31 Skinny 300 Calorie Recipes (2024)

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Allow these 300 calorie meal recipes to debunk all those low-calorie-meals-taste-bland myths.

And I offer you not 1, but 31 of those low-calorie delights to choose from!

Whether for lunch or dinner, these yummy recipes will keep your calorie intake in check without sacrificing the flavor.

If you want your meals not to go over the 300-calorie limit, then check out these delicious recipes with less than 300 calories.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dig right in!

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1. Spinach Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese

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If you love Greek flavors, you will definitely love this salad.

The salad also included pumpkin seeds for some nutritious crunch. It is coated with a dijon and garlic red-wine vinegar dressing.

So vibrant and creamy on the tongue, this low-calorie salad is vegetarian and gluten-free.

You can even make this in a jar for a more convenient grab-n-go lunch.

2. Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Low in calories but super high in taste!

These salad boats are sweet, spicy, and juicy and offer a satisfying crunch, too.

The chicken is flavored with gingery and garlicky Teriyaki sauce. And it will quickly become your go-to way of making poultry.

It is juicy, flavorful, and so irresistibly sticky. You cannot help but lick your fingers, really.

3. Crispy Baked Chicken Cutlets

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Craving some KFC chicken but on a low-calorie diet? This lovely recipe will bring excitement back to your meals.

Crispy chicken coated with breadcrumbs A juicy recipe that you will depend on regularly.

You can pair it with rice, veggies, or a simple green salad on the side. The dish is filling enough on its own and doesn’t need heavy sides.

4. Avocado and Cucumber Wraps

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If you want a dish that’s low in calories and healthy, then you cannot do better than this avocado lunch.

A wholemeal wrap packed with greens inside. Cucumber, avocados, pesto, leafy greens, and a bit of dill.

This wrap also features creamy yogurt, and it is as refreshing as it sounds.
It is super filling and will keep you full until dinner.

5. Herb Crusted Salmon

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Topped with herbs and baked until perfection, this flaky and meaty salmon is a low-calorie and high-protein meal that will transform your dinner parties.

This salmon dish is a sheet-pan dinner. And it is combined with roasted cherry tomatoes for a complete and well-rounded meal.

This salmon will be perfect if served with some garlic bread on the side.

6. Mexican Bean Salad

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A spicy and delicious dish that is super healthy and also rich in fiber. It is made with black beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers, and onions.

It also features the most amazing Mexican spices. Plus, jalapenos, cilantro, and lime to make the flavor complete.

This spicy bowl is best if left to sit in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving. And it is perfect as a meal-prep choice.

7. Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner

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Are you tired of Greek salads? But craving Mediterranean flavors? Then this sheet-pan dish will definitely satisfy you.

The veggies here are roasted. Plus, combined with chicken breasts for a protein-rich dinner that’s filling.

Peppers, tomatoes, red onions, zucchini, chicken, and crumbled feta cheese on top.

Plus, a lot of garlic, lemon, and oregano. Which makes things even more flavorful.

8. Chicken Zucchini Pasta

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Cutting back on both carbs and calories? Then this zucchini and chicken pasta is the meal to make.

Unlike other Asian dishes, it will not leave you bloated. That’s because it is healthy and not filled with sodium.

Having zoodles instead is the key to eating well while losing weight. And this dish will surely help you do that.

9. Ground Pork Stir Fry

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If you enjoy eating pork, this dish will satisfy all your cravings.

This meal is simple and really healthy. It also combines broccoli and green onions. It’s drenched in a garlicky and soy sauce mixture that gives the meat amazing flavors.

This is perfect with white rice on the side.

10. Juicy Cast Iron Chicken Breast

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We all love chicken. It’s perfect for last-minute dinners.

This recipe will always give you that moist and juicy bites you’re looking for when cooking poultry.

I love serving those chicken breasts with some butter and lemon slices on top.

The meat here is cooked in a cast iron skillet, but even in the oven, the chicken will taste great.

11. 3-Ingredient Teriyaki Chicken

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With only three ingredients, you can have these sticky and finger-licking chicken pieces on your dinner table.

The recipe uses chicken thighs, soy sauce, and honey. Seriously, that’s all you need for a sweet, umami, and incredibly flavored meat dinner.

Don’t mind the extra calories? Then, serve this with some rice, noodles, or other veggies on the side.

12. Chorizo, Chickpea, & Sweet Potato Stew (346 kcal)

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This stew is really flavorful. It’s smoky, spicy, savory, and so comforting.

To keep your stew fresh longer, place it in airtight-food storage containers. These glass food storage containers are great since they are also environmentally-friendly.

However, if you don’t like heavy containers, these BPA-free plastic containers are great too.

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Per Serving:

  • Calories: 346
  • Fats: 19g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 31g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 6g

13. Sticky Chicken Traybake (328 kcal)

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This dish is one your whole family will love. The chicken thighs have an excellent combination of sweet, salty, sweet, and spicy.

Besides being low in calories, this dish contains a ton of protein. So, this dish is perfect for growing kids.

Best of all, this dish takes only 35 minutes to make. So, it’s perfect for weeknight dinners.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 328
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbs: 19g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 17g

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14. Healthy Hawaiian Chicken Noodle Bowls (342 kcal)

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Do you love all things noodles? Then you’ll love these noodle bowls.

Noodles surrounded by tender, juicy chicken and a medley of veggies. The addition of fresh pineapple gives it an Island twist.

To get your chicken juicy, you’ll be cooking it in a crockpot.

If you don’t have one, you can get a budget-friendly yet high-quality one here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 342
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbs: 69
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 21g

15. Spicy Southwestern Salad With Avocado Dressing (313 kcal)

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Does the idea of eating a salad make you run for the woods? This salad may change your mind.

It’s creamy, sweet, and spicy. The homemade cilantro dressing is just as dreamy.

Making it is easy. Just place your avocado, Greek yogurt, water, cilantro leaves and stems, garlic, salt, and lemon juice in a food processor like this.

Then whirl until it becomes smooth.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 313
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 13.3g
  • Carbs: 50.8g
  • Fiber: 16g
  • Sugar: 9.2g

16. Egg Roll in a Bowl (325 kcal)

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Are you craving egg rolls? Have this dish instead.

This egg roll in a bowl has all the flavors of an eggroll, minus the deep-fried wrap.

There’s nicely browned ground chicken along with a crunchy coleslaw that has been pan-fried with a bit of sesame oil, coconut aminos, and sambal oelek.

This gives the coleslaw spicy and umami flavors.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 325
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 8g

17. Crock-Pot Teriyaki Chicken (319 kcal)

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Looking for some more Asian eats? I’ve got you covered.

This Teriyaki chicken tastes just like takeout. However, it’s healthier.

If you want to lower the calories, you can serve it with cauliflower rice instead.

To save time, you can simply use pre-packaged cauliflower rice like this. However, if you want to save money, you can go ahead and make it from scratch.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 319
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbs: 28g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 22g

18. Vegan Enchilada Casserole (310 kcal)

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Need a low-calorie alternative to Taco Tuesday? Try this enchilada casserole.

For your starch, you’re using quinoa instead of corn tortillas. So, you not only save calories but add extra nutrition.

And it happens to be gluten-free too. If you’d like to give it a try, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 310
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 61g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Sugar: 10g

19. Instant Pot Red Posole (299 kcal)

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Here are some more Mexican eats.

Now in case you don’t know, posole is a Mexican stew made with chiles, veggies, meat, and hominy. In turn, hominy is a food made from dried corn.

This Instant Pot Red Posole tastes just as good as it looks. It’s savory, spicy, and filled with lots of colorful veggies.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 299
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbs: 21g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g

20. Tofu Stir Fry (342 kcal)

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Veggies are low in calories and packed with fiber. So, they’re perfect for weight loss.

Yet, very few of us are getting enough veggies in our diet. This tofu stir-fry is a great way to increase your veggie intake.

You’ve got crispy-tender veggies, nicely browned tofu, and stir-fry noodles in a tasty stir-fry sauce. Eating healthy tastes so good.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 342
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 51g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 4g

21. Sheet Pan Sesame Chicken & Veggies (294 kcal)

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This dish is as convenient as takeout. All it takes is 5 minutes of prep work, then you pop everything in the oven.

And since it’s a sheet-pan dish, you don’t have several pots and pans to wash. Yay!

The roasted veggies are slathered with an Asian-inspired sauce that makes these veggies so irresistible.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 294
  • Fats: 4.5g
  • Protein: 39g
  • Carbs: 23g
  • Fiber: 3.7g
  • Sugar: 4.5g

22. Meal Prep Garlic Butter Chicken Meatballs With Cauliflower Rice (342 kcal)

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I love meatballs and pasta, as I’m sure many of you do too.

This dish gives you all the yummy flavors but won’t leave you in a carb coma.

And the meatballs are to die for. They’re juicy, cheesy, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Best of all, these meatballs freeze quite well. Check out more healthy freezer meals here..

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 342
  • Fats: 23.84g
  • Protein: 25.8g
  • Carbs: 7.96g
  • Fiber: 2.01g
  • Sugar: 2.56g

23. Thai Peanut Chicken Salad (346 kcal)

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Are you tired of your usual chicken salad? Give this one a try.

You have crispy wonton strips, crunchy almonds, and tender chicken chunks.

The carrots’ sweetness, red bell peppers, and snow peas balance out the cabbage’s bitterness.

The peanut sauce is the icing on top of the cake, ahem, chicken.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 346
  • Fats: 19g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 9g

24. Vegan Sticky Sesame Chickpeas (321 kcal)

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Canned chickpeas are a convenient, low-calorie food. They are an excellent source of plant-based protein.

However, canned chickpeas lack that oomph. So, they can be boring eating plain.

These chickpeas are really delicious. They’re sweet, sticky, and saucy, with some umami flavors.

Best of all, they take only 15 minutes to make. So, they’re perfect for those hectic days.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 321
  • Fats: 9.6g
  • Protein: 11.5g
  • Carbs: 49g
  • Fiber: 10.5g
  • Sugar: 9g

25. The Best Healthy Turkey Chili (336 kcal)

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This turkey chili is hearty, tasty, and oh so comforting. And it contains fewer calories than your traditional chili.

That’s because you are using ground turkey instead of ground beef. So, it has less fat, and hence, fewer calories.

Yet, it contains a ton of lean protein, which fills you up.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 336
  • Fats: 3.7g
  • Protein: 31.8g
  • Carbs: 46.7g
  • Fiber: 17.4g
  • Sugar: 9.5g

26. Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad (324 kcal)

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This quinoa salad is sure to delight your tastebuds. The sweet potatoes are a nice contrast to the kale and broccoli.

The feta offers creaminess and saltiness.

Meanwhile, the quinoa adds tons of high-quality plant-based protein.

Kale contains antioxidants such as quercetin and kaempferol, which have several health benefits.

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Per Serving:

  • Calories: 324
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 42g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 3g

27. Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet (326 kcal)

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Nicely browned ground turkey and sauteed sweet potatoes are topped with ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese.

So, you have a dish that is messy and sweet- a winning combination.

To make this dish, you will need a large skillet. I recommend this cast-iron skillet here because it cooks your food evenly.

As an added bonus, it’s oven-proof.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 326
  • Fats: 15.3g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbs: 26.3g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Sugar: 2.3g

28. Greek Chicken Power Bowls (347 kcal)

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Do you love Greek food? Be sure to give these Greek Chicken Power Bowls a try.

They’re bursting with Greek flavors. There’s crispy lettuce, Greek-style chicken, juicy tomatoes, briny olives, crunchy cucumbers, and creamy feta cheese.

This dish is sure to transport you to Greece.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 347
  • Fats: 11.8g
  • Protein: 46.8g
  • Carbs: 11.5g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Sugar: 0g

29. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad (329 kcal)

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A lot of us are adding more plant-based meals to our diets. That’s because eating plant-based can be beneficial for our health.

But, meatless meals don’t have to be tasteless. And this salad proves this.

It is colorful, refreshing, and flavorful. The chickpeas make it pretty satisfying.

Like it spicy? Feel free to add some jalapeno peppers.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 329
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 46g
  • Fiber: 17g
  • Sugar: 2g

30. Garlic Butter Herb Steak Bites With Potatoes (275 kcal)

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Are you looking for a fabulous dish for date night? This dish is an excellent option.

Juicy, melt-in-your-mouth sirloin steak bites and potatoes sauteed in a yummy garlic butter sauce.

To enhance the ambiance, be sure to serve your food on some fancy dinner platters. These dinner platters are beautiful, yet durable too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 275
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 1g

31. 20 Minute Skillet Sausage & Zucchini (288 kcal)

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Sausages, zucchini, onions, and bell peppers combine for a dish that is simple yet tasty.

The spices really amp up the flavor. You’ll be using a number of spices, so grab those measuring spoons.

I recommend these ones here as they are rust-resistant and stain-proof. Love zucchini? You might also like this zucchini bites recipe.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 288
  • Fats: 21g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 6g

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31 Skinny 300 Calorie Recipes

When you're trying to lose weight and counting your calories, it can be super frustrating to go over your calorie limit. Give these 300 Calorie Meals a try and enjoy your very own low-calorie dish!

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 20 minutes mins

Total Time 30 minutes mins

Course Low Calorie

Cuisine American

Servings 4 -6

Ingredients

  • meat
  • veggies
  • grains or legumes
  • seasoning

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  • Scroll up to get a bunch of easy, yummy, and delicious recipes. Don't be afraid to get creative with the ingredients, you might discover a flavor you didn't know you liked.

  • Get your shopping list going and make sure you've got all the ingredients.

  • Get cooking and make your nextLow-Calorie Meal!

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FAQs

How to eat under 300 calories a day? ›

300 calorie meal recipes
  1. Kidney bean curry. ...
  2. Cod with cucumber, avocado & mango salsa salad. ...
  3. Leek & butter bean soup with crispy kale & bacon. ...
  4. Slow cooker turkey curry. ...
  5. Veggie olive wraps with mustard vinaigrette. ...
  6. Thai green pork lettuce cups. ...
  7. Curried pork bulgur salad. ...
  8. Omelette pancakes with tomato & pepper sauce.

How much weight will I lose if I eat 300 less calories a day? ›

How do I calculate my calorie deficit? For most people, a calorie deficit of 300–500 is sufficient to lose 0.5 kilograms (kg) (1.1 pounds) per week.

What happens to your body if you only eat 300 calories a day? ›

Nutritional deficiencies: Consuming only 300 calories a day is unlikely to provide your body with the necessary nutrients it needs to function properly. This can lead to deficiencies in essential vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients, such as protein, carbohydrates, and fats [2].

How much weight can you lose in 2 weeks eating 500 calories a day? ›

Safe and Healthy Weight Loss Goals for Two Weeks
Starting WeightCalorie Reduction per DayHow much weight can you lose in two weeks?
200 pounds500-1000 calories4-8 pounds
150 pounds500-1000 calories2-4 pounds
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How to lose 5 pounds in a week? ›

Losing 5 pounds a week comes to reducing your food intake by 3500 calories over seven days. The value that represents the decrease in calorie intake is known as the calorie deficit. If you want to lose 5 pounds in a week, you will need to reduce your food intake by 17,500 calories, which is a huge calorie deficit.

How to lose 10 pounds in a week? ›

To lose 10 pounds in one week, you'll need to burn between 3,500 and 5,000 calories more than you consume each day by restricting your diet to small portions of nutritious yet low-calorie foods, and significantly increasing your aerobic exercise with interval training, sports, and other vigorous activities.

How much weight will you gain if you eat 300 calories a day? ›

There are many great tools out there to help you. To gain weight, you need to eat more calories than your body burns. Aim for 300–500 calories per day above your maintenance level for slow weight gain or 700–1,000 calories if you want to gain weight fast.

What foods could you have eaten on a 300 calorie diet? ›

300 calorie meal recipes
  • Rosemary chicken with oven-roasted ratatouille. ...
  • Spicy tuna quinoa salad. ...
  • Butternut squash & spinach filo pie. ...
  • Roasted squash with pesto & mozzarella. ...
  • Grilled salmon tacos with chipotle lime yogurt. ...
  • One-pot harissa chicken. ...
  • Low-fat moussaka. ...
  • Healthy pepper, tomato & ham omelette.

What food equals 300 calories? ›

Louis, share the healthiest low-calorie snacks to munch and crunch on at home or on-the-go.
  • Apple and Almond Butter.
  • Cottage Cheese and Tomatoes.
  • High-Protein Yogurt, Berries, and Walnuts.
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs on Toast.
  • Whey Protein and Banana.
  • Turkey Half-Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread.
  • Shrimp co*cktail with Crudité
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How do 3000 calories look like? ›

For a 3,000-calorie diet, you may want to think about each meal consisting of 700 to 800 calories and snacks providing about 200 to 300 calories. Including adequate balances of protein, fat, and carbohydrates at each meal and for each snack will keep you fuller for longer.

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