9 High-protein, low-calorie dinner recipes
by Freya • 5 minutes read
Last updated: 10 May, 2022
As you may know (or not), protein is vital when it comes to weight loss and toning, it can keep you fuller for longer, helping you avoid those unwanted cravings. It can be difficult to find dinner recipes that have both a low amount of calories and a high amount of protein. But, fear not! We have a list of some delicious high-protein dinners under 500 calories.
1. Linguine with creamy mushroom sauce
When you think about a diet food, your first thoughts are usually lots of greens and no cream, well this recipe breaks those diet norms and brings a new way of losing weight to light. You can make delicious creamy recipes and still stay on track.
Calories: 479; Protein:16.5g
2. Pizza-stuffed spaghetti squash
Usually, a strict diet comes with cravings, often your favourite takeaways including pizza! This recipe allows you to skip the dough but still beat those pizza cravings with its delicious flavours. This meal is packed with cheese, sauce, and pepperoni, you could even make it vegetarian and substitute the pepperoni for something else such as mushroom!
Calories: 373; Protein: 16.4g
3. Chipotle chicken wraps
These tasty chicken wraps are packed with protein and flavour without the guilt. They are great for a night in or even a quick meal in 30 minutes!
Calories: 425; Protein: 28g
4. Stuffed sweet potatoes with chili
Chili and sweet potatoes go great together, creating the perfect tasty and healthy recipe. You can always make this vegetarian by using quorn mince rather than regular mince.
Calories: 266; Protein: 20.1g
5. Baked feta couscous
Baked feta pasta became a huge craze on tiktok recently, so Myprotein created a healthy couscous version which tastes amazing and is low in calories! For extra protein, you could add some tasty lemon and herb chicken.
Calories: 361; Protein: 14.4g
6. Healthy tuna pasta
This recipe is super quick and easy, it is comforting but packed with three of your five a day! It is super tasty and could be made into a healthy lunch too!
Calories: 459; Protein: 28g
7. Healthy lasagne
This easy, healthy lasagne recipe is perfect for families. It has all the goodness of classic lasagne but is lighter and packed with protein.
Calories: 273; Protein: 27g
8. Caprese turkey burgers
These turkey burgers are seasoned with Italian spices and topped with juicy tomatoes drizzled with balsamic, fresh basil and mozzarella. The perfect healthy dinner for Caprese salad fans!
Calories: 472; Protein: 33.3g
9. Black bean-quinoa bowl
This healthy black bean and quinoa bowl is similar to a taco salad, but without the fried shell. It's topped with fresh pico de gallo, cilantro, and avocado, and served with a delicious hummus dressing.
Calories: 500; Protein: 20.4g
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