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Here’s the problem with healthy dinners: An hour later, we’re hungry again, dammit. But at the same time, we don’t want to eat a super-heavy meal that wrecks the virtuous choices we’ve made all day. That’s where these meals come in. They’re filling but still clock in at less than 500 calories per serving—and there are 50 of them.

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A Nutritionist Eats

Lentil Pasta with Arugula Pesto

Fun fact: Lentil pasta has 14 grams of protein per serving.

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Colorful Eats

Pan-Seared Smoky Steak and Eggs

Paleo, anyone?

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A Nutritionist Eats

Slow-Cooker Paella

Same taste as the traditional version but with way less effort.

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The Simple Veganista

Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup

It’s getting colder, you say?

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The Simple Veganista

Stuffed Winter Squash with Quinoa, Cranberry and Pistachio

Save a bowl; use a winter squash.

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Diethood

Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Sundried Tomatoes

Flavor like whoa.

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Minimalist Baker

Spicy Red Lentil Curry

The best part: It takes only 30 minutes to make.

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Skinny Mom

Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce

Thanks to Greek yogurt, this is cream sauce you won’t feel bad about.

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Food, Faith, Fitness

Moroccan Chicken Skillet

One pot is all you need.

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The Seasoned Mom

Maple Pecan Crusted Salmon

Sweet and savory, our favorite combo.

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Pinch of Yum

Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burrito

The more heat, the better.

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Eating Bird Food

Minestrone Soup

Simple and satisfying.

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Damn Delicious

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Get a load of that melty cheese.

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Cookin’ Canuck

One-Pot Chicken, Quinoa, Mushrooms and Spinach

These are a few of our favorite things.

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Aninas Recipe

Mushroom and Spinach Cauliflower Pilau

Same idea, but vegetarian-friendly.

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Recipe Runner

Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Who says enchiladas require tortillas?

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Food, Faith, Fitness

Spiralized Zucchini Casserole with Red Peppers, Spinach and Artichokes

Thank God for spiralizers.

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The Suburban Soapbox

Corona Steamed Mussels with Corn and Chorizo

A little boozy, a lot delicious.

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Kendra’s Treats

Spicy Shrimp and Cabbage Stir-Fry

Or mild shrimp and cabbage stir-fry, if that’s more your speed.

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Avocado Pesto

Mexican Tuna Salad with Avocado

Has anything ever tasted bad after being stuffed in an avocado?

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Closet Cooking

Creamy Lemon Grilled Chicken, Asparagus and Artichoke Pasta

Don’t skimp on the lemons.

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Inquiring Chef

Gazpacho with Crispy Chickpeas

Make extra chickpeas to save for a snack.

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Healthy Recipes

Skillet Sausage and Shrimp

Fingers crossed there will be leftovers.

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Minimalist Baker

Rainbow Spring Rolls with Ginger Peanut Sauce

Prettyyyy.

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Two Purple Figs

Speedy Quinoa Tabbouleh with Tahini Dressing

Fact: Tahini dressing makes everything better.

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Ambitious Kitchen

Salsa Verde Lentil Tacos with Mango-Pomegranate Pico

There’s no shortage of flavor here.

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Eat Good 4 Life

Kale Goat Cheese Pizza

Pizza for less than 500 calories? We want to go to there.

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101 Cookbooks

Split Pea Soup

Filling without feeling heavy.

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Minimalist Baker

Spanish Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Like a burrito bowl but infinitely better.

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Blissful Basil

Sweet Potato and Lentil Cakes with Lemony Avocado Sauce

Throw these babies on some arugula for a little more substance (and only a few more calories).

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Including Cake

Lentil Sloppy Joes

No meat? No problem.

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Skinny Ms.

Skinny Lasagna Rolls

Just like Grandma used to make. (Sorta.)

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Well Plated

Slow-Cooker Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Comfort food at its finest.

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Cafe Delites

Spinach and Ricotta Grilled Cheese

This sandwich is making us feel things.

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The Awesome Green

Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Kale and Roasted Garlic Sauce

Pictured in the dictionary under “perfection.”

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Pinch of Yum

Spicy Sesame Zoodles with Crispy Tofu

Zoodles strike again.

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Recipe Tin Eats

Marinated Fish Tacos

Colorful and mouthwatering.

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Sweet C’s Designs

One-Pot Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

We’ll eat bruschetta in any and all forms.

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Cookie + Kate

Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

Get. In. Our. Mouth.

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iFoodReal

Almond-Crusted Chicken Strips

Like chicken fingers for grown-ups.

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The Seasoned Mom

4-Ingredient Spring Pasta

Doesn’t get much easier than this.

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Two Purple Figs

Fettuccine with Pistachio Pesto Sauce

And now we never want to eat pesto without pistachios.

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Eat Good 4 Life

Portobello Stuffed Pizza

Gluten free, y’all.

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The Lemon Bowl

Grilled Pesto Turkey Burgers

Cut even more calories by skipping the bun in favor of greens.

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Born to Sweat

Oven-Roasted Salmon Rice Bowl

Pretty in pink.

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Recipe Runner

Sriracha Almond Crusted Pork Chops

Drizzled with spicy honey mustard sauce, of course.

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May I Have That Recipe?

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Dear cauliflower: What would we do without you?

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All Day I Dream About Food

Slow-Cooker Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

If pasta isn’t really your thing.

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The Gantzery

Sesame Salmon and Cucumber Salad

The glaze on this baby is [100 emoji].

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Well Plated

Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken

Set it and forget it. And then devour it.

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