40 Healthy Dinners Under 400 Calories

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It can be hard to count your calories all day long, and it's discouraging to learn that your earlier meals may not have left a whole lot of wiggle room for your dinner. Luckily, we have 40 recipes that will all make for delicious, filling family meals under 400 calories per serving!

Cheesy Twice-Baked Potatoes and Broccoli Casserole: Your family will love this delicious casserole full of cheesy potatoes and broccoli. It's only 240 calories per serving and will have your taste buds singing with cheesy deliciousness! Try it here.

cheesy twice baked potato broccoli

Quick Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry: At 353 calories per serving, this recipe is a hit! It’s tasty and healthy for a great Asian-inspired dinner! Check it out here!

shrimp veggie stir fry

Southwest Stuffed Squash: This is an easy recipe because you’ll already have most of the ingredients you need! It’s savory, healthy and delicious at only 278 calories per serving. Check it out here.

southwest stuffed squash

Skinny Honey Mustard Chicken: If your regular chicken breast is getting boring, this is the perfect meal to change things up! What it lacks in calories it makes up for in taste and texture. Try it out here!

honey mustard chicken

Ultimate Pizza Quesadilla: A yummy quesadilla that oozes pizza flavor will make for a great lunch or a fun and tasty dinner for the family! They are easy to make and only 327 calories per serving. Click here for the full ingredient list.

ultimate pizza quesadilla

Steak Fajita Pitas: Enjoy this pita for only 273 calories! Whether you decide to make this a light dinner or a filling lunch, this is a great recipe you’ll want again, so consider making enough to eat for the next day! Get the recipe here.

steak fajita pita

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps: A lettuce wrap is a great way to save carbs and calories, but be careful of those that aren’t homemade because they often have a lot of sodium! See the nutrition here.

thai chicken lettuce wrap

Skinny Lasagna: Wheat meal screams family dinner more than lasagna? This is a delicious recipe that tastes just like the one your Italian grandma made, but we've used some skinny swaps to make it only 312 calories per serving! See it here.

skinny lasagna

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole: Chicken, ham and a yummy layer of Swiss cheese make up this delicious dish! At only 323 calories per serving, this will soon become a family favorite. Click here for more info.

chicken cordon bleu casserole

Stuffed Pepper Casserole: This is a recipe that’s great for families because everyone will enjoy it and it’s easy to make. We’ve taken away all the unnecessary fats and calories to give you the healthiest version possible. See the nutrition info here.

stuffed pepper casserole

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Skinny Baked BBQ Pork Chops: These incredible little pieces of pork will have people thinking you cooked all day, but you can have this dinner wrapped up in a half hour! Get the instructions here.

bbq pork chop

Oven-Baked Chicken and Waffles: Tasty for breakfast or dinner (or brinner!), this is a skinny take on a classic recipe. So skinny, in fact, that it's only 265 calories per sandwich! Click here to see it.

oven baked chicken waffles

Grilled Steak Sandwich: This tasty burger is 350 calories, and that includes the bun and mayo! It’s the perfect meal for a summer time grillout for a healthy family. (via My Fitness Pal)

grilled steak sandwiches
(Photo: My Fitness Pal)

Cheesy BBQ Chicken Pizza: The BBQ sauce gives the pizza a wonderful tangy flavor, and the veggies contribute a fresh and nutritious topping to complement the high-protein benefits of the chicken. To get instructions, click here.

cheesy bbq chicken pizza

Stuffed Chicken and Sautéed Kale with Pine Nuts: Packed with protein, this meal is sure to become a family favorite. It’s full of healthy nutrients and tastes great too. (via My Fitness Pal)

stuffed chicken kale pine nuts
(Photo: My Fitness Pal)

Pasta Pizza Casserole: This simple and delicious pizza pasta casserole is a must-make recipe, especially when you get all this yummy goodness for less than 300 calories a serving! Click here to see the recipe.

pasta pizza casserole

Skinny Chili Cheese Potatoes: This tastes like an unhealthy cheat you’d order at your favorite diner, but it’s actually a 231-calorie meal sent from meat and potato heaven. Get the details on this dish by clicking here.

chili cheese potatoes

Skinny Mexican Casserole: Not only will each serving satisfy and fill you up, but it will taste great at only 280 calories. It's an easy way to add some fun flavors to your weeknights! Click here to earn how to make it.

skinny mexican casserole

Stovetop Mac and Cheese: With this recipe, you just became the cool mom. The mom that doesn't need to be pleaded with to serve mac and cheese to the kids. The mom who also enjoys the rich and creamy deliciousness that is macaroni and cheese. Just don't ruin your new rep by telling them this is a healthy recipe.

stove top mac and cheese

Portobello Pizza Caps: Enjoy two of these healthy little pizzas for less than 400 calories! They can be made in about 30 minutes and have healthy servings of calcium and iron. See the full nutrition here.

portobello pizza caps

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Skinny Chicken BaCado: This casserole combines the delicious flavors of avocado, bacon, and chicken. Feel free to substitute or add other vegetables into the casserole as well! To see the recipe, click here.

skinny chicken bacado

Skinny Shepherd’s Pie: In a picadillo style, this is a yummy skinny recipe. This dish is sweet and spicy, so prepare for tons of delicious flavor! To try it out, click here.

shepherds pie

Grilled Italian Flank Steak Pinwheels: With each pinwheel coming to 315 calories, you’ll feel great about grilling these up for your family this summer! They're full of flavor but not calories! Check it out here.

grilled italian flank steak

Turkey Enchilada Casserole: With each serving under 300 calories, you will love this turkey enchilada casserole! Plus, it's so full of flavor that your family will be begging for seconds. Check it out here.

turkey enchilada casserole

Skinny Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Take your grilled cheese to a whole new level without hitting 400 calories! This is a great lunch option to beat the boredom of your traditional PB and J. Check it out here.

Skinny Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Coconut Curry Shrimp and Green Beans: Enjoy as is or serve over a skinny rice for a healthy recipe! The coconut milk and curry create a warm and delicious sauce that compliments the shrimp for an easy and tasty meal! (via The Wheatless Kitchen)

coconut curry shrimp
(Photo: The Wheatless Kitchen)

Sesame Crusted Chicken: At 245 calories per chicken breast, this is a great protein for a low-cal dinner! Add some brown rice or veggies to complete your dish and enjoy! Click here for instructions.

sesame crusted chicken

Easy Enchilada Noodle Bake: This is a fan favorite meal. Why? Because it tastes great, families love it and it’s low in calories! To get the recipe, click here.

easy enchilada noodle bake

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry: You’d usually grab this as a tasty takeout, but that can be loaded with sodium, calories and fat. Our skinny recipe eliminates the bad and maximizes on the good for a tasty and healthy meal. Click here for the recipe.

beef broccoli stir fry

Skinny Chicken and Broccoli Casserole: Simple, healthy and tasty is what you'll get with this dish. It's easy to make and is perfect for serving up to a hungry family without killing it in the calories. See the ingredient list here.

skinny chicken broccoli casserole

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Zesty Italian Meatball Wrap: Enjoy a yummy wrap that is low in calories! It makes a great lunch or dinner, so prep some extra for leftovers to pack for work if you make it at night. To try it out, click here.

zesty italian meatball wrap

Skinny Chicken Fried Rice: At less than 300 calories per serving, this skinny version of a takeout classic will rock your world! Eat it as your main dish or lower your portion for a healthy side dish to another Asian entrée! Check it out here.

skinny chicken fried rice

Skinny 3-Cheese Penne: Who would have thought that all of this cheesy goodness could be yours for under 400 calories?! In fact, you can enjoy it for 276 calories per serving! To see the full nutrition info, click here.

turkey enchilada casserole

Marinated Mushroom and Sweet Potato Tacos: Completely vegetarian, these tasty tacos are a healthy alternative to questionable taco meats you’d find in a drive-thru window. (via Dietician Debbie)

mushroom sweet potato taco
(Photo: Dietician Debbie)

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai: A skinny take on pad thai, using spaghetti squash doesn’t just cut down the calories, but it ups the nutrition because it’s a vegetable! Try this one out on the family and see if they notice the difference! (via The Wheatless Kitchen)

spaghetti squash pad thai
(Photo: The Wheatless Kitchen)

Skinny Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers: High in flavor and low in carbs, this is a great low-calorie meal! You’d never think you could enjoy something so tasty as a cheesesteak without killing your diet, but we’ve found a way! Check it out here.

cheesesteak stuffed pepeprs

Skinny Shrimp Scampi: Shrimp scampi sounds is usually the type of meal you'd cheat on your diet for because your husband is finally taking you out to dinner. Now you can treat yourself to a tasty meal that is rich in flavors and still stay true to your healthy eating! Get the recipe here.

skinny shrimp scampi

Pineapple Chicken Salad Wrap: This meal is bursting with the summer flavors that we crave year-round. The pineapple and Greek yogurt give the chicken salad a wonderful, irresistible sweetness that will leave you refreshed and satisfied for about 300 calories. Click here for the ingredients.

pineapple chicken salad

Skinny Salsa Chicken: Enjoy a juicy chicken breast smothered in your own easy-to-make salsa! You'll love the bold flavors for only 254 calories! Check it out here.

skinny salsa chicken

Skinny Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie: Fire up that slow cooker! If you're craving some comfort food, this recipe will hit the spot! Warm, tasty and filling, you can have the traditional chicken pot pie taste in a new and skinny way! Click here to try it out.

chicken pot pie