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21 Healthy 300 Calorie Meals

Counting your calories? These healthy 300 calorie meals will help you stay in calorie deficit and reach your dietary goals.

Are you trying to trim your waistline? If so, you’re probably on some kind of diet.

healthy 300 calorie meals

But no matter which diet you’re on, you have to eat fewer calories. That’s where counting calories comes in handy.

But who has the time or energy to count calories? That’s why I’m doing this for you.

Today I’m sharing 21 healthy 300 calorie meals. Not only are they low in calories, but they also taste great too.

So you can stress less about counting calories and just eat instead. Now that’s a win-win situation.

1. Shrimp Buddha Bowls

shrimp buddha bowls


If you’re a fan of buddha bowls and want a new twist on one, this recipe is just for you. These shrimp buddha bowls are filling, nutritious, super yummy, and full of flavor.

They’re naturally sweet because of the sweet potato and filled with spices that make your heart sing. I’ve made this multiple times – low in calories and high in protein. What could be better?

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 323
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbs: 23g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 7.5g

2. Low Carb Eggplant Pizza

Low Carb Eggplant Pizza


Are you on a low-carb diet? Then you know that pizza is on the naughty list.

Just one slice of cheese pizza contains 33 grams of net carbs. And as tasty as it is, it is not worth blowing your daily net carbs.

That’s where this Low Carb Eggplant Pizza comes in handy. It tastes just like pizza but with way fewer carbs.

It’s cheesy, saucy, and pretty delicious. I prefer this to traditional pizza because the eggplant provides freshness and is good for you.

It is an excellent source of fiber that fills you up. And it is rich in health-promoting anthocyanin antioxidants. So, eat up that eggplant!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 331
  • Fats: 19g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Carbs: 25g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 15g

3. Bruschetta Chicken

Bruschetta Chicken


Are you searching for a low-carb alternative to Bruschetta? Here you go!

This Bruschetta Chicken is full of Italian flavors. There’s creamy mozzarella cheese, sweet cherry tomatoes, red onions, and fresh Italian herbs- you’ll be on cloud nine.

And the marinade makes the chicken breasts so tender and juicy.

Best of all, this dish contains only 5 grams of net carbs. So, you can eat it guilt-free.

And what’s Italian food without some pasta? To keep it light, you can simply make zucchini noodles.

Zucchini noodles are a breeze to make. Start by removing the ends of your zucchini.

Next, place your zucchini and spiralize using a spiralizer. This spiralizer here is pretty strong-it can even handle the toughest of veggies.

Then saute your zucchini noodles in a little olive oil. Buon appetito!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 355
  • Fats: 18g
  • Protein: 45g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3g

4. Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg Roll in a Bowl


I’m a big fan of egg rolls, as I’m sure many of you are. But they’re not exactly healthy.

That’s because they’re deep-fried. And they’re wrapped in dough, which is heavy on the carbs.

These Egg Rolls in a Bowl are deconstructed versions of egg rolls- and they taste amazing.

They have a nice balance of savory, sweet, umami, and spicy. And the browned ground chicken is complemented by the crunchiness of the coleslaw.

What’s more, these egg rolls take less than 30 minutes to make. So, they’re perfect for busy weeknights.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 325
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 8g

5. Baked Bean Curry

Baked Bean Curry


When it’s chilly outside, it’s hard to muster up the will to head to the gym. All you want to do is sit by the fire and eating something warm.

This Baked Bean Curry is delicious, creamy, comforting, and full of warm aromatic spices- precisely what the doctor ordered.

Now you’ll be using several spices-9, to be exact. So, have your measuring spoons handy. I like these ones here as they are made with food-grade stainless steel. So they don’t bend or get rust easily.

Besides being delicious, this dish is also nutritious. It is rich in plant-based protein, which makes it filling.

And it provides more than 70% of your daily fiber needs. So, it’s also great for your digestion.

This baked bean curry is delicious on its own. But to mop up all the yummy sauce, you can serve it with rice or warm naan bread. Yum!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 298
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbs: 46g
  • Fiber: 18g
  • Sugar: 9g

6. 30-Minute Lentil & Mushroom Tacos

Lentil & Mushroom Tacos


Want to combine Meatless Monday and Taco Tuesday? These tacos help you do both.

These tacos are super yummy. The sauteed cremini mushrooms add umami flavors and a meaty texture.

And the veggies add a beautiful crunch, and the lentils make it pretty filling- you surely won’t miss the meat.

And the adobo sauce adds just the right amount of heat. Meanwhile, the smoked paprika adds a delicious smoky taste.

The lentils add not only protein but a ton of nutrition too. They contain several bone-building minerals, including magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese.

And they’re rich in iron, which keeps your energy levels up. And they contain polyphenol antioxidants that fight inflammation.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 350
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 50g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Sugar: 11g

7. Chickpea Spinach Curry


Need another option for Meatless Monday? Try this Chickpea Spinach Curry.

This curry is as authentic as they come. That’s because it has a ton of Indian spices.

And the addition of the spinach adds freshness and extra nutrition. Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamin K, which helps your blood clot.

And it is rich in folate, which you need for healthy DNA. It is even rich in calcium which builds strong bones- no wonder your mom made you eat your spinach.

But back to the curry- what I love is that this dish makes 5 servings. So, you have tons of leftovers.

To keep your leftovers fresh longer, make sure you store them in good airtight food storage containers such as these ones here. They don’t absorb smells or stains, making them perfect for acidic foods such as sauces.

They are also environmentally-friendly. On the other hand, you can use these BPA-free plastic food storage containers if you prefer them to be lighter.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 320
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Carbs: 50g
  • Fiber: 14g
  • Sugar: 10g

8. Healthy Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados

Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados


I love chicken salad sandwiches, as I believe many of you do too. But after eating them, I just want to take a nap.

That’s because of all the carbs. These Healthy Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados are perfect for office lunches.

They don’t contain a ton of carbs. So, you won’t be napping at your desk after lunch.

And they are full of flavor. The red onions add natural sweetness, while the Dijon mustard adds some heat.

Meanwhile, the avocados and Greek yogurt add creaminess. It’s a party in your mouth.

Besides adding creaminess, Greek yogurt is good for you too. It contains more protein than regular yogurt.

And it is rich in probiotics which boost your immune system and keep your gut happy.

To make this Chicken Salad, you will need some rotisserie chicken. So, make sure you pick some up.

You’ll also be shredding your chicken. You can simply use a fork, or to make it even easier, you can use a meat shredder like this.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 309
  • Fats: 20g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 3g

9. Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls

Chicken Burrito Bowls


A lot of us are working from home. But even if you’re working from home, it’s nice not to spend time in the kitchen after work.

After all, you work pretty hard for your money, right? That’s where having these Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls come to the rescue.

They take just 5 minutes of prep time, and you let the slow cooker do the rest of the cooking. And the chicken is so juicy, tender, and delicious.

Add the ooey-gooey cheddar cheese, creamy black bean, sweet corn, and chili-spiced brown rice; this is definitely a dish you’ll want to make again and again.

So make sure you have a slow cooker handy. If you don’t have one, you can get one at a fantastic price here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 330
  • Fats: 13.3g
  • Protein: 18.5g
  • Carbs: 34.2g
  • Fiber: 6.2g
  • Sugar: 2.1g

10. Thai Peanut Chicken Salad

Thai Peanut Chicken Salad


Does salad make you want to run for the hills? Not anymore.

This salad is nothing like rabbit food- so you can come out of hiding. It’s full of yummy tastes and textures.

The almonds, wontons strips, carrots, romaine lettuce, and cabbage mix add tons of crunchiness. This complements the tenderness of the chicken breasts.

And the peanut butter and honey add sweetness, while the soy sauce and sesame oil add Asian flare.

Meanwhile, the cilantro adds freshness. Eating healthier doesn’t get much tastier than this.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 346
  • Fats: 19g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 9g

11. Nourishing White Bean & Lemon Soup

White Bean & Lemon Soup


Everyone has those stressful days at work or home. You know…those days where you just want to binge-watch Netflix at the end of the day and down a tub of ice-cream.

And yes, eating that entire tub of ice-cream feels great at the moment. But you know that you’ll regret it later.

This Nourishing White Bean & Lemon Soup is for days like this. It’s cheery, bright, creamy, and oh so comforting.

And yes, it tastes fantastic too. Best of all, it won’t leave you feeling sluggish at the end.

To add freshness, you’ll be adding Escarole. Escarole is a type of leafy vegetable that looks like lettuce.

Two cups of Escarole contain only 15 calories. Yet, it provides a whopping 164% of your daily Vitamin K needs.

It is also rich in Vitamin A, a vitamin that supports eye health. And it contains kaempferol, an antioxidant that may protect against chronic inflammation.

If you can’t find Escarole at your grocery store, that’s okay. You can simply use kale or spinach instead.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 357
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbs: 54g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Sugar: 7g

12. Healthy Kale & White Bean Quesadilla

Kale & White Bean Quesadilla


Craving Mexican takeout?  Have this Healthy Kale & White Bean Quesadilla instead.

It’s pretty tasty and packed with ooey-gooey cheesiness. The Cannellini beans make it pretty satisfying.

And unlike your typical quesadilla, this one contains kale. This adds brightness and nutrition as well.

Kale contains a lot of Vitamins A and C, which are essential for a healthy immune system. And it is even a good source of calcium- who would have thought that?

And since it is low in calories and high in fiber, it can help you lose weight.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 270
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Carbs: 45g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 3g

13. Vegan Sticky Sesame Chickpeas

Sticky Sesame Chickpeas


Life can get pretty hectic. And at times like this, it can be so much easier to order takeout.

But when you’re trying to lose weight, takeout isn’t a good option. That’s because it’s often loaded with calories.

So, what can you do when you want to save time yet eat healthily? Make this Vegan Sticky Sesame Chickpeas.

It takes only 15 minutes to make- and it is finger-licking good. The maple syrup adds sweetness, while the low sodium tamari adds umami flavors.

With a dish like this- who needs takeout? Check out more high protein vegan recipes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 321
  • Fats: 9.6g
  • Protein: 11.5g
  • Carbs: 49g
  • Fiber: 10.5g
  • Sugar: 9g

14. One Pot Moroccan Quinoa

Moroccan Quinoa


I love having people over for dinner, as I’m sure many of you do too. It’s a great way to catch up with the ones we love and play some board games or two.

But when you’re on a diet, it can be hard hosting a dinner party. After all, isn’t party food terrible for the waistline?

Not this One Pot Moroccan Quinoa. It’s brimming with flavor, from the vegetable-broth-infused quinoa, caramelized sugar-topped lemon slices, salty olives, crunchy almonds, and fresh herbs.

And even though this dish doesn’t contain meat, it’s pretty filling. The quinoa adds protein and fiber, which keep you full.

And it is rich in manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus, which keep your bones healthy.

As an added bonus, it is gluten-free, so you can cater to guests who have gluten allergies. If you need some, you can get some here.

What’s more, this dish takes only 35 minutes to make. So you spend less time in the kitchen and way more time hanging out with your guests.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 341
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 41g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 5g

15. Vegan Taco Salad

Taco Salad


Looking for a vegan alternative to Taco Tuesday? This Vegan Taco Salad is a great option.

This Taco Salad has all of your classic taco flavors. It has crunchy tortilla chips, creamy avocado, sweet corn, and beans.

It even has a savory, smoky lentil taco “meat” that even your non-vegan family or friends will love.

Making the taco meat is pretty straightforward. Start by water-sauteing your onions and spices for about 5 minutes.

Then add some cooked lentils and water to your skillet, and cook until the lentils are warm. Easy peasy.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 324
  • Fats: 7.8g
  • Protein: 20.6g
  • Carbs: 47.7g
  • Fiber: 18g
  • Sugar: 7.9g

16. Slow Cooker Coconut Quinoa Curry

Coconut Quinoa Curry


When you come home from work, the one thing you don’t want to do is prepare dinner. That’s why I love easy slow cooker dishes like this Quinoa Curry.

All you need to do is a bit of prep in the morning, or let’s be realistic- the night before. Then you come home to a dinner that is ready to be served.

And it tastes and smells fantastic. The acidity of the tomatoes is nicely balanced by the creaminess of the coconut milk.

And the ginger and turmeric add a pleasant warmth. Meanwhile, the miso adds umami that you don’t typically get from curry dishes.

What I like most about this curry is that it contains sweet potatoes. So, you don’t have to bother making rice to serve with this dish.

Winner, winner, curry dinner.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 289
  • Fats: 22g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 4g

17. Vegetable Beef Soup

Vegetable Beef Soup


Wintertime is the perfect time for sitting by the fireplace. And, of course, warming up with a warm bowl of soup.

This Vegetable Soup will definitely warm you up. The beef is juicy-tender, and the soup is yummy, hearty, and filling.

And it is good for you too. In fact, one serving provides a whopping 161% of your daily Vitamin A needs.

And it is rich in iron, which helps keep your energy levels during those long winter nights.

Best of all, this dish takes only 5 minutes of prep work. So, you can easily prep in the morning and come home to the delightful aroma of soup in the air.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 344
  • Fats: 14g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbs: 31g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 9g

18. Keto Sesame Chicken Stir Fry

Sesame Chicken Stir Fry


It’s interesting what happens when you decide to lose weight. That Chinese buffet restaurant nearby starts to call your name.

Before you know it, you’re inhaling all that food down. And you’re thinking to heck with that diet.

This Keto Sesame Chicken Stir Fry is the perfect solution. It has a nice balance of delicious Asian flavors.

And it uses only one pan. So there’s no excuse for not making it- just saying.

As an added bonus, it contains less than 2 grams of net carbs. So, it’s great for a keto lifestyle.

And to enjoy all that delicious sauce, you’ve got to have some noodles. After all, you can’t have Chinese food without some noodles, right?

To keep it light, you can simply use these noodles. They contain zero calories and are keto-friendly too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 285
  • Fats: 11.7g
  • Protein: 40.6g
  • Carbs: 2.1g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Sugar: 0g

19. Cheesy Caprese Chicken Quinoa Casserole

Caprese Chicken Quinoa Casserole


Are you the only one in your entire family watching their diet? That can be a pain.

You may end up having to cook separate meals- just because your family wants to have nothing to do with “diet” food.

This casserole is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. It’s so tasty and cheesy- they may even want seconds!

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 336
  • Fats: 10.5g
  • Protein: 31.3g
  • Carbs: 29.2g
  • Fiber: 4.8g
  • Sugar: 2.5g

20. Mediterranean Baked Cod

Mediterranean Baked Cod


Are there any seafood lovers in the house? This dish is for you.

On the menu is tender, flaky cod baked in butter. And it’s all topped with salty olives, sweet red onions, and juicy cherry tomatoes.

The flavors will definitely transport you to a warm Mediterranean island- just where you want to be when swimsuit season starts.

Besides being yummy, cod is very nutritious. It is rich in selenium, which is a potent antioxidant.

And it contains B vitamins which are good for your brain. So, eat up that cod.

Even better, this dish takes only 30 minutes to make. So, it’s easy to add to your weekly menu rotation.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 319
  • Fats: 17g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 4g

21. Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet


Getting your kids to eat their veggies can be like pulling out teeth. It definitely makes you appreciate all the hassles your mama went through.

With this Sweet Potato Skillet, you can stop the veggie wars and just eat in peace.

The caramelized sweet potatoes go wonderfully with the nicely browned ground turkey. And the ooey-gooey cheese adds much-needed fat to the dish.

Aside from being low in calories, this dish is rich in protein. So, it’s great for growing kids.

If you can, use a cast-iron skillet like this to make this dish. Not only does it brown the ground turkey nicely, but it also cooks the food evenly too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 326
  • Fats: 15.3g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbs: 26.3g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Sugar: 2.3g

22. One-Pan Roasted Chicken with Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Chicken with Butternut Squash


Need another veggie-full dish that your kids will love? Try this dish.

It contains butternut squash- and the dreaded, drum roll please- Brussels sprouts. Yet it tastes terrific.

That’s because you’re roasting your veggies. This adds caramelization to your Brussels sprouts, making them sweet rather than bitter. Yay!

And the red onions and butternut squash add even more sweetness.

Now, this dish does have some heat. So, you can simply leave out the crushed red pepper- it will still taste delish.

And since this is a one-pan dish, you can cut down on clean-up. And you can chase after your kids instead.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 348
  • Fats: 16g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbs: 43g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Sugar: 10g