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Nutrition: 460 calories, 20 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 348 mg sodium, 47 g carbs, 10 g fiber, 12 g sugar, 0 g added sugar, 23 g protein Ingredients: 1/3 block of tofu, diced. Top 10 Healthy Recipes Under 450 Calories. Our collection of low-cal recipes under 450 calories help you take charge of your health with healthy, home cooked meals that are both tasty and flavorful. Healthy Holiday Dishes Under 500 Calories. 6 Vegetarian Main Dishes Worthy of a Holiday Dinner Spot.

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Facebook 0 Pin 0 Tweet 0 Email 0. These 21+ Meals Under 500 Calories are all hearty, healthy meals, with many high in protein — they will keep you going all day long! Hello, friends!These healthy meals under 400 calories make meal planning a breeze.

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Lisa Kaminski Updated: Sep. 23, 2019. A satisfying dinner doesn’t need to blow your calorie count for the day. Check out these dinners at 400 calories or less per serving—all rated highly by home cooks. 13 / 40.

Taste of Home. It’s the beginning of a new year, which means resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier, yada yada. But when I search through Pinterest or Foodgawker for low calorie recipes and get a page full of salads, it’s hard to imagine sticking to a lower calorie diet too long with kids to feed.

46 Dinners Under 400 Calories. Sometimes a salad just won’t do. Fill up on these tasty lower-calorie dinners that are surprisingly hearty and on the table in 45 minutes or less. Learn how to make delicious budget-friendly recipes this holiday season without breaking the bank from Melissa d’Arabian.

Find more budget-friendly ideas like this on Food Network. Making these 50 skinny dinner recipes under 400 calories a part of your evenings for the next 30 days will help you do just that. You won’t need to put in any additional effort at all! We’ve done the work for you! These skinny dinners under 400 calories just might change your life.

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For example, you can have a large salad with 3 cups of mixed greens plus 1 cup of assorted veggies (including tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers) with grilled salmon and light vinaigrette dressing for around 250 calories.

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by Meri Reffetto
Wiley, 2014

Dressed side dishes (potato salad, pasta salad, ambrosia, and macaroni salad), creamy soups, cheese and crackers, even desserts—all with more calories—line up on the salad bar, too.

“American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition” by Roberta Larson Duyff
from American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition
by Roberta Larson Duyff
HMH Books, 2012

In a large salad bowl, mix 12 cups fresh BABY SPINACH LEAVES, ‘/, cup dried CRANBERRIES, 1 ‘/, cups fat-free CROUTONS and sweet potatoes; toss with half of dressing.

“Cooking for Healthy Healing: The healing recipes. Book two” by Linda Page
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Layer them with sautéed vegetables and tomato sauce in a gratin dish, top with grated Parmesan cheese, and bake; use as an omelet or frittata filling; toss with salad dressing and a variety of crisp, colorful vegetables for a quick lunch.

“Good Housekeeping Step-by-step Cookbook: More Than 1,000 Recipes, 1,800 Photographs, 500 Techniques” by Susan Westmoreland
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• Relishes—These appetizers, which consist of various raw vegetables with or without dressing and/or sweetener, vary widely in their energy content from such items as chopped sour pickles (only 3 Calories (kcal] per ounce (28 g) to cranberry-orange relish (51 Calories (kcal] per ounce).

“Foods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set” by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
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Toss roasted squash with 4 ounces arugula, ¼ cup dried cranberries, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, and 2 tablespoons cider vinegar.

“The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook: 650 Recipes for Everything You'll Ever Want to Make” by America's Test Kitchen
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Please keep in mind that these meal plans are intended as templates; you may need more or fewer calories.

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Another way to keep holidays simple is to make just a few dishes, then fill in the rest of the menu

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Why not portion out individual small amounts of turkey, potatoes, vegetables, and pie?

“Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting” by Bethenny Frankel, Eve Adamson
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Atria Books, 2009

It is hard to match that price-to-calorie ration with broccoli, squash, and greens (assuming one also has kitchen facilities to prepare them), particularly when you are only cooking for one or two people.

“Fat Politics: The Real Story behind America's Obesity Epidemic” by J. Eric Oliver
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Oxford University Press, 2005

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  • I added up the total for just the meals (minus the enchilada sauce and using not all the organic ingredients) on Instacart, since they inflate prices and it was a little over $36! Pretty dang good if you ask me since it’s probably total to right about $35 if not under and I could easily use it to feed me and my two toddlers through the week while hubs is working!

  • How the hell is 6-8 chicken breast and 1-3lb of beef finna make 60 meals for lean bulk I feel like u definitely need atleast $60 a week unless u eating straight tuna and rice every meal

  • If you add the beef, chicken, and eggs, it only adds up to 900 grams of protein…. Oatmeal has some too but ultimately this is what most people need, who workout, for a little under a week…. Am I missing something?

    Edit: forgot about the beans but still. I imagine if you’re drinking protein rich stuff like milk, or even pea milk this will stretch a lot further. Plus if you snack on nuts ��‍♀️ not bad at all, definitely affordable

  • Hey man just wanna say I love your vids. I used to work out and meal prep but was unmotivated and couldn’t stick to it. Your videos give me that motivation that I need all the while giving me the information I need. Keep up the amazing videos

  • all that ground beef aint healthy for you in the long run because of the choresterol levels and sodiun could get serious diseases so try adding lentils,beans,chicpeas,etc into ur diet so u can have more balance and feel better.

  • Man the MSG thing makes me sad because it comes from a racist study in the 1970’s that’s been dismissed by its scientific community. It has a long history of prejudice and no studies provide quality correlation of any health issues. It’s just a seasoning. And it is really delicious! Great vegetarian recipes! This is a great help since meat is getting pricier & harder to find in some areas because of everything happening��

  • 36oz ground beef = 1.2oz a day = 11g protein
    89.6oz chicken breast = 3oz a day = 27g protein
    60 egg = 2 egg a day = 12g protein

    Lean bulking with 50g of protein a day?

  • KING and QUEEN!!! So question tho… I don’t eat a lot of red meat like that honestly so I eat ground turkey a lot. Do you still recommend getting a real lean content because turkey tends to dry out with less fat quicker… Do you eat a lot of turkey with your meals?

  • im so glad you liked the roast, and you added to it to make it your own and it looked delish!!! I have tried it with potatoes and carrots and its so good! Soooo glad you loved it. Its my favorite. I have to have that roast at least once every two weeks but im for sure making it next week, again ��❤️

  • Contamination city buddy, might need detox quite a bit as you age. How do I know this, being 6’5 was 300 plus at my best and eating 6 times a day with poor fed unhealthy raised livestock caused me a lot of health issues. Seen it with a few guys. I’m 47 and still trying to recover. Its a difficult acceptance when you have severe limitations and not able to enjoy the benefits of your gains and capabilities from a fitness lifestyle. Eat clean my friend, this is just a few words of the wise to help you avoid what I and others have. contaminants( animal hormones, pesticides in animals feed, antibiotics, preservatives) Hope you avoid the ailments bro.

  • This well not last for a month.I buy my food at Walmart and 1 of them pack of chicken breast last a week at most doing 4 to 5 oz of chicken and you get maybe 5 days at 2 serving of chicken a day.On the eggs simple math 60/2 equals 30,I doubt he’s bulking on 2 eggs a day,beans let’s say he’s get 5 serving that times 4 cans is 20 servings,this video is straight bull shit,not saying it can’t be done on 20 a week but not how he went about it

  • If you use your Instant Pot regularly, you should check out Pressure Luck channel on YouTube. He has some great recipes! He has one for meat loaf that you would probably like. They all looked good except for the pasta dish. I don’t think I could handle the tofu sausage, I’m sorry. Thank you for sharing!

  • Everyone quit being stupid. The caloric, fat, carb and protein contents in that food will provide enough nourishment to bulk cleanly. Yes you can get bigger with other methods, but not this cheap. You may not feel full, but your body is fueled, quit leaving your self control and motivation at the gym. You won’t get fat on this diet and you won’t lose size. Quit opening sales catalogs posing as exercise science and learn to cook.

  • I’m a vegan and I stumbled across your channel. Tofurky brand sausages aren’t great in my opinon, so I understand not feeling strongly about them. Thanks for being willing to try them and I hope you continue to incorporate meatless Mondays/meat alternatives into your meal plan because there are SO many wonderful recipes and options that don’t include meat, or even dairy. If you’d be willing to try them, I’d love to send some of my vegan recipes to you. Take care!

  • I really appreciate that your message is to inspire, not replicate. These meals give me lots of ideas to work with what I have at home. Thank you ��

  • MSG is kind of like salt & sugar, you have to do it in small portions. Refined sugar alone here and there isn’t going to kill you, but you shouldn’t eat it all the time. (I do, the struggle to stop is so real) but I’m glad you touched on that it is about moderation (without saying the M word)

  • Do you have a good recipe for seasoned plain yogurt? I can’t stand to eat it plain even with fruit or honey added. I have found I can eat it with plenty of seasoning.

  • There’s 2 different MSG’s. One is a natural occurring substance in food, the other is a chemical that we should avoid at all costs! I read into it and that’s what I found out. I’ve been avoiding it and feel so much better.

  • One time with a gluten free pasta gifted to me, I missed the rinsing step, I didn’t even see it until after it was too late. The pasta became super mushy. It was a bean based pasta, so I ended up pouring it over frozen hash browns and baking it with vegan cheese. It was so-so, but at least edible. I hope no one ever makes my mistake.

  • I love love love this video! Thank you for sharing how your relationship with food has changed. I have started to make the less restrictive switch as well (which has been amazing for my relationship with myself!), and it’s just really awesome to see people talking about this topic more!

  • i always enjoy watching your meal prep videos, but you’re sort of just spreading misconceptions about MSG. MSG, glutamate and glutamic acid are considered safe chemicals and occur naturally in our bodies and foods such as meat, seafood, eggs, cheese, mushrooms, potatoes, tomatoes, etc. the naturally occurring MSG products vs MSG products added into foods is indistinguishable in our bodies, so you can’t actually have a different reaction between the two. while there are people who can be allergic to MSG it is definitely not as prevalent to cause reactions as people make it out to be and you would then have a reaction to everything listed above and more. additionally, it is basically impossible to consume too much MSG in a meal/day to cause adverse reactions from too much.

  • Honestly, life is too short to stress over foods. I just do the best I can. Thanks for this. That casserole looks delightful! ��

  • I LOVE this video. I’ve been watching for a really long time and while I like all your videos, this one was great. I love the “laid back” mentality. It’s totally relatable and these recipes are wonderful (and I love aldi!)

  • Great video Julia!!!! I just made that no peek chicken the other day, I used a different recipe, but omg was it good!! I love, love Mississippi pot roast!! That pizza looked amazing…believe it or not I am not the biggest fan of pizza, but enjoy doing it at home….good reminder…make homemade pizza!!

  • I have such major respect for this man right here! He actually first hand shows you what to eat and what to buy this is something that can save people so much money! I appreciate these tips man Thank You

  • It’s absolutely crazy to see the price difference between your Aldi and mine in Wisconsin, a lot of the things you showed are WAY more expensive here then there!

  • What a beautiful meal prep, Alyssia. You have the most beautiful eyes, and the sweetest voice. What’s your honest opinion on stuffed peppers?

  • The pizza is awesome! Need to go to trader Joes! Haven’t been for awhile. Going to try the chicken with rice! Everything looks great! So yummy!

  • I love your more relaxed attitude to food! I also was too strict with keeping it “clean.” Still struggle with it sometimes, so I really appreciate that you are opening up about this!

  • I make enchilada lasagna ALL the time. I’m too lazy to make enchiladas through the week. I’ll assembly this on the weekend and refrigerate until I’m ready to cook.

  • Loving the chilled out Alyssia tbh. Easy, cheap and sustainable meal prep is the priority for me. I just don’t have the time or energy to devote to being super strict all the time, so it’s great to get healthier ideas that don’t feel shaming for being a little easier. Much appreciated �� ❤

  • I save TONS of money shopping at Aldi for one pretty basic reasonI mostly buy ingredients and not prepared foods. They have great prices on produce and dried/canned goods and I shop there every week. Trader Joes gets me every time with fancy cheeses, butternut squash ravioli, frozen dumplings, zhoug, ginger brew, and those darn tiny avocados ������ It still counts as self control if I just go there once a month, right?

  • I shop at Aldi and have been making parfaits for breakfast for the last 2 weeks. The fruit has been so cheap! And I LOVE that pesto. Great video

  • Omg I’m hungry now �� everything look so good That chicken OMG and the pizza look really good My son is make noise with his mouth I’m guessing he is LOVE IT TOO
    Big thumbs up from pjs family ��

  • This was a fantastic meal prep! I love to see veggie meal ideas. I make something similar to the enchilada casserole that I actually do call Mexican lasagna. What I do differently is use retried beans instead of whole beans. You can find fat free retried beans at Aldi and of course you can make your own, I find this makes the casserole hold together better and provides a nice, satisfying texture. I tend to use flour tortillas but obviously corn works if you need to go GF. I adore these types of casseroles and would LOVE to see more recipes like this! For me a one pan meal is where it’s at! Thanks for sharing, Alyssia!

  • This guy would have gone into shock if he even tried this for the month. Every body builder knows they need that huge amount of protein to sustain that muscle growth. Just ask Eddie Hall when he made a video of himself going vegetarian (for 1 day).

  • I am sooooooo jealous of those grocery prices. Montreal already doesn’t have any really great discount grocery stores, and on top of that now I’m not taking public transit (due to covid-19) and don’t have a car, and all the grocery stores in walking distance from me are super-expensive! cries

  • (Those chicken �� ��)
    Please use hand sanitizer after touching the meat and chicken packages. I gave to tell my husband every time!
    Great video!

  • Loved the video! I specially went to Aldi after a long time this week after watching your last haul video. We have enjoyed coconut crisps.
    I had a question,do you have a video about oils you use,like in last video you said you don’t use extra virgin olive oil for cooking now. Also what oild do you use for frying?

  • Have you run across any Greek yogurts comparable to Fage brand? I find any of the brands Kroger carries to be just too sweet. Wondered if you’ve found anything at Aldi’s or Publix that is similar, but doesn’t cost $5 for the large container. Girl’s on a budget, but not willing to sacrifice my Fage for anything that doesn’t meet it’s quality.

  • Loved this meal prep! Thank you. Depending on what stores you have near you perhaps: walmart, Trader Joe’s, Target, or maybe the dollar store.

  • Soo… 5 years ago I could and would eat anything but now I must read, examine, scrutinize the ingredients. Vegan, vegetarian meals meals minus nuts due to allergies. Thanks.

  • About to go to college and wanted to work out too, cheap food looked like a necessity. Thank you for this healthy cheap food guide. I was worried I’d have to eat junk food all the time.

  • This inspired my dinner tonight������ Also, would be super interested if you can find some clean food items at like a save a lot or other cheaper store??

  • Thank you for posting! I haven’t been to Aldi’s in ages and was unaware of all their new options. I heard Aldi stepped up their game so I’m excited to try these meals out. BTW I love, love your hair! You’re like a sassy Ariel from the Little Mermaid:)

  • One of the meals I always loved to smell after a long work day was a pot roast cooking in my crock pot. The smell was always so comforting. Except for the peppers, our recipe looks identical. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I will try this again soon. Blessings, sweet Julia!

  • I’m out here spending $1,000 a month on food for me and my chick. Never seen prices so low. Spent $11 today on 4 bell peppers. I guess I got to move to a cheaper city.

  • Nice to come across a new What’s For Dinner Channel! Actually, it’s called herbs de Provence, not providence. Provence is a region in Southern France where they grow a lot of lavender (one of the key components of this spice blend is lavender along with thyme and oregano, usually). Providence, I’m sure you know refers to God’s guidance and foresightor the name of several cities in the U.S.!

  • Your homemade pizza looks sooooo yummy! I need to try it. I love the foil trick for the crockpot chicken, I had no idea. All the recipes look so delicious TFS ��

  • All your meals look so delicious Julia, and that thin Italian pizza crust looks amazing, we only have those pizzas here.
    Great video ��

  • That pizza �� I’m totally going to have to try that three cheese sauce instead of pizza sauce. Yum! That chicken and rice looks absolutely heavenly. I haven’t made a whole chicken in awhile. I’ll have to do that soon! That twice baked potato casserole had me drooling �� This was such a fun collab and I love that our daughter’s have the same name ��

  • I love this & your thoughts about everything that you bought. I feel like it’s such a waste to toss something just because it isn’t aligned with your food standards (obviously there are exceptions). It’s worse to toss that food than to make a mental note to not buy the same product again

  • This is making me so hungry! I’ve never really used the herbs de providence. It doesn’t get much love in my spice spinner lol the chicken looked so so good. I’m so hungry this morning. I need to make something. Probably coffee ��

  • The hate against MSG has a lot of racist history behind it, and it’s completely safe to consume, just thought you might want to look into it!

  • I’ve been making a similar vegetarian enchilada casserole. My whole family loves it. I wish we would have Aldi and Tradder Joe in Canada. And food is sooooooo much cheaper in the US. Maybe when the borders reopen, you could do a “Canadian grocery haul” colab with Domestic Geek! Thanks for your meal prep videos.

  • Oh my that chicken looked amazing!! I love any kind of loaded potatoes!! I can’t do tofu I’ve tried it and that’s all I can say lol �� great meals girl! ��

  • This prep would also be super easy to make vegan if you sub the yoghurt and cheese for vegan alternatives! The only thing is it’s near impossible to find ready made pesto that’s vegan, but it’s so easy to diy or swap out for hummus ��

  • I’m 5ft female
    Age 31
    My BMI is 24
    should I bulk or cut

    I still have fat around my belly �� I just wanna loose fat tone and grow a booty

  • Hi Julia! I wish we had a Trader Joe’s close to us! The fresh mozzarella looked sooo good ��. I never make a whole chicken but you made it look so easy!!! Love the aluminum foil tip! We did this with our turkey on Thanksgiving and it def kept it from swimming in the pan! The pioneer woman recipes are the best! Def no fail! I need that onion chopper! Great video Julia!

  • Hey Chelle �� i found you through the love we share for the pink stuff ����

    I would love to be friends and support each other ������

    Your chicken fried rice looks amazing ���� i never thought of using pre cooked rice that must save so much time ��