Limiting your calorie intake by opting for low-calorie meals is key to both avoid gaining weight and even losing some pounds.
While many people think that those who are dieting are bound to eat celery sticks and other bland food the entire time, it really does not have to be this way. There are tons of recipes below 350 calories that you can enjoy. Here are some of them:
- Hearty Black Bean Quesadillas
Quesadillas are great because you can keep them in the freezer. You make a huge batch and keep them frozen, and then reheat them when you want to eat.
The best thing about these quesadillas is that beyond having less than 350 calories, they are full of colorful veggies.
While you might think that because they are thin, they are not so filling. In reality, they will fill your tummy. Just make sure you add beans without any salt on them.
- Freezer Oatmeal Cups
This is healthy and moreover, incredibly easy. You simply need to make oatmeal and transfer them to muffin tins before adding whatever toppings you like.
Then put them in the freezer, to be eaten one serving (4 cups) at a time. To prepare them, you just reheat them before eating. If you wish, you can eat scrambled eggs and saute some spinach to eat with your oatmeal cups.
- Skinny Spinach Lasagna
Everyone loves lasagna. Fortunately, there is a way to make one without all the calories. Make this once and you will find your family eating it until everything is gone.
Beyond just the noodles, the sauce, and the cheese, it also has a lot of spinach. To make it easier for you to prepare, use no-boil pasta noodles.
- One-Minute Berry Peanut Butter Smoothie
If you are not a big fan of eating breakfast or you simply have no time, you will find smoothies the perfect grab-and-go meal.
If you want to make it quickly and still enjoy some variety in taste every day, then you can make packets of ingredients (vegetables and fruits) and store them in the freezer as well.
Once you wake up, all you need to do is to grab one, blend the contents with a cup of liquid, and enjoy.
- Guacamole Turkey Burgers
Burgers can also be below 350 calories so you will not have to regret eating this fast food staple. As opposed to other burgers, these have patties made of lean ground turkey with a lot of spices before being topped up with some creamy and rich guacamole.
- Whole-Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes
This list is all about letting you enjoy your favorite meals without too many calories, which means you can enjoy your food and not be scared of gaining weight.
One of these comfort foods is pancakes, which can also be low-calorie by substituting some ingredients. Much like others on this list, you can freeze them cooked until you are ready to serve them.
Low-calorie meals do not have to be bland and boring. In fact, you can simply adjust your favorite meals to reduce their calorie content and you can continue enjoying them without any fear of gaining weight at all.