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51 Low Calorie Recipes That’ll Keep You In Deficit

Looking to lose weight and keep yourself in a calorie deficit? Make these delicious, easy-to-make Low-Calorie Recipes.

Are you trying to lose some weight this year? Then diets can all help you lose weight – if you don’t consume too many calories. So having Low-Calorie Recipes is vital.

So today, I’m sharing 51 Low-Calorie Recipes. Not only are they low in calories, but they’re yummy too.

I’ve also included all the macros, so you can keep track of them.

low calorie recipes

1. Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Source: allnutritious.com

Craving Japanese takeout? you’ll want to try my Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

One Wrap contains less than 6 grams of net carbs and contains a ton of protein, which makes it filling.

Tender, juicy chicken breasts are drenched in homemade Teriyaki sauce, nestled on crispy sweet gem lettuce. All topped with crunchy sesame seeds.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 161
  • Fats: 4.5g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Carbs: 7.1g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Sugar: 3.8g

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2. Egg Drop Soup with Vegetables

Egg Drop Soup with Vegetables

Source: twokooksinthekitchen.com

This Egg Drop Soup with Vegetables is soothing, vibrant, and just plain delicious.

The soup’s richness is offset by all the colorful, fresh veggies. These include carrots, celery, and spinach.

One serving provides almost 300% of your daily Vitamin A needs and 1/3 of your daily fiber needs.

Add some Rotisserie chicken for extra protein – and yumminess.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 236
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbs: 34g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 4g

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3. Avocado Wrap

Avocado Wrap

Source: allnutritious.com

In this avocado wrap you’re getting creaminess from the avocadoes, Greek yogurt, and pesto. Cucumbers and mixed greens add crispness.

Meanwhile, the fresh dill adds lots of freshness. You won’t be able to get enough of this Wrap.

Good thing it contains only 244 calories. The avocadoes also add lots of heart-healthy fiber – and monounsaturated fats.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 244
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 6.1g
  • Carbs: 27g
  • Fiber: 4.4g
  • Sugar: 1.4g

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4. Pear Chips

Pear Chips

Source: beyondthechickencoop.com

These Pear Chips give you the “snackiness” of chips – with one serving containing just 101 calories.

Now you will want your pears slightly green. That’s so your pears aren’t too hard – or too soft to slice.

Then slice your pears into small strips and place on your dehydrator tray.

Let dry for about 10 hours in your dehydrator.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 101
  • Fats: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 27g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 17g

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5. Mexican Bean Salad

Mexican Bean Salad

Source: allnutritious.com

With no hint of lettuce, my Mexican Bean Salad is not your typical salad.

Instead, it’s packed with yummy ingredients. These include corn, cherry tomatoes, red bell peppers, beans, jalapenos, and warm spices.

And unlike your typical salad, you’ll actually feel full eating it. That’s because this salad contains 12 grams of protein.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 287
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 39g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Sugar: 4.7g

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6. Air Fryer Mahi Mahi

Air Fryer Mahi Mahi

Source: rachnacooks.com

This Air Fryer Mahi Mahi is juicy and flaky on the inside and crispy on the outside. And the fish is coated with Cajun spice and pepper for a pleasant heat.

Unlike your standard fried fish, this Mahi Mahi is low in calories/fat. That’s because you’re using an Air Fryer, so you use much less oil.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 201
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 1g

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7. Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Dates

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Dates

Source: allnutritious.com

If you’re not a fan of Brussel Sprouts, you must try my Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Dates.

First of all, you’re frying those Brussels Sprouts in bacon grease. Enough said.

Frying your Brussels Sprouts also caramelizes them, adding lots of sweetness. And you’re getting even more sweetness with the homemade date syrup.

Last but definitely not least, you’re adding bacon.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 251
  • Fats: 18g
  • Protein: 7.6g
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 8.6g

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8. Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

Source: thismomsmenu.com

Eat Chinese food and skip the carbs with this Chinese Chicken and Broccoli dish – containing just 5 grams of carbs.

And the chicken is tender and loaded with yummy Chinese flavors. But how is that possible?

For starters, you’re using Lakanto’s Brown Monk Fruit Sweetener. This brown sugar substitute tastes and bakes like brown sugar.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 193
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2g

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9. Tomato Basil Wrap

Tomato Basil Wrap

Source: allnutritious.com

My Tomato Basil Wrap is filled with wholesome, yummy ingredients. These include nutty pesto, creamy mozzarella cheese, juicy tomatoes, mixed leaf salad, fresh dill, and basil leaves.

So, you’re getting lots of delightful Italian flavors.

And no cooking is required. Just layer your ingredients on a low-calorie tortilla – and lunch is served.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 277
  • Fats: 14g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 28g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Sugar: 3.5g

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10. Blackened Chicken Tenders

Blackened Chicken Tenders

Source: thismomsmenu.com

You’ll need just 3 ingredients to make these Chicken Tenders. These are chicken tenders, blackening seasoning, and high-heat oil like avocado oil.

To prevent your chicken tenders from sticking, you should use a cast-iron skillet. It not only handles high heat, but it is also naturally non-stick.

And it will give your chicken tenders a lovely sear.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 284
  • Fats: 17g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 1g

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11. Spicy Tuna Wrap

Spicy Tuna Wrap

Source: allnutritious.com

My Spicy Tuna Wrap is a great low-calorie option.

It’s creamy, flavorful, and spicy from the added sriracha sauce. You’re also getting umami flavors from the soy sauce.

This Wrap is packed with carrots, avocados, and cucumbers, making this Wrap so refreshing.

Feel free to add some sesame seeds for even more texture – and Asian flavors.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 207
  • Fats: 7.6g
  • Protein: 8.5g
  • Carbs: 28g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 4.1g

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12. Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Source: recipesfromapantry.com

These Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas feature tender, juicy chicken. All seasoned with a homemade fajita seasoning mix.

There are also fried red onions and bell peppers.

Making these Fajitas is super easy. Just mix all your ingredients in a bowl

Then pour into your air-fryer basket. Cook for about 20 minutes, turning halfway through.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 178
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4g

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13. Spinach Feta Wrap

Spinach Feta Wrap

Source: allnutritious.com

Don’t feel like turning on the oven? You don’t have to with this Spinach Feta Wrap.

Just mince your garlic and slice your red bell peppers. Then the rest is just assembly work.

The hummus, red bell peppers, feta cheese, fresh spinach, and garlic add lots of Mediterranean flavors.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 270
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 30g
  • Fiber: 4.9g
  • Sugar: 2g

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14. Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup

Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup

Source: recipesfromapantry.com

This Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup is creamy, fragrant, and full of flavor.

You’re getting heat from the pepper and smokiness from the smoked paprika.

To make this soup creamy, you’ll be pureeing it at the end with an immersion blender.

As an added bonus, this soup is vegan.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 120
  • Fats: 4g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 8g

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15. Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Bowl

Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Bowl

Source: allnutritious.com

This vegan Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Bowl is warm, spicy, and packed with plant-based protein.

The mushrooms add umami and meatiness. The fresh parsley adds a lovely touch of freshness.

To make this dish, you’ll be using chickpea flour. Chickpea flour is packed with nutrition and contains 20 grams of protein per cup.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 180
  • Fats: 8.6g
  • Protein: 6.8g
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Sugar: 5.7g

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16. Chickpea and Spinach Curry

Chickpea and Spinach Curry

Source: hungryhealthyhappy.com

Only have ten minutes to cook up dinner? No problem – that’s all the time you’ll need to make this dish.

But even though this dish is easy, it’s pretty flavorful. That’s because this curry contains 7 different spices.

And the spinach adds lots of Vitamin K and antioxidants. If you don’t have spinach, you can use another green like kale.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 123
  • Fats: 1g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 21g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 7g

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17. Spicy Mushroom Wrap

Spicy Mushroom Wrap

Source: allnutritious.com

This Spicy Mushroom Wrap is loaded with veggies like mushrooms, baby spinach, and tomatoes.

And there are chilis for some heat. This is offset by the coolness of the Greek yogurt.

This Wrap is vegetarian, but you can make it vegan if you like. Just replace the Greek yogurt with some coconut yogurt instead.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 251
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 31g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Sugar: 6.1g

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18. Spicy Broccoli Soup

Spicy Broccoli Soup

Source: natalieshealth.com

Looking for another spicy dish? Try this Spicy Broccoli Soup.

It’s creamy, colorful, comforting, and tasty. The cinnamon, turmeric, and ginger add a pleasant heat.

Besides being tasty, this soup is also healthy. It’s packed with potassium, as well as Vitamins A and C.

Top with sunflower seeds or these hemp seeds for extra plant-based protein.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 148
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 5g

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19. Chicken Salad Wrap

Chicken Salad Wrap

Source: allnutritious.com

My Chicken Salad Wrap is a great low-calorie option.

Using Greek yogurt instead of mayo reduces the calories.

And the honey and Dijon mustard add sweetness and heat. This Wrap is also packed with veggies like avocados, cherry tomatoes, and romaine lettuce.

To keep this Wrap low in calories, make sure you use a low-calorie tortilla.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 277
  • Fats: 8.5g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbs: 27g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Sugar: 2.9g

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20. Broiled Cod

Broiled Cod

Source: cookingwithmammac.com

Cod is excellent diet food. In fact, by adding it to your diet, you may lose an extra 4 pounds – over eight weeks.

The paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and lemon juice make this cod extra flavorful. And the bit of butter adds some creaminess and richness.

Best of all, this cod takes just 16 minutes to make.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 164
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

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21. Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

Source: joyfoodsunshine.com

Veggies are great for weight loss as they tend to be low in calories, high in fiber and contain antioxidants which are vital for overall health.

This Roasted Broccoli is low in calories yet high in flavor. That’s because you’re seasoning it with garlic powder, sea salt, paprika, and black pepper and roasting it for sweetness.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 123
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 2g

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22. Rosemary Shrimp Rice Pilaf

Rosemary Shrimp Rice Pilaf

Source: whatagirleats.com

Your typical barbecue fare aren’t exactly weight-loss friendly but with this succulent and juicy Rosemary Shrimp, you won’t feel like you’re missing out.

To make it, just mix the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Then coat your shrimp with the marinade. Marinade for at least 30 minutes then skewer your shrimp on skewers.

Grill for about 6 minutes, turning halfway through.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 286
  • Fats: 20g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

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23. Easy Vegetable Soup

Easy Vegetable Soup

Source: theroastedroot.net

Chase away those dreaded winter blues with this Easy Vegetable Soup.

It’s vibrant, comforting, yummy, and healthy packed with tons of veggies. These include potatoes, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, and tomatoes.

Want to add some extra protein? Feel free to add some canned black beans or white beans.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 221
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbs: 28g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 14g

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24. Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma

Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma

Source: lemonblossoms.com

Tired of pot-washing duty? Make this Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma.

You have tender, juicy chicken with nicely caramelized veggies. And they’re tossed in spices for a lovely Middle Eastern flavor.

Serve with rice or a side salad if you’re watching your carbs.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 249
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 3g

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25. Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Source: healthyseasonalrecipes.com

Want restaurant-quality Minestrone Soup? Try this Minestrone Soup.

The mirepoix (sauteed onions, carrots, and celery) adds many flavors.

And the vegetable broth and dry white wine take things up a notch. And the zucchini, Italian seasoning, and Italian plum tomatoes add tons of delicious Italian flavors.

One bowl contains just 111 calories.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 111
  • Fats: 2g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 6g

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26. Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

Source: joyousapron.com

In this Chicken and Brussels Sprouts dish you have tender chicken and nicely caramelized Brussels Sprouts. All tossed in a homemade Thai sauce.

So you get umami, sweetness, and saltiness – all in one bite.

Besides being low in calories, this dish has lots of protein.

Serve with brown rice and these fortune cookies.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 249
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 6g

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27. Marinated Mixed Mushroom Salad

Marinated Mixed Mushroom Salad

Source: jerseygirlcooks.com

This Marinated Mix Mushroom Salad is a great appetizer to make on repeat.

It contains just 65 calories, so you can enjoy it – without feeling guilty.

This salad contains 3 different kinds of mushrooms adding meatiness and various types of umami flavors. The roasted red peppers and red wine vinegar take this salad over the top.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 65
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 3g

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28. Skillet Green Beans

Skillet Green Beans

Source: healthyseasonalrecipes.com

These Green Beans have just the right amount of crunch. And they’re seasoned wonderfully.

The garlic and red pepper flakes add savory and spiciness. Besides being low in calories, green beans are pretty nutritious.

They contain fiber and protein. They also contain iron, folate, and magnesium.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 70
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 0g

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29. Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

Source: thetravelpalate.com

These Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs are perfect for meal prep. One batch makes about 17 meatballs.

Unlike traditional meatballs, you’re using ground turkey. So these meatballs are packed with lean protein.

For taste, you’re getting sweetness from the tomato paste and umami from the Worcestershire sauce.

You’re also getting heat from the Dijon mustard and savory from the garlic powder.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 188
  • Fats: 4g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g

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30. Asian Eggplant Salad

Asian Eggplant Salad

Source: thedevilwearssalad.com

Plant-based eating can be quite beneficial and can even help you lose weight. But eating plant-based can be time-consuming.

This salad takes just 30 minutes to make.

You’re also getting tons of plant-based protein from the tofu and pepitas. So you definitely won’t be craving meat after eating this salad.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 252
  • Fats: 16g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbs: 19g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 11g

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31. Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Source: theforkedspoon.com

Cauliflower is the perfect veggie on a low-carb diet. It also contains a ton of nutrients including Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and folate.

Roasting the cauliflower makes it tender, buttery, and sweet.

To make this dish, toss your florets in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then bake in the oven for about 25 minutes.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 114
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 4g

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32. Kale Apple Slaw

Kale Apple Slaw

Source: midwesternhomelife.com

This Kale Apple Slaw is not only low in calories, but it’s very tasty too. That’s because you’re using yummy ingredients like apples, red cabbage, dried cranberries, and toasted pepitas.

For your dressing, you’ll be using a sweet and tangy dressing made with Greek yogurt.

This makes the salad creamy and adds some protein too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 103
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 12g

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33. Low Carb Everything Bagel Cucumber Sandwiches

Low Carb Everything Bagel Cucumber Sandwiches

Source: healthywithachanceofsprinkles.com

Craving an Everything Bagel – minus the carbs? These Cucumber Sandwiches are for you.

You’re spreading cream cheese on cucumber slices. Then you’re rolling them in Everything Bagel Seasoning.

This gives you the taste of a bagel minus all of the carbs.

Want them vegan? Use a vegan cream cheese.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 72
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3g

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34. Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad

Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad

Source: midwesternhomelife.com

Have some extra cucumbers? Make this Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad.

It’s creamy, crunchy, and refreshing. It’s also full of freshness from the cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, fresh dill, and parsley.

Who knew a simple salad could be so tasty?

Serve with grilled white fish or chicken.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 82
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4g

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35. Roasted Radishes

Roasted Radishes

Source: herbsandflour.com

Roasted Radishes taste kind of like potatoes but with way fewer carbs. Just one serving contains 5 grams of net carbs.

Radishes are also a good source of Vitamin C, which boosts your immune system.

You’ll be serving these roasted radishes with a homemade lemon vinaigrette. Or you can just eat them alone – they’ll still taste amazing.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 182
  • Fats: 18g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4g

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36. Three Bean Chili

Three Bean Chili

Source: breesveganlife.com

Have you had a bad day? Soothe yourself with this Three Bean Chili.

It’s warm, creamy, and comforting – and it contains 3 different kinds of beans.

So you’re getting plenty of plant-based protein and fiber. The cumin and chili powder provide warmth, while the jalapenos add spiciness.

You definitely won’t miss the meat.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 151
  • Fats: 1g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbs: 29g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 5g

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37. Vegan Watermelon Salad

Vegan Watermelon Salad

Source: asweetalternative.com

This is not your typical Watermelon Salad. That’s because it contains watermelons, cucumbers, olives, and red onions.

Besides being tasty, watermelon is also quite nutritious. It has a water content of 92% and contains citrulline, which may improve exercise performance.

Citrulline may also relieve muscle soreness. Watermelon also contains lycopene which may protect your eyes.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 120
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 8g

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38. Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash

Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash

Source: summeryule.com

Time for some Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash.

And it turns out pretty well. Instead of being mushy, it gets firm like al dente pasta.

But unlike pasta, it’s healthier for you. That’s because spaghetti squash contains Vitamins C, manganese, and B vitamins.

Serve with your favorite pasta sauce.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 141
  • Fats: 7.9g
  • Protein: 2.1g
  • Carbs: 19.5g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Sugar: 0g

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39. Cauliflower Souffle

Cauliflower Souffle

Source: thisoldgal.com

Cauliflower Souffle has the creaminess and cheesiness of mashed potatoes. And it’s topped with crunchy bacon for even more yumminess.

The chopped chives complete these mashed potatoes, er, Cauliflower Souffle.

What’s more, this Cauliflower Souffle contains only 4 grams of net carbs.

Who knew something so decadent could be so good for you?

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 197
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g

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40. Cauliflower Breadsticks

Cauliflower Breadsticks

Source: wholesomeyum.com

These Cauliflower Breadsticks are an excellent option for a low-carb diet.

They’re crispy and cheesy – and are sure to satisfy your breadstick cravings. And they contain only 8 grams of net carbs. Yay!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 214
  • Fats: 14g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 2g

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41. Cauliflower Risotto

Cauliflower Risotto

Source: ifoodreal.com

Looking for another low-carb Italian favorite? This Cauliflower Risotto is just for you.

It’s creamy, cheesy, and delish! The mushrooms add a nice meaty flavor,

Making this Risotto is also really easy.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 108
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 6g

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42. Just Egg Quiche

Just Egg Quiche

Source: rescuedogkitchen.com

Craving quiche without the eggs?

This quiche is flaky on the outside and “eggy” on the inside.

So what is the secret to this delicious Quiche? Well, you’re using Just Egg.

Just Egg is a vegan egg substitute made from mung beans. Mung beans are rich in protein and bone-building minerals like manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 75
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

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43. Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower

Source: plantbasedonabudget.com

Looking for vegan eats that are low in carbs?

This Mashed Cauliflower is buttery and velvety smooth. You won’t believe that it’s vegan and keto – containing just 7 grams of net carbs per serving.

All you’ll need to make it are a few ingredients. These include vegetable broth, salt, cauliflower, vegan butter, fresh thyme, and black pepper.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 119
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 4g

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44. Cucumber and Yogurt Salad

Cucumber and Yogurt Salad

Source: scienceandcrumbs.com

This Cucumber and Yogurt Salad is cool, refreshing, and full of Middle Eastern flavors. The creaminess of the yogurt is offset by the tanginess of the lemon juice.

The garlic adds savory, and the cucumbers add freshness. And the dried mint ties all the flavors together.

Besides being low in calories, this salad is low in carbs.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 78
  • Fats: 1g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 5g

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45. Tofu with Peanut Sauce

Tofu with Peanut Sauce

Source: plantbasedonabudget.com

This Tofu With Peanut Sauce takes the blandness out of tofu. That’s because you’re sauteing it in sesame oil, which adds Asian flavors.

You’re also topping your tofu with peanut sauce and sriracha.

You’ll want to press your tofu well to ensure crispness. You can wrap your tofu in a clean dishcloth and then place heavy cans on top.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 118
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 1g

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46. Cream of Pumpkin Coconut Cream Soup

Cream of Pumpkin Coconut Cream Soup

Source: likehotketo.com

This Cream of Pumpkin Coconut Cream Soup is a must-try. It’s vibrant, creamy, and flavorful.

The pumpkin puree adds fall flavors, while the coconut cream adds creaminess and a taste of the Caribbean.

And because you’re skipping the dairy, this soup is vegan too.

Top with sesame seeds or pumpkin seeds for extra texture and protein.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 200
  • Fats: 17.8g
  • Protein: 2.2g
  • Carbs: 7.8g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2.6g

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47. Air Fryer Carrots

Air Fryer Carrots

Source: rachnacooks.com

These Air Fryer Carrots are crispy, golden and taste wonderful. The air-fryer caramelizes the carrots, intensifying the sweetness.

Meanwhile, the garlic powder and pepper add savor and spicy notes.

Besides making a great side dish, these carrots make a great snack. Just serve with hummus for a boost of protein.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 93
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 7g

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48. Instant Pot Celery Soup

Instant Pot Celery Soup

Source: tastyoven.com

Celery is another low-calorie veggie that’s packed with nutrition. One large stalk of celery contains just 10 calories.

This Instant Pot soup is creamy and comforting. And the potatoes make this soup filling.

Meanwhile, the spices add a punch of flavor.

Best of all, one batch makes 12 servings. So this soup is excellent for meal prep.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 89
  • Fats: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 5g

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49. Slow Cooker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Slow Cooker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Source: thelazyslowcooker.com

Looking for a dinner idea that your entire family will enjoy? Try these Slow Cooker Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

These Wraps are packed with juicy melt-in-your-mouth chicken. And let’s not forget those veggies.

You have Asian veggies like water chestnuts and bamboo shoots. The hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and grated ginger add more Asian flavors.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 261
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Carbs: 13g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 7g

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50. Cabbage Soup

Cabbage Soup

Source: easyanddelish.com

Increase your intake of veggies and make some of this Cabbage Soup.

It’s bursting with fresh and nutritious veggies like bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, spinach, and green cabbage.

But nutrition aside, this soup is also delicious. You’re getting warmth from the turmeric and black pepper.

And the lemon juice adds a nice tang.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 70
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 4g

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51. Garlic Bok Choy

Garlic Bok Choy

Source: theforkedspoon.com

Looking for another yummy way to enjoy your veggies? Make this Garlic Bok Choy.

It’s vibrant, crispy, and super flavorful. That’s because you’re cooking your Bok Choy with sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, shallots, and crushed red pepper.

So you’re getting fantastic Asian flavors. What’s more, this dish takes just 10 minutes to make.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 54
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

Recipe

51 Low Calorie Recipes That'll Keep You in Deficit

Trying to stay in a calorie deficit? These Low-Calorie Recipes are extra delicious, easy to make, and nutritious.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -6

Ingredients
  

  • 1. Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • 2. Egg Drop Soup with Vegetables
  • 3. Avocado Wrap
  • 4. Pear Chips
  • 5. Mexican Bean Salad
  • 6. Air Fryer Mahi Mahi
  • 7. Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Dates
  • 8. Chinese Chicken and Broccoli
  • 9. Tomato Basil Wrap
  • 10. Blackened Chicken Tenders
  • 11. Spicy Tuna Wrap
  • 12. Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
  • 13. Spinach Feta Wrap
  • 14. Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup
  • 15. Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Bowl
  • 16. Chickpea and Spinach Curry
  • 17. Spicy Mushroom Wrap
  • 18. Spicy Broccoli Soup
  • 19. Chicken Salad Wrap
  • 20. Broiled Cod
  • 21. Roasted Broccoli
  • 22. Rosemary Shrimp Rice Pilaf
  • 23. Easy Vegetable Soup
  • 24. Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma
  • 25. Minestrone Soup
  • 26. Chicken and Brussels Sprouts
  • 27. Marinated Mixed Mushroom Salad
  • 28. Skillet Green Beans
  • 29. Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs
  • 30. Asian Eggplant Salad
  • 31. Roasted Cauliflower
  • 32. Kale Apple Slaw
  • 33. Low Carb Everything Bagel Cucumber Sandwiches
  • 34. Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad
  • 35. Roasted Radishes
  • 36. Three Bean Chili
  • 37. Vegan Watermelon Salad
  • 38. Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash
  • 39. Cauliflower Souffle
  • 40. Cauliflower Breadsticks
  • 41. Cauliflower Risotto
  • 42. Just Egg Quiche
  • 43. Mashed Cauliflower
  • 44. Cucumber and Yogurt Salad
  • 45. Tofu with Peanut Sauce
  • 46. Cream of Pumpkin Coconut Cream Soup
  • 47. Air Fryer Carrots
  • 48. Instant Pot Celery Soup
  • 49. Slow Cooker Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • 50. Cabbage Soup
  • 51. Garlic Bok Choy

Instructions
 

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