Low calorie meals: 157 family dinners under 500 calories

These low calorie meals are all under 500 calories…
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  • From baked sausage and gnocchi gratin to tuna pasta, from Spanish beef to winter root vegetable tagine, our collection of low calorie meals are all under 500 calories.

    Our recipes under 500 calories are perfect if you’re looking for low calorie meals inspiration to suit the whole family. This roundup includes a variety of different cuisines and dietary requirements catering to vegetarians, a vegan diet, and even fussy eaters. All of these recipes can be included in a variety of different weight loss diet meal plans too like the 5:2 diet.

    One of our most recommended recipes in this collection is our vegetable stew shown in our video. It is only 172 calories per serving packed with plenty of root vegetables such as carrot, onion, parsnip, and swede.

    When it comes to losing weight, eating a lighter, low calorie meal in the evening can be beneficial. Choose to eat a lower calorie meal at dinner time as it is easier for your body to digest. It is less likely to make you bloat or cause discomfort too which can interrupt sleep.

    The best time to eat dinner if you want to lose weight is earlier rather than later in the day so opt for a 5pm dinner instead of a 9pm dinner for example. The recommended daily calorie intake is 2,000 for a woman and 2,500 for a man.

    See all of our low calorie meals under 500 calories below…