Under-500 Calorie Dinners that Are Actually Delicious (and Quick to Make)

As the last meal of the day, dinner often gets the short end of the healthy-eating stick. The optimism and momentum you woke up with has waned by the time you get home from work. Who has time for maple-glazed salmon with pickled parsnips when there’s Easy Mac, are we right?

Since cooking a well-rounded dinner during the week can seem intimidating—if not downright impossible—we took it upon ourselves to round up seven super-easy, super-healthy, and super-delicious meals, all less than 500 calories. We promise that with these options, you’ll never resort to pretzels with Nutella for dinner again. Keep clicking for a week’s worth of yummy, low-cal, easy-to-make meals!