When weight loss is your aim, you need to reduce your total calorie intake by around 500 calories a day. At dinner time, women should aim for between 300-400 calories, while men should keep to 400-500 calories.Ensure there is a lean source of protein (such as chicken, fish, legumes, tofu, meat, or eggs) and aim at least for 2-3 serves of vegetables depending upon height, weight and activity levels.Add a salad of extra greens (such as rocket, spinach, lettuce, cherry tomatoes and chopped cucumber if necessary to boost the veg content for negligible calories.

  1. Japanese chicken with greens and rice
    This healthy chicken and rice dinner is full of Japanese flavours and is perfect for busy weeknights.
  2. Healthy Spanish chicken and beans
    Searching for healthy meal prep recipe ideas? This low-cal one-pan chicken and beans dish ticks all the right boxes.
  3. Citrus and herb chicken
    In-season asparagus is easy and delicious grilled until just tender, while cherry tomatoes add sweetness and colour to this vibrant chicken dish.
  4. Healthy harissa chicken, lentils and kale
    Packed with flavor, this healthy baking tray has over 3 servings of veggies per serving and with added chicken and lentil protein. It’s a great winter dinner option that will wow the whole family.
  5. Lemon Chicken Noodle Salad
    Fried chicken strips and fresh lemon dressing add a healthy twist to the much-loved Vietnamese noodle salad.
  6. Braised lentils with cumin spiced chicken
    Lentils and fragrant chicken come together for a gluten-free, high-protein, low-fat, and light meal in your pocket.
  7. Low calorie chicken burger with sweet potatoes and beetroot chips
    Looking for a healthier burger you’ll love! Try this luscious low calorie chicken burger topped with healthy veggies. You can eat chips too – just replace regular chips with these crispy, beetroot chips.
  8. Sweet potatoes with chicken and jalapeño slaw
    They say “eat the rainbow” and that couldn’t be truer than this colorful packet of sweet potatoes. Packed with protein-rich black beans, this dish is hearty but low in fat.
  9. Peri peri chicken and zoodle salad
    Make this gluten-free and zoodle peri peri chicken salad the night before to make sure there’s enough time for the chicken to soak up all the saucy goodness.
  10. Sauteed pork in ginger with vegetarian noodles
    From wok to pot in 20 minutes, this easy pork and noodle stir-fry is a winner of the week.
  11. Smoked pork with corn
    Lean cuts of pork are not only low in fat, they are also high in B vitamins, essential for energy production, as well as iron, magnesium and zinc. Serve the smoked pork with deliciously sweet grilled vegetables for a touch of beta-carotene and vitamin C.
  12. Sticky pork skewers with wombok slaw
    This simple Asian pork and wombok recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner and is low in calories. Marinade it for as long as possible for maximum flavor.
  13. Black rice, pork tamari and roasted pumpkin salad
    Tender pork tamari tastes incredible with the golden pumpkin croquettes in this low-calorie, warm salad.
  14. Almond crumbled pork with Asian salad
    This low-calorie pork cutlet is a colorful family meal when served with lively buk choy, red cabbage, and apple salad.
  15. Lamb in honey with carrot and lentil salad
    Ready in just 25 minutes, these lamb chops are a quick, easy and healthy meal during the week.
  16. Warm wasabi and zoodle beef salad
    In search of a healthy dinner, try this Asian-inspired zoodle salad with spicy beef.
  17. Beef kibbeh with roasted pumpkin hummus
    Roasted pumpkin takes this homemade hummus to a new level of delicacy.
  18. Grilled Beef Salad with Chilli Peanut Sauce
    Beef strips turn into a spicy and summery salad that will brighten up your dish.

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