Maintaining a healthy weight or trying to lose a few pounds ultimately revolves around the science of counting calories. It's a tedious task to tabulate every morsel you put in your mouth, but there's a simpler and much more flexible strategy: Start a file of skinny recipes. Use this collection of low-calorie dinners as a starting point. As always, taste comes first, so we've pulled together our best recipes that are big on flavor and in step with all the latest food trends. The choices are amazing, and you won't feel like you're depriving yourself.
Full Flavor, No Guilt
We're not interested in low-calorie eating for low-calorie's sake. The first principle is taste. But with so much fresh produce around, it's a pure pleasure to cook this way. Sometimes one lower-calorie meal a day is all you need to get back on track. With the entrée delivering a slim 300 calories, you can always add sides like a salad, a glass of wine, or a scoop of frozen yogurt and still be assured you're following a healthy meal plan.
First up is our Tomato Tart: This classic dish a summery spectacular, but it's also a creamy, cheesy calorie and sat-fat bomb. Ours is meat-free and cream-free, but olives add satisfying richness.