Low-Calorie Family-Friendly Meals
Bring lightened versions (under 350 calories!) of your family's favorites to the dinner table with these simple, satisfying recipes.
Three-Cheese Chicken Penne FlorentineYour kids will be too busy enjoying the cheesy noodles to notice this recipe is packed with fresh produce and protein. It's a one-dish meal you'll feel good about serving .
Crispy Fish with Lemon-Dill SauceBy oven-frying these panko-covered fillets, you can get the flavor of crispy fried fish for far fewer calories. Save money on your meal by using budget-friendly tilapia.
Alabama Pulled Pork Sandwiches with White Barbecue SauceBiscuits take the place of bulky buns–making these Southern sandwiches easy for little hands to hold. Short on time? Use whole-wheat refrigerated rolls or biscuits in place of the homemade option.
Skillet Stuffed PeppersShepherd's pie gets a Tex-Mex makeover when you serve it in bell peppers and add taco seasoning. And why stop there? Add a side dish, such as black beans or guacamole, for a full-on Mexican meal!
Three-Cheese Veggie PizzaMake cooking a family affair. Chop fresh vegetables, measure the cheese, and then let the kids go wild piling their picks atop a prepared pizza crust. In this case, more is healthier!
Grilled Turkey and Ham SandwichesSandwiches are a simple dinner solution any time of year. Pair with a fresh fruit salad on warmer nights or a comforting bowl of soup when the weather cools.
Marinara Sauce Over RotiniThe key to smart meal planning is versatile recipes. Of course, this marinara sauce is perfect with pasta, but it also works well over grilled chicken breasts.
Beef, Cheese, and Noodle BakeThe right casserole gives you the opportunity to sneak extra veggies into meals your kids already like. With the added nutrients and loads of calcium, this recipe is a homerun hit for your team!
Pork Chops with Country Gravy and Mashed PotatoesCountry cookin' never looked so light! Because you're using quick-to-fix refrigerated potatoes, there's plenty of time to whip up the secret behind this meal: the savory gravy.
Chicken with Southwestern SalsaSpice up your chicken tonight with a flavorful homemade salsa. If your family loves salads, simply slice the chicken into strips and serve it (with the salsa) over a bed of fresh greens.
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