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26 Easy dinner recipes under 300 calories

Marnely Rodriguez-Murray is the author of the food blog Cooking with Books. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she has worked as an overnight bread baker in Colorado and a chocolate maker in Virginia. She currently resides ...

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

Sticking to healthier lifestyles and those pesky diets is tough, but we've made it easier with this huge list of dinner recipes under 300 calories. And they aren't just salads.

Trying to stay under 300 calories for dinner at times can be tough — we're starving after a long workday and tend to just throw together whatever we have. But with a little thought and portion control, we can dine on delicious meals and still stick to those silly resolutions we said out loud on a drunken New Year's Eve.

1. Easy 1-skillet lasagna recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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We didn't believe this easy one-skillet lasagna is under 300 calories per serving, but oh darling, yes it is.

2. Healthy peanut noodles with chicken recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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Serving up noodles with an intensely flavored sauce like in these peanut noodles with chicken satisfies your hunger and keeps your meal interesting.

3. Scallops with tricolor couscous recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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Scallops always feel like such a luxury, but in these scallops with tricolor couscous, you'll be getting a dinner that skimps on calories, not on flavor.

4. Cheeseburger casserole recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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A great idea for this cheeseburger casserole is to use whole-wheat (or even gluten-free) pasta as your noodles.

5. Zucchini spaghetti, crispy prosciutto and roasted cauliflower recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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This recipe for zucchini spaghetti, crispy prosciutto and roasted cauliflower is a great alternative to pasta meals.

6. Blueberry corn salad with prosciutto recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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This gorgeous and colorful blueberry corn salad with prosciutto has a variety of flavors, textures and colors to keep you entertained while eating.

7. Kung pao chicken zoodles recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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Replacing regular pasta with vegetable noodles is a great way to save on calories, like in this recipe for kung pao chicken zoodles.

8. Grilled steak salad with tangy raspberry vinaigrette recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

We're big fans of a grilled steak salad — the perfect way to use leftover steak from dinner as your work lunch.

9. Sausage tortellini skillet recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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We love when pasta like this recipe for sausage tortellini skillet is under 300 calories.

10. Shrimp zucchini pasta puttanesca recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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Shrimp is a great protein when you need a hearty meal. Low in fat and calories, this shrimp zucchini pasta puttanesca is a great dinner option.

11. Southwestern Cobb salad recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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Southwestern Cobb salad, a hearty salad that's a perfect meal.

12. Spaghetti squash-sausage lasagna boats recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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Try this recipe for spaghetti squash-sausage lasagna boats when you're craving pasta badly.

13. Veggie-loaded huevos rancheros recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

Breakfast for dinner is always a great idea, especially with these veggie-loaded huevos rancheros.

14. 1-Pot Basque chicken with red potato noodles recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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Bring the flavors of the Basque region into your home with this recipe for one-pot Basque chicken with red potato noodles.

15. Pizza rustica pasta recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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Whole-wheat pasta is a lifesaver, especially in this pizza rustica pasta.

16. Aloha teriyaki shrimp burgers recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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Think you can't have a burger when on a diet? Think again with these teriyaki shrimp burgers.

17. Chicken in creamy mustard-marsala sauce recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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Delicious, stick-to-your-bones chicken in creamy mustard-marsala sauce is a must-make this season.

18. Baked pumpkin mac and cheese recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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Use pumpkin as the source for color and nutrition in this pumpkin mac and cheese.

19. Light and healthy vegetarian lo mein recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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If you're craving Asian food, then this vegetarian lo mien is just the thing.

20. Grilled vegetable tacos recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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Filling taco shells with vegetables and fresh herbs makes for a great meal, like these grilled vegetable tacos.

21. Veracruz-style white fish recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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Veracruz-style white fish is a gorgeous way to bring flavor and great nutrients to your table. Serve with a salad of mixed greens, and your meal is ready to go.

22. Baked chicken Parmesan recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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Baked, not fried, makes this baked chicken Parmesan a healthier dinner option.

23. Roasted veggie and black bean burritos recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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Burritos, like these delicious roasted veggie and black bean burritos, make for such a great, satisfying meal.

24. Barbecue chicken with fresh mango salsa recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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Make sure to use a sauce that is all-natural in this barbecue chicken with fresh mango salsa.

25. Curried carrot, apple and peanut soup recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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A hearty soup like this curried carrot, apple and peanut soup is perfect for dinner, and you'll probably have leftovers for lunch the next day.

26. Daikon noodles and broccolini with Asian pork meatballs recipe

Stick to your healthy lifestyle this year and try one of these dinner recipes under 300 calories

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We're loving the Asian flavors in these daikon noodles and broccolini with Asian pork meatballs.

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