Best Ever Recipes Under 600 Calories

Cooking healthy and keeping to a calorie deficit can be tricky, especially when cooking for a family too. Today I want to bring together my favourite under 600 calories meals to give you some ideas of what to cook whilst also trying to lose weight.

Every meal on this page is between 50 and 600 calories, low in fat and perfect to help you lose weight. Anything from soup, to curry and pasta bakes. Each meal is delicious and full of flavour. Don’t eat boring food just because you are trying to lose weight! 

1. Minced Beef Pasta Bake

505 Calories Per Serving

Pasta bake is always a bit of a crowd pleaser, and this one is no exception. I always find pasta bakes are a hit with the kids and they are filling enough to feed a family of 4 – 6 people. This recipe has essentially been designed with Slimming World in mind, using Syn free ingredients. But it is perfectly healthy for WW followers or people following a calorie defecit. 

2. Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

94 Calories Per Serving

Delicious Syn Free roasted red pepper and tomato soup is a blend of red peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic and basil. It’s absolutely delicious, low in calories, healthy and really easy to make. Simply roast all of the veggies on one baking tray and then just blend it all together. 

3. Baked Yoghurt Chicken

170 Calories Per Serving

Delicious tender yoghurt marinated chicken. Made with chicken breast (or chicken thighs if you are more of a thigh person) that have been soaked in a Greek yoghurt based marinade that’s brimming with flavour.

4. Lamb Pilaf

450 Calories Per Serving

One Pot Lamb Pilaf is a warm, comforting, fragrant, and easy dinner recipe that features (besides the obvious – lamb and rice) onion, garlic and some delicious spices. As the rice cooks the flavours and juices from the lamb seep down into the rice and create the most delicious rice pilaf. 

5. Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake

420 Calories Per Serving

Everything you love about a deluxe pizza without all of the calories. With flavours like pepperoni, beef, onion and plenty of cheese in a kiddo-friendly Slimming World friendly compatible pasta recipe, ready in 55 minutes. What’s not to love?! This unofficial recipe is perfect for any one following Slimming World, Weight Watchers or a calorie controlled diet.

6. Chinese Orange Chicken

400 Calories Per Serving

This delicious version of the popular Chinese Orange Chicken packs in all of the amazing sweet and savoury orange flavour of the restaurant style version, but with only a fraction of the calories and fat.  Making this Slimming friendly meant it had to be naturally sweetened with honey making this an acceptable healthy evening meal when following the a controlled weight loss plan.

7. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

131 Calories Per Serving

Super easy to make and delicious sweet potato fries all made in the air fryer. Crispy and tasty, even the kiddos will love these too. This recipe has been created with Slimming World in mind but is also suitable for anyone following WW or a calorie deficit. 

8. Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese

190 Calories Per Serving

Delicious and easy to make rich and rustic slow cooker spaghetti bolognese, with a sauce packed with so much flavour to coat your pasta (or vegetables) of choice! This is a recipe that will be loved by the whole family and it is so easy to put together, you don’t even need to brown the mince. Perfect for anyone who is following the Slimming World plan, Weight Watchers or a calorie controlled diet. 

9. Chocolate Orange Mousse

97 Calories Per Serving

If you love cheeky desserts and chocolate orange this is a match made in heaven. This Chocolate Orange mousse is quick to make and the perfect dessert for anyone with a sweet tooth. This unofficial recipe is a great find for any one following Slimming World, Weight Watchers or a calorie controlled diet.

10. Naan Bread

77 Calories Per Naan Bread

This Naan Bread recipe is a brilliant healthy alternative to store bought naan bread. Also quick, easy and cheap to make. They are suitable for freezing and the perfect side dish for a delicious curry. This unofficial recipe is perfect for any one following Slimming World, Weight Watchers or a calorie controlled diet.

Have you created any of these recipes?

Please let me know how it turned out! Leave a comment below or share a photo on Instagram tagging me at @fatgirlskinny__ and the hashtag #fatgirlskinny.

3 Responses

  1. Gwen says:

    Everything looks so tasty xx

  2. Natalie King says:

    Think this is great love it. Fantastic recipes 🤗

  3. Ann says:

    Great recipes, inspiring🙂

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