These 7 healthy 3-ingredient meals are all under 400 calories each! They’re perfect for busy weeknights or when you’re trying to eat a little healthier.
1. Chicken + tomato + mozzarella
In a bowl, combine grilled chicken fillet cut into cubes, 1 1/2 cups of cherry tomatoes, and 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella. Calories 399.
2. Pies with hummus and salad
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Chop a wholemeal pita into 8 pieces and sprinkle with olive oil. Bake on non-stick paper for 10 minutes until they become crispy. In a salad bowl, you place 1/4 of the cup of hummus with 2 spoons of water until it acquires the consistency of salad dressing. You add 3 cups of green salad and the pita chips and mix. Calories 336!
3. Steak + corn + roasted red pepper
In a hot pan, cook 1 beef steak until browned on each side, no more than 8 minutes in total. Boil 1/4 cup of corn and add 1 chopped red pepper to it. You pour the pepper with the corn on top of the steak. 300 calories!
4. Portobello mushroom + pumpkin + feta cheese
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees, and brush a mushroom with a spoonful of olive oil. Cut a small zucchini into small cubes and mix it together with 1/3 cup of feta cheese in small pieces. You place the mixture inside the mushroom and bake it for 15 minutes. Calories 228!
5. Tortilla + tomatoes + mozzarella
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees, place a whole wheat tortilla on non-stick paper, mash 1 tomato, sprinkle with tomato, basil, and 1/4 cup mozzarella in pieces, and bake for 8-10 minutes. Calories 270.
6. Salmon + mustard + honey
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. In a small bowl, add and mix 1 spoonful of honey, 1 spoonful of mustard, and 1 spoonful of oil. Place the salmon on a baking tray lined with non-stick paper, pour over the mixture and bake for 8 minutes. Calories 280.
7. Tuna + lemon + arugula
You open a can of tuna in water, add 3 cups of arugula, season with salt and pepper and pour over the juice of half a lemon. Calories 245!
A healthy meal could include lean protein (such as grilled chicken or salmon), complex carbohydrates (such as quinoa, sweet potatoes, or brown rice), fresh vegetables (such as a leafy green salad or roasted vegetables), and healthy fat (such as avocado or olive oil).
No, it is not healthy to eat only one meal a day. Eating one meal a day can cause an unhealthy calorie deficit and can lead to malnutrition and other health issues. Eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day is generally healthier for your body.
Meal replacement shakes can be part of a healthy diet, but it depends on the ingredients and the portion size. Some meal replacement shakes are high in protein and healthy fats, contain a lot of vitamins and minerals, and are low in sugar, calories, and added ingredients. Others may be high in sugar, artificial sweeteners, and artificial ingredients. It’s important to read the nutrition label and ingredient list carefully to make sure you’re choosing a healthy meal replacement shake.
Frozen meals can be a convenient and affordable option, but they are not always the healthiest option. Many frozen meals are high in sodium, saturated fat, and preservatives. They may also contain fewer fresh ingredients than home-cooked meals. It is important to read nutrition labels carefully and choose healthier options when possible.