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February 16, 2011 1:24 PM
Hi! I'm new here. My hubby & I have been eating healthier since January 1 & I'm glad to say we've lost some weight. I'm running out of ideas for low cal meals 500 calories and less. Any ideas? Especially easy vegetarian meals. Thanks!
February 16, 2011 1:29 PM
Go to www.allrecipes.com. You can customize it for anything you want. I love it!


Oh and P.S. Welcome!
Edited by HW2Hottie On February 16, 2011 1:30 PM
February 16, 2011 1:31 PM
I just made this Provencal Beef Stew in my slow-cooker (http://www.kraftcanada.com/en/recipes/slow-cooker-provencal-beef-stew-119025.aspx)

370 calories per serving, and who doesn't get full on stew!
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February 16, 2011 1:31 PM
stuffed peppers made with mushrooms and quinoia rather than meat and rice
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February 16, 2011 1:33 PM
This link: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/healthy-meals/400-calorie-dinners-00000000027141/index.html has 30 days worth of 400-cal recipes! Add a salad or something to it and you can still be under 500, and FULL!

Good luck, and welcome!
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February 16, 2011 1:33 PM
http://bakenbeebz.blogspot.com/2011/02/wholemeal-ravioli-and-skinny-lemon.html

delicious pasta meal and decadent dessert all for 500 cals
February 16, 2011 1:34 PM
There are tofu noodles - sounded gross to me - that are like fettuccini or spaghetti noodles but only 40 calories for the whole bag! I buy mine at Sprouts or Central Market in the refrigerated section - they come in a bag filled with water and the noodles. With that I can add cheeses to make fetuccini alfredo and some vegetables, or sauce for spaghetti.....check out the Hungry Girl website, that's where I heard of it!
February 16, 2011 1:35 PM
I made a flat bread pizza with Flatout bread topped with some jarred marinara, cheese, mushrooms, and turkey pepperoni. It was around 400 calories. Making it vegetarian will make it even lower in calories! It's great and totally satisfied my pizza craving. Just bake the flat bread for a bit in the oven so that it's crispy and doesn't get soggy when you put the toppings then bake it.
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February 16, 2011 3:08 PM
I get most of my low cal recipes from www.sparkpeople.com :)
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February 16, 2011 3:18 PM
QUOTE:

This link: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/healthy-meals/400-calorie-dinners-00000000027141/index.html has 30 days worth of 400-cal recipes! Add a salad or something to it and you can still be under 500, and FULL!

Good luck, and welcome!



GREAT link with some awesome sounding recipes!!! THANKS!!!
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February 16, 2011 3:22 PM
For vegan meals...look for Appetite for Reduction (by Isa can't spell her last name...she wrote Vegan with a Vengeance). You can always make it into a vegetarian meal...easy substitution

For simple meals...look at Hungry Girl meals (both book and online...). There are many awesome meals for under 500.
Edited by strandedeyes On February 16, 2011 3:22 PM
February 18, 2011 11:12 AM
Thanks for all the tips & resources. I'm looking into them now!

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