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Quick Breakfast Taco

A smaller cousin of the breakfast burrito, the breakfast taco made with reduced-fat Cheddar and egg substitute is a satisfying and healthy breakfast option.

» Quick Breakfast Taco

Peanut Tofu Wrap

Baked tofu tossed with storebought Thai peanut sauce makes a quick and healthy sandwich filling. Finish the sandwich with your favorite crunchy vegetables for added nutrients and fiber.

» Peanut Tofu Wrap

Shrimp Cobb Salad

Cooked peeled shrimp is perfect for quick and healthy meals--here we use it in place of chicken in our simplified Cobb Salad.

» Shrimp Cobb Salad

Kale Chips

Not a fan of kale? These crispy baked kale chips will convert you! For the best result, don’t overcrowd the pans.

» Kale Chips

Slow-Cooker Stout & Chicken Stew

Chicken thighs can take plenty of cooking without getting tough or drying out, which makes them perfect for the slow cooker. Here we braise them in Guinness stout along with hearty vegetables, with just the right amount of bacon for added savoriness.

» Slow-Cooker Stout & Chicken Stew

Creamy Chicken Potpie

An irresistible crisp (but easy) phyllo crust tops these homey individual chicken potpies. Make a double batch and freeze extras to have on hand anytime. Serve with a butterhead lettuce salad with red onion and white-wine vinaigrette.

» Creamy Chicken Potpie

Lemon Pound Cake

This wonderful rich, sweet lemon pound cake is downright zingy and the candied lemon slices are a beautiful bittersweet topping that’s better than frosting. The best part, though: when you taste it you won’t miss all the butter we cut out compared with a traditional pound cake recipe.

» Lemon Pound Cake


Make a satisfying yet lighter meal with our top low-calorie recipes.

Watching your weight doesn’t need to mean skipping the foods you love or skipping dessert. This top low-calorie recipes collection includes our best diet recipes, including low-calorie recipes for dinner, low-calorie recipes for lunch and low-calorie recipes for brunch. We’ve included some lighter recipes for diet snacks and diet desserts as well, so you can make good choices throughout the day. Make a satisfying, lighter meal with our top low-calorie recipes.

Top Low-Calorie Recipes for Dinner

Originally made in restaurants with a rich Mornay sauce,...
Our version of this enchilada-style chilaquiles casserole...
An irresistible crisp (but easy) phyllo crust tops these...
Alfredo di Lello, the Roman restaurateur who created his...
This dish is simply luxurious: grilled beef tenderloin...
Stuffing this lean pork with mushrooms adds not only...
Chicken thighs can take plenty of cooking without getting...
This traditional Italian bread salad is full of tomatoes...
The secret to a grilled pizza is having all your...
It doesn’t get much easier—or more delicious—than this...
This Cobb salad is true to the original with all the good...
These mini vegetarian shepherd’s pies feature lentils,...

Top Low-Calorie Recipes for Lunch

Reduced-fat sour cream and mayo make a sumptuous, creamy...
An easy salad to serve with grilled chicken or steak for...
Here's our take on a traditional chef's salad,...
Based on a popular Chinese dish, these fun wraps also make...
Like many spinach salads, this one features lots of chopped...
For a great sandwich filling, spike canned tuna with salty...
Baked tofu tossed with storebought Thai peanut sauce makes...
Cooked peeled shrimp is perfect for quick and healthy meals...
Don't let the name intimidate you. This delicious take...
Lots of colorful vegetables and salsa make this cheesy...
Everyone knows tortellini make a quick weeknight pasta...
A creamy spread full of Parmesan and fresh basil cozies up...

Top Low-Calorie Recipes for Breakfast

This baked apple-cinnamon French toast can be prepared in...
Serve these light pancakes with our Chunky Blueberry Sauce...
This healthy update of a traditionally rich ham-and-cheese...
This Italian-style omelet is delicious with just about any...
These lemony cranberry-studded muffins crunch lightly with...
Perk up your morning oatmeal with the addition of tangy...
This berry smoothie is made with pomegranate juice and...
A protein and fiber-rich drink to go.
A smaller cousin of the breakfast burrito, the breakfast...

Top Low-Calorie Recipes for Dessert

If you're a fan of the classic Italian dessert...
The “secret ingredient” in these coconut-infused blueberry...
Serve these caramelized pear slices over ice cream, stir...
Inspired by the (now) old-school, ultra-rich, mousselike...
Panna cotta (“cooked cream” in Italian) is a silky-smooth...
Honey and almonds flavor this simple (and gluten-free) cake...
This creamy, luscious pie is made by combining a fluffy...
You don't have to have pumpkin pie to still enjoy...
This wonderful rich, sweet lemon pound cake is downright...
Very ripe mangoes make this simple Chinese pudding sublime...
This is a healthier version of a traditional cobbler, with...
These super-rich brownies made chocolaty with plenty of...
Classic whoopie pies combine a creamy filling sandwiched...

Top Low-Calorie Recipes for Snacks

These cereal bars are chewy, crunchy and delicious with...
Crunchy wheat cereal, pretzels and almonds coated in...
These sweet-tart cranberry-orange bars are a great addition...
This recipe was inspired by chef Lars Kronmark’s granola...
Cottage cheese topped with crunchy bell pepper and sweet...
Chinese five-spice powder is a blend of cinnamon, cloves,...
Not a fan of kale? These crispy baked kale chips will...
Perk up your popcorn with a bit of lemon pepper and...
Kids and adults alike will appreciate this skewered snack.
Adults and kids alike love the tanginess of this ranch-...

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