Eating healthy can sometimes present a challenge. You don’t want to eat too much, but you certainly don’t want to eat too little. Generally speaking, your three big meals should fall between 250 and 350 calories consisting of the right combination of protein, vegetables, carbohydrates and healthy fats. It should also be low in both sodium and sugar. Here is what some healthy (and delicious) 300 calorie meals look like:
Slow Cooker Pepperoni and Chicken: It’s no secret that when mommy world gets a little hectic, a slow cooker meal is the go-to dinner. This low-carb recipe is a no-hassle fix for the family and is amazing any way you serve it! (211 Calories) Click here for the recipe!
Skinny 3-Cheese Penne: Adding cheese to any dinner is great, adding three cheeses is amazing! This recipe will be sure to have your family digging for a second helping. Try it out and let us know what you think! (198 Calories) Click here for the recipe!
Skinny Mexican Tortilla Casserole: Casseroles are the absolute best because they’re typically easy to make, easy to clean up and can usually be made ahead and frozen. We made a few skinny swaps from the recipe on Skinny Kitchen, and the results were amazing! (292 Calories) Click here for the recipe!
Skinny Lasagna Rolls: This dish is perfect for the veggie-loving moms we know! The lasagna rolls make perfect, pretty, individual portions for all guests! And, those little rolls make this dish just fun enough to sneak in a little spinach for kids! (205 Calories) Click here for the recipe!
Skinny Cheeseburger Casserole: This version of Cheeseburger Casserole is so light and yummy! The dish is really fantastic for the whole family, and we love the addition of chopped pickles! (258 Calories) Click here for the recipe!
Skinny Cheeseburger Pie: If anyone in your house is craving a juicy burger, this skinny Cheeseburger Pie should take care of that! It looks absolutely stunning and is a great family dinner! Throw a little lettuce, pickle, or onions on top for a full-on cheeseburger experience! (242 Calories) Click here for the recipe!
Skinny Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce: If you crave Italian but hate the carbohydrates that come with eating a big pasta dish, then you will love trying our Skinny Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce. This dish is not only delicious, but it is also under 200 calories (and 19 carbs!) per serving and will soon become an Italian family-favorite. Beef up the calorie count and nutritional value with a leafy green salad. (181 Calories) Click here for the recipe!
Skinny Taco Stuffed Peppers: If you’re a stuffed pepper fanatic, these Skinny Taco Stuffed Peppers are absolutely perfect! Fill these up with delish ground turkey, salsa and cheddar cheese and it will explode with flavor in every single bite! (195 Calories) Click here for the recipe!
Skinny Spaghetti Squash Tacos: This dinner-time delight puts a delicious twist on your everyday taco! This quick and easy recipe is filled with sweet spaghetti squash that blends perfectly with your favorite taco toppings and brings tons of color to the dinner table. (287 Calories) Click here for the recipe!
Skinny Italian Beef and Peppers: This low-carb Italian meal is definitely one to add to your cookbooks! You can put down your pizza cutter for the night and dig into the the delicious beef + peppers casserole. This is a great hearty meal and easy to freeze during the week to save for leftovers. (258 Calories) Click here for the recipe!
Skinny Sausage Zucchini Boats: This recipe is the perfect skinny Italian dish! The melted cheese, chicken sausage and savory, fresh vegetables all come together to create the perfect low-carb dinner! (221 Calories) Click here for the recipe!
Skinny Chicken Fried Rice: Under 30 minutes, you will have a tasty, healthy, family-friendly dinner that will give your Chinese takeout a run for their money. With less than half the calories of a traditional-style dish, this recipe is definitely worth trying out! (285 Calories) Click here for the recipe!
Philly Cheese Turkey Sloppy Joes: The only thing missing from Skinny Mom’s re-vamped version of the Philly Cheesesteak are the calories! Take one bite of this delicious sandwich, and you’re going to forget the juicy mess all over your hands and the loaded calories and fat on your waistline. Try it out and let us know your thoughts! (273 Calories) Click here for the recipe!
As you can see, there is lots of variety when it comes to mixing and matching important nutrients. By sticking with lean protein, vegetables, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats, you will get all the nourishment that your body needs.
When you know how much food can you eat in the 300-calorie range, the possibilities are endless and you are sure to never get bored with any of your meals ever again!