Want to try some healthy dinner recipes under 600 calories? If you want to feel lighter when you wake up in the morning, then these are the recipes for you! While I love having a nice warm hearty meal at the end of the day, getting stuffed right before bed isn’t generally recommended. So what’s the solution? Cook and eat healthy dinner ideas under 600 calories. If you want to start eating healthier this new year, then these healthy dinner recipes under 600 calories are a must try!
Healthy Dinner Recipes Under 600 Calories You’ll Love!
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1. Crockpot Shredded Chicken Tacos
Craving for some tacos? Here’s your healthier option with only 2 ingredients–skinless chicken breasts and any salsa you want. At 132 calories, no taco will ever make you feel as good about indulging in comfort food.
2. Pesto Zoodles with Chicken
3. Skinny Burrito in a Jar
Practically everything comes in a jar nowadays. Even this skinny burrito, which is perfect for those who are craving a comfy dinner but are still mindful of their calorie intake. At 191 calories, you can have this dish even as a snack.
4. Low-Calorie Spinach Mushroom Fettucine
You can count on mushrooms to make a healthy dinner recipe for its nutrients and savory flavor. What makes this recipe all the more healthy? It’s the cauliflower alfredo sauce you wouldn’t want to miss.
5. Paleo Shrimp and Grits
Get comfort–even if it’s Paleo–from this healthy shrimp and grits we’re sure you’ll love. If you’re watching your calorie intake, you’ll be happy to know this delicious and healthy recipe sits at 269 calories.
6. Hairy Bikers’ Southern-Style Jambalaya Recipe
Curb your cravings the healthy way with this Southern-style jambalaya recipe. You get the whole enchilada at an amazingly low calorie count of 341 per serving.
7. Greek Spaghetti Squash Bowls
A meal which serves itself, these spaghetti squash bowls make some interesting dinner. You can have fun with this dinner recipe, guilt-free, with only 285 calories!
8. Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowls
It isn’t too much to say this chicken teriyaki is better than take-out. After all, all home-cooked meals are if you know your way around them. What’s even better is you can count on this recipe to be healthy, at 212 calories.
9. Kale and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Stuffed Chicken
Stuff some chicken breasts with sun-dried tomatoes and kale. Healthy, right? With only 342 calories you can’t argue, plus kale is undeniably a superfood elevating any dish to a high level of nutrition.
10. Healthy Beef and Broccoli
Who can resist crunchy broccoli and savory beef in a creamy sauce? No need to worry about beef racking up the calories because this recipe comes in at 248 per serving.
11. Cauliflower Fried Rice
Forget white rice and start going with cauliflower fried rice from now on. You’ll barely notice the difference. And with only 262 calories, you’ll only notice the benefits these recipes give your body!
12. Sausage Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
We can’t get enough of super low-calorie mushrooms, so make room for one more recipe featuring them. This stuffed portobello mushroom is oozing with umami flavors. Don’t waste the broth after cooking the mushroom, but save them for future use instead.
13. Supermodel Superfood Salad
You’ll feel and look like a supermodel when you have this superfood salad for dinner every night. Don’t forget the pine nuts, to add a contrasting texture to this veggie dish.
14. Skinny Chicken Parmesan
Banish guilt when you eat this skinny version of your favorite chicken Parmesan. With only 163 calories per serving, you are definitely far from worry.
15. Easy Healthy Chicken Lo Mein
You have carbs in the noodles, protein in chicken, and vitamins in the veggies. With a complete meal in this healthy recipe, it’s almost unbelievable it has only 237 calories per serving.
16. Teriyaki Zucchini “Fried” Noodles with Shrimp, Peppers, Onions and Broccoli
You may not want to order takeout anymore after trying this delicious dinner recipe. It has all the elements of a completely satisfying dinner, with the added bonus of being low calorie.
17. Parmesan Chicken and Kale Sauté
Use strips of chicken breast and you’ll have one more quick and easy low-calorie chicken breast recipe. It also a wholesome dish you can serve your family for dinner.
18. Pizza with Zucchini Squash and Beetroot
This is not your usual pizza, but definitely interesting with an all-veggie ensemble. It’s also healthier since the crust is made of zucchini and squash.
19. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving or Christmas to enjoy these turkey taco lettuce wraps. With only 326 calories per serving, you can enjoy this for dinner all year round!
20. Veggie Mac and Cheese
You can still call it mac and cheese even without the mac. Lower calorie count, but still the same great flavor.
21. Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
Lasagna can also be healthy and low calorie when you use the right ingredients. This recipe uses spaghetti squash as pasta and sausage for a filling yet healthy meal.
22. Tuscan Garlic Chicken
If you’re looking for low-calorie chicken breast recipes, this is it right here. For 550 calories, I would love to just dig in. This creamy Tuscan garlic chicken makes me think of lazy summer days where I don’t have to worry about a workout with this low-calorie meal.
23. 20-Minute, One-Pan Chicken Fajita Pasta
Healthy, delicious, and fast this one-pan chicken fajita pasta amazingly makes it to this list of healthy dinner recipes under 600 calories. It’s awesome; this delicious fajita recipe is only 540 calories per serving for a guilt-free full dinner.
24. Honey Mustard Salmon
This tasty and flavorful honey and mustard salmon will become a mainstay on your dinner menu. Since it’s only 245 calories, I’m sure you won’t feel guilty pairing this with a glass of wine, too.
25. Sweet Potato Burger with Creamy Avocado
It’s hard to resist this comfort food even for dinner, but you can give in to the craving the healthy way. Make this sweet potato black bean veggie burger, which may take some getting used to. But knowing it sits at only 367 calories, it will soon be your new favorite way to eat burgers.
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To maintain your weight, most of your meals should be 600 calories or less. Think about it: if the average human should consume 2000 calories a day, 600×3=1800, that gives you an extra 200 for snacks. That’s it. Any unused “energy” (food) gets stored as fat on the body and can only be “burned off” when you go into calorie deficit. Be mindful of what you eat and look for recipes like this roundup of healthy dinner recipes under 600 calories!
Which of these healthy dinner recipes under 600 calories are you going to try tonight? Let us know in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 10, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.