Did you spend the holidays drowning in eggnog and snacking (i.e. gorging) on cookies like there was a global cookie shortage?
On New Year’s Day, did you suddenly snap out of your food coma only to realize that maaaaybe you shouldn’t have eaten so many cocktail weenies?
While one could argue that you were simply honing your survival skills by packing on insulation for the long, cold, winter months, sadly we are not bears, and therefore cannot get away with that excuse.
Never fear, here are 30 recipes all under 300 calories that will help you stick to your New Year’s resolution to eat right without sacrificing important things like, you know, taste.
This easy frittata recipe proves that cutting out calories doesn’t mean you have to cut out the good stuff like meat, potatoes, and cheese.
Fruit smoothie poppers are not only a fun way to pack in superfoods like blueberries, but are so easy to make you’ll wonder why you don’t eat all of your food in popper form.
Imagine the comfy feeling of wrapping yourself in a big warm blanket on a cold winter morning. Now replace that blanket with a bowl of baked oatmeal, chock full of brown sugar, cinnamon, and apples. Yum!
Worried your diet won’t allow for those delicious coffee drinks? You know the ones with whip cream and scary amounts of sugar? Try these iced vanilla soy lattes and you won’t even miss your morning grande mocha fix.
The success rate of keeping a resolution is directly related to how easy a task is. And smoothies could not be any easier. Some berries, soy milk, a blender, and voila! Easy and delicious.
Enjoy these scones with your morning coffee or an afternoon tea.
Are your berries feeling a bit naked? Dress them up with a little vanilla anglaise (that’s a fancy way of saying REALLY GOOD vanilla sauce).
Avoid the dreaded muffin top by eating these tasty muffins!
Food is so much better when cut into cute shapes and served on a stick.
Adding cheese and bacon to anything will make it taste great.
Don’t be afraid to eat pasta. If Sophia Loren can do it and look that good, so can you.
Is that grilled Greek chicken in your pita pocket or are you just happy to see me?
Thai coconut soups are delicious flavor bombs, but can also be high in calories and saturated fat. This version is like a party in your mouth sans guilt.
Say “Arrivederci” to calories with this Italian chopped salad.
Beans are the magical fruit, and this vegetarian friendly chili features three kinds!
Satisfy your pizza cravings with just a slice of the calories.
This Mexican inspired casserole with corn tortillas tastes a-maize-ing.
18. Chicken Marsala
In less than 30 minutes you too can have this classic Sicilian dish.
Skip the mayo and enjoy this refreshing salad.
Get up off of your butt and make yourself some halibut!
A healthy diet should definitely include drinks. Serve these tasty martinis at your next happy hour gathering.
Tired of the same old chips and dip? This Greek layered dip will have you saying Opa!
Take the plain shrimp cocktail and make it zazzy!
Once again, adding cheese and bacon to anything is AWESOME.
Fish heads, fish heads, rolly, polly fish heads…ok, this stew doesn’t actually have any fish heads, but it does have lots of other tasty seafood that will make this rustic and hearty dish a fave.
Just because you’re eating well doesn’t mean you should skip dessert.
Is there anything lovelier than a tart?
This dip uses an entire bulb of roasted garlic. It not only tastes good, but also helps ward off any pesky vampires!
Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too!