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31 Easy 200 Calorie Meals Perfect for Weight Loss

Here are the best easy 200 calorie meals for your diet. Whether meat, veggies, or fun snack-worthy bites.

If you have a restrictive calorie intake, you probably know just how overwhelming it is to find decent recipes. Everything’s either bland or loaded with calories.

But it doesn’t have to be like that! To save you from combing through the net, I’ve done the work for you.

With these recipes, you will feel full and satisfied without sacrificing your weight-loss goals.

1. Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps

teriyaki chicken lettuce wraps


Crunchy. Sweet. Juicy. Sticky. Umami. And incredibly delicious! This lovely dish will satisfy your Asian takeout cravings and keep your calories in check.

These chicken-topped lettuce leaves are super light and filling at the same time.

Not only that, but they also look good, too. Glazed, topped with sesame seeds, and garnished with sliced green onions.

2. Crispy Baked Chicken Cutlets

crispy baked chicken cutlets


For those who cannot quite shake that fast-food addiction, here’s a healthy version of fried chicken that will satisfy all of your cravings.

The meat is so juicy and moist, yet irresistibly crispy on the outside. You can serve this with a creamy dipping sauce to make it even better

Who needs KFC when you can make this at home.

3. Juicy Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Breast

cast iron skillet chicken breast


Wondering what the best way to cook chicken is? This recipe will show you a foolproof method of how to get that perfect juiciness in chicken every single time.

And the truth? The recipe couldn’t be simpler! Onion and garlic powder season the chicken. But it is the lemon zest that gives it that oomph that makes it so delicious.

4. Tomato Basil Wrap with Mozzarella

tomato basil wrap


A meatless lunch dish that will show you just how incredibly tasty low-calorie meals can be.

This dish uses wholemeal tortillas, leafy greens, tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella. Plus, it has a delicious pesto spread that combines everything well.

The wrap takes 15 minutes to make, and this recipe yields 5 generous servings. Nutritious, vegetarian, and seriously healthy!

5. Easy Celery and Carrot Soup

celery and carrot soup


Warming, nourishing, and incredibly comforting! This wholesome soup with carrots and celery is ready in 25 minutes and will be just the thing you need on a cold fall afternoon.

It only has 79 calories, so it is also good as an in-between-meals pick-me-up. It is a vegan meal that even meat lovers will fall in love with.

6. Spinach Feta Wrap with Garlic

spinach feta wrap


Here’s another wrap that is super healthy and refreshing. And it makes a great lunch option when you want a light dish to fill you up quickly.

There is also some minced garlic here, which gives it an amazing flavor. The bright red and green colors make the wrap look incredible, too.

7. Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner

Greek sheet pan


Craving chicken and Greek flavors tonight? Then, trust me, you cannot find a better match than this Mediterranean sheet pan dinner.

It features chicken breast, zucchini, red onions, tomatoes, and garlic. Everything is arranged onto a sheet pan and roasted to perfection in the oven.

To top it all off? Crumbled feta cheese is added at the end.

8. Keto Chicken Salad

keto chicken salad


Creamy chicken salad that is low in carbs and calories.

The salad includes shredded chicken, two boiled eggs, and some chopped celery. Plus, yogurt, Dijon, lemon juice, and a combo of delicious seasonings.

It is ready in 55 minutes. But you can also use a shortcut with already-cooked chicken and make it in a jiffy.

9. Spicy Tuna Wrap

spicy tuna wrap


Craving a tuna wrap? I suggest this spicy delight for lunch, then. It is nutritious, crunchy, creamy, and with enough heat to keep you coming for more.

It features cucumbers, carrots, and avocados. And it has a creamy tuna, yogurt, sriracha, and soy sauce mixture that gives it incredible creaminess.

10. Salami Egg Cups

salami egg cups


Whether you serve these as a snack, appetizer, or light lunch. These egg cups are so good, I’ll even have them for breakfast.

They are a real protein bomb, too. Each of these cups has a whopping 17 grams of protein. The cups combine salami, egg, cheddar cheese, and some spices and seasonings to flavor things up.

11. Zucchini Taco Boats (239 kcal)

Zucchini Taco Boats


Looking for a low-calorie option for Taco Tuesdays? Give these zucchini taco boats a try.

They’re made with ground turkey instead of ground beef. So, they contain less fat and fewer calories.

You’ll be using a number of spices. So, get out your measuring spoons.

These ones are made with stainless steel. So they are rustproof and stain-resistant.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 239
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Carbs: 13g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 8g

12. Mexican Mini Bell Pepper Nachos (190 kcal)

Mexican Mini Bell Pepper Nachos


Looking for some more Mexican eats? These nachos are full of Mexican flavor, from the creamy avocado, Mexican cheese blend, and salsa.

You’ll be using mini pepper halves as your chips. These give you a nice crunch without all the calories.

Besides being tasty, these nachos are a powerhouse of nutrition. They’re packed with Vitamins A and C.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 190
  • Fats: 9.5g
  • Protein: 15.5g
  • Carbs: 10.7g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Sugar: 5.3g

13. Bell Pepper Stuffed Tacos (225 kcal)

Bell Pepper Stuffed Tacos


Looking for another low-calorie alternative to tacos? Have some of these bell pepper stuffed tacos.

They taste just as good as they look. But even though they look fancy, they’re pretty easy to make.

Fill your bell pepper halves with lettuce, ground turkey mixture, tomatoes, cheese, and bake for 20 minutes.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 225
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3g

14. Greek Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps (233 kcal)

Greek Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps


I love chicken salad sandwiches, as I’m sure many of you do too.

These Greek Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps are full of protein and they taste amazing. The sour cream and Greek yogurt add creaminess, while the red onions add sweetness.

The feta cheese and kalamata olives add a nice saltiness, and the almonds add a nice crunch.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 233
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3g

15. Shrimp Zucchini Pasta Puttanesca (208 kcal)

Shrimp Zucchini Pasta Puttanesca


This shrimp zucchini pasta puttanesca is savory, salty, and refreshing. The succulent shrimp really elevate the dish.

And it contains only 208 calories. That’s because you’re using zucchini noodles instead of regular pasta. Since one cup of cooked pasta contains about 40 grams of net carbs.

Making zucchini noodles is really easy. Put your zucchini in a spiralizer, and spiralize. This spiralizer is heavy-duty!

Buon appetito!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 208
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 21g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 11g

16. Thai Peanut Salad (201 kcal)

Thai Peanut Salad


It’s creamy, crunchy, savory, colorful, sweet, and has a bit of heat.

And not only is it low in calories, but it also contains heart-healthy fats from olive oil, peanuts, and peanut butter.

It’s chock-full of fiber too. In fact, one serving provides close to 20% of your daily fiber needs.

This makes it pretty filling.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 201
  • Fats: 16.2g
  • Protein: 6.1g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 4.5g
  • Sugar: 3g

17. Zucchini Noodle Chow Mein (187 kcal)

Zucchini Noodle Chow Mein


Craving Chinese takeout? Have this Chow Mein instead.

It’s flavorful and has lots of umami flavors. The homemade chili garlic sauce really ramps up the flavor…you’ll want this sauce on everything.

Now the sodium in this dish is on the higher sodium. But you can reduce the sodium content by using a low sodium soy sauce like this instead.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 187
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbs: 25g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 13g

18. Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry (196 kcal)

Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry


This stir-fry is just plain delicious. The crispness of the broccoli balances out the tenderness of the juicy beef strip sirloin.

To make it, you can use prepackaged cauliflower rice like this. Or you can make your own.

Place chopped cauliflower in a food processor and process them until they become like rice. This food processor here is pretty powerful yet is super affordable.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 196.9
  • Fats: 6.4g
  • Protein: 23.6g
  • Carbs: 12.1g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Sugar: 0.4g

19. Healthy Honey Garlic Shrimp & Broccoli (241 kcal)

Healthy Honey Garlic Shrimp & Broccoli


Juicy, succulent, sweet, and spicy shrimp are paired with crispy broccoli for a taste that is Mmm, mmm good.

Besides being delicious, shrimp is good for you too. For starters, it’s quite low in calories. A 3.0-ounce serving contains 84 calories.

Yet, it’s pretty nutritious. It contains B vitamins, which are good for your brain.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 241
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 10g

20. Spaghetti Squash Lasagna With Broccolini (194 kcal)

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna With Broccolini


This spaghetti squash casserole is precisely what the doctor ordered. It is cheesy, rich, and oh so comforting…you’ll think you’re cheating on your diet.

It’s rich in Vitamins A and C. And it contains a ton of calcium too.

Now, that’s my kind of dish. This could be a great freezer meal too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 194
  • Fats: 10.8g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 14.6g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Sugar: 0g

21. Low Carb Zucchini Carbonara (252 kcal)

Low Carb Zucchini Carbonara


I love Italian food, as I’m sure many of you do too.

This low carb zucchini carbonara has only 5 grams of net carbs. So, they’re perfect for a low carb lifestyle.

It’s also pretty tasty. The bacon, parmesan cheese, and eggs make it oh, so decadent and it’s excellent for hectic weekday dinners.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 252
  • Fats: 19g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 5g

22. Keto Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps (198 kcal)

Keto Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Tender, juicy chicken is paired with a flavorful sauce. It tastes just like an Asian takeout but is much better for you.

To keep it fresh for days, make sure you store it in some good-quality food storage containers.

I recommend these glass containers here because they’re leak-proof and good for the environment. However, if you prefer lighter containers, these BPA-free plastic containers here are an excellent choice.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 198
  • Fats: 7.2g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Sugar: 2g

23. Zucchini Shrimp Scampi (214 kcal)

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi


Succulent, juicy shrimp are tossed in a dreamy garlic butter sauce and served with zucchini noodles cooked al dente.

To prepare it, melt some butter in a skillet, add some shrimp, red pepper flakes, shrimp, and cook for about 3 minutes.

Add some chicken stock, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and allow to simmer. Finally, add your zucchini noodles, and mix well.

To add some ambiance, make sure you serve your scampi on some lovely dinner platters. I like these ones here because they’re chip-resistant and dishwasher-safe.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 214
  • Fats: 8.6g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 7.8g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Sugar: 4.8g

24. Chicken Stroganoff (256 kcal)

Chicken Stroganoff


The Winter season is the perfect time to indulge in comforting dishes. And this chicken stroganoff is one of them.

It’s decadent, rich, thick, yummy, and super comforting…just like a warm hug.

And what’s chicken stroganoff without some pasta? To keep the calories low, it’s a good idea to have some low-calorie pasta.

This one here contains only 20 calories per serving. It’s also low carb.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 256
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 43g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 5g

25. Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu (258 kcal)

Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu


Want to treat yourself like a king or queen? Have some of this Chicken Cordon Bleu.

It looks and tastes fantastic. Thin chicken cutlets are lightly fried and covered with juicy ham and creamy Swiss cheese in a delicate lemon Dijon sauce.

It’s French dining at its best but without all the calories. Bon appetit!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 258
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 1g

26. Creamy Keto Vegetable Soup (210 kcal)

Keto Vegetable Soup


We could all use some more vegetables in our diet. But let’s face it: eating vegetables can be tedious.

This vegetable soup is anything but boring. It’s creamy, cheesy, and packed with vegetables.

It also has a ton of garlic.

Garlic is not only yummy but good for you too. It contains Vitamin C and antioxidants that may help your brain.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 210
  • Fats: 18g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbs: 6.5g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Sugar: 2.5g

27. Easy Keto Taco Cups (173 kcal)

Keto Taco Cups


Looking for a low carb option for Taco Tuesday? These Keto Taco Cups are a great option.

You get all the flavors of tacos but in muffin form. Seasoned taco ground meat and cheddar cheese topped with tomatoes and green onions.

To keep these taco cups, aka taco muffins, low carb, you’ll be making low carb fathead dough.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 173
  • Fats: 7.6g
  • Protein: 17.9g
  • Carbs: 2.8g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Sugar: 0.8g

28. Easy Keto Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers (235 kcal)

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers


Do you have a hankering for a Philly Cheesesteak? Have these Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers instead.

Green bell peppers are stuffed with ooey gooey melted mozzarella cheese, sauteed mushrooms, red onions, red pepper, and pan-seared top sirloin steak.

To get a nice sear on your sirloin steak, it’s best to use a cast-iron skillet like this.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 235
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 5g

29. Spicy Tuna Salad (188 kcal)

Spicy Tuna Salad


Do you like all things spicy? Then, you’ll love this tuna salad.

The Sriracha adds a nice heat. This is countered by the coolness of the Greek yogurt and reduced-fat mayonnaise.

To reduce the sodium, you can use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.

Coconut aminos contain close to 70 percent less sodium than soy sauce. If you’d like to stock up on some, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 188
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 2g

30. Mushroom Bourguignon (184 kcal)

Mushroom Bourguignon


This mushroom bourguignon is hearty, flavorful, and satisfying- you definitely won’t miss the meat. And it smells fantastic.

You will need red wine to make this Bourguignon. However, if you don’t have any or don’t want to use any, you can use some red grape juice and a splash of white vinegar instead.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 184
  • Fats: 4.3g
  • Protein: 8.7g
  • Carbs: 24.5g
  • Fiber: 6.2g
  • Sugar: 10.2g

31. Chinese Chicken Salad (252 kcal)

Chinese Chicken Salad


This Chinese Chicken Salad tastes great. It’s crunchy, and creamy.

It has a lot of umami flavors, and the ginger adds a slight heat. You’ll definitely want to make extra.

What I love most about this salad is that it takes only 20 minutes to make. Most of that time will be spent shredding your veggies.

So to shave off even more time, you can simply use broccoli slaw. Enjoy!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 252
  • Fats: 19g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 4g


Saturday 1st of October 2022

Love these recipes, but my new faux noodles is spaghetti squash. We are growing them this year and I love substituting it for the real pasta.

Karo @ AllNutritious

Sunday 2nd of October 2022

great substitute!

Tracey Gerrard

Monday 29th of August 2022

Do you have a list of the best 200 cal meals with recipes for just one person ???? I'm so tired of trying recipes where I have to keep dividing ingredients into one person as I'm the only one to eat them and I won't eat them the following day either

Karo @ AllNutritious

Friday 9th of September 2022

Hi Tracey, I am afraid I cannot provide you with that.


Friday 1st of July 2022

These are really tantalizing dishes. And the fact that they are low in calories makes me even love them more.


Wednesday 8th of June 2022

Can I make 7 into lo mein instead of chow mein

Karo @ AllNutritious

Saturday 18th of June 2022

Hey, yes you can! I have find a low calorie lo mein recipe on a fellow blogger's website: :) Give it a try


Monday 25th of April 2022

I love the look of some of these dishes and the fact that all the nutritional information is there but it says per serving without telling you how much the serving size is.

Karo @ AllNutritious

Wednesday 4th of May 2022

Hi Connie, click on the recipe to figure out what the serving is looking like :)