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Don't worry -- this isn’t diet food! Even though these recipes are all less than 400 calories a serving, they are deceptively delicious. Whether you’re in the mood for pasta, salad, stir-fry or a comforting casserole, these healthy options don’t skimp on flavor and are easy enough for the busiest weeknight.
Inside-Out Lasagna (pictured above)
Skip the labor intensive layering but keep all of the comforting flavors of lasagna with this genius recipe. Made with whole wheat rotini, part-skim ricotta and lots of fresh veggies, it’s healthy but in a sneaky way.
Saucy Coconut-Chicken Stir-Fry
In this quick-to-assemble stir-fry, chicken breasts, mushrooms and cabbage are cooked in a light yet flavorful sauce made with coconut milk, ginger and soy sauce.
Skillet Gnocchi with Chard and White Beans
Ready-to-cook gnocchi are an unexpected alternative to pasta and take no time at all to prepare. And this recipe, with tomatoes, white beans and Swiss chard, doesn’t skimp on the veggies either.
Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken
A big salad makes for a filling supper that won’t weigh you down. Feel free to play with the ingredients here, adding your favorite vegetables or other proteins like shrimp or steak.
In need of some serious comfort food? This recipe replicates a childhood favorite without all the fat, calories and preservatives. Meaning, it’s actually delicious. And under 300 calories a serving!
Grilled Chicken Ratatouille
Grill the veggies and meat for a fast and fresh (and healthy!) spin on an old French favorite.
Black Bean Soup
This spicy, belly-warming soup is under 200 calories a bowl and comes together in less than 30 minutes – what more could you ask for?
Turkey Sausage and Arugula Pasta
Fresh veggies, spicy pasta and whole wheat pasta – this tasty dish is a complete meal in itself!
Sick of boring -- but healthy -- white fish? Give this flavor-packed recipe a try! Made with aromatic Chinese five-spice powder (a mix of ground cloves, cinnamon, star anise and ginger), it’s easy to make but hard to forget.
Black Bean and Salmon Tostadas
Canned salmon is a healthy and inexpensive source of protein, not to mention delicious. Use it to top these tasty tostadas, along with a smear of black beans, crunchy slaw and creamy avocado.
Warm Winter Salad
Packed with fennel, carrots, pears, Gorgonzola and walnuts, this main dish salad has so much going on, it can be made with or without chicken.