Daily Archives: 22 May 2021

5 fab suppers under 500 calories

After what has felt like a never-ending winter with arctic temperatures, we are beginning to see some gorgeous weather!

When the sun comes out my attention soon turns to whipping up delicious light and healthy meals; to provide a little inspiration we have put together a compilation of 5 fab suppers under 500 calories.

Perfect for warmer evenings where you could dine out on the patio – you may need a blanket as the sun goes down though!

One of my favourite cookbooks is Quick After-Work, we reach for this collection of tasty recipes quite often when meal planning, as all recipes can be on the table in under 30 minutes!

Of course, I had to include some of my family’s best-loved dishes from this book.

Mediterranean Pitta with Houmous

Mediterranean Pitta with Houmous 

(298 kcal)

I much prefer making dips and sauces from scratch, especially houmous as I can prepare it exactly to my taste.

Feel free to tweak this recipe slightly; however, I know you will love it as much as we do, just how it is.

Fish Finger Tacos

Fish Finger Tacos

(361 kcal)

We’re throwing it back to our childhood slightly with fish fingers, however, these tacos are just scrumptious!

And if you’re feeding children, why bother making two different meals? Enjoy!

Oaty Cheese & Chive-Crusted Smoked Haddock with Asparagus

Oaty Cheese & Chive-Crusted Smoked Haddock with Asparagus

(441 kcal)

‘If it swims it slims’ is a statement that inspires my meals when I’m trying to lose a few pounds.

This doesn’t mean going hungry, haddock is a great source of protein that keeps you fuller for longer and is bursting with essential vitamins – not to mention it tastes amazing!

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It was almost impossible to narrow the whole book down to just two recipes to fit into this recipe collection…

Chicken Stuffed with Tarragon & Cheese

Chicken Stuffed with Tarragon & Cheese

(363 kcal)

I absolute adore chicken and tarragon, I think the flavours pair perfectly. This recipe is only 363 calories too which means there is room for dessert!

A Zest for Life has some great low in calorie puds, such as the Strawberry Tarts on page 166 which are only 106 kcals each.

Asian Steak & Cashew Stir-Fry

Asian Steak & Cashew Stir-Fry

(303 kcal)

The last meal in our collection of suppers under 500 calories, and it had to be packed with Asian flavours!

This could be made with strips of chicken instead of steak and you could also swap out the cashews for roasted peanuts for a slightly different crunch.

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Emma Snow

Emma Snow

I am the Brand Executive for Dairy Diary. A passionate foodie (with a very sweet-tooth). Who likes to blog about all things DIY & scrumptious recipes.

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