With Christmas just a few weeks away and lots of parties on the calendar, I need to do something RIGHT NOW to keep my
calories in check so I don’t have to spend the beginning of the new year on a treadmill 24/7. I’m not going to starve myself,
but I am going to work some quick and easy low-calorie dinners
into my menu to help combat holiday weight gain.
These main-course recipes for 350 calories or less, and the low-cal sides dishes I’ve suggested for a complete meal, are
going to allow me to enjoy good meals during the holiday season and hopefully leave some room for Christmas treats. Fill your
dinner plate with one tonight!
(281 calories) This recipe coats tender chicken breasts with buttery pecans flavored with spicy chipotle
and zesty orange. Serve with a spinach salad.
calories) Don't be intimidated by this fancy-sounding breaded-salmon pinwheel; it's super-easy to do and looks great. Serve
with garlic-rosemary roasted potatoes and wilted spinach.
Salisbury Steaks with Sauteed Watercress
(302 calories ) This healthy update of the glazed ground-beef-and-onions
classic pairs deliciously with sautéed watercress. Serve with brown rice.
(315 calories) We borrowed the best Mexican flavors and ingredients for this quick scramble. Serve with a
side of black beans or with eggs and corn tortillas.
Tuscan Style Tuna
This streamlined version of a northern Italian idea is perfect for a busy evening: no-fuss, no-cook and big taste. You can
even make it ahead and store it, covered, in the refrigerator for a couple days. If you do, use it as a wrap filling for the
next day's lunch. Make Ahead Tip
: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.