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February 10, 2012 2:38 PM
We need a thread to turn to when we don't have many calories left so I just wonder if anyone has dinner ideas that are filling and tasty for under 400 or so calories?

Thanks for your time! :)
February 10, 2012 2:56 PM
chicken stir fry w/ brown rice. fish w/ veggies & a baked sweet potato. grilled chicken salad.
February 10, 2012 2:59 PM
I buy the frozen cod fillets. They are 140 calories. I will make it with different veggies and sauces. I think it is very good. My husband wont eat it though.
Grilled chicken salad is always a good light meal.
Shrimp stir fry.
A can of light soup and a piece of toast.

am I any help?
February 10, 2012 3:08 PM
Shrimp or Chicken Fajitas- shrimp or chicken, red & green bell pepper, onion taco seasoning, little bit of evoo, Mission Carb Balance Tortillas, salsa (I leave out sour cream, guacamole and cheese) 2 Fajitas is about 360 cal.

Chicken Stir Fry- Chicken Breast, 1 bag of broccoli slaw, snow peas, stir fry sauce, low sodium soy sauce (optional). One serving is about 200 cal.

I guess it depends on HOW you cook these, but they are my 2 new go to meals. They are so good.
February 10, 2012 3:09 PM
Chicken breast with a side of veggies and a roll. Or my favorite go to meal (I love breakfast food for dinner though) is 3 scrambled eggs with cheese and turkey mixed in, that is 380 calories. You could always add veggies in that as well.
February 10, 2012 3:13 PM
Big spinach salad with chicken, strawberries, goat cheese, tomatoes, and cucumber with light honey mustard dressing (YUM!)

Cottage cheese with sliced tomatoes and sliced chicken deli meat

Egg white scramble with spinach, mushrooms, Laughing Cow swiss, and turkey slices on toasted bread

Oatmeal with a tablespoon of peanut butter and a scoop of protein powder
February 10, 2012 3:21 PM
There are loads of different soups which are low on calories and are full of nutrition! I usually have a bowl of soup with pork, broth and a lot of different vegetables and a piece of bread. It's usually around 300-400 calories for me :)
February 10, 2012 3:52 PM
tofu noodle stirfry with lots of veggies.....

They are filling, only 20 cals per serving (I always eat two servings, because that's what's in the packet).....
February 10, 2012 4:07 PM
I am having 4 oz frozen wild salmon, a small baked sweet potato, and the oven roasted asparagus from all recipes for dinner tonight. Total of under 300 calories.
February 10, 2012 4:08 PM
Cabbage Soup

24 cups water
(3) 48 oz. cans College Inn Light & Fat Free Chicken Broth
24 Wyler's Instant Bouillon Chicken Cubes
6 Wyler's Instant Bouillon Beef Cubes
1 medium/large cabbage head, chopped largely
1 large bag baby carrots
1 large yellow onion, chopped thickly
14 stalks celery, chopped into bite-sized pieces
10 green onions, chopped (entire stalk)
1 head endive, chopped
8 garlic cloves, minced
(2) 10 oz. cans Rotel - Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
(1) 14.5 oz can Redpack - Petite Diced Tomatoes With Onion, Celery & Green Pepper
1/2 cup Worchestershire sauce
1/4 cup salt
Black pepper
Tabasco sauce
Crushed red pepper
Garlic salt
Cayenne pepper
Parsley flakes (fresh or dried)
2 Bay leaves

Pour liquids into a large stock pot. Add bouillon cubes - stir until dissolved. Add all veggies, remaining ingredients & spices/seasonings (to taste). Bring to a boil, cover, lower heat and let simmer (stirring occasionally) for a few hours.

2 cups = 64 calories

Asian Chicken Salad

Baby romaine (or any other lettuce)
Grilled, boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced or cubed
Mandarin oranges
Sliced water chestnuts
Large red bell pepper
Chow mein noodles
Small red bell pepper, chopped or cut into thin slices
Low-fat sesame ginger salad dressing

Mix all ingredients and eat!

353 calories

Santa Fe Turkey Burgers

1 lb. 99% fat free ground turkey
6 tbsp. salsa
42 baked scoops tortilla chips, ground
4 slices kraft fat-free cheddar (or shredded)
1 cup black beans
garlic salt
cayenne pepper
smoked paprika
(all seasonings to taste - add your favorites/omit what you don't like)

Mix all ingredients, form into patties & grill!

Makes 8 burgers - 158 calories per burger (add 100 calories for a low-cal bun)

Salsa Chicken

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can Campbell's cheddar cheese soup
1 can (14-15 oz.) black beans, drained
1 jar salsa or 1 can (14-15 oz.) diced tomatoes with onions/celery
1 can corn
1 envelope chili or taco seasoning

Rinse off chicken & place in a baking dish. Top with soup, beans, corn salsa & seasoning mix. Mix around with a spoon until it's all blended and covering all of the chicken.

You can either make this in your crock pot on low for 6 hours, or in the oven. I covered it with foil at 350 for 2 hours, then dropped the temperature to 300 for a last hour, uncovered.

Serve with rice.

1 serving (1 breast) = 374 (add more for rice)
February 10, 2012 4:09 PM
1 butterfinger has 220 Cals.
So eat 1.5 butterfingers.
Ha - just kidding.
February 10, 2012 4:12 PM
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February 10, 2012 4:14 PM
Baked salmon, brown rice, salad yum yum
February 10, 2012 4:14 PM
Tonight I had a baked Chicken breast with a side of grilled was under 400 cals... And I still have room later for some low calorie popcorn (100 cals for a mini bag). It's Friday night...I deserve a yummy snack! LOL :)
February 10, 2012 4:15 PM
All this food...screw that! A VERY large glass of wine!
February 10, 2012 4:17 PM
I'm in love with this site. There is so many choices! Enjoy!!
February 10, 2012 4:35 PM

All this food...screw that! A VERY large glass of wine!

LOL..Love this one.

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