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Relatively simple recipes, and things you've tried before!

Burrito Bowl. It may seem like a low-calorie meal, but a Chipotle chicken burrito bowl with all the fixings like salsa, cheese, and sour cream can weigh in around 745 calories.

Burrito Bowl

Cut all the long lines — and more than half the calories! — with this quick and delicious meal you can make at home in less than 10 minutes. A precooked chicken breast, fresh produce, and a few healthy staples are all you need for this nutrient-dense, low-calorie meal that will satisfy your Mexican fast-food cravings. Ingredients 1/4 cup black beans 1 teaspoon chicken broth Pinch of cumin Pinch of cayenne Pinch of garlic powder 1/2 cup red cabbage, sliced thin 3 ounces precooked grilled chicken breast, sliced thin 2 tablespoons nonfat Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons fresh salsa Fresh cilantro, for garnish Sliced green onions, for garnish Directions Microwave black beans with chicken broth, oregano, cumin, cayenne, and garlic powder on high for 30 to 45 seconds until heated.

Source: Calorie Count Information Category Main Dishes Cuisine. Chicken Salad. Mayo-laden chicken salad can clock in at more than 500 calories per serving.

Chicken Salad

Sub in nonfat Greek yogurt to keep the same texture and tang you love but cut the calories and fat of the traditional in half. Serve your salad over a bed of lettuce, tucked in a pita pocket, or on top of a toasted English muffin for a light yet satisfying lunch. Ingredients 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, poached 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt 1/3 cup celery, diced 1/3 cup apple, diced 1/3 cup grapes, halved 1/4 cup slivered almonds Directions Dice poached chicken breasts and place in a large bowl. Makes 6 servings. Source: Calorie Count Information Category Main Dishes Yield 6 servings Nutrition Calories per serving. Tuna Salad Recipe. Got a hankering for tuna salad but literally can't stomach all the calories?

Tuna Salad Recipe

Have no fear — a healthy recipe is here. Ever since I started substituting lemon and olive oil for mayonnaise, I've grown to prefer it to the white stuff, and so has my waistline. Now when I whip up a batch of fish food, it looks much better in the bowl and even tastes better on the buds. Ready to make the protein packed pita pocket and see the nutritional value? Ingredients 2 whole-wheat pitas 1 can tuna canned in water without salt Lemon juice from 2 wedges 2 tsps olive oil 1/2 small onion diced (purple or red onion adds color) 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper 1 tbsp chopped parsley Salt and pepper Directions. Turkey and Apple Pita Pocket. Southwest Hummus Wraps. Since having the baby, I have been *trying* to eat healthier.

Southwest Hummus Wraps

You would be surprised at how difficult that becomes when you are a food blogger. But I am determined to try. A while back, you may remember that I shared this wonderful Southwestern Hummus recipe. Well, after I saw a yummy recipe for hummus wraps on my cute friends’, Six Sisters’ Stuff, blog, I knew I had to put my own spin on it. This meal is SO healthy and so yummy.

Fancy lunch

Burrito in a Jar. We’ve all seen those tasty salad in a jar recipes on Pinterest.

Burrito in a Jar

But sometimes a girl just needs something a bit more filling. Enter the Skinny Burrito in a Jar. Yes, we actually put a burrito in a jar. This recipe is low in fat and calories, making it a smart choice for those watching the scale. But it also offers a generous 16 grams of protein—a must-have nutrient when it comes to building and maintaining muscle and bone. Why love Skinny Burrito in a Jar? It’s so easy! Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size:1 jar | Calories: 191 | Total Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 1 | Carbohydrates: 27 g | Sodium: 27 mg | Dietary Fiber: 7 g | Sugars: 6 g | Protein: 15 g | SmartPoints: 5 | Ingredients 1 cup salsa, no sugar added 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained 1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, non-fat (optional non-fat sour cream) Directions Evenly divide each ingredient into 4 (1/2 pint size) canning jars. Refrigerate for up to two days. Soba Salad with Honey Ginger Dressing. Wouldn’t you love to walk into your kitchen, wave a magic wand, and make a simple, delicious, nourishing dinner appear?

Soba Salad with Honey Ginger Dressing

In just under 15 minutes, you can have this soba noodle salad with fresh and crispy vegetables on the table. Soba noodles are Japanese buckwheat noodles known to contain all eight essential amino acids, antioxidants, and other essential nutrients. Soba is also very easy to digest! Basic Houmous. Houmous is proof that some of the best tasting things in life are the simplest to make.

Basic Houmous

It can be rustled up with just six ingredients and requires no cooking – only a food processor. The houmous recipe below will give you perfect basic houmous, and also a solid base from which to work in terms of experimenting with flavours. Houmous is a chickpea-based dip, and a staple at any Levantine table spread. Its simplicity means the popularity of this dish extends far beyond its home of the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa, and is now enjoyed across the world. I have been eating houmous for as long as I can remember. It’s also a great medium for experimentation.

The hard and fast rule for flavouring houmous is that there are no rules, so it’s great for having fun with at home. Let your experimental side run wild, or simply enjoy as is. Serves 6-8 as a starter Rinse the chickpeas in cold water and tip into the food processor. Spicy Carrot & Hummus Sandwich. I am loving making my way through all the wonderful plant based meals I come across.

Spicy Carrot & Hummus Sandwich

This sandwich was completely lovely…and I used my own homemade bread too! How does it get any better than that. What a great sandwich idea and good use for some caraway seeds, they are delicious. I would have never thought of this myself so thank goodness my eyes are always open for the next inspiration, and there is a lot of inspiration out there.