Low-Calorie Main Dish Recipes

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Chicken with Garlic, Basil, and Parsley

Rating: 4.26 stars
VERY easy! Baked chicken seasoned with garlic, parsley, basil, tomato, and red pepper flakes. Simple dinner.

Chinese Pork Chops

Rating: 4.52 stars
This is a great and easy way to add flavor to pork chops, and it is always a hit at family gatherings. Just take a few minutes to make the marinade and let it sit for several hours. If cooking in the oven, set at 350 degrees F and cook for 30 minutes, or until done.

Honey-Dijon Chicken With A Kick

Rating: 4.24 stars
Sweet, spicy, great for a quick weeknight dinner or for a special meal.

Portobello Mushroom Caps and Veggies

Rating: 4.47 stars
Vegetarian steak! Delicious and fills ya up. Wonderful for company, too! Serve with rice and soy sauce.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Rating: 4.67 stars
This is one of my family's favorites. This pork recipe is always tender and juicy. Serve with additional barbeque sauce for dipping.

Spicy Basil Chicken

Rating: 4.57 stars
An authentic taste of Thailand. Served best over white rice.

Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Rating: 4.38 stars
You will never want to eat frozen veggie burgers again. These are so easy, and you'll be proud to have created such a vegetarian delight.
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Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Rating: 4.42 stars
These kabobs are tender, sweet, and delicious. They're easy to make and only require a few ingredients.

Mustard Crusted Tilapia

Rating: 4 stars
This recipe gives this mild fish a rich taste that'll wow you! Easy for anyone of any cooking level to prepare.

Pesto Pasta

Rating: 4.31 stars
Easy to make, but full of flavor! Good hot or cold.

Fluffy French Toast

Rating: 4.64 stars
This French toast recipe is different because it uses flour. I have given it to some friends and they've all liked it better than the French toast they usually make!

Black Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.34 stars
The perfect meal! Preparation Time: 20 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

Inspiration and Ideas

Fast and Friendly Meatballs

"These oven-baked turkey meatballs are very kid-friendly. You can serve them with pasta and spaghetti sauce, or just eat them with ketchup." – ANASTASIAJANE

Chicken with Garlic, Basil, and Parsley

"This is a FANTASTIC quick easy, healthy and flavorful dish." – Cookin’Good!

Sweet and Spicy Stir Fry with Chicken and Broccoli

Rating: 4.42 stars

Garlic, crushed red pepper, and chili paste add heat; hoisin sauce and ginger sweeten the deal. Great served over jasmine rice!