Enjoy a tasty dinner by choosing one of this high-protein, low-calorie meals. The recipes in this collection contain at least 15 grams per serving of protein, thanks to the inclusion of ingredients such as chicken, tofu, and fish. To keep these low-calorie dishes filling, we combine protein with fiber-rich vegetables. Healthy and flavorful recipes like our Caprese Turkey Burgers and Salmon Caesar Salad are available.
Feta and Roasted Red Pepper Stuffed Breasts
Feta cheese, roasted peppers, spinach, and more flavor these Mediterranean-inspired stuffed chicken breasts. The golden color of the chicken is achieved by browning it in a skillet and then baking it. This healthy baked chicken recipe will cook evenly all over.
Roasted salmon with spicy cranberry relish
Apple and celery add a refreshing crunch to this ruby-red relish. This relish is also delicious with a roasted chicken or pork loin.
Air-Fryer Pork Chops
This crispy breaded pork chops air-fryer doesn’t need much oil to produce a crispy, deep-fried crust. Serve with your favorite dipping or roasted vegetables. Do you want to double the recipe? You may need to cook your pork chops in batches depending on the size and shape of your air fryer.
White Turkey Chili
This white turkey chili is a healthy recipe that’s gorgeous with its green hues from the green chiles, oregano, and zucchini. We use 1 pound of turkey ground and whole grain bulgur in order to increase the volume and fiber content. We like to simmer the chili for about an hour for the best flavor. If you are in a rush, you can reduce the liquid to half and simmer it for 20-25 minutes.
Chicken Hummus Bowls
Broiling the chicken on top of these bowls will make it ready quickly. A warm, whole-wheat bread pita is perfect for scooping out the extra hummus from the bottom of the bowl.
Linguine in Creamy Mushroom Sauce
This simple pasta recipe gives you an excuse to purchase wild mushrooms. They are available in many supermarkets these days. You can also use white buttons if that’s what you prefer. It’s easy to make and ready in just 40 minutes.
Pizza-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
You can make a healthy and fun dinner for the entire family by stuffing your favorite toppings onto spaghetti squash. You can mix up the ingredients to make your pizza. We like the combination of pepperoni, mushrooms, and bell peppers. You can add some chopped artichoke or olives or even a little cooked broccoli. You can also omit pepperoni if you want to make it vegetarian. Finish the meal off with a simple green salad.
Salmon Caesar Salad
In this easy Caesar salad, buttermilk and creamy Greek yogurt replace the traditional olive oil and egg yolks. It also includes mildly bitter radicchio along with classic romaine. By using a tiny amount of the flavorful Parmigiano Reggiano, you can reduce sodium and calories.
Caprese Turkey Burgers
This healthy turkey burger is perfect for those who love caprese salads. The patties, which are seasoned with Italian spice, are then topped off with fresh mozzarella, basil, and balsamic drizzle. This recipe uses whole basil leaves and mixes it with the mayonnaise. If you want a less strong basil flavor, use spinach or arugula instead. This summery burger is perfect with a side salad to create a delicious, healthy meal.
Grilled Flank Steak and Tomato Salad
In this recipe, we cut the steak right after it has been cooked. This is against all meat cooking rules. We do it to collect the juices for the dressing. This grilled flank beef recipe is best served with crusty bread.
Shrimp Cauliflower Fried Rice
This healthy cauliflower fried rice with bell peppers, shrimp, broccoli, and garlic will help you cut down on carbohydrates and increase your vegetable intake. The ingredients are cooked in a single wok or pan, but they’re done in stages. This ensures that each component retains its flavor and texture in the final dish. It may sound not very easy, but this is actually very easy. It’s best to let the cauliflower cook without stirring for a few moments. This allows the rice to brown and develop nutty, sweet flavors. This easy, healthy meal can be prepared in 25 minutes. It’s great for weeknights when you are busy.
Buttermilk Fried Tofu and Smoky Collard greens
Dipping tofu into buttermilk helps the coating adhere, creating a crispy, pan-fried tofu that is reminiscent of fried poultry. The paprika gives the collards a smoky taste while still keeping them vegetarian. This quick, healthy, and easy dinner can be made in 25 minutes. It’s perfect for busy weeknights.
Cochinita pibil (Yucatan Style Pulled Pork),
This Yucatan-style pork is traditionally cooked in a pit for a whole day, but using a pressure cooker makes it much faster. The banana leaves can be used to cook the pork, but it adds a grassy flavor.
Grilled Creole Style Jambalaya
This grilled version of a Louisiana classic is bursting with flavor. The grilled tomatoes are a key ingredient in this creole dish, and they add a smoky flavor to the rice. The Holy Trinity is a combination of celery, bell pepper, and onion (which we substituted for celery seeds) that’s used in Cajun and Creole cuisine. No skewers? Instead, use a grill basket.