"It would be great if you could add the weekly menu, then be able to prepare your shopping list from the menu. Right now, you have to click to add the recipe, then go to the menu planner and add all the items. "
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EatingWell's 500-Calorie Dinners
500-Calorie Dinners: 30-Minute Dinners
500-Calorie Dinners: Chicken
500-Calorie Dinners: Fish
500-Calorie Dinners: Beef
500-Calorie Dinners: Vegetarian
500-Calorie Dinners: Seafood
500-Calorie Dinners: Soups
500-Calorie Dinners: Salads
500-Calorie Dinners: Sandwiches
500-Calorie Dinners: Pork & Lamb
The best way to lose weight is to set a daily calorie goal and keep yourself accountable to that goal by keeping a food diary. But how do you cut calories from your diet sensibly?
The answer: by setting specific, short-term goals that feel “doable.” “I will never eat out again” is not a realistic goal. “I will cook at home more often” is better, but it leaves the door wide open to procrastination (oh, OK, didn’t get it together tonight…maybe tomorrow). Even better is a more specific goal: “For the next five weeks, I will cook a healthy 500-calorie dinner 5 times a week.”
That’s EatingWell's 500-Calorie Dinner Challenge—and here are 5 full weeks of menus. Click on the weeks below and schedule them into your calendar now.
5 Weeks of 500-Calorie Dinner Menus
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