8 500-Calorie Dinners for Two

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Put down the phone and forget about that pizza. Food can taste good and not have a zillion calories. Whip up one of these 500-calorie-or-less dinners tonight!
  1. Chicken With Cremini Mushroom-Port Sauce

    Yes, you can have “sauce” without going way over your calorie limit. This flavorful dish comes in at just 237 calories per serving. Serve with 1 cup quinoa (222 calories) and you’ve got a full meal.

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  2. Chicken Tacos With Beans and Rice

    One taco with a side of beans and rice is 377 calories. Serve with 10 baked tortilla chips (74 calories) for a little extra something and your meal is still less than 500 calories!

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  3. Greek Chicken Pita

    This delicious pita is filled with goods like hummus, chicken, cucumber and cheese. Served with fresh grapes, it makes a great lunch or a small dinner at 401 calories per serving.

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  4. Greek Salad

    With the dressing, this meal comes in at 410 calories. Add a few slices of grilled chicken (about 30 calories) to make it more filling.

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  5. Thai Beef and Tofu Salad

    At 300 calories, this salad has double the protein with both tofu and beef. The mandarin oranges give it a bit of sweetness.

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  6. Double Cheese and Macaroni

    Who knew cheese macaroni could be so low-calorie? A serving of this and you’re only down 322 calories -- serve with steamed broccoli florets (24 calories) to satisfy a bigger appetite.

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  7. Mushroom Lasagna

    This lasagna is made with three types of cheese (yum!) and is only 257 calories per serving. Serve with a small side salad (90 calories) to round out the meal.

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  8. Turkey Strips With Honey Mustard Sauce

    These strips are super-yummy dipped in this special sauce. One serving (4 strips) is a mere 169 calories! Serve with a side of sugar snap peas (41 calories) for a full meal. (Heck, at this calorie point, you can have dessert too!)

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