6 Best Weight-Loss Dinners That Are 500 Calories or Less

With Monique Robbins

Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

A lemon juice, garlic, and herb-seasoned grilled chicken breast is accompanied by roasted vegetables (including zucchini, bell peppers, and broccoli) that have been coated in olive oil and herbs.  

Salmon and Quinoa Salad

Salmon fillet prepared in a baking or grilling method, accompanied by cooked quinoa and a bed of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber segments, red onion, and a delicate vinaigrette dressing.  

Stir-Fried Tofu with Vegetables and Brown Rice

Served alongside prepared brown rice, tofu cubes stir-fried with an assortment of vegetables (including bell peppers, snap peas, carrots, and mushrooms) in a light soy sauce and garlic sauce.  

Turkey and Vegetable Lettuce Wraps

A savory preparation involving ground turkey and minced vegetables (carrots, bell peppers, and water chestnuts); served in lettuce leaves with steamed broccoli as a side dish.  

Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles with Pesto

Garnish with fresh basil leaves and cherry tomatoes, the dish consists of spiralized zucchini noodles tossed with sauteed prawns and homemade pesto sauce (comprising fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese).  

Vegetarian Black Bean and Sweet Potato Bowl

On a bed of mixed greens, roasted sweet potato cubes accompanied by black beans, maize kernels, diced avocado, and salsa; garnish with a dollop of Greek yogurt or a squeeze of lime juice.