Are you trying to get back on track with calorie meals?
If that’s the case, then these 5 easy 500 calorie meals will help you fall back in the healthiest way possible and aid in your weight loss journey.
Honestly, no matter what diet you’re on or time you spend in the gym, you have to watch your calories to reach your goal. There are apps to help you keep track but that I find challenging at times.
So these 5 easy 500 calorie meals will hopefully make your life easy and add all the fun, sweetness and spice that comes with wholesome home cooking.
VEGETARIAN STUFFED PEPPERS (MEXICAN STYLE)
If you haven’t tried stuffed peppers yet, now’s the time to do so.
They are packed with mexican flavor and believe you me, you won’t miss the meat in it because they’re loaded with black beans, which are packed with protein.
Now you will be using a lot of spices- 8 to be exact. But to make things easier, you can easily get a store bought spicy seasoning mix from Al-Fatah or Jalal Sons.
These stuffed peppers are not only delicious but nutritious too. They’re rich in immune-boosting minerals such as Vitamins A and C. They are also great sources of calcium, which is essential for healthy bones.
- Calories: 485
- Fats: 23g
- Protein: 26g
- Carbs: 46g
- Fiber: 13g
- Sugar: 10g
VIBRANT CURRY CASHEW CHICKPEA QUINOA SALAD
This curry cashew chickpea quinoa salad is colorful and tasty. Aromatic spices like curry and turmeric add warmth.
And the carrots, red bell pepper, red onions and honey can add natural sweetness. The cashews add a pleasant crunchiness
Besides being tasty, cashews are good for you too. They’re a good source of plant-based protein. And they’re also rich in heart-healthy fats. They also contain several bone-building minerals such as magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.
- Calories: 492
- Fats: 17.8g
- Protein: 16g
- Carbs: 68.5g
- Fiber: 12.2g
- Sugar: 15.5g
TACO STUFFED SWEET POTATOES
Are you the only one in your family on a diet? That can be challenging.
More often than not, you end up cooking two meals, one for you and one for your family.
These taco-stuffed sweet potatoes are a dish your whole family will love. The potatoes mixed will seasoning that you can either make yourself or get from the store.
And guess what? It only takes 20 minutes to make, they’re quite convenient.
Now, this dish contains ground beef which has a high carbon footprint.
- Calories: 493
- Fats: 6g
- Protein: 31g
- Carbs: 80g
- Fiber: 13g
- Sugar: 19g
SPICY RANCH CHOPPED CHICKEN CABBAGE SALAD
We don’t make enough salads but there are plenty of reasons why you need to add greens in our diet. And salads are an awesome way to add what you don’t eat.
But this is a salad you won’t want to miss. The crunchiness of the cabbage goes well with the tender juiciness of the chicken.
The carrots and peppers add crunch and spice and the creamy dressing gives it all a nice kick. And the chicken breasts are really flavorful. That’s because you’re marinating them first in a ton of spices.
Once you’re done marinating your chicken breasts, simply place them on your grill. Then cook them for about 8 minutes on each side.
- Calories: 492
- Fats: 20.9g
- Protein: 37.8g
- Carbs: 45.2g
- Fiber: 7.6g
- Sugar: 14.1g
COCONUT LIME CHICKEN
This is comfort food. But comfort food tends to be fattening. And nothing is comforting about that.
This Coconut Lime Chicken is exactly what you want in your life to add warmth and love for your soul.
- Calories: 502
- Fats: 31g
- Protein: 50g
- Carbs: 6g
- Fiber: 0g
- Sugar: 0g