Our Top-Rated Healthy Dinners
Eating clean doesn't mean taking a vacation from satisfying flavors. Here's a slew of brilliant dishes that our community LOVES, from pork to stuffed peppers. They all feature a 4 1/2 stars rating (or higher) and come in at less than 500 calories per serving.
Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue
Everything you love about pulled pork, but a whole lot fewer calories. In this easy recipe, white meats gets an extra blast of seasoning from brown sugar and Italian dressing, helping this popular recipe soar to an average of 4.5 stars from more than 3,800 reviewers. Stack the juicy bird up on a toasted bun, or make it part of a Southern-inspired bowl by pairing it with coleslaw and baked beans.
Calories per serving: 300
Stuffed Peppers My Way
This meatless preparation gets bonus points for combining rice, feta, and Italian seasoning. Some reviewers step up the lean protein by adding a cup of prepared garbanzo beans.
Calories per serving: 385
Burgundy Pork Tenderloin
Dry red wine not only adds a boat load of character to this easy oven braise, it also makes the meat extra tender, though one reviewer suggested using equal parts beef broth and vino. This hit machine has more than 1,100 reviews coming in at 4.5 stars.
Calories per serving: 400
Everybody's favorite shellfish shines extra bright when bathed in a brilliant combo of ginger, soy sauce, garlic, crushed red peppers and ketchup. The nearly 2,000 rave reviews includes sound advice not to serve this to anyone who's sensitive to spicy foods.
Calories per serving: 142
Greek Pasta with Tomatoes and White Beans
Can we get an OPA! for the simple, yet inspired mix of tomatoes, white beans, spinach and crumbled feta on top? Tomatoes and cucumber salad on the side, and you just might feel as if you're at a beach cafe on Crete. This dish rates an average of four stars from more than 350 reviewers.
Calories per serving: 460
Root veggies like potatoes and carrots are the base for this vegetarian-friendly curry dish. If you're looking for entirely vegan recipe, you can substitute canned coconut milk for the heavy cream.
Calories per serving: 462
Quick Fish Tacos
"My family loves this recipe!" says user Yvonne Tavera, "We are not big fish eaters usually, but this dish has become a regular in our house."
Calories per serving: 416
Chef John's Turkey Sloppy Joes
Ground turkey offers a lighter twist on this classic dinner. The sugar content is also lower than many sloppy joe recipes, with just 1 1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar for a recipe that serves six.
Calories per serving: 462
Thai Ginger Chicken (Gai Pad King)
Don't order takeout that's laden with loads of oil and sodium. Instead, make your own copycat version at home for a fraction of the calories.
Calories per serving: 491
Spaghetti Squash with Paleo Meat Sauce
"Absolutely amazing!" says user Doxielvr, "My kids prefer this recipe over regular spaghetti sauce with meat and sausage in it. "
Calories per serving: 388