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17 September 2015

11 Low-Calorie Easy Weeknight Meals That Even Guys Will Love




This whole cooking thing has been a challenge for me. Although I'm learning more and more with each passing meal, I still have to google dumb stuff that I would imagine most people would just instinctively know how to do. 

Most nights, I'll ask CB what he wants for dinner, and his response will be, "Just pickup something easy!" Well, I have one, and only one dinner dish that I know how to do without following a recipe, and it was one Magen taught me wayyyyy back in college. 

At the very least, I try to eat as healthy as possible Monday through Thursday. It is really tricky to find recipes that are not only easy, but also low calorie and don't have a trillion ingredients. If an ingredient list is more than I can count on my fingers, it'll go in the nope pile for me. Throw in the fact that you're trying to cook low-cal meals that a dude will also enjoy, and you've got a challenge on your hand. 

Over the past year, I've stumbled on a few recipes I've made that stand out from the rest. If you're looking for weeknight meals that are healthy, taste amazing, include a low number of ingredients, are easy and will also please a dude, I've got you covered with these dishes!

1. Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry || 268 Calories per serving, 6 WWP+
via Skinny Taste



2. Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette || 12 WWP+ per salad
via Joyful Healthy Eats



3. Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken || 10 WW points per serving
via Weight Watchers


4. Avocado and Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad || 140 Calories, 4 WWP+ per serving
via Organize Yourself Skinny

5. Chicken Cordon Bleu Quesadilla || 315 calories per serving
via dashing dish



6. Baked Parmesan Tomatoes (side dish) || 91 calories per serving
via Eating Well


7. Three Cheese Zucchini Stuffed Lasagne Rolls || 240 calories per serving, 6 WWP+


8. Lemon Chicken with Thyme || 150 calories, 4 WWP+ per serving


9. Skinny Chicken Pesto Bake || 236 calories, 6 WWP+
via The Recipe Critic
10. Black Bean and Corn Quesadilla || 330 calories, 9 WWP+
via Dashing Dish
 
I'm ending with this dish because it is my absolute favorite healthy dish ever...
11. Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Red Skinned Potatoes 
via Eat Yourself Skinny 
Do you guys have any suggestions for websites/recipes I should try and make next? 
I'd love to hear them! 

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17 comments :

  1. all recipe is a great site for recipes.

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  2. I really really believe in emeals. you don't have to go searching for a recipe, they come up with 7 new ones every week for you! but that lemon chicken you made for us the other week was so delicious and I love having a bank of recipes like this i can always rely on!

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    1. You read my mind!! I was going to ask Sarah if she's heard of eMeals and say it's a definite win. We love it!

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  3. Ok totaly self promotion here but i have a couple super easy, man pleasing recipes on my blog too :) My husband always tells me "make sure it doesn't take forever to make"
    I love these though. You can never go wrong with asparagus!

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  4. You are a godsend! Seriously, my husband and I have been talking about making healthier choices for a long time now but we never really stick to anything because of convenience. Today, he came home from work early because he was feeling light headed. This has happened pretty often lately and he attributes it to his un-healthy lifestyle. So literally just a few minutes ago, right before I read this, we decided to make the commitment to eat healthier for every meal starting today! Now I just have to decide which one of these we will have tonight!

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  5. My guy is so picky this is helpful! If it's not pizza, steak, or hamburgers he's not into it

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  6. YUM! That's something I am nervous about moving in together is cooking/eating. Brian is so picky.. he doesn't eat tomatoes. RUDE.

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  7. These look great! The problem I always come across when I try to make a healthy meal is that Dave tells me they aren't filling enough! I'll just lie to him and tell him they aren't healthy ;)

    Very Erin - http://veryerin.com

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  8. I notice a common trend: chicken! Good thing I love it way more than beef!

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  9. I love the Skinnytaste blog, she always has the best recipes. Plus I love that she tells you the portion size. The Skinny Fork is another good website with low cal dishes, and most of hers are crock pot recipes that you can start before you go to work and it's done when you get home.

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  10. Yes!!! I need more recipes! I'm thinking about trying Blue Apron soon, too.

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  11. Pinned for later! Can't wait to make some of these. Especially #11. Mhmmm!

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  12. Some blood nice sounding recipes and some not so nice for me

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  13. Thank you for the post!! I live in a dorm but I love to cook. These are recipes I might have to try!
    Kate,
    http://collegiettebyday.com

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  14. As a professional writer in dissertation writing service UK, I find my leisure time with such cooking activities. i used do new experiments in cooking. i will surely try this and will share the review here.

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  15. Living healthy is one of my main objectives, i can never see a page that talks about healthy eating and pass without reading. I look forward to seeing more of this to live a calories free life. Hire the best SMO experts who provide the best.

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