Meals under 300 calories

Meals under 300 calories are perfect if you're on a calorie-controlled diet, like the 5:2 diet. We've done all the hard work for you and found our favourite meals that are 300 calories or less.

Our meals under 300 calories are ideal if you’re on a calorie-controlled diet, like the 5:2 diet, when you have to be conscious of all the calories you consume throughout the day. 300 calories might not sound like much, so we’ve done all the hard work for you and found our favourite meals that are 300 calories or less.

These tasty recipes may all be low calorie but they’re definitely not low in flavour. These dishes prove that you can eat delicious meals and still be healthy. Plus, they’re so good that the rest of the family will enjoy them too, so you don’t have to feel like you’re missing out and can enjoy the same lunches and dinners as everyone else.

The standard calorie intake for a woman is 2,000 calories a day so a main meal under 300 calories is relatively low. It’s best to try and eat as balanced a diet as possible so our recipes are full of vegetables and filling grains and carbs. Who said healthy eating had to be boring?

If you need help coming up with a more comprehensive diet plan, see our guide to making low-calorie 5:2 diet meal plans so you can stay on trackwithout feeling hungry!

273 calories/16g fat per portion
First up, our spring chicken tray bake – it’s so simple to make because it cooks all in one pot and it’s good for you too. It’s ready in just 30 mins and the best bit is it comes in at under 300 calories per portion. Perfect!

We’ve got so many more meals under 300 calories, you’ll never be stuck for ideas again, plus you’ll be surprised at how tasty and filling these recipes are – you’d never guess they’re so good for you!

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