14 Low-Cal Meals That Will Actually Fill You Up

Ain’t no bunny food found here. Try some of these amazing dishes that are big on flavor and not on calories. For more great diet and exercise tips, let Ziploc® Fresh 180°™ help you out!

1. Balsamic Portobello Mushroom Burger

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The meaty portobello mushroom is a perfect substitute for the classic burger. Add balsamic vinegar and rosemary for a no-guilt dish packed with flavor.

295 Calories Per Serving

2. Baked Eggs in Avocado Bowl

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Hands down, the easiest way to mix up your eggs in the morning. And bonus: no dishes when you’re done!

449 Calories Per Serving

3. Butternut Squash Mac ‘n’ Cheese

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There is nothing — NOTHING — like this ultimate comfort food, and with a lighter recipe that throws butternut squash into the mix, you can’t go wrong.

285 Calories Per Serving

4. Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas

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Spiced chicken + cool yogurt wrapped inside a warm, whole-wheat pita? Yeah, get cooking, friend.

333 Calories Per Serving

5. Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans

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A classic Italian favorite, this recipe adds filling white beans and delicious chard so you can still enjoy those little pillows of potato that we all love so much.

325 Calories Per Serving

6. Savory Grilled Crab

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Feeling a little fancy, are we? This is a great option to enjoy a special meal and still get all the flavor that sets this dish apart.

239 Calories Per Serving

7. New-Fashioned Meatloaf with Mustard-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

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Your mother’s classic dish with a healthier twist. Ground turkey and whole-grain bread crumbs give you all the amazing meatloaf flavor you love and remember, and pairing it with these brussels sprouts just completes this hearty meal.

388 Calories Per Serving

8. Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Shrimp and Salsa

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If you really need to get full, look no further. The vitamin-filled sweet potato paired with the lean protein-filled shrimp is an all-around perfect dish that will definitely satisfy your taste buds.

314 Calories Per Serving

9. Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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If you haven’t discovered this amazing way of making a guilt-free crust, stop whatever you’re doing and stock up on the cauliflower now! Add your favorite healthy topping, and voila: You’ve got a mouthwatering (and low-cal) meal.

272 Calories Per Serving

10. Spicy Shepherd’s Pie with Mango & Yogurt Relish

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You can never ever ever go wrong with meat and potatoes. This lean twist on the traditional dish pairs it with tasty yogurt and mango relish to take the flavor to another level!

380 Calories Per Serving

11. Baked Bacon and Leek Winter Risotto

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If you need a great dish to warm you and fill you up, this risotto dish is perfect. And let’s be real: Anything with a little bacon flavor is OK with us.

457 Calories Per Serving

12. Quick and Easy Tuna Burgers

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Another twist to satisfy your sandwich fix: Use lean but juicy tuna as a burger substitute that’s also easy and quick to prepare.

320 Calories Per Serving

13. Skinny Baked Ziti

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By using whole-grain pasta and adding cauliflower, this is a great dish to cook up and can also be stored for future meals!

310 Calories Per Serving

14. Grilled Fish Tacos with Chobani-Mango Salsa

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Taco Tuesdays just got a little better. With the mixture of sweet and savory, these tacos are packed with complex flavors for a dish that won’t hurt your diet.

332 Calories Per Serving

For more tips on cooking and storing your low-cal meals, head on over to Ziploc® Fresh 180°™.


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