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Low Calorie Meals: Under 300 Calories

 

Hard to believe but true: these low calories meals are chock full of nutritious healthy foods – and they’re brimming with taste, too.

To help you plan your weekly menus, Shape has included nutrition scores for each of these low calorie meals:

Healthy Meal # 1: Baked Chicken Fingers

Nutrition Score per serving: 223 calories, 7 g fat, 16 g carbs, 24 g protein, .3 g fiber, 491 mg sodium

Healthy Meal # 2: Roasted Chicken with Apples and Onions

Nutrition Score per serving: (3 ounces chicken, 1 slice apple and 1/2 sliced onion): 247 calories, 19% fat (5 g; 1.4 g saturated), 38% carbs (23 g), 43% protein (26 g), 5 g fiber, 51 mg calcium, 2.3 mg iron, 267 mg sodium

Healthy Meal # 3: Pepper Seared Tuna with Cool Mango Relish

Nutrition Score per serving: 252 calories, 18 g carbs (29%), 2 g fat (7%), 2 g fiber, 40 g protein (64%), 0.4 g saturated fat

Healthy Meal # 4: Meat Loaf and Mashed Potatoes

Nutrition Score per serving: (6 oz. meat loaf, 1/3 cup potatoes): 260 calories, 9 g fat (27% of calories), 2 g saturated fat, 22 g carbs, 24 g protein, 5 g fiber, 80 mg calcium, 3 mg iron, 240 mg sodium

Healthy Meal # 5: Chicken Sausage with Kale

Nutrition Score per serving: (1 sausage, 1/4 of kale mixture): 261 calories, 46% fat (13.5 g; 3.8g saturated), 20% carbs (12.8g), 34% protein (22.3 g), 1.9g fiber, 227 mg calcium, 3.7mg iron, 980mg sodium.

Healthy Meal # 6: Broiled Spice-Rubbed Salmon

Nutrition Score per serving: Nutrition score per serving: 275 calories, 19 g fat (62% of calories), 3 g saturated fat, 3 g carbs, 23 g protein, 2 g fiber, 403 mg sodium

Healthy Meal # 7: Vegetable Sushi

Nutrition Score per serving: (10 pieces) 290 calories, 6 carbs (87%), .6 g fat (2%), 7 g fiber, 8 g protein (11%)

Healthy Meal # 8: Gorgonzola Burgers with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

Nutrition Score per serving: (1 burger, 1/4 cup cucumber-yogurt sauce): 292 calories, 10 g fat (30% of calories), 5 g saturated fat, 28 g carbs, 26 g protein, 3 g fiber, 210 mg calcium, 3 mg iron, 595 mg sodium

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