6 Meals Under 500 Calories

Counting calories can be difficult. A good guideline is to keep your main meals under 500 calories, so that you have about 300 calories left for snacks. This makes it a little easier to ensure you eat the right number of calories a day. Here are 6 great meals under 500 calories:


1. Citrus Berry Smoothie:
Meals under 500 calories

This easy smoothie is a great way to get your fruits in for the day. Smoothies make for a great breakfast because they are so versatile. This recipe is about 499 calories.

2. Oatmeal with apples, hazelnuts and flaxseed:

Oatmeal with apples

If you crave something warm in the mornings, oatmeal is a great option for a quick breakfast. This yummy recipe is 258 calories. If you’re not a cereal lover, why not make some healthy oatmeal snacks instead? You can then snack on these throughout the day when you’re having sugar cravings!


3. Panko Breaded Avocado Tacos:

Panko Breaded Avocado Tacos

This light lunch is great for summer. It also is a good option for vegetarians/ vegans. It is about 400 calories.

4. Grilled Chicken with Roasted Kale:

Grilled Chicken and Kale

This recipe is filled with lots of healthy ingredients like kale and garlic. It is 434 calories.


5. Green Pepper, Onion, and Garlic Burgers:

Green Pepper, Onion, and Garlic Burgers:

A healthy option for cookouts are these tasty burgers! For a low-card option substitute the Kaiser rolls for lettuce. One burger is 455 calories.

6. Chicken Capri:

Chicken Capri

Get your filling Italian meal without all the calories. This cheesy dish is just under 500 calories.


With each meal being about 500 calories, that leaves about 300 calories for snacks if you want to eat 1,800 calories a day. Let us know if you have any other favorite recipes in the comments below!