Dietitians suggest about 500 to 1500 calories diet per day depending on how much weight you want to lose. But a low-calorie diet doesn't mean that it has to be low in flavor or taste. If you want to attain a smart and good looking body shape, then try to limit your daily calories while also eating healthy.
In general, you must only consume the number of calories that you can easily burn on a daily basis. Here are some tasty low-calorie recipes for you to try.
Spicy Pork and Soba Noodles
This delicious recipe has only 360 calories, and its other nutritional information is as follows:
- Calories 360 Calories
- Cholesterol 92mg
- Sugar 1g
- Carbohydrates 35g
- Fiber 1g
- Iron 3mg
- Calcium 30mg
- Fat 9g
- Sat fat 2g
- Sodium 899mg
- Protein 37g
This recipe serves 4 and the cook time is about 20 minutes.
1: Soba noodles 6 ounces
2: Pork tenderloin, 1 1/4 pound
3: English Cucumber- sliced 1/2
4: scallions- chopped 2
5: Kosher salt and black pepper for taste
6: Rice Vinegar 2 tablespoon
7: Red chilli pepper- sliced 1
8: Sesam oil 2 tablespoon
. First of all cook or boil the soba noodles according to the directions given on the package.
. Then add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, season the pork with these two ingredients.
. Now heat the oil in a large skillet over a medium-high heat. Brown the pork in batches for about 2-3 minutes per side and then transfer to a large bowl.
. Now toss this brown cooked pork with the noodles, cucumber, chili pepper, scallions, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and sesame oil.
The delicious spicy pork and soba noodles are ready to serve.
Asian Steak Salad with Mango
This tasty recipe is around 287 calories. Other nutritional information is as follows:
- Calories 287 Calories
- Fat 15g
- Sat fat 2g
- Sodium 377mg
- Protein 19g
- Fiber 4g
- Iron 4mg
- Carbohydrates 21g
- Calcium 6mg
- Cholesterol 31mg
- Sugar 15g
The recipe serves 4 and takes 30 minutes to cook.
1: Sirloin steak 3/4 pound (1 inch thick)
2: Kosher salt and black for taste Pepper
3: Fresh lime juice 3 tablespoon
4: Grated lime zest 1 teaspoon
5: Honey 1 tablespoon
6: Low-sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons
7: Canola oil 3 tablespoons
8: Pickled ginger- chopped 1 tablespoon
9: Large head romaine 1 ( about 7 cups) Lettuce - cut in thin stripes
10: Red bell pepper - sliced 1 thin
11: Mango, cut into thin 1 stripes
12: Scallion, sliced thin 2
13: Fresh Basil leaves, 1/2 cup sliced
14: Toasted sesame seeds 1 teaspoon
. Add the 1/4 teaspoon of each salt and black pepper to steak and season it with these two.
. Heat the skillet over high heat and cook it for 4 to 5 minutes per side at medium- rare. Let it rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
. Whisk together the juice, honey, lime zest, soy sauce, oil, ginger and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl.
. Add the mango, basil, lettuce, bell pepper and scallions to it and toss to combine. Fold gently in the steak and sprinkle sesame seeds.
Delicious low-calorie Asian steak salad with mango is ready to serve.
Spicy meatballs with chili black beans
This is a low-calorie recipe for delicious meatballs. The additional nutritional information is as follows:
- Calories 376 Calories
- Fiber 10g
- Proteins 42g
- Carbs 23g
- Saturates 2g
- Fat 11g
- Salt 0.8g
- Sugar 8g
It serves 4 and takes 25-25 minutes to cook.
1: Red onion, sliced 1
2: Ground cumin 1 tablespoon
3: Garlic cloves, sliced 2
4: Large , yellow pepper 1
deseeded & sliced
5: Can cherry tomatoes 400g
6: Reduced- salt chicken stock 300 ml
7: Chipotle chili paste 2-3 tablespoons
8: Avocado, peeled and chopped 1
9: Lime juice 1/2 lime
10: Can black beans or red kidney 4000g
1) Turkey breast mince 500g pack
2) Onions, chopped finely 2
3) Ground cumin 1 tablespoon
4) Porridge oats 50g
5) Coriander 1 tablespoon
6) Rapeseed oil 1 tablespoon
. For making meatballs take minced meat in a bowl and add spring onions, spices, oats and coriander stalks. Mix the ingredients until well mixed. Shape this into 10-12 ping-pong sized balls.
. Heat some oil in a clean frying pan and cook meatballs until golden. Remove them from pan.
. Add onion and garlic to the pan, add pepper and stir-fry them until they soften. Now stir in the cumin and chilies paste and then pour in the stock. Add meatballs to pan and cook. Cover them with a lid and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Stir in the beans and tomatoes and cook for a few minutes.
. Toss the avocado chunks in some lime juice and now serve the meatballs topped with avocado and coriander.
Your recipe is ready to serve.
Creamy tomato courgetti
This is a recipe that has about 300 calories. Additional nutritional information includes:
Calories 300 Calories
It serves 2 and the cook time is 3-5 minutes.
1: Parma ham 4 slices
2: Basil 1/2 small pack
3: Tomato and 350g
4: Courgetti 250g pack
. Heat frying pan over medium heat and roughly tear the basil and ham. Dry-fry the ham until it crisp.
. Transfer ham to a plate with a slotted spoon. Add the sauce to the pan, cook it for 1-2 minutes and then toss in the courgetti. Cook it for 1 minute and divide between bowls. Top with basil and ham.
Tomato and Provozone Sandwiches
This is a tasty recipe that has tomatoes. It has about 379 calories. Other nutritional information is as follows:
Calories 389 Calories
It takes about 15 minutes to serve.
1: Low-fat mayonnaise 1/4 cup
2: Chopped fresh tarragon or 2 tablespoons
3: Lemon juice 1 tablespoon
4: Salt 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste
5: whole - grain country bread 8 slices
. Preheat the broiler of your oven. Chop or mash some garlic and form a paste. Transfer it to a small bowl and add mayonnaise, tarragon (or basil), pepper, salt and lemon juice and then mix it.
. Place the bread slices on baking sheets. Broil until toasted lightly (it should take around 2 minutes at least).
. Turn the bread over and divide cheese among the 4 pieces of bread. Continue broiling until the cheese is melted.
. Then make the sandwiches with tomato and the garlic herb mayonnaise. Top with the melted cheese bread.
Delicious sandwiches are ready to serve.
Wrapping it Up
Try these low-calorie yet tasty recipes for a healthy diet.