Low Cal Dinner

Slim down with our best diet dinner recipes for delicious homemade meals.

 

Ancho-Honey Pork Tenderloin with Cheese Grits

In this recipe, roast pork tenderloin is glazed with honey, lime, soy and ancho chile powder and served on top of cheese grits. Ancho chile powder, made from dried poblano peppers, has a mild heat and adds a rich, subtly smoky flavor. Serve with sauteed kale with slivered garlic.

Seared Salmon with Braised Broccoli
 

Seared Salmon with Braised BroccoliHere we pair pan-seared salmon with braised broccoli and make it special with a quick, Italian-inspired topping of sautéed onions, pine nuts and raisins.

 

Quick Chicken Cacciatore

This version of the classic Italian recipe, chicken cacciatore, is done in half the time of most traditional versions, but is still full of rich flavor thanks to plenty of mushrooms, tomatoes and herbs.

Seared Steak with Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese Sauce

Seared Steak with Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese SauceIt only takes one skillet to make this restaurant-worthy pan-seared steak recipe with creamy caramelized onion and blue cheese sauce.

Quick Chicken Parmesan

 

Tilapia with Tomato-Olive Sauce
Creamy Chicken Potpie
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.

Seared Strip Steaks with Horseradish-Root Vegetable Slaw
Seared Strip Steaks with Horseradish-Root Vegetable Slaw

Steaks are often served with hearty accompaniments like mashed potatoes, which can make the whole meal seem heavy. Here we lighten things up by topping pan-seared steaks with a raw slaw dressed with pungent horseradish vinaigrette. We use shredded beets, turnips and carrots, but feel free to change up the combination of vegetables based on what you’re pulling from the garden.