving. 

12. Creamy Egg Salad

13. Asian Stuffed Bell Peppers

This delicious Asian recipe will give spring rolls a run for their money! To start, clear out the insides of bell peppers after slitting them vertically. Sauté ground meat, breaking it up as it cooks. Sesame oil, cabbage, ginger, garlic, pepper, salt, soy sauce, and green onion are all added to a separate skillet and heated. Mix the meat into the cabbage mixture. Fill the bell pepper halves evenly with the filling, and bake until the peppers are hot.

13. Asian Stuffed Bell Peppers

14. Oven Baked Fish Tacos

This recipe for Fish Tacos is sure to be a family favorite. The tortillas are first heated over medium flame. Cook the breaded fish strips in the oven until the fish is opaque and the outside is crisp and golden. On top of each tortilla, place cooked fish, shredded tomato, salsa, and yogurt.

14. Oven Baked Fish Tacos

15. Pasta With Green Beans

 Pasta does not have to be removed from diets to induce weight loss. Eaten in the right amount it can become the perfect satisfying meal. Blanch the green beans after cooking for five minutes. Cook the pasta in the same saucepan of boiling water. Combine the hot pasta, green beans, pesto, almonds, and basil in a serving bowl and serve.

15. Pasta With Green Beans

16. Chicken Pilaf With Mint Yogurt

This nutritious dinner for two uses leftover chicken and rice served with a dollop of creamy Greek yogurt. Thinly slice green onions before adding to the rice and cook for two minutes. Chop up mint and mix with yogurt, to serve alongside the pilaf.

16. Chicken Pilaf With Mint Yogurt

17. Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

You will adore this chicken that is ready for the table in less than 30 minutes. To begin, apply olive oil to the chicken skin. Marinade the thighs in a mixture of smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Arrange the thighs in a single layer with the skin facing up inside the air fryer. Cook the thighs in the heated air fryer until they turn brown.

17. Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

18. Cauliflower Steaks

Compared to boiling and mashing, this recipe for cauliflower steak is a welcome departure. Try these simple lemon-garlic cauliflower steaks cooked in the oven. Serve the steaks with chimichurri or olives, and roasted tomatoes on top.

18. Cauliflower Steaks

19. Chicken Fajitas

With juicy chicken breasts, bell peppers, and fragrant onions mixed in homemade seasonings and stacked high on tortillas, these Chicken Fajitas are a simple dinner. Lastly, add your favorite toppings such as cheese, salsa, or guacamole to enhance the flavor. 

19. Chicken Fajitas

20. Potato Pancakes

To prepare this snack, grate potatoes and onion finely. In a bowl, add salt, pepper, egg, and just enough flour to thicken the mixture. To produce 1/2-inch-thick pancakes, drop two or three 1/4-cup mounds of batter into heated oil and flatten with the back of a spatula. Finally, fry the pancakes until they turn golden.

20. Potato Pancakes